Best Smartphone Cases for Valentine’s Day

From Tracey Dowdy

Trying to figure out the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day? Instead of the usual flowers or chocolate, a phone case that reflects the personality and interests of the owner makes a great gift.

Have fun browsing these options for your sweetheart!

For the Selfie-Obsessed: The LuMee Duo iPhone case was designed by a professional photographer and features front and back facing LED lights. It’s available in Black, Gold, or Rose, is fully rechargeable and gets great reviews from users on both the quality and durability of the case.

For the Adorkable Klutz: You really can’t go wrong with an OtterBox. In fact, it’s the #1 best-selling case nationwide. Cases are robust, multi-layered, and available in several styles that ensure your phone survives drops, bumps and shocks. Some come with built-in screen protectors and they all come with a one-year warranty. Originally available in basic colors, OtterBox has stepped up and made more stylish cases like the Symmetry Series Crystal Edition with inlaid Swarovski crystals, as well as limited edition designs through their partnership with Project Runway. Available for a wide variety of iOS and Android devices.

For the Outdoorsy: An Ampware Case makes your phone immortal. Well, maybe not immortal, but five minutes of turning the handle on the back of the case gives you a full hour of standard phone use or a full five hours in standby mode. That’s right – it’s not just a case, it’s an emergency generator! The idea for the case came when the company’s owners were personally impacted by Hurricane Katrina and had only cell phones with limited battery life to contact loved ones. The downside is that the case is limited to the iPhone 6 or 6S, with a launch date for the iPhone 7 pending.

For the Athlete: the iMangoo Running Pack Armband Gym has an awkward name but is ideal for both gym or outdoor workouts. It features a slim-line pouch behind the phone’s case that’s big enough to store your credit card or ID, cash and even your keys. It zips shut so you don’t have to worry about anything falling out while you work out. Works for iPhone, Samsung, and HTC phones.

For the Always-On: Mophie has consistently been the tried and true best-seller. It features wireless charging, a 3,300 mAh battery that translates to 100% extra battery life, and an LED indicator light to let you know how much battery remains. And everything is wrapped in a solidly constructed case. You’ll be ready to call it a night before your phone is! Available for both iOS and Android devices.

Tracey Dowdy is a freelance writer based just outside Washington DC. After years working for non-profits and charities, she now freelances, edits and researches on subjects ranging from family and education to history and trends in technology. Follow Tracey on Twitter.

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