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From ultra-sturdy rugged cases and screen protectors to luxurious leather cases and hand-crafted designs, this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has it all—and they’re all available for the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Apple’s Leather Case (iPhone 6/6s; $45) stays true to the company’s design aesthetic with its simple but elegant layout, featuring a microfiber lining that keeps your iPhone free of scratches.
Manufactured with European leather, the case provides a snug fit, grants easy access to all of the iPhone’s buttons and ports, and is available in rose grey, midnight blue, saddle brown, brown, or black.
The Urbanite (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $35) is a sturdy, protective hard-shell case with a slim profile that easily fits in your pockets.
The multiple-layered case protects against drops from up to six feet high, features raised edges to keep the iPhone’s screen safe, and includes reinforced corners. The Urbanite comes in combinations of black, blue, gold, red, or grey, and a blue/green option that glows in the dark.
The Bandolet (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $70 to $90) combines a snapback case with a stylish chain to secure your iPhone around your wrist or to your favorite bag.
The case includes two deftly-concealed slots for credit cards and cash, and comes in a number of trendy colors with two different chain options designed to complement any fashion accessory.
If you like to make a statement, the CalypsoCase Cabrio (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $169) offers a luxurious look in four different patterned colors.
Handcrafted with premium materials (including Italian leather), each Cabrio is a one-of-a-kind product labeled with its own serial number and is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity. The case comes in four themes—Zurich Night, Paris Glory, Sidney Morning, or Atlanta Mist—and is slated to start shipping on September 25.
Made with hand-picked wood, the Contour (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $152) has been hand-crafted to custom fit your iPhone with a fashionable wooden enclosure.
The case is fused with a maplewood rim that adds strength and a decorative touch, and is available in walnut/maple, wenge/maple, or mahogany/maple. To minimize its impact on the environment, all the wood used in the manufacturing process comes from FSC-certified sources.
The iGlaze Armour (iPhone 5/5s, 6/6s, and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $40) is a hard-shell case featuring a sophisticated-looking aluminium backplate.
The case sports a hybrid-material build, includes fully encased press-through button overlays, and comes with a precise cutout for the iPhone’s back-facing camera. The iGlaze Armour is available in silver, white/silver, or gold/silver.
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Available in whiskey brown or dark chocolate, the Traveler (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $80) features a rugged rear sliding pocket to stash your credit card or photo ID.
Made with American full-grain leather, the case sports parachute grade stitching designed to last for its lifetime, a cutout for the iPhone’s back-facing camera, and precise openings for its ports and buttons. The Traveler is slated to start shipping at the end of September.
The Tempered Glass with Smart + Buttons (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $40) is a screen protector that not only keeps your screen free of smudges and scratches, but it also adds invisible shortcut buttons that allow you to quickly launch your favorite apps. Just position your most-used apps in the bottom corners of your dock and the top corners of your home screen, and you'll be able to feel where these apps are thanks to the tactile buttons.
Designed to work seamlessly with the iPhone's display, the screen protector offers maximum clarity for a blurry-free experience, and is easy to install thanks to PureGear's included “self aligning” tray.
Manufactured with naturally-tanned leather, the Orbit (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $49 to $59) is a handsome sleeve with a slit pocket that can fit one or two credit cards.
The case sports a bottom opening for your Lightning port and headphone jack, comes with an optional rotating clip hook for your belt, and is available in black, chocolate, or grizzly.