One of the items in this week's roundup of new iPhone cases is all corners, while another teaches you how we Italians say cheese. If minimalism and multilingual knowledge aren't what you want wrapped around your iPhone, we also have some products that bring together materials from classic leather to the latest plastics.
The Wave 3 (iPhone 5 and 5s; $28) is a waterproof case that protects against water, sand, and dirt.
The case comes in white and sports an adjustable, floating neck lanyard.
The Hard Core (iPhone 5 and 5s; $60) offers high-impact protection up to 12 feet, with raised lips and reinforced corners for maximum ruggedness.
The case comes in black, black/pink, or black/red and features a built-in screen protector.
The Corners4 (iPhone 5 and 5s; $40) is a series of four corner reinforcements made from aircraft-grade aluminimum. They fit right on top of your handset to provide protection where it's needed the most.
The corners come in red, pink, black, silver, satin, or gold.
The Flir One (iPhone 5 and 5s; price unavailable) incorporates an infrared imaging system in a battery case that goes right on top of your smartphone.
Designed for specialized applications that require the detection and capture of data in the heat-radiation spectrum, the case is part of an overall platform that also includes a software development kit that developers can use to take advantage of its capabilities.
If you're the kind of person who spares no expense, the Monaco M2 (iPhone 5 and 5s; $1,000) is made from you.
Crafted from genuine black leather, with a titanium frame and black, protective PVD coating, the case features an innovative opening mechanism that keeps your iPhone safe and can be operated with one hand.
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The Italian Flashcards case (iPhone 5 and 5s; $45) is made from hard-resin plastic for a slim and secure fit.
The case comes in white and features a special print inspired by Italy on the back.
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The Traveler (iPhone 5 and 5s; $80) is handmade from American full-grain leather, with parachute-grade stitching and a rugged rear pocket.
The case comes in onyx black or whiskey brown.
The Impact Mesh (iPhone 5 and 5s; $35) is a minimalist shell made from high-impact TPU plastic with a unique mesh pattern on the inside and a smooth-touch finish on the outside.
The case comes in black, blue, or pink.
The Trygger (iPhone 4 and 4s; $50) protects your handset from bumps and scratches with sturdy construction and a stylish look.
Available in black, the case incorporates a polarizing filter that enhances the quality of the pictures you take in challenging conditions, reducing haze, glare, and reflection.