You want a you-proof phone. Dropping your cell phone on a concrete sidewalk, losing it in the desert sand, throwing it on the fire with the hot dogs by accident and diving into the hotel pool’s deep end with incredible joy- and then massive disappointment- with it in your pocket.

It’s bound to happen. We get it.

In fact, it happens to the best of us. No matter what your walk of life, accidents happen. Rain puddles and concrete abound.

So, you need excellent protection for your iPhone.

As you know, there are a ton of great protective iPhone cases. So, let’s break it down by category.


If you’re looking for the best raincoat around, (ie, you don’t have a waterproof iPhone 7), the Lifeproof Fre Case , and Pelican Marine Case are both a good bet.

With the Lifeproof Fre Case, users get protection against water as well as dirt, snow, and heavy drop assaults.

With this one, your iPhone can handle up to an hour submerged in water at a depth of 6.6 feet. Sound transmission may be a bit muted when compared with a bare phone, but safety abounds.

The Pelican Marine also offers users protection against “complete continuous water submersion”, which is a good recipe for waterproofing.

Heat and Cold

When you want to protect your iPhone against intense heat and cold, the Salt Case gets ‘er done. This case is made using NASA “space blanket” technology. What more could you want, really?

Here it is: this case provides a thermally protective shield for portable electronic devices, and works to minimize the damage done to an iPhone left in an enclosed car in the sun, on a hot day, or sitting freezing in your pocket on the ski hill.

The snow was amazing, the stone dead phone, not so much. Get Salt-y.


As for making sure your cell phone survives that horrible fall, Otter’s Defender Box is one of the best. This case envelops your phone in a solid, hard polycarbonate plastic case. It’s not dainty, but neither is that rock face.

The Otter Defender Box has a built-in screen protector, a protective film over the fingerprint sensor that’s thin enough to read your fingerprints, and a swiveling belt-clip holder.

For more choices, the Griffin Survivor case will also protect your iPhone 6 from big drops. It can stretch it’s shield to a drop height of up to 6 ft (Mil-STD 810 G).

So, don’t throw it out of the plane when sky diving, but if it falls over the railing halfway up the mall escalator, it should be OK.

Sand and Dirt

When it comes to sand and dirt, the Griffin Survivor does a good job, (it has sealed ports that block blown sand and dust for up to 18 m/sec for 1 hour), as does the Otter Defender, and the Lifeproof Fre.

So, there’s no need to worry about staying connected. Whether you’re going to the beach, going hiking or fishing, working in sand dunes, or cliff jumping, these protective iPhone cases will keep you in clear.

And why not go one step further?  You can now also keep your phone from disappearing on the forest floor with these handy-dandy bunjee cords . It's just like keeping track of a toddler. No limits.