9. Belkin Snap Folio Case - £30/US$40 (around AU$39)
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If you are worried about whipping out a colourful case in a big meeting, this snap-on case has a low-key yet elegant crafted body made from durable polycarbonate, with a magnetic closure to keep it secure. Internal pockets mean there's room for a business card or two, and when you are out of work mode you can catch up on the football using the built-in stand.
10. Ballistic Shell Gel SG Series Case - £30/US$40 (around AU$39)
If you are happy to add a little extra bulk to make sure your Note 2 is well protected, bolt this onto the back of your handset and the silicone layer, durable polycarbonate shell and Ballistic shock absorbent polymer combined will offer sufficient armour against everyday commuting carnage.
11. Proporta Leather Case - £30/US$40 (around AU$39)
The faux leather pouch with a subtle stitched design means it's still an elegant place to call home for your Note 2. The pull tab keeps the mobile device secure when not in use, and an aluminium lining provides a guard against scratches, drops and knocks with access to vital ports and buttons, including that special S-Pen.
14. Gorilla Gadgets 4000mAh Extended Battery Case with Flip Cover - US$50 (around £32/AU$48)
Packing a 3,100mAh battery, the Note 2 already has a decent amount of multitasking prowess, but if you are constantly running out of juice this will extend the life without adding too much handset thickness. The 4,000mAh case clips to the back and has LED indicator lights to let you know how much power is left. Plus with a flip cover it also provides protection for your big, beautiful display.
13. Zenus Masstige Lettering Diary Series - £35/AU$50/US$50
Giving the modern note-taker a more traditional look, this synthetic leather case hides your Note 2 away in a diary-style body. It has a button fastener to keep the Note 2 secure and a pocket inside to keep your cards and notes. There are cut outs for the charging ports and camera, and there's fancy embossed lettering to add some character.
13. Tech21 Impact Snap with Cover - £35/US$55 (around AU$53)
Providing military-grade shield for your Note 2, the shock-absorbing D30 material, which has been used in armour for the US Ministry of Defence, should provide a suitably tough exterior. Up front you can opt for a leather cover to keep it covered when you're not doodling. There's access to all ports including the S-Pen and speaker grille, while the rear-facing camera is free when you need to snap a picture.
15. Otterbox Defender Series Case - US$60 (around £38/AU$58)
Offering a triple layer of protection, the tough cookie case squeezes itself around the Note 2 and guards against bumps and drops with the combination of a polycarbonate shell, an impact-resistant silicone inner cover and a screen protector up front. There's also a belt holster if you decide that you want to free up some pocket space.
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Michael is a freelance journalist who has covered consumer technology for over a decade and specializes in wearable and fitness tech. Previously editor of Wareable, he also co-ran the features and reviews sections of T3, and has a long list of bylines in the world of consumer tech sites.
With a focus on fitness trackers, headphones, running wearables, phones, and tablet, he has written for numerous publications including Wired UK, GQ, Men's Fitness, BBC Science Focus, Metro and Stuff, and has appeared on the BBC Travel Show. Michael is a keen swimmer, a runner with a number of marathons under his belt, and is also the co-founder of YouTube channel The Run Testers.