Davy Jones's Locker
There's a bit of beastly protection in this week's iPhone-case roundup, alongside elegant leather, sturdy plastics, and a great selection of accessories designed to keep your handset safe while you exercise, work, and have fun.
The GripCandy (iPhone 5 and 5s; $25) is made from durable and flexible TPU, which offers a snug fit and excellent grip without limiting access to any of your handset's ports and buttons.
The case comes in pink/purple, hot pink/purple, or black/grey.
The CashWrap (iPhone 5 and 5s; $70) offers thin and lightweight protection, with multiple layers of padding that include a rigid, comolded outer shell and a soft, shock-absorbing core.
The case also incorporates an NFC chip, which can be used in conjunction with a free companion app to store your credit cards and use them wirelessly at enabled terminals worldwide. the CashWrap comes in black, white, or red.
The Portafolio Duo (iPhone 5 and 5s; $40) brings together phone and wallet in a stylish package that protects your handset from bumps and scratches while providing plenty of room for cash and cards.
The case comes in a brown, leather-like material, and it doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation.
The FlipVue (iPhone 5 and 5s; $40) is made from durable, genuine leather with a front cover that flips down and an interior slot where you can stash a credit or ID card.
Available in black, the case features a soft, microfiber interior and a magnetic latch that connects to your handset and keeps it securely in place.
The KX (iPhone 5c; $50) is built using the company's special “orbiting gel” technology, which provides extensive protection from shock and scratches, particularly in those areas of your handset that are most succeptible to them.
The case comes in green, blue, yellow, red, orange, or purple.
Pad and Quill
The Bella Fino (iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s; $55) is made from real leather and protects your handset from everyday accidents while offering you some extra room for cash and cards.
The case comes in black or brown with blue, green, or grey interiors.
The Kraken Rampage Series (iPhone 5 and 5s; price unavailable) is made from a bio-enhanced polycarbonate plastic that meets military standards for protection from shock, dust, and other contaminants.
The case, available in black, red, or grey, includes a 360-degree ratcheting holster, a built-in screen protector, and a detachable aluminium viewing stand.
The Aero Wireless (iPhone 5 and 5s; $100) incorporates an external power pack that nearly triples your handset's battery life, and can be recharged using a special power mat that completely eliminates the need for wires.
The Aero Wireless comes in black or white.
The Tunewear JogPocket (all iPhone models; $25) helps you carry your handset comfortably around your waist in a configuration that's ideal for an active lifestyle.
The case also features an internal compartment for your ID or credit cards, and a zippered pocket where you can stash small accessories like a set of earbuds.