These Are The Best Phone Cases We’re Traveling With Right Now

These Are The Best Phone Cases
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Most of us don’t leave home without our cell phone, and that includes when we travel. With WiFi available in most stores, restaurants, and hotels, and the cameras on our phones taking HD quality videos and photos, traveling with our cell phones is easier than ever. But with so much money and personal data tied up in our cell phones, traveling with them to countries that may be unsafe, or going to areas where we’ll be near water, snow, or in dusty and dirty climates means that having the right case to keep your phone safe is imperative to a good trip. Taking pictures of the pyramids in Egypt is much more difficult if you dropped your unprotected phone in the pool at the hotel.

Travel cases for phones are available in a variety of models. Below we’ve included cases that are specific for phone models, as well as one case that can easily fit just about any type of phone.

For those who want to keep their phone waterproof when traveling or need a case that they can use on weekends during trips to the beach, the lake, the ski hill, or the pool, the Joto is easy to use and will keep your phone safe from any accidental plunges.

We’ve also included two options that work both for travel and for everyday use, because bumps, scratches, drops, and skids can happen when you’re running to catch a plane or running late to work. The OtterBox and Matone cases we selected work with the iPhone 7 and 8 and provide two different levels of protection for the adventuresome traveler who hikes through new countries and the traveler who prefers taking in local museums and coffee shops.

Check out our three top picks for the best travel phone case below and decide which option you can’t leave home without.

1. Joto Universal Waterproof Case

Store any sized phone, as well as personal items like your ID, passport, and cash in the Joto Universal Waterproof Case, which provides a waterproof, dustproof, scratch-resistant and secure case for your phone while still allowing for touch screen access.

Pros: Our most affordable option, the Joto is the easiest way to make any phone travel ready. Simply slip your cell into the Joto case and seal it with the snap and lock closure, which instantly makes your phone waterproof and dustproof. Designed for travel, as well as for anyone who wants to take their phone near water, snow, on a hiking trail or to a sandy beach, the Joto has a clear window on the front and back, allowing users to continue using the touch screen on their phone and take pictures without removing the phone from the case. The Joto can also fit small personal items like passports, IDs, and cash with smaller phones. The case also comes with a neck strap to help keep your phone secure during water activities or while traveling.

Cons: The Joto is bulky and not ideal for everyday use like the Otterbox and Matone. Larger phones will only fit if their case is removed. Some customers note that attaching a stronger neck strap is a good idea when in deep water.

Joto Universal Waterproof Case

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2. OtterBox Defender Series

Keep your phone safe with the three layers of protection of the OtterBox Defender Series case, which can handle scratches, drops, bumps and more.

Pros: The OtterBox is a three-layer system that has a built-in screen protector that shields your phone against scratches. The case is resistant to bumps and drops and comes with a belt-clip holster that doubles as a kickstand for video streaming or FaceTime. This is an excellent option for anyone who works outdoors or in a factory, with the OtterBox providing protection from dust, dirt, and debris.

Cons: This model of the OtterBox Defender Series will only fit the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus. The case adds bulk and weight to your phone and unlike the Joto, will not make your phone waterproof.

OtterBox Defender Series

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3. Matone Crystal Clear Shock Absorption Case

Sleek and subtle, you won’t notice the Matone Crystal Clear Shock Absorption Case until you drop your phone and experience the protection of the case’s bumper cushion.

Pros: Going with a ‘naked’ look, the Matone is ideal for anyone who wants an everyday case that doesn’t look like they’re using a case. Thin and lightweight, the Matone provides a clear view of your iPhone while still providing shock absorption, scratch resistance and TPU bumper cushion on the corners and the back of the phone.

Cons: Like the OtterBox, the Matone only works with the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus. A screen protector must still be purchased separately.

Matone Crystal Clear Shock Absorption Case

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