10Rate Announces Its Top 10 Best Smartphone and iPhone Cases for 2012 | OtterBox and Incipio Win Best Quality and Best Value Awards

10Rate.com editors and reviewers rate and review the 2012 best Smartphone and iPhone Cases on a scale of 1 to 10.

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A major retailer of smartphone and laptop accessories, HiTech Closeout features products at surprisingly low prices. Whether you need a protective case, screen shield, armband, or charger, you’ll find plenty of products to choose from.

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10Rate reviewers and staff selected 10 of the best Smartphone and iPhone Cases for 2012, assigning each a numerical rating as well as awarding three brands that stood out for quality, value and budget. Consideration to these cell phone cases was given based on the following criteria:

1. A variety of styles, colors and materials
2. A wide selection of choices for all the major smartphone brands
3. High-quality, durable materials for long-term protection
4. Good customer service and fair prices
5. Open access to all smartphone buttons and ports
6. Easy-to-navigate websites

The annual Top 10 Best iPhone Cases 2012 awards list was headed by OtterBox, winning the Best Quality spot and a near perfect 9.5 out of 10 rating. The review noted several strengths of the smartphone cases as follows, “OtterBox’s cases are fairly indestructible themselves. Made of the toughest, thickest materials like silicone and polycarbonate, they’re much stronger than the typical rubbery case you can pick up for not much money.”

10rate's editors also gave the Best Value Smartphone and iPhone Case award to Incipio. With a rating of 8.5 out of 10, the Incipio Case Review boasted, “For a variety of colorful smartphone cases at reasonable prices, Incipio delivers. The California-based company offers dual case packages, so you can switch out two different color cases depending on your mood. There are plenty of styles and materials to choose from, including the feather case made of form-fitting polycarbonate and the Offgrid case, which powers your iPhone with a built-in battery.”

Additionally, the Best Budget award from the Best Smartphone Cases went to HiTech for which 10rate noted, “A major retailer of smartphone and laptop accessories, HiTech Closeout features products at surprisingly low prices. Whether you need a protective case, screen shield, armband or charger, you’ll find plenty of products to choose from.” The review went on to mention, “The company’s selection seems pretty comprehensive if not too varied—you won’t find many wild, uniquely designed cases. But if you just need something simple at a fair price, you’ll be pleased with what HiTech Closeout has to offer.”

The Comparison iPhone Case Ratings also covered Apple products, which of course only fit iPhones rather than just any smartphones. The review for Apple iPhone Cases had this to say of its 8.5 out of 10 rating: “Apple includes a wide collection of protective cases, from basic bumper cases of molded plastic to folio cases of genuine leather. Whether you want style, personalized touches, or protection for your iPhone, Apple has something in mind for you. We especially like the wallet clutch cases, which hold credit cards and cash along with the iPhone 4/4S.”

10rate.com conducts reviews in various product and services categories and publishes “Expert Top 10 Lists for Everything in your life.” The company's web site strives to “Make it Easy” to select from the hundreds of choices there are in the product and service market place. All products and services are thoroughly researched by the companies expert editors prior to receiving a rating on a 1-10 scale. In addition to product reviews the companies editors write guidelines, buying guides and articles on various topics surrounding each product or service category covered to help educate the consumer.