Space and nature
One of the cases in this week’s roundup celebrates the upcoming Earth Day in collaboration with a famous Mouse, while another has enough space-age materials to launch into space.
The Superman 3D Protective Case (iPhone 5 and 5s; $39) features a sculpted body—just like the Man of Steel, but (presumably) sans the X-ray vision.
The case is made from high-impact plastic with a shock-absorbent inner layer, and comes in a gift box ready for wrapping.
The Rogue Black Ops (iPhone 5 and 5s; $100) offers a tough, compact design that makes clever use of advanced materials like polycarbonate, carbon fiber, and aluminum to withstand impact and protect your phone during active use.
It comes in black, with black, green, gunmetal, or tan accents, and includes a convenient belt clip that also doubles as a viewing stand.
The Maple (iPhone 5 and 5s; $100) is milled from domestically-sourced Eastern Hardrock Maple, with a sturdy inner core to keep your handset safe during everyday use.
Each case is hand-sanded and coated with a blend of natural waxes and oils to bring out the wood’s every detail.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
The Techno Block Print (all iPhone models; $118) is a convenient wallet made from glossy PVC.
It comes in black or pink with white highlights, and includes a coin pouch, eight card compartments, and two bill slots.
The Backup (iPhone 5 and 5s; $40) protects your handset from the vagaries of everyday life and throws in some extra power for good measure.
The case incorporates a 2300mAh battery, which allows you to extend the longevity of your iPhone without having to take your charger with you.
The PhotoProX (iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s; $150) is, in the words of its manufacturer, the world's only waterproof case that comes with four interchangeable lenses.
The kit comes with everything you need to take photos in the most extreme environments; in addition to the waterproof body, it includes fisheye, macro, telephoto, and flat lenses.
The Mountable (iPhone 5 and 5s; $39) includes an adhesive mount that allows you to stick your handset to just about any surface and use it without holding it.
It comes in black or white, with highlights in grey, red, blue, or pink, and includes a complimentary screen protector.
The Hisoxio (iPhone 5 and 5s; price unavailable) is made from polycarbonate materials designed to keep your handset safe from bumps and scratches.
It comes in black, white, green, or pink.