Best cases for your smartphone

Are you in the market for a new phone cover? Here are our picks for the best smartphone cases so that you can protect your device in style.

Most hard-wearing: OtterBox
The choice for butterfingers the world over, OtterBox is recognised as the sturdiest smartphone case around. You can almost throw your smartphone under a train and it will still come out in one piece.

The OtterBox comes in a wide range of styles, from the heavy-duty Defender series to the stylish Symmetry Crystal Edition. They are available from a range of retailers, both online and in store, with prices starting from around $30.


Check them out online at

Most stylish: Peel
Peel markets itself as the world’s thinnest case for iPhone and iPad, and caters for people who like the minimalist, ‘understated’ look.

Peel cases are free of branding and come in simple but distinct colours such as tangerine, seafoam, sand and raspberry.

They’re available online for US$24.99.

Android users who don’t want to cover up the sleek curved design will love the Olixar FlexiShield. It’s one of the thinnest cases available for Android and starts at about $10.

Check Olixar cases online at

Most fun
There are hundreds of unique and fun smartphone cases out there. Here are this year’s hottest new styles:

For a bit of added glam, try this gold-flecked clear plastic case.

Available at Sportsgirl for $12.95.

Or you could opt for something with more of an archaeological vibe with this marble-look case.


Available at Forever New for $12.99.

Finally, for those wanting a more rustic look, wood and bamboo smartphone cases like these beauties have picking up in popularity.

Check them out online at, priced from $34.95.

Written by Amelia Theodorakis

A writer and communications specialist with eight years’ in startups, SMEs, not-for-profits and corporates. Interests and expertise in gender studies, history, finance, banking, human interest, literature and poetry.

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