10 rugged iPhone cases that will take whatever you throw at them

There are few things worse than accidentally dropping, smashing, or submerging your iPhone and having to confront the smug expression of your local Genius as they tell you exactly how much a repair or replacement will be. Avoid that eventuality with these tough, rugged cases that should protect your phone from damage and you from despair, whether you’re going out in the drizzle or starting basic training.

Jon Eicher

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This is serious business: a US Army-approved case made from lightweight but sturdy aerospace aluminium alloy metals with a cushion foam liner and silicone rubber bumpers. Plus, like Edward Cullen, it sparkles a little in sunlight.

It's around £100 (including shipping from the US) from Jon Eicher.

Diane Shipley