Flashy designs, trendy wallets, and add-on lenses
This week’s round up of new iPhone cases includes simple but colorful protective cases, a few fashionable leather-clad options, and fancy lenses for all your picture-taking needs.
The Grand Portefeuille Zippé (iPhone 4/4S, 5/5S, 5C, 6, and 6 Plus; $150) introduces an all-in-one case and carrier that protects your iPhone and includes extra storage for your valuables.
Made of calf skin, the case sports an all-around zipper that lets you securely close everything up when not in use, 12 credit card slots, a built-in holster for holding your Lightning cable or a pen, two slit pockets, and additional zip pockets for carting around extra items. Notably missing are a coffee machine and foldable personal valet.
The Switchback (iPhone 6; $40) offers interchangeable backplates that can be customized with logos, art, and text.
The case features a matte finish that allows your iPhone to easily slide in and out of your pocket, and is made from a sturdy rubber material that helps protect your handset from occasional drops.
The Afterburner (iPhone 6; $60) more than doubles your handset’s talking and surfing time with a built-in battery.
The lightweight, two-piece case features a Lightning-compatible charging port that recharges your battery with the push of a button, and has a slim form factor that adds less than half an inch to your iPhone’s height.
The Laterale (iPhone 6; $45) sports a leather holster with a handy clip that lets you secure your iPhone to your belt in a jiffy—a perfect solution for when you’re on the go, but want to keep your phone easily within reach.
Lined with microsuede for extra padding, the case not only features a snap closure tab for additional safety, but also comes in a luxurious black finish that will match almost any outfit.
If you rue for the days of smartphones gone by, the Typo2 (iPhone 6; $99) will bring back the good times by equipping your handset with a bona fide keyboard, complete with backlighting for use in dark places.
The case includes a lock key to help prevent pocket dials, a battery indicator that keeps you appraised of how much power is left in your keyboard, and a currency key to help you out when you are in a different country.
The Leather Book (iPhone 6 Plus; price unavailable) elegantly surrounds and protects your iPhone by wrapping it in a book-style leather shell.
Should you feel the sudden urge to shed your old-school wallet, the case adds two card slots and a photo ID pocket where you can store your essentials, and features a plastic frame that securely holds your iPhone without obstructing access to your ports and buttons.
The Slim Juicer (iPhone 6; $50) extends your iPhone's battery life with a MFI-certified, 3100mAh power pack that provides plenty of extra talk and surf time.
The case sports a slim profile without compromising its ability to protect from bumps and shocks, and includes built-in port covers to prevent dust from settling into your iPhone's Lightning port and headphone jack.