1. Best 5 iPhone 4S cases video
After the very best iPhone 4S cases? Take a gander at T3's official best iPhone cases video. Still need more information? Click here to continue onto our best iPhone cases feature, for the rundown on another 19 of our favourite cases for iPhone 4S.
2. enizigartigeARTIKEL custom case
Unique cases produced in Germany, einzigartigeARTIKEL cases can be crafted from aluminium, cherry wood or even bamboo, and then laser engraved with the design of your choice. There's no clipping on to be done, either; the company actually remove the glass back for you and replace it with the newly engraved back (turnaround takes about 5-10 days).
Price: From €48.90
3. 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.
4. Belkin ProFit
A distinctive arm strap for iPhone-touting sporty types, the Belkin ProFit is made from specially water-proofed material for joggers caught in a sudden downpour.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Case Mate Tank
Another contender for the title of hardest iPhone case, the Case Mate Tank sacrifices Apple's stylings completely in favour of a rock solid protective sheath, complete with reinforced screen protector. If you're a diva regularly hurling your phone at beleaguered assistants, it's a must.
10. ElementCase Vapor
Super-expensive case delivering super-heavy duty protection, the Vapor is ludicrously expensive, but claims the best balance of style and serious protection available.
11. 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?
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Incipio Feather
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.
15. 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.
16. Incipio Offgrid
A protective case which also provides extra battery to your iPhone. The trade-off is the increased size, but for prolonged periods out of charger range (or if you've knackered the battery already by leaving it on constant charge), this could be a life-saver.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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?