Proporta Ted Baker case
This is a nice slim case that will protect from light bumps and scrapes - but Ted Baker is the star of the show here. The Autumn/Winter collection uses natty floral regalia, for those who are more than comfortable with their sexuality, and that iconic Ted Baker crest. Classy.
Price: £19.95 | Buy: Proporta Ted Baker case for iPhone 4s
Hardcore cases are all the rage these days, but MentalKase is doing things a bit differently. Instead of employing a hard protective case, MentalKase is made of micro-cell foam rubber, which is anti-microbial, buoyant - thanks to trapped air in the foam - and impact resistant without being weighty. Not only that, it comes with an outer case for extra protection and a rigid loophole, suitable for a carabiner.
Incipio Le Deux
The Le Deux is a two-piece slim fitting case, combinging a polycarbonate bumper with a brushed, stainless steel backplate
Obviously we see plenty of cases like this, and they have the potential to be a little tacky. But Incipio's offering is well made, sturdy and stylish, and gives good access to all the relevant ports and buttons. This is only reinforced by the inclusion of Incipio's 'Vanity Kit', which includes surface protectors, applicator cards and a cleaning cloth.
Price: $30 | Buy: Incipio Le Deux case for iPhone 4s
Incipio OffGRID Pro
Incipio's OffGRID Pro provides extra battery life for those who need a bit of extra juice when they're on the go. The OffGRID Pro is admittedly heavy (as you'd expect) but the fit is snug and sturdy, and the extra battery only adds a little bulk to the back of your precious iPhone.
The case still gives you full access to all your buttons, ports and camera and if anything, the curved back makes the phone more comfortable to hold. This is hands-down the best battery pack available for the iPhone 4S.
Price: $100 (Available April 2012) | Buy: Incipio OffGRID Pro for iPhone 4s
Proporta Microbial Case
For the majority of us, the most germ-ridden things we come into contact with on a daily basis are computer keyboards and phones. The average toilet seat for example, has around 49 germs per square inch. The average mobile phone? Over 25,000.
The case has has an anti-microbial agent that guards against 99% of germs. Not only that, the silicone case is tough, comfortable and grippy, so it won't go slipping out of your clean, microbe free hands.
Price: £19 | Buy: Proporta Microbial Case for iPhone 4s
Schreer Delights Retro iPhone Case
So, you woke up one morning, and suddenly you just found your iPhone 4S' sleek curves and pretty face, well... to be blunt, just boring. Friends, we are here with a solution. Schreer Delights' new retro cases bring some retro-chic to your ugly, modern iPhone 4S, making it look like a first generation iPod, iMac or Macintosh.
These are just examples, there's a huge range of cases on their site. But in regards to the Apple themed ones, you might want to move quick - Apple could be readying the legal bloodhounds as we speak.
Aside from the sturdy PC/ABS hard case that will protect your brand new Apple iPhone 4S from all sorts of nasty bumps and scrapes, the Opena Case also has another trick quite literally up it's sleeve. The back compartment houses a stainless steel bottle opener, which means that as long as you always have your phone with you, you're always well prepared to break open a frosty beverage. Cheers!
Price: 40 AUD (£27) | Buy: Opena Case for iPhone 4s
Pico Genie A100
Adding a little multimedia prowess to your iPhone 4S, the A100 is a pico projector that also masquerades as a lightweight case. With 12 Lumens of projection brightness and 2 watt speakers, you can look at your favourite TV shows, videos and pictures on the nearest available wall. The battery extender also boosts the life of your Apple smartphone by a sizeable three hours.
Price: £250 | Buy: Pico Genie A100 for iPhone 4s
CalypsoCase Sparkling and Dazzling editions
If you like your 4S protection to be of the unique variety, only 99 of these hand crafted cases will be made available during December. The Sparkling edition (left) is made from premium Italian leather with a Titanium frame. The Dazzling case is similarly crafted with lasercut Titanium foundations. Fancy indeed...
Price: 149 Euros | Buy: CalypsoCase Sparkling and Dazzling editions for iPhone 4s
Case Mate Creatures
The iPhone 4S has style nailed, but can it do cute? Case Mate are certainly going to have a go with their Creatures case line, with which you can dress your iPhone up as a penguin, a panda, an owl and a clown fish, among others.
Price: £Various | Buy: Case Mate Creatures from Amazon
Case Mate Tank
Case Mate Barely There
Super slim-line to avoid spoiling that premium Apple design, the Case Mate Barely There case protects the iphone 4S' fragile glass back with a flexible rubber coating.
