It's that time again--time to figure out what to do to keep your brand new iPhone 4 safe and secure from all of life's awful doings. Whatever you're doing on a daily basis, don't let your iPhone become a victim. Instead, check out these cases and see which one best suits your lifestyle and your personality.
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Mmm, delicious candy. The vibrant colors of these cases sent us into a sugar fiending frenzy. Though the cases might be too neon for some tastes, they are definitely the kind of protective covering your average tween could use when it comes to keeping that expensive piece of hardware perfectly intact. The case also includes a rubber lining that cushions the iPhone's glass backing, though that logo on the back is a little large for our tastes. ($34.95)
We like it when cases are two parters because they're easier to put on the iPhone, and the bottom removes for easy docking. We also like that this Incipio Edge comes in muted colors, and that the logo on the back is somewhat muted itself. The matte finish of this hard-shell polymer case also feels nice on the fingers and there are open slots that provide easy access to the volume and ringer controls. ($29.99)
This translucent case brings us back to the days of the first iMac's Bondi blue shell, though the iPhone 4's black backing will mute the color a bit (that is, unless you're one of the lucky few sporting a white one). We also liked the flexibility of this polymer case, and the fact that it was easy to put on. It also gives the iPhone a bit of a grip, so if you're holding a ton of things in one hand, you'll still have a hold on your device. However, there were times when we couldn't tell if we were hitting the volume button or not because of the plastic overlay. ($29.99)
For the media obsessed iPhone 4 owner, this Scosche case comes with interchangeable back plates that enable you to transform the case into a stand for watching movies, engaging in a FaceTime chat, or just to have the device angled for when you're playing music. Then, when you want to return back to normal, simply snap on one of the other two metallic-looking backings for the rest of the day. The idea is ingenious, as having a perpetual kick stand can tend to get annoying when the hinges become loose and don't clip back into place. However, you might want to employ a screen cover since there's no much of a barrier between your iPhone 4's frontside and the floor you could potentially drop it on. ($34.99)
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