Father’s Day Special: Top 5 Mobile Phone Cases


Whether your dad travels for work, pleasure or both, a great piece of luggage or the next big gadgets will always be a welcome gift.  Over the following weeks I will be covering some of the best devices for your Dad this year!

Otterbox Defender Series

The Defender Series from Otterbox brings maximum protection to your device without losing out on the style front.

Those who spend most of their time in the great outdoors or are blessed with butter fingers will confirm, repairs and replacements are expensive.


Combining four defensive layers, the Defender series has 3 layers encasing your device and a fourth on the front to protect your screen.

All Defender Series cases are tested under the OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection program, running them through a battery of 31 tests including Drop, Abrasion, Thermal Shock and UV Tests.

When the dust settled, the data said conclusively: Defender Series is a survivor, and with the slim profile finish, there is no need to bulk up for maximum protection.

The Defender Series is available in a range of colours, with prices starting from £42.  iPhone6/6S | iPhone6/6S Plus | iPhone7 | iPhone7 Plus | Samsung Galaxy S8 | Samsung Galaxy S8+ | Pixel 5″

Incase ICON II Case

If you have never shopped with Incase before, I’d recommend setting a spending limit before you visit!  Their minimalist yet functional designs replicate across all of their products, creating plenty of luggage and accessory envy for those without.


Although no support for Android devices on this one, the ICON II case is a desirable piece of protection for those using the latest Apple handsets.

The slim profile case is made from a molded rubber bumper and finished with a pebbled leather back panel.

There is no screen protector included but the case extends up from the sides to stand proud of the screen, which provides a level of protection when dropped.

The cut out area around the rear camera spans the whole width of the phone so if your dad uses clip on lenses for photography there should not be the need to remove the case before doing so.

The ICON II comes in Black, Gray or White, supports the iPhone 7 & Plus and is priced at $49 + Shipping, direct from Incase.

Tech21 Evo Check Case

This is my current case of choice for my handset, so I can easily recommend this one for your dad!


Tech21 have built their name on creating a large range of protection cases for not just smartphones but Laptops and tablets too.

If you think your dad would like a slim minimal case that still offers the drop protection of some of the more bulkier cases then the Evo Check is what you need.

The FlexShock™ technology built into the bumper edges of the casing provide drop protection of nearly 7ft in height.  There is no screen protector with this case but the rubber finish provides for a firm grip when in use.

The Evo Check Case comes in Black or Clear and prices start from £22.                        Google Pixel | Google Pixel XL | LG V20 | iPhone 7 | iPhone 7 Plus | Huawei P10

Mophie Juice Pack Case

Even the simple phone case is not immune from evolving with technology.


Along with protecting your dads new Samsung S8 device, the Mophie Juice pack contains a 2950 mAh battery pack.

The Charge Vault technology enables the case to retain the charge to deliver power when it is needed, and with over 30 hours of power, dad should never have a flat phone again!

Compatible with Qi and other wireless charging systems, the Juice Pack can also be charged via the USB-C when the handset is plugged in for charging.  The Priority+ fast charging, will charge the phone and then the Juice Pack.

The Mophie Juice Pack Case comes in only Black and is £89. Galaxy S8 | Galaxy S8+

twelve south SurfacePad

If elegance and style are words you would use to describe your dad, then his phone case should be the same.


SurfacePad from twelve south brings a soft napa leather case with reinforced stitching adding a touch of class to his phone, while the soft microfiber inner protects the screen and shell.

The fold over flap design that can hold 2 credit/debit cards, is meant more as a guard rather than a drop protection case for the phone.

The SurfacePad comes in Black, Blue, Beige, Gray, Red and white.  There is a version for all iPhones from the 6 onwards at $39. iPhone Range

Tom, Editor. An online publication providing news & reviews on apps, gadgets and luggage for the connected traveller.


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