Speck adds ToughShell case to iPhone 4 line

Designed to go up against Otterbox's rugged case offerings, Speck's ToughShell case for iPhone 4 has three layers of protection.

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The Speck ToughShell is available now for $49.99. Speck

Otterbox remains king of the rugged smartphone case arena, but there are plenty of alternatives, including Speck's new ToughShell for iPhone 4.

Like other rugged cases, this one has multiple layers of protection (three to be exact) and it comes with the requisite detachable holster with rotating belt clip that doubles as a viewing stand.

Speck, which makes some of the best iPhone cases out there, says the $49.99 ToughShell is the company's toughest case yet (it also has the ToughSkin for iPhone 4).

If this model doesn't do it for you, here are some other options:

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