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The Week in iPhone Cases: Romance in the air

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and nothing says "I love you" like a gift that keeps an iPhone safe while sporting some Valentine's Day flair.

The Week in iPhone Cases

Valentine's day is rapidly approaching, and nothing says “I love you” better than a gift that warms the heart while keeping your iPhone safe.

As we do every week, we’ve rounded up a batch of new cases—each a perfect gift for that special someone in your life.

Ballistic

The Aspira (iPhone 5; $35) sports reinforced corners and a lay-on-table feature (read: a lip around the edges of the screen) that keeps your phone’s screen away from hard surfaces when face down.

The case is made of shock-absorbing TPU, and it’s available in blue/white, red/grey, red/green, black/lime, black/gray, as well as floral honeycomb patterns.

Bling My Thing

The Heart Bling Extravaganza (iPhone 5; $100) is an Valentine’s Day-inspired case that sports over two hundred crystal from the famed Swarovski company.

The case comes in four variants: silver with a pink heart, black with a red heart, gold metallic with a white heart, or metallic pink with a white heart.

ElementCase

The Ronin (iPhone 4; $180) features a micromachined ring/silent mechanism and CNC-machined details in genuine Ziricote wood.

Designed to be reminiscent of the clean line of a katana—the Samurai’s chosen weapon—the case is hand polished and features a nickel-plated finish for maximum luxury.

Lenmar

The Meridian (iPhone 5; $90) combines a case with an external lithium-polymer battery that can double the talk, text, and surf time of your iPhone.

The Meridian is available in glossy white, rubberized black, or metallic red.

Lunatik

The Seismik (iPhone 5; $35) features a suspension frame designed to protect your handset from unexpected drops and bumps.

The case, which is available in black, grey/light grey, grey/blue, grey/green, or grey/pink, features overlays for all the iPhone’s connections, controls, and cameras.

PowerSkin

The PowerSkin (iPhone 4 and 4S; $70) adds more power to your iPhone by joining it with an external lithium-ion battery that provides up to five extra hours of talk time.

The PowerSkin features an external battery meter, and it’s available in glossy black or matte titanium.

Seidio

The Obex (iPhone 5; $80) is a dust-proof and waterproof case that can be safely submersed in water without subjecting your handset itself to those adverse conditions. The case exceeds civilian and military standards for drop tests to keep your iPhone safe from bumps and other impacts.

The case is designed to ensure full access to all of the phone’s functions, going so far as to use waterproof membranes to transmit sound from the speakers and to the microphone.

SwitchEasy

The FreeRunner (iPhone 5; $35) features three layers of protection to keep your iPhone safe: an internal polycarbonate shell, covered by protective TPU rubber, combined with a special protection system that the company calls “Ultraframe.”

The case, which also comes with a transparent polycarbonate front cover, is available in black, white, green, blue, red, or orange/white.

X-Doria

With its heart-pattern motif, the Dash Icon (iPhone 5; $30) is here to remind us all that Valentine’s Day is getting dangerously close.

The case uses a special 3D printing technology to provide a unique feel, while its tough polycarbonate construction keeps your iPhone safe and sound.