You will find a regular carrying pouch for any handset in the market but if you take a step further, you will unearth some interesting cases just for smartphones. When you spend thousands of rupees on a phone, why not spend some more and protect them?
Designed for the Apple iPhone 4, the survivor case from Griffin has something special about it. As the name suggests it is crafted to withstood dust, air, sand and vibrations. Tested and certified by the US Deportment of Defense and meeting UK military standards, it can resist a 6-ft fall. The integral display shield can deflect rain and the cover can protect the phone from water of up to 200 mm for an hour. Available in four colours, the multiple layers give it a handy grip.
Survivor Case is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad 2. Griffin
The Belkin Verve is a lightweight leather case with detailed cut-outs giving access to the controls placed on every side of a mobile phone. However, what makes it stand out is the kick-stand that comes handy for viewing multimedia content like watching movies and videos, The foldout kickstand comes into use when one wishes to place the phone on a plain surface in landscape mode.
Uniting the concept of carrying a phone in the case along with charging on the move, companies have started coming up with smart covers that have inbuilt batteries. These covers with inbuilt rechargeable batteries store the charge and power up the smartphone when clipped to the jacks in the cover. The power on/off button makes them efficient to use and because they add minimal bulk to the whole thing, they are quite useful Similar to the Casemate Fuel, there are some available for iPhones and iPods from brands like Wili and Mophie.
Caller ID CaseRarely do we answer a call without having a look at the incoming call—is it someone we know or some random number? This becomes a bit tiring if the phone is in a wrap that covers the display, Golla has come up with some innovative covers for Apple iPhone, BlackBerry and Nokia smartphone. These have a caller ID window that displays the incoming call details, leaving it to the user to decide whether to take the handset out of the case to answer the call or not. Inventive thought.