The Week in iPhone Cases: Meet the $16,000 solid-gold iPhone 6s case

Yep, a 24-karat gold iPhone case. Plus, new picks from OtterBox, X-Doria, Incipio, and more.

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The announcements keep coming! More goodies on the way…

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features a case made truly just for the rich and famous. Plus, check out OtterBox’s latest Defender case, see-through options to show off that rose gold 6s, a new battery case from Incipio, and much more.

goldgenie 24kgold iphone


If you are looking for a higher degree of luxury (or just happen to have money burning a hole in your pocket), the Gold iPhone (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus; $4,045 to $16,200) may be for you. It’s an actual iPhone adorned with 24k gold, rose gold, or platinum.

Because it’s a real iPhone, you can pick between a 16GB, 64GB, or 128GB version—all unlocked, so it will work with any carrier. If 24k gold isn’t enough for you, you can pick a different style, ranging from the basic “gold elite” to fancy croc-leather patterns and even diamond-studded themes. Each iPhone comes with protective armor, too.

incipio ghostqi iphone


The Ghost Qi (iPhone 6 and 6s; $100) prevents damage from accidental drops and bumps while adding 2100mAh of extra battery power.

The case can be charged wirelessly with a compatible Qi charging base, features a molded design that precisely fits your iPhone, and comes with an LED indicator that lets you quickly check your remaining charge.

mobilefun fishtank iphone


It’s never a good idea to get too close to any body of water with your iPhone in hand... unless, of course, that body of water is the Fish Tank Aquarium (iPhone 6/6s; price unavailable), which dresses your iPhone up like a colorful aquarium—complete with two swimming fish.

The case provides easy access to all of the iPhone’s ports and buttons, sports a textured, anti-scratch exterior, and comes in lively hues of green, yellow, and blue.

nativeunion clicair iphone

Native Union

The Clic Air (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $25) is a thin but sturdy protective hard-shell case, with a textured exterior designed to minimize damage from falls or bumps.

The translucent case sports a raised camera ring, comes with an anti-bacterial treatment, and is available in smoke, marine, olive, blossom, or clear.

otterbox defendergraphic iphone


The Defender Graphics (iPhone 6/6s; $60) is like a standard OtterBox Defender—just a little prettier.

This rugged protective case absorbs and dissipates impact from drops, includes port covers that prevent dust and dirt from getting into the crevices of your iPhone, and comes with an integrated screen protector for a complete protective solution. Pick between three trendy patterns. 

proporta dualshield iphone


The Dual Shield (iPhone 6/6s; $27) combines a sturdy exterior with a rubber lining to keep your iPhone free of scratches and smudges.

The case has been tested to meet or exceed military drop standards, sports an anti-bacterial coating, and comes with a handy screen protector. The Dual Shield is available in combinations of white/gray or black/gray.

silkinnovation pureview iphone

Silk Innovation

The PureView Ultra Slim (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $12) sports a lightweight design that incorporates a shock-absorbent bumper and a transparent back shell.

The case features a raised bezel and screen protector, and is available in midnight black or champagne gold. The PureView Ultra Slim comes with a customizable back panel where you can insert a picture of your choosing by following the instructions provided on Silk Innovation’s website.

verus crystalmixx iphone


The Crystal Mixx (iPhone 6/6s; $25) adds a thin, see-through layer of protection that shows off your iPhone’s industrial design.

The case sports rounded sides for a comfortable hold, features a raised bezel, and comes in dark silver, clear, hot pink, mint, or white.

xdoria defenseshiled iphone


The Defense Shield (iPhone 6/6s; $50) features multi-layered construction that combines polycarbonate, rubber, and aluminium into an all-around protective solution.

Available in silver, gold, or red, this snap-on case has been tested to withstand drops from up to seven feet, includes a soft interior that provides extra padding, and includes oversized edges that keep your display safe when placed face down on flat surfaces.

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