Spokes and links
Fashion makes a strong appearance in this week’s roundup of iPhone cases, with models for all seasons and tastes. Plus, we have a special treat for lovers of the velocipede, who can finally put their wheels where their phones are.
The TNA (iPhone 4 and 4S; $15) is made from soft silicone rubber that keeps your phone safe from bumps and scratches and helps you grip it more security.
It sports a fashionable, three-dimensional pattern and comes in black, pink, white, aqua, green, grey, purple, or blue.
The Magnetyze (iPhone 5; $60) protects your iPhone with a hardshell case that also replaces Apple’s standard Lightning connector with a custom connector compatible with the company’s line of magnetic accessories.
According to BuQu, the onboard magnetic connector protects your phone from wear and tear, and makes it easier to connect to a computer or to one of several add-ons that include wall, desk, and car chargers.
The CaptCase (iPhone 5; $45) offers a great mix between functionality and form. Made from premium leather with a soft, microfiber interior, it sports a protective cover and includes extra room for some cash and ID or credit cards.
Despite its 360 degrees of protection, the case allows you to use your handset even when closed, and ensures that you can continue to access its ports, buttons, and cameras.
Built for cycling enthusiasts, the Cruiser Bike (iPhone 5; $16) is made from durable plastic with a backing plate made from natural walnut.
The case sports a beautiful bicycle motif carved on the back, and provides easy access to all of the iPhone’s ports and cameras.
Kate Spade New York
The Petula Stripe (iPhone 5; $40) is made from hard resin to keep your handset safe and sound during every day use.
As its name suggests, the case sports a horizontal-striped pattern of alternating sea glass and bright beryl green hues.
The Hybrid (iPhone 5; $45) features a thin backplate made from solid tigerwood inlaid with a maple design that reproduces a map of the world
The beautiful design is molded against a solid, plastic shell, available in black or white, that provides protection and grip.
Landmarks and Lions
The Atherton (iPhone 5; $49) protects your handset with a sleeve made from luxuriously soft lambskin leather, with a protective interior wool felt finish.
The case—handmade in the United States—comes in black/red or tan/white, and also features a slot where you store a credit card or some cash.
The Vital (iPhone 5; $35) features an innovative, dual-layer design that mixes an energy-absorbing inner layer with a hard outer shell to protect against impacts.
Stylish and yet durable, the case comes in black/black or black/white.