Are you one of those people that constantly walks around with a cracked phone screen? Us too.
After the seventh time of dropping it, we decided it was time to invest in a seriously hardcore phone case.
OK, they aren't going to win any awards for their looks. If you've spent hundreds of pounds on your phone, you're going to want to make sure it's shockproof, water resistant and essentially bombproof*.
Most of these companies make these cases for iPhone, HTC and Samsung Galaxy smartphones, however it's definitely worth checking if they do one to suit your phone.
*They aren't literally bombproof. How cool would it be if they were?
Otterbox Defender Phone Case
As a serial phone smasher, everyone recommended Otterbox Defender to me.
It's a super solid plastic phone case with a built-in screen to protect it from drops and scratches.
The outer edge of the case is raised up, so you'd be hard-pressed to crack your screen with one of these babies shielding your phone from harm
It's not waterproof, but it is dust and sand-proof. Ideal if you spend a lot of time in the elements.
It comes in a whole range of swanky colours - like lime green - so you're not stuck with black. It's available for iPhones, Samsung Galaxies and iPads.
Buy the Otterbox Defender here
Griffin Survivor All-Terrain Phone Case
Now this is one seriously hardcore phone case.
The Griffin Survivor is made from a polycarbonate plastic frame with a rubber cover and foam-lining inside, making it super shock proof from up to 2. Not bad seeing as not many of us are over 2m tall.
The hard screen protector clips on top.
OK, so it's pretty bulky but less so than similar models. It's really lightweight and easy to clip into place.
It comes in black, pink, green, blue and yellow - and is available for iPhones, HTC, Samsung and Motorola phones.
Buy the Griffin Survivor All Terrain phone case here
Lifeproof Fre Phone Case
If you want total protection, Lifeproof are your guys.
This case is waterproof to 2m, which is ideal for swimming or if you have a habit of dropping your phone down the toilet. It doesn't float, so bear that in mind.
It's also shockproof to 2m, dust, snow and sand proof - so you're covered for all eventualities.
Buy the Lifeproof Frē phone case here
Lunatik Taktik Extreme Phone Case
So, this phone case does look like something out of Terminator 3. It's not the prettiest case around, but man is it going to keep your phone protected.
It's water and dust resistant. You have to screw it shut, so you can guarantee it's not going to pop off accidentally any time soon.
It's only available for iPhones, but they do other models for Samsung Galaxy.
Buy the Lunatik Taktik Extreme phone case here
Tech21 Impact Shell Phone Case
If you don't want something that's too bulky to fit in your pocket, then you might like the Tech21.
It's a super sleek clip-on case with "scientifically proven D3O impact material which absorbs and dissipates impact".
The only downside is it doesn't have a hard screen protector. However, you can buy 'self heal shield' (it sounds so Sci-Fi) which is essentially a screen protector that will minimise cracking and scratches.
Buy the Tech21 Impact Shell phone case here
Ballistic Tough Jacket Phone Case
Looking for a really reasonably priced phone case? Ballistic do this rad case for Samsung and iPhones.
It's got a reinforced rubber skin and raised edges to stop your phone screen meeting the floor.
It doesn't have a tough screen protector, which is a slight downside. That said, some people prefer it without.
Buy the Ballistic Tough Jacket phone case here