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Gear: Ballistic makes a case for cradling a phone

The new Every1 Series cellphone case from Ballistic got nearly everything right on ruggedness without making the case a bulky brick.

A kickstand built into the base works in portrait and landscape modes. Rest the phone, face up, in the rubber-reinforced base, which has cutouts for the rear camera and speaker holes, and flip open rubber port covers for the mute switch and headphone and charging ports.

Responsive rubber casings shield the volume controls and on/off button. The front cover then snaps on, snugly but easily.

The cover has little rubber latches at the four corners that “lock” into matching holes on the case’s base. It’s shock-resistant, but the Every1 series isn’t waterproof.

Available for several iPhone, Samsung and Nokia models, with more on the way.

Info: Ballistic Every1 Series Case costs $49.99.

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