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This week's iPhone-case roundup has a distinctive console flair, with a protective accessory that gives you the power to unleash your inner player. For everyone else, we have a great lineup of add-ons for your handset, from the fashionable to the practical, with a bit of whimsy thrown in for good measure.
The BSC (iPhone 5 and 5s; $30) is made from impact-resistant polycarbonate, and sports a one-piece design that makes easy work of installation and everyday use. Its construction improves the volume of your iPhone's audio, and it even comes with a kickstand that helps you prop up your handset for viewing.
The case comes in white, blue, yellow, pink, violet, green, or blue.
The Paladin (iPhone 5 and 5s; $45 to $49) provides excellent all-over protection from bumps and scratches, and it even incorporates a built-in screen protector with an anti-slip front bezel ring.
Available in a combination of styles and colors, the case also features a special tactile texture that helps improve your grip on the phone.
The Ronin G10 Stealth (iPhone 5 and 5s; $190) is precision machined from aerospace-grade aluminium and sports a proprietary matte-black finish.
The case's backplate is made from plush, black, non-slip ultrasuede. The company includes a complimentary zippered pouch.
The Leaf (iPhone 5 and 5s; $120) gives you two protective cases in a single package—and one of them is a rechargeable 2400mAh power pack that doubles your handset's battery life.
The case, which comes in black or white, features an easy-to-use detachable design, while the power pack includes three different layers of protection to ensure the safety of both the battery and your phone.
The Powershell (iPhone 5 and 5s; $100) turns your handset into the gaming device it was meant to be, with realistic, console-like controls, an integrated 1500mAh battery pack, and support for iOS 7's new controller APIs.
The case comes with a three-year limited warranty, and includes both a charging cable and a special headphone extension.
The Nuguard KX (iPhone 5c; $50) features the company's proprietary orbiting-gel technology, with provides excellent protection in a compact package, with particular focus on those areas of your handset that are most susceptible to damage.
The case is available in green, blue, yellow, red, purple, or pink.
The Commuter Series (iPhone 5c; $40) is a slick, two-layer case designed for sturdy protection, with a self-adhering screen protector that keeps the elements away from your phone's display.
The case comes in white, black, green, blue, aqua, grey, or yellow; you can pick different colors for the inner and outer shell, giving you many different combinations to choose from.
The Night Cover (iPhone 5c; €16) is a silicon shell that provides sturdy protection and an excellent grip in a convenient package.
The case comes in blue, green, red, or yellow, with one of three different words spelled out in bold, white type.
The Rapt (iPhone 5 and 5s; $25) combines hard polycarbonate and soft rubber in a unique design that offers protection from bumps and scratches, as well as an excellent grip.
The case is available in black/grey, pink/fuchsia, or blue/light blue.