The Week in iPhone Cases: Catalyst launches waterproof case for the iPhone 6s

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you cases with clever ways to take photos and carry your earbuds, plus a variety of basic shell cases for normal use… with or without flare!

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This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you cases with clever ways to take photos and carry your earbuds, plus a variety of basic shell cases for normal use… with or without flare. Read on!

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The Wavelength Series (iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus; $14) features a textured fabric exterior over a polycarbonate frame.

This multi-layered case prevents dings from accidental drops or falls, lets you easily access the iPhone’s ports thanks to custom cutouts, and includes tactile press-through button covers for a great feel. The case comes in black, navy blue, pink, or turquoise mint.

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Currently available for pre-order, the Catalyst Case (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus; $70 to $75) combines an impact-resistant polycarbonate shell with a rubber bumper, silicone seals, and water-tight acoustic membranes to deliver a complete waterproof solution that works underwater in depths up to 16 feet.

The case sports a rotating crown dial to mute your audio, a touchscreen-compatible screen protector, and a hard-coated optical lens for the iPhone’s camera. The Catalyst Case comes in black/space gray, rescue ranger, green pop, or white/mist gray, and is slated to begin shipping at the end of November.

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COVR Photo

For the photography enthusiast, the COVR Photo Case (iPhone 6/6s; $70) features a built-in lens for picture-perfect shots without you having to lift up your iPhone.

The case includes a slide cover designed to let you access your camera if you don’t wish to use the additional lens, protects from bumps and accidentals drops, and is available in black or white.

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Iom Cases

The CoolMesh (iPhone 6 and 6s; $45) combines a stainless steel backing with a polycarbonate trim for a solidly sturdy case.

The case keeps your iPhone from overheating thanks to its mesh dot material, features cutouts for the iPhone’s buttons, back-facing camera, and Lightning port, and comes in various color combinations like black/red, white/red, silver/red, black/red, or white/gold.

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Available in rose gold and black, the Svelte (iPhone 6/6s; $30) blends in with your iPhone’s original design while protecting its sides, corners, and back from accidental damage.

Made from a sturdy polycarbonate, this minimalistic case includes precise cutouts for the iPhone’s ports and buttons, and can be easily snapped on for a quick set up.

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Tired of untangling your headphone cable? The Musicase (iPhone 5/5s, 6/6s; $30 to $45) offers a practical storage solution that lets you always carry your ear gear with you in a tangle-free setup.

The case includes a quick-storage mechanism in the back, features a finish that’s soft to the touch to improve your grip, and is available in black/white or blue/pink.

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Built to absorb and dissipate impact from shock, the X Series Lite (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; price unavailable) sports a dual-layered construction with a raised bezel to protect both your screen and your camera from accidental damage.

This case sports press-through button overlays, is compatible with third-party screen protectors, and is available in black, purple, red, silver, or white.

speck candyshell iphone


The CandyShell Inked, CSA edition (iPhone 6/6s; $50) sports limited edition patterns and motifs by famous designer Charles S. Anderson.

Made with polycarbonate and TPE, the dual-layered case is certified to meet or exceed military test drop standards, features a raised bezel to keep your screen safe when placed face-down on a flat surface, and comes with press-through button overlays to keep out dust and dirt.

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The Alcantara Pouch (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $35) is a simple, refined sleeve made with durable suede for discrete, everyday protection.

The sleeve sports a waterproof microfiber lining, and comes in an assortment of solid colors like black, charcoal gray, cranberry, fawn, green, lilac, pink, plum, sand rosé, and tawny.

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