I am a bit bothered that I actually had to buy 3 cases for my iPhone until I found the one that I liked the best. The problem was, the first two were just so damn awful that the third time actually became the charm. Here are the tests of what I presume are the three most popular iPhone cases available.... for believing a salesman as this case proved to be underwhelming. Though the Case Mate stands as a sturdy leather housing for the iPhone, it is actually the belt clip that becomes the problem. I have had many instances where the round bolt that connects the clip to the case loosens and falls off. I also don't like the fact that the front of the case is open leaving the iPhone display unprotected. iSee case is. Judging from the rave reviews from iPod users who own their cases, I thought this would be the best case of the bunch. Turns out to be the worst. This case arrives as a jigsaw puzzle whereas you need to fit the iPhone into this acrylic shell that snaps together and then inserts in and out of a plastic holster. The case certainly seems to be the best protection for your iPhone if it slips to the ground. The problems begin when you try to remove the iPhone from this monstrosity every time you need to place it on the dock for charging or synching. It took an unbelievable amount of effort to snap the case open. Absolutely hate this case. You know, I should have gone with my gut instincts and bought the Marware CEO sleeve right from the start. For me, it looked to be the most handsome case of the bunch. Not only was it thin and sleek, but it offered full protection for the iPhone in that the display cover was not exposed. The biggest surprise came when upon receiving this case, I opened it up to find that Malware includes a protective film cover for the iPhone screen. It can be applied with very little effort, leaves no bubbles, and actually produces a lot less surface smudging than the glass. I really loved the fact that something like this was included with the case as people have been buying these film protectors separately. As you can see the MARWARE case clearly rose above all others as being the best case for my purposes. The only downside I see to these cases is the rather short clips that are included with them. I generally prefer longer-length clips as they are more likely not to fall off the waist. Only the iSee comes with a very long clip. Unfortunately, that was also the worst rated of all the cases I reviewed. Let me add one more case here for your consideration... The Fortte cases are perhaps the best cases you can buy. I did not include a review here because I have yet to order mine. Eventually I will have a case custom made for my iPhone that includes my name and the HTF logo. I bought one of these cases for my Blackberry and they really are a cut above the rest. If you want to go the extra mile, the Fortte cases are probably the absolute best bang for the buck.