Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors take a crack at designing cases
This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you stunning designs from the runway, plus ultra-protective cases from OtterBox and Lifeproof.
Diane von Furstenberg
If you're looking for some travel-inspired fashion, the Hologram (iPhone 6; $48) features a simple hologram airplane pattern that changes to reveal a warm hidden message.
The case offers full access to the iPhone's buttons, Lightning port, and back-facing camera, and sports a reinforced bumper designed to prevent damage from corner drops while blending in nicely with the overall design. (But let's be real, here—the Hologram's appeal is that you can tote around a little something from fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg wherever you go.)
The EXO23 (iPhone 6; $220 to $260) features a sturdy anodized-aluminum frame that protects your iPhone from daily hazards.
The case features wood veneer inserts for a classic look, and its magnetic clamshell closure allows you to quickly install and remove the case. For a personalized touch, you can engrave the EXO23 with your name or a custom design.
The UnityPower (iPhone 6; $65) sports an external 4700mAh battery for extending your talking or surfing time.
Made with impact-absorbing material, the case sports a slim two-piece design, and includes cutouts for the iPhone's buttons, back-facing camera, and Lightning port. It also ships with an audio port extender to make sure your headphones fit the headphone jack without hassle.
The Leather Case (iPhone 6; $50) is a simple hard shell case, offering basic protection without extra bulk.
The case offers a textured leather finish for better grip, easily snaps on or off, and includes Kate Spade’s trademark logo on its back for a fashionable touch. It even sports press-through button covers to prevent dust or dirt from settling into the iPhone's vulnerable cracks and crevices.
The nüüd (iPhone 6; $90) provides all-around protection, preventing damage from shock, snow, dirt, and water.
Waterproof up to two meters for about an hour—at least according to Lifeproof—the case has been tested to survive drops from up to two feet high, repels snow and dirt for extra peace of mind, and features a transparent back that lets your iPhone’s Apple logo shine through. The nüüd comes with an anti-reflective optical glass camera lens that lets you take pictures without pesky halos.
The Faux-Tortoise Phone Case (iPhone 6; $40) is a basic hard shell case with an elegant look, thanks to its glossy tortoiseshell acetate finish and gilded Michael Kors logo plaque.
If you need a protective case, but also want one with wallet-like functionality, then you’re in luck—the Commuter Wallet (iPhone 6; $50) comes with a handy storage compartment for your credit cards, photo ID, and even cash.
The case includes an adhesive screen protector to help keep your screen in pristine condition, and features multiple layers that absorb shock from impact and keep scratches and smudges away. The Commuter Wallet can even be personalized—mix and match its shell and slipcover colors to create a unique look just for you.
The TurtleCell (iPhone 5/5S; $40) features built-in retractable headphones that are always on hand whenever you want to listen to music or take a phone call.
The case sports an in-line microphone—for chatting with Siri, of course—as well as an audio switch for turning the headphone feature off and on; it comes in black, red, aqua blue, or platinum grey.
The Henrik (iPhone 6; $98) offers you the opportunity to dress your iPhone up with a beautiful kaleidoscope design. This hard shell case protects your iPhone from accidental drops or bumps, includes precise cutouts for the iPhone's Lightning port, back-facing camera, and buttons, and sports a fade-resistant coating.