If you take your phone anywhere interesting, it should be sheathed in the LifeProof iPhone Case. The military-grade shell is shock-, dust-, and waterproof without adding unnecessary bulk. During our journeys, it defended iPhones from several dunks in the ocean and drops from rocks – and allowed us to take great underwater video, too. [$80; lifeproof.com]
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