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How much did you spend on your iPhone case?

Updated on March 8, 2013
My iPhone 4s protective cases
My iPhone 4s protective cases

It's not cheap to own an iPhone. That’s why I’m always having second thoughts on buying accessories, including the essential casing for this device.

My first ever iPhone was a 3G. It’s one that I could never have afforded if it weren’t offered as a loyalty reward from my previous network provider. (It's still alive up to this day, by the way.) Now I have an iPhone 4s. I didn't buy it, either. It was a gift from my hubby. He bought it for me the year it was first released. Sweet!

The hubby bought me a 64GB iPhone from the Apple online store for about $750++ (close to this amount. I really forgot how much it was. haha!). Given the many applications available in the App Store, songs to be loaded, and photos to be taken, 64GB was the right memory storage to buy.

From where I am coming $700 is serious money. That is why when it comes to buying iPhone cases, I am so stingy. All the iPhone cases that I have cost only 3 bucks each. Some are made of leather, some plastic; but all durable to withstand a fall. It's one feature I always look for in a casing since I tend to drop phones. Woopsie!

Then here comes the Ottexbox!

Last year, my sister introduced me to an Otterbox case. Neat! Again, it was a gift. hahaha! (I'm just such a lucky girl.) Maybe she knew I wouldn't spend much for an iPhone casing.

At any rate, I like my Otterbox first of all because of its wide slot for the back-camera of the phone. It's big enough not to affect photo shots with the flash on. As you can see from my cheap casing, I'm used to have tiny space just enough to fit the size of the iPhone camera.

Then, there’s the lightweight feature of Otterbox. Also, it’s tough plastic shell provides utmost security for my iPhone. I thought wow! I searched other durable iPhone casing on the net; and found brands like LifeProof, Ballistic Hard Core and Griffin Protector. Cost-wise, I find Otterbox's cost reasonable. It’s not cheap; but I would buy it, if I find one in the stores.

I’ve been looking for a new protective casing for my phone. I would like to give my Otterbox a break for a while. What I’m seeing on stores however, are different brands. Most are twice the price of what I have right now. It’s funny that I don’t see Ottexbox in Thailand. Should I buy it online? I’m still thinking.

Or, I perhaps I should revert to one of my $3-casing for the mean time. All of which have been gathering dust in my cabinet.

How much did you spend on your smartphone case?

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    • beingwell profile image

      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      That's true! I'm still in the look out for a new casing, rtalloni. But every one seems to be selling i5 casing.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      We love our Otterbox cases, but if we changed we would choose the LifeProof. It may seem like a lot to spend, but we know too many people who have regretted not making the investment.

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      I like iPhone's cam features the most. The device is really pricey for my standards... so I better take good care of it. haha!

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      sweetie1 5 years ago from India

      Very nice article being well but I never had I phone so I do not worry about its accessories.

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      I've seen some LifeProof casing here, too. $80 is tooo much for me. But, if someone would send it as a gift, I'd be delighted to use it of course. hihihi

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      redwards01 5 years ago from Bermuda

      I use a LifeProof case for my iPhone 5. It costs $80, but is totally worth it since it is fully water proof, dust proof and of course drop proof.