The Week in iPhone Cases: Stay frosty

In this week's iPhone-case roundup, we bring you a wallet that sticks to your phone, and we blow a gasket over a great automotive-inspired case.

The Week in iPhone Cases

What do a wallet that sticks to your phone, the head gasket on a performance V8 engine, and a jogging harness have in common?

Yep, they’re all featured in our weekly iPhone-case roundup, where we collect the latest in protective accessories for your Apple-branded handset.


The Citta (iPhone 5; $25) is an ultrathin case that’s designed so that your iPhone can easily slide into it from the side, thus allowing for extra protection and added grip.

It comes in black, blue, dark blue, pink or silver.


The Wally (iPhone 4, 4S, and 5; $50) is a leather wallet that attaches, using adhesive, to the back of your iPhone and adds three pockets for stashing some cash or a few plastic cards.

The Wally features a convenient pull-out strap that keeps your valuables safely hidden until you’re ready to use them. The case is available in black or brown.

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The Gasket v8 (iPhone 5; $30) is a snap-on case with looks inspired by the design of a head gasket of a high-performance V8 engine. The case offers an excellent grip with easy access to all of the iPhone’s ports, buttons, and cameras.

Available in Titanium Gray, Vintage Gold, Aluminum Silver, Rally Blue, Brilliant Red, or Forest Green, the Gasket also comes with a complimentary screen protector.


The company’s Warhol collection (iPhone 5; $40) has acquired some new designs thanks to a collaboration with the late artist’s foundation.

As with their predecessors, the new cases are built on top of InCase’s snap-on platform and are available in multiple colors.


The Easy Wear i5 (iPhone 5; $20) is built with simplicity in mind, and it can be easily installed on your iPhone thanks to its convenient, swiveling top cover.

Available in aqua, grey, blue, red, or pink, the case is built with environmentally conscious, non-toxic materials and grants ready access to the iPhone’s ports, buttons, and cameras.


The Seismik (iPhone 5; $35) is marketed by the company as a “suspension case” for your iPhone. It uses a special set of trusses to offer superior protection from drops and bumps without adding too much bulk to your handset.

The Seismik comes in black, grey, blue/grey, yellow/grey, or pink/grey.


The Sorbet Permafrost (iPhone 5; $40) features a two-color design and is made of a special translucent plastic that offers a unique 3-D look.

A dozen different color combinations are available, mixing various shades of yellow, green, blue, and red.


If you like to go jogging, hiking, or storming safehouses with your Apple devices, you may want to check out the SportHolster (all iPhone models; €50), which goes on like a backpack and provides plenty of room for a handset and a number of additional small accessories like keys or wallets.

The SportHolster features plenty of padding and an ergonomic design; it’s available in two different adjustable sizes; and it’s even machine washable.

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