A case with a screen… in the back!
This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features accessories from Rockford, Waterfield Designs, and Element Case, designed to make your wallet obsolete. Plus, a cool marble case from Native Union, a gorgeous leather option from CB Innovations, and more.
Fashionable and luxurious, the Softcase (iPhone 5/5S, 6, and 6 Plus; $175 to $950) sports a leather exterior with a soft microfiber interior where you can snuggle your iPhone to prevent scratches and smudges.
The handmade Softcase features environmentally-friendly materials, and openings around the edges that promote air circulation and optimize sound output. It comes in a range of cheerful colors like Happy Orange, Caramel Lion, Cherry Love, and Black Night.
Not to be confused with the popular medieval hero of English lore, the Ronin Wood (iPhone 6; $200) is actually an elegant and refined bamboo accessory inspired by the katana swords used by Japanese Samurai.
Easy to install and remove, the case features an aluminum crown for added corner protection, sports precision-crafted back plate and side rails, and comes with an impact-resistant frame to prevent damage from falls and bumps. The Ronin Wood comes with a brown leather sleeve that features two card pockets for extra convenience.
The Apex Mirror (iPhone 6; $30) is a folio case with a handy mirror inside its cover for a quick touch-up on the go (or, alternatively, for figuring out why everyone is giving you strange looks).
The case turns into a stand in landscape orientation, includes a pocket for credit cards, photo IDs, and cash, and comes in blue, red, or pink.
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, here comes the CLIC Marble (iPhone 6; $80), which protects your iPhone 6 in style with a fashionable, lightweight enclosure… made of real marble.
Cool to the touch (and to the eye), the case sports a unique look thanks to the marble’s patterns of veins and shades, includes precise cutouts for all your ports and buttons, and comes in white or black.
For those times when one screen just isn’t enough, the PopSLATE (iPhone 6; $129) is an Apple-certified case that comes with a dedicated secondary screen made from e-paper—the kind of display also used by Amazon’s Kindle.
The screen is powered by a rechargeable 240Ah battery that lasts about a week under normal usage and can be charged via USB. It connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth, and can be used to display your favorite images and text, or play a slideshow of your choosing.
If you are looking for versatile protection, the Wallet Case Folio (iPhone 6; $46) sports lots of space for your cash and credit cards inside its cover, and comes with a special grip that makes mounting it on most magnetic surfaces a cinch.
Tested to withstand drops from up to six feet high, the snap-on case features a shock-absorbing inner layer combined with a tough polycarbonate shell, includes a magnetic closure that securely holds the cover in place when not in use, and doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation.
The Dux (iPhone 6; $30) sports a transparent back with a reinforced rubberized rim designed to withstand the harshest conditions without hiding away your iPhone 6’s beautiful industrial design.
Available with a black or red bumper, the Dux features a corner lanyard attachment, precise cutouts for your camera opening, Lighting port, and headphone jack, and its ergonomic design gives you an extra-secure grip.
If you really want to make sure that, no matter what happens, your iPhone won’t slip away from your fingers, the Case Cover with Strap (iPhone 6; $12) features an elastic hand strap for easy carrying and extra peace of mind.
Made with matte TPU material designed to improve your grip, the case sports precise cutouts for all your ports and buttons, and features strategically-placed shock absorbent material to help prevent damage from occasional bumps and accidental drops.
The Suede Jacket (iPhone 5/5S, 6, and 6 Plus; $15) is a soft sleeve with a simple, but effective, design that keeps your iPhone safe while you’re on the go.
Designed to double as a screen cleaner in a pinch, the Suede Jacket slips easily in and out of your pockets, and can be personalized with an external compartment for your cash, credit cards, or earbuds.