I don't use a case, I've never liked them. I've dropped an HTC Droid Eris, Motorola Droid, Samsung Fascinate, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Droid Charge and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus all from about waist height (about 2.5') and never damaged a single one of them. Scuff here or there, but nothing bad. This has been on concrete, tile, hardwood, carpet, grass, marble, etc. I blame designers for putting pockets in different places.