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This week’s roundup of iPhone protection includes a case inspired by a popular TV family that’s getting a new lease on life courtesy of Internet streaming. Not a fan of the Bluths? Worry not, for we’ve got plenty to go around, from the rugged to the fashionable.
The Bonjour (iPhone 5; $38) is made from rigid plastic to protect your handset from bumps and scratches, and it features all the appropriate openings to ensure unfettered access to the handset's ports, buttons, and cameras.
The case comes in ivory white with a cute vintage-inspired image on the back.
The Karim Rashid Collection (iPhone 4, 4S, and 5; $169) features six different sleeves and cases for your handset designed by the eponymous artist.
Each of the cases is built using high-end Italian leather dyed in a variety of colors and embossed with patterns that improve grip and give them a distinct look.
The Survivor + Catalyst (iPhone 5; $70) is built to be waterproof up to ten feet—perfect for a day at the beach, in your swimming pool, or even just your bathtub.
The case's design also makes easy work of installation and removal, without the need for additional hardware or tools, and the case is completely transparent, allowing easy use of the iPhone's cameras.
Although called the Foil Covered (iPhone 5; $38), I prefer to think of this case by Marc Jacobs as something inspired by the golden mylar coverings you’ll find on a spaceship.
In addition to the aforementioned golden foil, the case also comes in a silver variant (which, admittedly, looks more oven-ready than space-like).
The Shark Skin Collection (iPhone 5; $28) features an embossed pattern designed to be scratch-resistant and offer optimal balance between grip and comfort.
The case comes in teal, blue, orange, purple, or grey.
The Rugged Case (iPhone 5; $70) is built using an exclusive technology that the company claims helps your handset work better by directing radiation away from your head and body.
Capable of keeping your iPhone safe from falls of up to six feet, the case comes in black, red, grey, or aqua.
The Cube3D (iPhone 5; $35) blends an energy-absorption material with a plastic hardshell exterior with a unique, stylish design with three-dimensional features.
The Cube3D comes in white, purple, black, or red.
Fans of Arrested Development won't want to miss the Many Faces of Tobias Fünke (all iPhone models; $36 to $40), which features the looks of David Cross's character from the cult series.
The case itself is available in two models, and is made from hard plastic to protect your phone from bumps and scratches. It features all the appropriate cutouts to allow access to the handset's cameras, buttons, and ports.
Available in dozens of colors and styles, ranging from natural wood to leather to carbon fiber, the wraps include full-body protection—including, of course, the battery packs themselves.
The Leather Case (iPhone 5; €69) is handmade in Italy from fine Florentine Vachetta brown leather. It features a minimalist profile and weighs only 21 grams.
A pocket on the case's back can be used to stash plastic cards and or cash.
The Finn Wallet (all iPhone models; $29) is made from naturally tanned and distressed full-grain leather, and it's available in two sizes that allow you to stash varying amounts of cards and cash alongside your handset.
The Finn Wallet comes in black, camel, grey, red, green, or brown.