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Since the launch of the Nexus 4 and its glass back, there's been even more hullabaloo in the Android world about the need for a smartphone case, bumper, or skin. I've found this is actually a question people have some pretty strong feelings about. And the market for cases is as big as ever - if you head to Amazon, for example, you'll see there are already over 3000 dedicated listings for iPhone 5 cases.

Of course, the question of a case doesn't stop at a simple "yes" or "no" - there are a variety of ways to protect and personalize your smartphone. You can go all the way from the least invasive end of the spectrum - invisible stick-on skins - to battle-tank style barriers like the the Otterbox Defender. Having tried both extremes myself, my personal belief has always been that the best part about smartphone cases is removing them - the idea just never resonated with me.

Otterbox Defender Galaxy Note Black Show

The Otterbox Defender

For most people, though, the answer to the "case question" is not going be rooted only in aesthetic philosophy. If we all felt comfortable running around with our smartphones in the proverbial nude, Otterbox wouldn't be in business. So, with that in mind - how do you protect your device (if at all)?

And as always, feel free to explain your answer in the comments.

What kind of case do you use for your smartphone (if any)?

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