The iPhone goes “indestructable”

If you’re one of the few Brits determined (and rich) enough to have laid your hands on an iPhone you’re probably busy fending off assorted

If you’re one of the few Brits determined (and rich) enough to have laid your hands on an iPhone you’re probably busy fending off assorted muggers and besotted gadget freaks right now. And such a touchable piece of tech will be more prone than most to the occasional “butterfinger” moment.Step forward Otterbox, purveyors of some of the toughest tech protectors known to man. The  forward-thinking firm has come up with the perfect solution to keep your beloved iPhone as swaddled and safe as a babe in arms.In the past the company has fashioned apocalypse-proof cases that looked a little like mini iPod submarines. But, clearly inspired by the hysteria surrounding the world’s most anticipated gadget, they’ve decided to take a different tack with their first iPhone case. In fact, the Otterbox 1940 is more like a wetsuit for your iPhone – perfect for the weather we’ve been “enjoying” this summer. It’ll slip snugly over either the 4GB or 8GB version, protecting every millimetre of its beautiful, shiny surface while cleverly allowing complete access to all the phone’s sockets and functions.That’s right, even the touchscreen is completely useable despite being safely hidden beneath Otterbox’s patented membrane. So now you’ve got no excuse for not letting all those horrible sweaty strangers caress your little baby. DamnEssentials Otterbox 1940 Price: TBC On sale: Late 2007 Contact: Otterbox Related stories: The Stuff guide to the iPhone Samsung waif joins the 5MP camphone club LG Shine gets a macho makeover