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Best iPhone/iPod Case Finalists

The 2013 Readers' Choice Awards on About.com

If you're going to invest in a multi-hundred-dollar device like an iPhone or iPod, and have it with you all the time, you better protect it with a case. Some people want a slim, minimal case, while others prefer heavy-duty protection. Vote for your favorite iPhone/iPod case here.

BookBook by Twelve South
Price: $59.99
Sick of filling up your pockets with an iPhone in a bulky case and a wallet? Consolidate into a stylish package with Twelve South's BookBook case for iPhone. This leather case flips open to hold your iPhone on one side and license, credit cards, and cash on the other. But that's not all: the case is styled on the outside to look like a classic, leatherbound hardcover book. If you're a tech-lover and a bibliophile, the BookBook has you covered.
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Price: $79.99
Lifeproof offers rugged cases for the entire iPhone line (among other products) that attempt to be, well, life-proof. When they say this, the company means that its cases are rugged, waterproof up to 6 feet, cold proof and that they've been tested to meet military specifications. The case even protects the iPhone against dust, thanks to plugs that cover the headphone jack and Dock Connector/Lightning port.
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Magnetyze by BuQu Tech
Price: $69.99
The Magnetyze case by BuQu Tech does more than just protect your iPhone with a thin, lightweight bumper. When you set your iPhone with its Magnetyze case down on a Magnetyze stand, you'll charge the battery. The Magnetyze case for iPhone works with BuQu's full range of charging bases, so you don't necessarily have to be near yours if someone else has one. BuQu offers desktop, wall, and care charging stands.
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Mophie juice pack
Price: $79.95
Mophie's juice pack does more than simply protect your iPhone--it also increases its battery life. That's because the juice pack is also an extended-life battery. Simple keep the juice pack charged and the iPhone in it. Then, when your iPhone's battery is running down and needs a charge, flip a switch on the juice pack and backup power will replenish your iPhone's battery. A fully charged juice pack will add hours of use to your iPhone, so you can go longer without plugging it in.
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Price: $24.95-$59.95
The OtterBox line of iPhone and iPod cases is consistently one of the most popular. OtterBox offers a case for practically every need, from low-profile silicone and plastic cases to heavy-duty cases that cover all ports so your iPhone can handle tough environments. The company even offers a build-your-own option that lets choose inner and outer colors, as well as the color of the belt clip that comes with the case (though for the clip, as Henry Ford, you can have whatever color you want, as long as it's black).
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3. Voting runs from Feb. 19 through 11:59 pm ET March 19, 2013. (The voting in any or all award categories may be audited for voting irregularities, so winners are not final until the official announcement.)


Winners will be announced March 27. There's no prize -- just the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the biggest networks on the web.

Check back with iPhone/iPod at About.com on March 27 to see if your favorite iPhone/iPod accessory or app was nominated and to vote on the finalists. You can also visit our central awards page to learn about finalists in other categories.

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