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The Week in iPhone Cases: We're game

There’s plenty of fashion in this week’s iPhone-case roundup, with accessories that range from the realm of science fiction to teenage pop culture...with some old-school gaming in between.

We're game

There’s plenty of fashion in this week’s iPhone-case roundup, with accessories that range from the realm of science fiction to teenage pop culture...with some old-school gaming in between.

Esoterism

The Embrace 5 (iPhone 5 and 5s; $33) is a bumper made of aluminium and engraved with characters and details from the popular Hello Kitty line of pop art.

The Embrace 5 comes in titanium grey or pink.

HyperCel

The SciFi (iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s) features a dual-layer construction that gives a distinctly three-dimensional look, with a soft inner silicone liner that absorbs shock, and a tough outer shell that helps protect against scratches and bumps.

The case comes in red, green, blue, white/black, black, and white.

iSkin

The Vera (iPhone 5 and 5s; $45) is made from high-quality faux leather and features a folio design with a built-in credit/business card holder. Hand crafted for an optimal fit, it protects both the front and back of your handset with a fabulous look.

The Vera comes in brown, textured black, textured white, and snakeskin red.

Lifeproof

The Fre (iPhone 5 and 5s; $80) is waterproof, dirtproof, and snowproof, with extra-protective qualities that help keep your handset safe even during active use.

The case comes with a complimentary screen cover, specially designed to be compatible with the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID sensor.

Naztech

The Vertex 3 (iPhone 5c; $25) features an inner silicone lining that helps protect your phone from shock, and a hard-polycarbonate outer shell designed to keep scratches at bay.

The case, available in black with black, blue, pink, or white highlights, also comes with a complimentary screen protector.

PureGear

The company’s Retro Game Cases (iPhone 5 and 5s; $30) have been updated for compatibility with Apple’s latest handset models.

Available in grey or black, each model features a real, old-school maze game that you can play...even when your phone is turned off.

Toffee

The Flip Wallet (iPhone 5 and 5s; $60) is made from genuine leather for a unique look that feels good and looks great. The case’s folio-style design protects your handset’s screen and gives you places to stash up to five plastic cards or some cash.

The Flip Wallet comes in black or brown.

Tommo

The Genesis System (iPhone 5 and 5s; price unavailable) celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Sega’s venerable gaming system with a case that brings the look of the Genesis right to your phone.

The case includes a custom screen protector, and it sports the appropriate cutouts to ensure that you can continue to access your iPhone’s every port, button, and camera.

Topeak

The RideCase (iPhone 5 and 5s; $50) combines a robust plastic case with a handlebar mount that allows you to take your phone biking with you.

Designed to support both landscape and portrait orientations, the RideCase can be tilted across a range of angles to ensure a comfortable, glare-free ride every time.