My husband manages a factory and spends 80% of his day outside laboring. He does general maintenance, takes liquid samples, and helps in the loading and unloading of semi's. It's a small operation so in addition to managing he pitches in with about everything else too. Because he needs to keep his phone on him all day it really takes a beating. He used to have a cheap plastic case on his iPhone. It didn't do much for protection and after one drop the case broke.
Instead of replacing it with a more protective case my husband took it off and forgot about it all together. The next time he dropped it the glass completely shattered on the back of his phone. It also jammed his lock button and the volume no longer works properly. Instead of investing in a protective case we paid a $161 insurance deductible for a new phone – yeah, it's a sore subject. But we weren't about to make the same mistake twice, before his new phone even arrived I had a case ready to be put on.
We got the NuGuard KX in Roulette Red. This puppy has been Mil-Spec drop test certified to Military Standards. I almost dared him to try and shatter his phone but I was worried we would jinx it. The company believes in it so much they offer a lifetime, full replacement guarantee.
The case has a cross hatch texture for extra grip – great for when he is wearing gloves. Normally Jake hates one piece cell phone cases. They are a pain to get on and off and eventually they become stretched out. While this one is a bit difficult to get on and off, he doesn't complain because it also doesn't become stretched out. So far he has dropped his phone twice and the case has completely done it's job. I wish I would have made the $35 investment with the first phone.