The Week in iPhone Cases: The big score

A new week brings a new edition of our iPhone case roundup, where we bring you the latest in protective accessories for your handset.

The Week in iPhone Cases

A new week brings a new edition of Macworld’s roundup of new ways to protect your iPhone.

In this installment, we bring you some accessories designed for the urban fashion-conscious, some for the extreme user—we’ve got something for just about every taste.


The Weave (iPhone 5; $18) is a sleeve hand made from genuine premium leather. Its ultraslim design adds minimal bulk to your handset, while a conveniently placed elastic strap grants you prompt access to your device.

The Weave is available in three editions: Brown, dark brown, or black.


If you like to hit the links, the Golf GPS Mount (all iPhone models; $30) may be worth adding to your bag. Although it was designed for portable golfing GPS units, it will fit your iPhone just fine, and will make carrying it around easier.

The unit features a cushioned support to grip your handset safely without damaging it, and is capable of fitting both square and round tubing on push carts and golf carts.


The CalipsoKey (iPhone 4, 4S, and 5; $169) brings together the company’s well-known high-end leather cases with Near-Field Communication (NFC) to turn your iPhone into a remote unlocking solution.

Paired with the appropriate electronic locking devices (sold separately by several third parties), the CalipsoKey allows you to activate any compatible device simply by waving your phone—or, more appropriately, you case—near it.

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The Cushi Plus (iPhone 5; $25) is a protection kit for your handset made from two three-dimensional padded skins—one for the back of your phone, and the other for the front—and a protective cover for the screen.

The Cushi Plus is available in several different editions, ranging from sports to flags, and from abstract motifs to street-art-inspired themes.


The Atlas (iPhone 5; price unavailable) is an upcoming case that is being marketed by Incipio as shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof, and is designed to protect your handset under the most adverse conditions.

To back its claims, Incipio pairs the case—which will be available later in 2013, in black or white—with a special warranty that covers your device from water damage for one year from the date of purchase.


The PocoWool (iPhone 5; $70) is made from wool felt and is designed to look great while protecting your iPhone from everyday bumps and scratches and keeping it safely within reach.

Each sleeve features a buttonhole closure and is available in grey/brown, blue/white, grey/coffee, navy/white, pink/orange, or pink/white.

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The Ultra Flip (iPhone 5; $38) combines hard plastic casing with a cover made from synthetic leather on the outside and soft microfiber chamude on the inside to offer excellent protection, grip, and screen-cleaning features.

The Ultra Flip comes in orange, blue, grey, or white, and it also features a slot for credit cards or cash.

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The SurfacePad (iPhone 4, 4S, and 5; $35) is made of napa leather and designed to protect your iPhone from the vagaries of everyday use while adding minimal bulk.

The case, available in black, white, or red, also doubles a stand in landscape orientation.


The DashIcon (iPhone 5; $30) is a collection of snap-on cases that protect the back of your iPhone while adding a splash of color in the form of geometric patterns.

The cases feature a hardshell polycarbonate interior, complemented by a soft-texture fabric exterior for maximum protection.

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