Price: £13.01 | Buy: Case Mate Barely There from Amazon
Case Mate Monsta
Who wouldn't want to dress their iPhone 4S up as a blood hungry monster? Get Tim Cook on the line! The mouth and the right eye are decorative (we hope), while the left eye doubles as the phone's camera. Clever.
Price: £8.91 | Buy: Case Mate Monsta from Amazon
iNature Kiano 4 Keyboard Case
As some of us in the T3 offices are finding out to our cost, touch-screen keyboards have become the norm. Some of us still yearn after a real keyboard, even if it has to be so tiny that you can barely use it. Hong Kong based iNature has delivered such a keyboard with the Kiano 4 - an iPhone 4S case that has a slide-out keypad in the back. The execution is neat and the build quality is excellent, but there are definitely more comfortable options around.
Price: $99 | Buy: iNature Kiano 4 Keyboard Case from Kiano
Griffin Survivor Extreme Duty
We had a lot of fun battle-testing this case, tossing it around and eventually going after it with air rifles. Turns out this case doesn't like air rifles, but anything short of a .22 round to the screen leaves it scuffed, but intact.
Price: £97.95 | Buy: Griffin Survivor Extreme Duty from Amazon
Griffin Elan Form Graphite Case
Despite the name, the Elan Form Graphite Case from Griffin is actually made from polycarbonate to protect your iPhone from bumps and knocks. That said, it still looks sharp, and who'd want a protective case made from graphite, anyway?
Price: £97.95 | Buy: Griffin Elan Form Graphite Case from Amazon
Less than a millimetre thick, the Feather might be the thinnest iPhone 4S case in the world. Built from a special polymer, it should keep your 4S safe from superficial knocks and scrapes, but we don't fancy its chances of surviving more serious confrontations.
Price: £42.20 | Buy: Incipio Feather from Amazon
Michael Kors Wallet Clutch for iPhone 4S
A case for the most dedicated follower of fashion, this Michael Kors case disguises itself as a lady's clutch for top design cred. Cool in concept, but you'll look like an idiot trying to make calls on it.
Price: £69.95 | Buy: Michael Kors Wallet Clutch for iPhone 4S from Apple
Proporta Aluminium-Lined Leather Case
Flipping open like the business phones of old, this is a serious-looking case for the suited and booted. Plus it's made partly from aluminium, which almost makes a gadget in its own right. Almost.
Price: £29.95 | Buy: Aluminium-Lined Leather Case from Proporta
QDOS Titanium Style Case
Does anything say toughness quite like the word titanium? While it won't absorb much shock from being tossed around, this titanium case from QDOS should at least prevent minor cracks, and doesn't ruin the iPhone 4S' form factor like so many other protective cases.
Price: £29.71 | Buy: QDOS Titanium Style Case from Amazon
Rhinestone Inlaid Case
Everything's better with rhinestones, isn't it? No. But if you're an incorrigible purveyor of bling - but lack the readies for a real gold and diamond monstrosity - this rhinestone case will get you a plastic-encrusted step closer to the Heat cover shoot of your risible dreams.
Trendy Denim Case
It's cheating to put the word 'trendy' in the name of your product - we'll be the judge of that, thank you very much. That said, we like the idea of pulling a mini pair of jeans out of our actual pair of jeans. Sort of like Russian dolls, but with jeans. And iPhones.
Incipio Destroyer Ultra
Built from hardened plastic and texture rubber, the Incipio Destroyer is a good middle ground between featherweight, slim-line cases and the uber-chunky military-grade cases on the list. The only things left peeping through the case are the camera and the home button. And the screen, obviously.
Twelve South BookBook
We're not sure about the actual concealment capabilities of the BookBook case - none of our books have headphone sockets, for a start - but we've got to admit, it's a nice change from the grey parade of serious protective cases. Our only gripe is why we have to have an old, leather-bound book as a disguise. Couldn't we have Twilight or something else no-one would want to steal?
Otterbox Commuter Series
A protective silicone skin that cuts down on bulk, the Commuter Series also comes with a clear screen protector to defend your 4S on all fronts.
Pinlo United Aluminium Edge
Made from leightweight aluminium, the Pinlo is a coloured bumper that protects the iPhone 4S from drops on flat surfaces. Also available in different colours, for the fashion-conscious.
Griffin Adidas MiCoach armband
Whether you're packing MiCoach, Nike+ GPS, Runkeeper or any other iPhone fitness apps, the armband allows users to listen to music via the top mounted headphone ports with a small pocket to keep your key or loose change that might interrupt your rhythm.
