Whether you’re on a day at the beach or hiking in the woods, a waterproof case is a great investment. But with so many options out there, how do you choose the right one?
This two-piece case clips together over your phone to keep it dry to a depth of 6 feet. It’s also shock-absorbing and compatible with wireless charging.
Google Pixel 6 Case
The Google Pixel 6 is a flagship phone with a premium price tag, so it deserves a case that protects it from drops and scratches. A clear case like the Ringke Fusion lets you see your pristine phone in all its glory.
If you don’t want to hide your phone, consider a hybrid case like the Caseology Parallax. The textured back adds grip to the slippery glass back of the Pixel 6.
For a heavy-duty case, look no further than Otterbox’s Defender Series. This rugged case promises military-grade durability, and it even includes a front cover with built-in screen protector. For a less expensive option, Poetic’s Revolution is also a solid choice. This thick case has reinforced corners, covered buttons, and a raised lip to protect the camera lens and display.
Apple iPhone X Case
Apple’s most advanced phone deserves a protective case that’s as tough as it is. The LifeProof FRE series fits the bill with snow, rain, water, and drop protection up to 2 meters.
X-doria’s clear case has a large lip that protects the display when the iPhone is set facedown and offers military-grade protection with an impact-absorbing material. It’s also made from recycled ocean plastic.
Mous makes some of the slimmest waterproof cases around, thanks to a high-impact material called AiroShock that dampens the force of drops. The Limitless case combines carbon fiber or walnut finishes with this technology, making it a slim case that isn’t too bulky. It leaves the top and bottom of the iPhone uncovered, but doesn’t interfere with button use. It also has an extra back piece for clipping to your pants or bag.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Case
If you’re a fan of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 smartphone, you’ll want to protect it with a great case. Whether you’re hiking, camping or kayaking, a good waterproof case will help you avoid heartbreak and a costly replacement.
One of the best options is this grippy case from Catalyst, which can withstand drops up to 10-feet without adding too much bulk. It’s also slim and unobtrusive, ensuring the gorgeous form factor of the Galaxy S9 remains intact.
If you want something similar to the LifeProof cases, but don’t want to pay the price tag, consider this Galaxy S9 waterproof case from AMORNO. It’s got full body protection and is rated for use in water, shock, dust and dirt. It also supports wireless charging and has a kickstand for media viewing.
LG G6 Case
LG’s premium phones already boast an IP68 rating, meaning they can handle more than a quick splash or dip in the water. However, since phone damage resulting from water exposure is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, there’s no harm in adding another layer of protection.
This clear case is super slim and preserves the look of your device. It also offers decent drop protection without adding much bulk.
The Ringke Fusion is a great option for G6 users looking for reliable protection. It has a shock-absorbent TPU bumper and adds no bulk to your device. It also has precise cutouts for the camera, headphone jack, and buttons. It even meets MIL-STD-810G-516.6 standards for shock protection. It’s also available in several colors. The price is reasonable as well.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Case
If you’ve got a brand new Xperia XZ2 on the way, consider keeping it looking as pristine as possible with a clear case. They don’t add bulk and still allow you to enjoy the phone’s standout design, plus they help prevent fingerprint smudges and water damage.
For a more rugged option, try Ringke’s Onyx case. It has a dual texture back with a brushed metal and carbon fiber style, which looks great. It also offers comfortable access to the camera and fingerprint sensor with precise cutouts.
For a bit more functionality, check out KuGi’s Wallet Case Stand. The cover folds into a viewing stand and protects the Xperia XZ2 against drops, scratches, dust and dirt. It also has a card slot for carrying essentials and a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing.