The Week in iPhone Cases
Spring is approaching, and with it the need for adventure alongside your iPhone. Regardless of where your travels take you, this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases will help you keep your handset safe from peril.
The Linkase (iPhone 5; price unavailable) employs a special technology called Electronic Magnetic Waveguide to boost (by a claimed 50 percent) your handset’s ability to interact with a Wi-Fi signal.
Available in black, white, grey, red, or blue, the Linkase also features a pop-out tab that, the vendor says, resonates electromagnetically with the iPhone’s internal Wi-Fi antenna, increasing its sensitivity.
The JStyle (iPhone 5; $80) brings case and wallet together in a single package that lets you keep your cards, money, and phone together for easy carrying.
Made from real, full-grain calf leather with a matte finish, the JStyle includes all the appropriate cutouts to let you access the iPhone’s various ports, buttons, and cameras.
The Fuze 360 (iPhone 5; $50) combines a soft, shock-absorbing inner layer and a hard, impact-resistant outer shell for complete wraparound protection while adding minimal bulk to your phone.
The case, available in black, comes with a free Titan screen protector, which uses a multi-layer technology to keep the front of your device safe from damage without impeding your ability to interact with it.
The Chameleon (iPhone 4 and 4S; $60) combines a high-capacity (2000mAh) rechargeable battery with a case that features five interchangeable faceplates, allowing you to quickly change its color to black, white, red, yellow, or green.
The battery lasts up to five hundred charges, and the case, which weight less than eighty grams, charges using the supplied Micro USB cable.
The Taktik Extreme (iPhone 5; $125) features super-tough construction, including a shockproof impact truss and a front screen cover made from Gorilla glass, to protect your handset from all sides.
The case comes in black or white, and includes a lanyard loop to help carry your iPhone when you don’t have pockets.
The Cobra (iPhone 5; $156 to $183) and Contour (iPhone 5; $196) are made from all-natural wood materials handcrafted with exquisite precision to perfectly wrap your iPhone in a cocoon of environmentally-sound protection.
The cases are available in several wood combinations, including wenge/maple, oak/smoked oak, walnut/maple, wenge/maple, and padouk/maple.
The Adventure Suit (iPhone 5; $130 to $180) encloses your handset in a completely water- and shockproof enclosure designed to neutralize a fall from up to fifteen feet or immersion in water to the same depth.
The case, which is entirely transparent to make taking photos and shooting videos easier, comes with a “Super Sucker” suction mount designed for active sports use and capable of withstanding up to 120 psi of pressure.
The ReqKase (iPhone 5; $25) allows you to effortlessly mount an iPhone 5 to your bike for on-the-go enjoyment.
Made from soft silicone rubber, the case is designed to fit most handlebar sizes and can be positioned in both landscape and portrait orientations.
The Stormwalking Case (all iPhone models; $35) features one-piece construction using impact-resistant flexible plastic to provide protection with minimal bulk.
Most important, however, the case features a photo of what is clearly a Stormtrooper moonwalking—something that all self-respecting Star Wars fan will certainly appreciate.