Link: Griffin Technology
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Made from tough polycarbonate materials, the Reveal at just 1.4 mm in thickness, adds around a millimeter to your iPhone 4 making it ideal for those who don't want add considerable girth to one of the slim handsets around.
iLuv Glow-in-the-Dark Case
With a sturdy silicone build and protective screen film helping to keep your iPhone 4 looking fresh out of the box, the glow in the dark pattern will also help you locate it when it goes walkies.
Price: $19.99 (£12.50)
Another of the battery case brigade, MiLi claims that the Powerspring hosts the world's thinnest battery pack. That extra juice will extend video playback up to 5.4 hours, audio by 19 hours and web browsing by 3.9 hours. The handy status indicator will also alert you to any vital calls or emails you need to attend to.
Case Mate Facets
Rocking a cool, cut diamond-esque design, the Case Mate Facets leaves a style-conscious triangle cut out for the iPhone's snapper.
MiSuny iPower 4
Giving you a more eco-friendly means to keep your iPhone 4 powered up, the MiSuny charging sleeve has a built-in solar charger that deliver two full charges to your handset via a 2400 mAh lithium polymer battery pack. That should get you up to 5.3 extra hours of Talk time, 4.5 hours of music playback and up to 6.5 hours of time on the internet.
Mophie Juice Pack Air
Combining a stylish and protective case with a portable battery booster, Mophie's Juice Pack Air will double the iPhone's staying power providing the smartphone with 6 hours of talk time over a 3G network and 12 hours on a 2G service.
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Mophie Juice Pack Plus
The rubberised and shock-resistant hard shell case, hosts a 2000 mAH battery delivering more "juice" to your iPhone 4. The Pack Plus also acts as a virtual speaker box giving your Apple smartphone a richer, more rounded sound performance.
The Defender features a tough polycarbonate shell combined with textured silicone to improve your grip so you don't let it slip. A touch screen membrane also helps keep those finger prints to a minimum, and not it comes in a rather fetching woodland camo pattern as well as good old exciting black.
PDP Muppets iPhone case
If Kermit is your favourite of the Muppet clan this special edition case with matching screen guard could be just for you. Other Muppet-inspired cases include Beaker and Kermit's other half Miss Piggy.
Boxwave Keyboard Buddy case
If you want the best of both typing worlds, the Buddy features a Bluetooth keyboard that can be charged via USB. You can expect to get 45 days QWERTY time before you have to get charging again.
Proporta Ted Baker Leather Style Case
Teaming up with fashion great Ted Baker, accessory giant Proporta has created an iPhone case that comes in either a black leather outer with Ted Baker styled orange bulldog lining or with a brown leather casing touched off with a lightly blue hued Ted Baker telegraph print lining.
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Acid in Wonderland case
If you fancy giving your iPhone the bamboo treatment, Grovemade will let you pick from a vast selection of handmade wooden cases all with their own unique designs. The case above features the work of artist Patswerk, but you can stump up $99 to customize your own.
Price: $89 (£56)
Alpinestars Tech 10 dermaSHOT Case
Taking inspiration from the Alpinestars TECH 10 motocross boot the Tech 10 delivers similar rugged protection for your iPhone 4 using a high density silicone material and anti-static coating to help keep your iPhone in one piece.
Proporta Amphibian iPhone case
Ideal for beach-bound iPhone 4 users, Proporta's Amphibian Waterproof Case features a watertight closure system that keeps your handset waterproof up to three metres letting you take smartphone snaps under the sea.
If you want to dress your iPhone 4 up with one of Apple's very own cases, the rubber and moulded plastic bumper fits around your handset with metal buttons for your volume and power. It's also available in a host of colours if the above shade doesn't take your fancy.
Boxwave Designio Leather Flip iPhone 4 Case
For those seeking more comforting surroundings for their Apple smartphone, the Designio is crafted from animal-friendly synthetic leather that also includes a front screen flap ideal for when you're not checking your messages.
Price: $38.95 (£25)
Link: Griffin Technology
Element Case Vapor Pro
Crafted from a 'solid block of aircraft grade aluminium', the Vapor Pro weighs just 22 grams, has large connector cut out holes, and crucially hosts an aerospace polymer insert that will prevent any "death grip" scenarios.
Price: $119.99 (£75)
Nissan Scratch Shield
Japanese automotive behemoth Nissan has taken a step away from its usual four-wheel affairs moving into the territory of protecting the public’s smartphones with the unveiling of the world’s first ‘self healing’ iPhone case. The Nissan Scratch Shield is finished with a special polyrotaxane coating, which means that "when damage occurs to the coating in the form of a fine scratch, the chemical structure is able to react to change back to its original shape and fill the gap healing the blemish.” Very tidy.