Here is how I have approached everything I need protection from (iphone/itouch/etc.) 1. Hard shell case. (Clear, color, whatever). Considered to be slim, doesn't bulk the device and essentially to prevent direct scratches and bumps to the device. They obviously come in all assortments where, things can unhinge to allow charging through cable or clean cut outs for the controls. 2. Complete casing (something like otterbox) currently doesn't have one but something similar that completely covers the device. This is one tends to give you overall full protection but it's not elegant. It can be bulky and definitely not meeting room friendly. 3. Sleeves No protection unless it's in the sleeves and doesn't usually allow use of the device within the sleeves. Great to use if you are packing in a bag/travelling and not having to take it out but just to give it a comforting place to put away. 4. Rubber/Gel casings Basically a condom over the device. Nice stretchy material and helps protect your device. Not always the most pleasant and elegant looking but it does the job. 5. Folios Comes in different styles, meeting/professional friendly and usually has a cover like a book. Good thing about it is that some comes with the ability to use it as a stand, etc. Usually using these doesn't allow you to use any of the clear/rubber cases mentioned above. 9 out of 10 times, if dropped, you can expect to not have full coverage. Either way damage is damage, even if you use any of the items above. Depends on how much damage you can expect. 6. Skins Skins??!?!? LoL, basically something like zagg shield that has this clear material like film that can cover your device. Doesn't really protect from drops (then again, all of the cases doesn't completely protect from drops) but main purpose is to prevent scratches. Pros: it keeps it low profile without the bulk of any case. Now...did I miss anything? I think this generally sums up everything that is out there. I'm sure I missed soemthing that is unique that I didn't mention but my point in this post is I'm looking for a hardshell that allows stand capability. Anything out there that fits this bill? Basically a hybrid of the two or three that I mentioned above? I'm really liking the Speck Candyshell but then I would also like a protection when I put it in my murse. A sleeve seems to be the way to go but then that means it's not as easily accessible. I also thought I saw somewhere a cover for the front of the device that detaches and attaches that is hard case. Anyone can make suggestions that kind of fits this bill? I like to have a folio with a stand but at this point, I don't think there is one completely like that out there.