As our iPhones are so precious to us, it is worth investing in something pretty solid to protect them from the world’s extremities. Sure, a fancy rubber case may look cool, but will it really help your iPhone survive a 3-foot drop out of a taxi after you have had one to many on a Friday night? Here’s a list of the ten best hard cases for the iPhone 4 that we compiled, just for you.
1. Aluminum Shell Case with Leather Hand Strap for iPhone 4 (Black)
If you fancy a tough case that you can swing your iPhone around in, then this one is the best bet. As it is constructed from light aluminium metal it has a very cool touch while not being too slippy as to slide off your hand. The inside is lined with felt so you won’t scratch your iPhone as you tuck it safely away.
Link: Aluminum Shell Case with Leather Hand Strap for iPhone 4
2. Trident Case Aegis Series for Apple iPhone 4 (Blue)
This case is a cool blue colour which will help you find your iPhone when you are rooting about in your bag in the dark; it offers a really resilient protection due to its silicone layered inside and tough polycarbonate exterior. This case looks trendy and will definitely protect your iPhone from even the most violent of drops.
Link: Trident Case Aegis Series for Apple iPhone 4
3. OtterBox Commuter Series Case for iPhone 4 (Hot Pink Plastic with White Silicone)
The hot pink plastic case may not be to everybody’s taste, but for those bold enough to try it out, this case will protect your iPhone at the same time as being very smooth to the touch and pretty fashionable as well! It comes with a free LCD Front Screen Protector which will make sure your screen gets no scratches on it; a brave purchase, but well worth it.
4. iPhone 4 Metallic Glider Case – Black
If you want a case that allows you to use all of the iPhone’s functionalities, (camera, screen, volume control, etc.), at the same time as protecting it from scratches, dents and bumps then this case might not be a bad bet. The Metallic Glide Case has a very lightweight design that means it is not too heavy in your pocket or your bag, but still offers decent protection if dropped.
Link: iPhone 4 Metallic Glider Case – Black
5. iPhone 4 Gradient Case – Blue
The iPhone 4 Gradient Case’s blue finish has a beautiful fade that elevates it above the colour of any other cases that I have seen; it’s subtle, charming and is really easy on the eye. But it’s not all about the colour; the case gives decent protection against any accidents that should become of your iPhone and offers a good grip to keep the iPhone in your hand; all in all, a bit of a winner.
Link: iPhone 4 Gradient Case – Blue
6. Exclusive TPhone Apple iPhone 4 100% Hard Wood Back Cover Case – Sonokeling Black Wood (Argyle Design)
This range of cases is really attractive, mainly due to the original Hard Wood Back Cover design that features a wood paneling effect that makes your iPhone really stand out from the crowd. EcoDSIGN is a very modern company in the sense that it is environmentally aware of its carbon footprint, making all of their cases from environment-friendly material, as well as making them look cool in the process!
7. Original Lost Dog Apple iPhone 4 Plastic Case w/ Screen Protector, 7369-LDPW – You Are Wonderful on White
Possibly the most innovative and stylish case on this list, the Lost Dog case series are made by Blue Trek and act as fantastic gifts for friends, family or even yourself. The funky design will definitely make your iPhone stand out from the crowd and you can even download a matching Lost Dog screensaver for your screen!
Link: Original Lost Dog Apple iPhone 4 Plastic Case w/ Screen Protector
8. iPhone 4 Luxe Original
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the philosophy of the iPhone 4 Luxe Original that has spawned a lot of imitators in the same range but we like its simple, effective metallic casing and soft, velvety feel. Simple, but very effective.
Link: iPhone 4 Luxe Original
9. Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) Snake Print Skin Case Cover (Coffee)
This one is a real bargain and you will either love or hate its snakeskin design with its faux leather coated hard plastic casing; its flannel lined inside is guaranteed to keep your iPhone snug and warm and the plastic casing will protect it from any predators lurking near by!
Link: Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) Snake Print Skin Case Cover (Coffee)
10. Graphic Snap-on Protective case for iPhone 4 (Skull Notes)
For any Goths out there, this case is a real treat and cheap at twice the price. The skull design actually looks pretty authentic close up and the tough Polycarbonate casing snaps straight on to your iPhone and will ward off any evil spirits. The case has a non-slip rubberized finish that keeps it firmly in your hand wherever you go.
Link: Graphic Snap-on Protective case for iPhone 4 (Skull Notes)
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