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Best Samsung Galaxy S3 cases

Looking for a new case for your phone? Here are CNET's current top picks.

CruzerLite's $10 translucent Androidified case allows you to show your Android pride (click to enlarge). Amazon

Editors' note: This post was updated December 21, 2012, with five new products, including cases from Aduro, Covert, Samsung, Sena, and Urban Armor Gear.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has quickly become one of the most popular Android smartphones, and like the iPhone, has spurred a cottage industry of cases and covers.

In boiling down the best of what's currently out there, I tried to provide a good mix of well-designed, affordable cases with more expensive models that offer some unique attributes.

One thing to watch for when buying cases these days is that you can come across pricier products from better-known brands that sell under unknown brand names for much less (yes, factories in China are churning these out and the same reference designs appear to be available for purchase for whomever comes along and buys them).

While higher-end cases tend to cost $30 to $50, perfectly good cases can be had for less than $10 shipped.

Of course, when it comes to protective cases, personal taste is a big factor (and plenty of people don't bother with them), and we may have missed a few that you think should have been included. We'll be updating this list as more products arrive, so feel free to make any suggestions or criticize our picks in the comments section below.

Click on any image below to start the slideshow. Products are listed in alphabetical order.