The release of a new device like the Apple iPhone means a whole new market of cases, protectors, sleeves and of course cell phone bling. Because of the iPhone's touch screen, the cases for the device have a unique challenge - protect the screen, but allow the user easy access to the device's functions. While there will inevitably be a small army of cases released in the near future, I have picked through the "first season" in an attempt to find the best case for my own iPhone. One of my favorites, is this Elan Snap-In from Griffin.
It's $24.99, a very small price to pay after springing for the $499+ iPhone, and protects the phone while allowing you to make calls, use the browser or listen to music. I'm pretty opposed to keeping my cell phone on my belt (really, who besides Courteney Cox or your office copy guy does that?), but the case also includes a small clip that swivels 180-degrees on your belt or bag strap.
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For months, geeks have worried about whether scratching the iPhone's screen is unavoidable, to which I say, "yes, it is." The great thing about this cover is that you can use it as a clip/cover while the iPhone is in use and then you can flip the phone around so that the touchscreen faces inward and is protected by the lining of the case. Also, it covers the iPhone’s ambient light sensor, causing the display to darken and saving valuable battery power. If you are organized (i.e capable of turning your phone around in the case when it's not in use) and seeking a light, but sturdy leather case, this one is for you.