We've got some serious beats in this week's iPhone-case roundup, with an accessory that will make you the…light of every party. And if you're not the clubbing type, we've still got plenty of choices, from the finest of leathers to the sturdiest of modern plastics.
The Book (iPhone 5 and 5s; €139) features an aluminium body finished with hand-stitched leather that covers and protects your handset from all sides.
The case comes in black, green, red, or brown.
Unlike your smartphone, you won't call the ToneFone (iPhone 5 and 5s; £23 to £25) portable, as it encapsulates your handset in a 2- or 3-pound exercise weight.
Dubbed “the world's heaviest iPhone case,” the ToneFone is rubberized for added protection (though we're not sure whose), with a weight made from 100 percent British steel. It's designed to let you use your phone as an exercise aid.
Despite its somewhat generic name, there's nothing commonplace about the Case (iPhone 5 and 5s; AU $100), which is designed to be waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof—a perfect companion for a day at the beach or a lazy afternoon spent sitting by the pool.
The case...er, Case...comes in black, grey, orange, or pink.
The Aura (iPhone 5 and 5s; $35) is made from a durable, polycarbonate frame, reinforced with a brushed aluminium plate and finished with rubberized side grips.
The case comes in blue/silver, black/grey, green/black, orange/silver, pink/silver, or yellow/silver.
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The iEqualizer (iPhone 5 and 5s; $50) incorporates a fully-functioning audio meter that visualizes the sounds around it.
Made from polycarbonate and powered by two CR2032 batteries, the case comes in black and adds minimal bulk to your handset.
The Highline (iPhone 5 and 5s; $35) is a clear case made from robust polycarbonate that keeps your handset safe, even in demanding environments.
A special connector at the bottom of the case allows you to attach your iPhone to a special leash that keeps it securely attached to your clothes or bags.
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The Butterfly Dance (iPhone 5 and 5s; $8) is made from a high-gloss, pink plastic that helps protect from the vagaries of everyday life, while giving your handset a distinctive look.
The case is decorated with numerous jewels and sparkling crystals with a nature-inspired design that features butterflies and flowers.
The Canvas (iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, and 5s; $45) is crafted from high-quality canvas, and lined with a microfiber interior that keeps your handset safe and clean.
The case comes in light purple, aqua green, or coral pink.
The Marcelo Burlon (iPhone 5 and 5s; $65) is made from a rigid plastic that keeps your handset safe from bumps and scratches.
The outside of the case is decorated with a unique snakeskin pattern, with other animal-inspired designs also available.