The best rugged cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
Unicorn Beetle Pro Holster Case by i-Blason ($24.99)
This heavy duty case by mobile accessory maker i-Blason aims to protect both the front and back of your iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus with its two-part design and built-in screen protector. The Beetle Pro Holster Case is made out of soft TPU and polycarbonate (PC) materials, and sports covers to block dust and fine debris from entering the ports of your device, as well as a detachable bumper 360-degree swiveling belt clip.
Tough Armor by Spigen ($34.99)
Spigen's Tough Armor cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are made from flexible TPU, but sport hard PC backs for dual-layered protection. The raised edges around the screen and the camera opening ensure that both will be protected when leaving the phone on a flat surface either side up, while the speaker and microphone grills on the bottom are fully covered by the case, deflecting sound through two front-faced openings. The four corners on the case sport Mil-Grade Protection with Air-Cushion Technology found on all Tough Armor cases by Spigen. The iPhone 7 Plus version of this case features a built-in kickstand.
Monarch Series by UAG ($59.95)
A top-of-the line case that's compatible with both the iPhone 6/6s models and the iPhone 7. Comprised of five layers of protective materials, this case should provide more than enough protection for your device, albeit only for the back of it. It sports a tough armor frame on top, surrounded by thick rubber padding for shock absorption, partially hiding beneath a layer of top grain leather. Finally, there is a polycarbonate shear plate for protection from larger impacts. Everything is securely held together by four large, metal torx screws that also look pretty cool.
Parallax by Caseology ($24.99)
An affordable case that provides not amped-up protection for your shiny new phone, as well as some idiosyncratic style. Parallax consists of a shock-resistant TPU body and a tough polycarbonate frame for added sturdiness, while raised edges around the camera and screen offer protection for both no matter which way up you leave the phone. It may not be as heavy duty as other entries on this list, but Parallax should offer more than adequate protection to those who are in the market for a more stylish, less rugged solution.
Stash Case by X-Doria ($34.99)
This quirky case by X-Doria is not aimed at people with a strong inclination toward the extreme, but at the urban types looking for something that combines amped-up protection, style, and offers a place to stash up to two credit/ID cards. Yup, this is the standout feature of the Stash case, duh, and it's pretty cool if you don't carry cash on you, as it basically negates the need for a wallet. Just shove your ID and credit card in the specialized compartment and call it a day! Other than that, this X-Doria case consists of a soft TPU body with a polycarbonate outer frame and a metallic cover for the cards compartment.
Trooper Series by UAG ($39.95/$44.95)
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