The Week in iPhone Cases: OtterBox makes a statement with its new protective series

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases features something for every budget, from basic shells to handy wallets, and even some battery options perfect for holiday travel.

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This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features something for every budget, from basic shells to handy wallets, and even some battery options perfect for holiday travel.

apple smartbattery iphone


Apple has finally joined the battery case game! The Smart Battery (iPhone 6s; $99) integrates a battery status notification on your iPhone’s lock screen that keeps you up to date with how much juice your case has left.

The case sports a microfiber lining, features a soft elastomer hinge for easy installation, and comes in charcoal gray or white. You’ll just have to ignore the hump. 

cm4 qcard iphone


If you’re looking for a compact wallet solution, the Q Card (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $40) is a durable hard shell case with room in the back for up to three credit cards or photo IDs.

The case includes press-through button overlays, a lay-flat screen guard, and a soft, pocket-friendly rubber finish. The Q Card comes in black onyx, champagne gold, pacific green, gunmetal gray, or red rouge.

cubi cardninja iphone


Perfect for days when you don’t need your entire pocketbook or wallet, the CardNinja (all iPhone models; $10 to $12) holds up to eight cards while protecting the back of your iPhone.

Available in a variety of colors and styles, the CardNinja features a spandex fabric that stretches to offer maximum storage, and can be quickly installed thanks to its sturdy adhesive backing. Alternatively, stick the CardNinja on the back of your favorite iPhone case to give it extra oomph.

dinex case iphone


For budget shoppers, the Case (iPhone 6 and 6s; $1.49) covers your iPhone in a stylish patterned motif—and at a price that’s hard to beat!

Made with flexible TPU, the case prevents scratches and nicks from accidental bumps, and features a precise cutout for your camera. Plus, you know, it’s only a buck. 

enerplex surframp iphone


The Surfr Amp (iPhone 6/6s; $100) sports a powerful 3,000mAh battery built into a slim frame to keep you going all day long.

No power outlet in sight? No problem—this case can be recharged with its integrated solar panel if you’re in a pinch. It can also be charged via your Lightning cable, and is available in black, orange, or blue.

otterbox statement iphone


The Statement Series (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $30 to $38) features a partially-transparent back with a trendy leather frame.

Designed for active lifestyles, the Statement lets you show off your iPhone’s design while adding minimal bulk, and comes in maroon, black, gray, or blue.

stil liberta iphone


The Liberta (iPhone 6/6s; $59) combines an Italian lambskin leather exterior with a soft PU lining for elegant protection.

The case includes fashionable metallic trimmings on the edges, generous openings for the iPhone’s ports and buttons, and six eye-catching designs that match any style.

tesla iphone case


Own a Tesla? This one is for you. The Tesla Case (iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus; $50) uses the leftover Nappa grain leather from the manufacturing of their car seats to make handsome, matching iPhone cases.

The case has been designed to block RFID snooping, and sports two slots in the back where you can store up to four credit cards.

vesel swarovski iphone


Crafted with aluminum and wood, the Swarovski Series (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus6s Plus; $196) features three luxurious Swarovski crystals carefully positioned to achieve a beautiful design.

Lightweight and durable, the case is guaranteed against signal loss (according to the manufacturer), sports aluminum press-through button covers, and comes in four themes: Paris brilliant (silver and oak), Paris titanium (gray and walnut), Las Vegas brilliant (silver and white), and Las Vegas titanium (gray and black).

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