Glitter, gold, and impeccable sound
This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features an assortment of holiday stocking stuffers: Glittery, starry backgrounds, real gold motifs, and solutions for music lovers.
The Border Case (iPhone 6; $8) sports a double-molded polycarbonate frame with a see-through, transparent back for a minimalistic look.
The case features a raised bezel to prevent scratches when the screen is placed down on a flat surface, offers precise cutouts to access all of the iPhone’s ports and buttons, and comes in pink, black, red, white, yellow, or blue.
The Solid Wood (iPhone 6; $89) protects your handset in style with a sturdy case made by hand from real wood.
Manufactured from a single block of padauk, the case features a suede-lined interior to nestle your iPhone comfortably, solid brass lock and volume buttons for added protection, and the option to laser-engrave a message of your choice on the back.
The Catalyst (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; $70 to $75) features all-weather protection in a slim, elegant package.
Waterproof to a depth of five meters, the case meets military test drop standards up to two meters high, and offers full access to your iPhone’s touchscreen, buttons, and camera.
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The mPact Glass (iPhone 5/5S, 5C, and 6; $30) is a screen protector designed to withstand heat and pressure without warping.
Made from real glass, the screen protector sports a shatterproof film to avoid sharp edges if broken, an oleophobic layer to repel fingerprints and smudges, and an anti-glare UV coating for easy reading in the sunlight. The mPact also features an antibacterial treatment to minimize the amount of bacteria on your screen.
The Loudmouth (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; $35 to $40) features trendy, colorful patterns printed on a sturdy hardshell for an excellent combination of protection and style.
The case prevents damage from accidental bumps, sports a raised bezel to protect the screen if placed face-down on a flat surface, and meets military drop test standards for added peace of mind.
The 24-Karat Gold Case (iPhone 6; $50) features elegant gold-leaf highlights in a transparent shell.
The case, which is crafted by hand, sports dual-layer construction to protect from impact, color-coordinated metal buttons, and an all-around bumper for extra safety.
The Glitter Waterfall (iPhone 5/5S, and 6; $20) features sparkles, stars, and glitter that float around in liquid as you move your iPhone around.
The case, designed to prevent damage from minor drops and bumps, comes in pink, white, or blue.
The Amp Audio (iPhone 5/5S, 6, and 6 Plus; $79) boosts your iPhone’s sound capabilities with a built-in set of high quality speakers and a custom audio engine powered by its own battery—which means it powers your iPhone, too.
Available in black or white, the case also features a noise reduction technology that, according to the manufacturer, improves your headphone sound quality in realtime. (We actually got some hands-on time with an early version of the Amp Audio, and were really impressed.)
The Bling Crystal Rabbit (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; $16) is—ahem—certainly an interesting case. It sports real rabbit fur and rhinestone embellishments for an all-around flashy look that’s sure to draw attention.
Available in grey or white fur, the case prevents damage from scratches and drops, and offers unobstructed access to your buttons, charging port, and camera. You might have to push some fur out of the way, however.