Icons and Symbols
This week's roundup of new iPhone cases brings you beautiful 3-D printing, a wavy case inspired by sports, and see-through protection.
The 3D Printed Diamonds (iPhone 5 and 5s; $31) features a 3-D-printed diamond pattern that covers the back of your phone.
The case, available in white, black, blue, or red, sports a beveled edge to protect the screen from scratches and allows full access to ports and buttons.
The Snap Case (iPhone 5 and 5s; $35) sports an embossed Adidas logo with a three-stripe design on a polycarbonate shell. The case is coated with with a rubber material to enhance your grip.
It also features a microfiber lining for extra protection from scratches; offers easy access to all ports and buttons; and comes in a selection of different colors for the shell, logo, and stripes.
Designed by M
The AL13 v2 AeroSpace (iPhone 5 and 5s; $55) sports a minimalist design with a tough, metallic lining that absorbs shock from drops without compromising signal reception.
Made of lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum—available in black, silver, gun metal, space grey, red, blue, or champagne—the case includes a protective film for the back of your phone and an anti-scratch, anti-glare, anti-fingerprint screen protector for the front.
The HoldTight (iPhone 5 and 5s; $30) sports a customizable design based on rubber bands that can be arranged in different configurations to suit your needs and style.
Easy to set up, thanks to the step-by-step instructions, each case includes seven bands, four horizontal and three vertical, and comes in twelve different color combinations. Expansion packs that contain additional bands can be purchased separately.
The Icon Wallet (iPhone 5 and 5s; $50) protects your handset from bumps and scratches, and doubles as a wallet with three card slots and a cash pocket.
Made of premium leather and available in Grey Denim, Camouflage, Fleet Stripe, or Torino Black, the case sports a reinforced, molded phone bed; a camera hole for easy picture-taking and movie-making; and an elastic closure to protect your valuables and your phone.
The EyeFly 3D (iPhone 5c, 5 and 5s; $30) is a screen protector that transforms your handset into a portable 3-D screen on demand.
The EyeFly 3D prevents scratches and fingerprints and doesn’t require 3D glasses for its three-dimensional effect. The manufacturer has developed a number of free apps that can be downloaded and used to convert your 2-D videos to 3-D.
The Innocell Plus (iPhone 5 and 5s; $70) extends your handset’s use while on the go, thanks to a 2000-mAh internal battery that doubles your talk time.
Made of scratch-resistant, durable plastic, the snap-on case includes a Micro-USB cable to sync and charge your iPhone, and is compatible with an optional holster.
The PowerShadow i5d (iPhone 5 and 5s; $100) doubles your handset’s battery life without compromising its functionality, thanks to a seamless charge-and-sync process that allows you to plug your phone into your computer without removing the case.
Made with an impact-resistant polycarbonate body, the case includes a 2100-mAh battery and a charge-level indicator that tells you just how much juice you have left.
Urban Armor Gear
The Maverick (iPhone 5 and 5s; $35) features a transparent-armor shell and an impact-resistant soft core that, together, offer solid protection from everyday accidents.
The case, which comes with a complimentary screen protector that helps keep scratches away, features oversized tactile buttons and a bezel around the camera hole to limit flash interference while taking pictures.