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The Week in iPhone Cases: Dash and splash

This week's iPhone-case roundup brings you a dash of color, a splash of protection, and a reminder that summer days, spent lazily at the beach, are not far off.

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Dash and splash

This week's iPhone-case roundup brings you a dash of color, a splash of protection, and a reminder that summer days, spent lazily at the beach, are not far off.

bodyglove toughsuit iphone

Body Glove

The Toughsuit (iPhone 5 and 5s; $45) features an enhanced grip and combines hardshell protection with a built-in screen protector to keep your entire handset safe from everyday accidents.

The case is available in black, or white with either grey or purple highlights.

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Etsy

The Beach Towel Stripe (iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, and 5c; $30) features a colorful design, with seven different stripes reminiscent of a day by the sea.

The case is made from molded plastic, and can be personalized with a message of your choosing.

incipio faxion iphone

Incipio

The Faxion (iPhone 5 and 5s; $35) is made from the company's properietary Plextonium material, and is composed of a rigid outer shell and soft inner layer that absorbs shocks and protects from scratches.

The case is available in black; white with red, grey, or purple highlights; or grey with green or purple highlights.

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Patriot

The SlimShell (iPhone 5 and 5s; price unavailable) features a dual-material construction that keeps your handset safe from bumps and scratches without adding significant bulk.

The case comes in black, navy, red, yellow, or purple.

schreer bacon iphone

Schreer Design

This company's collection of iPhone cases (iPhone 4, 4s, and 5; prices vary) includes many different models, built using a variety of high-quality thermoplatic materials.

The designs of each case are printed using a technique that deposits ink deep into the plastic, ensuring a long-lasting look that resists scratching and fading.

thumbsup flipcase iphone

Thumbs Up!

The 90's Case (iPhone 4 and 4s; price unavailable) turns your handset into a flip phone straight from the days when MicroTACS were all the rage.

The case's flip top doubles as a speaker—handy for when you want to listen to some music on the go.

versio contour iphone

Versio

The Contour Grip (iPhone 5 and 5s; $25) sports a TPU bumper with a grip-enhancing pattern combined with a tough outer-shell inlay that brings protection and color to your handset.

The case comes in green, white, or red.

whitediamonds liquids iphone

White Diamonds

The Liquids (iPhone 5 and 5s; €25) is handcrafted from Swarovski crystal elements and made from high-quality PET, the latter offering a surface that resists scratching and repels dirt.

The case is transparent, with a paint-splash pattern available in shades of yellow, blue, or purple.

worldshopping earcase iphone

Worldshopping

The Pink Soft Skin (iPhone 4 and 4s; $5) is a… giant ear that doubles as a protective case for your handset.

Curiously, the case does not come with a camera cutout—because that would “take away from the overall look of the giant ear,” of course.