Los Angeles Times

Armored up

Whether you can't pry the device from their hands or they are constantly dropping it, the Otterbox Defender series offers cool design and the ultimate protection. Three layers include a polycarbonate skeleton, a built in screen protector and a silicone outer layer. A holster clip on the back can double as a viewing stand. One of the best things about Otterbox is that there is a Defender for just about any device ¿ any smart phone, even the new iPhone 5, iTouch, tablet or e-reader, and in loads of color combinations. $39.94-$89.95, depending on the device. Available at Best Buy and many wireless phone stores.