...plus, a new rugged case from Tech21, and more
This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes the Nodus Access, a leather folio case that reminds us of a classic iPad case. Plus, a new workout option, standard shells, and more.
The MusicBOOST (iPhone 6/6s; price unavailable) is a soft shell case that doubles as a battery pack and external amplifier for an enhanced listening experience that lasts as long as your day does.
The MusicBOOST sports a dedicated digital-to-analog converter for high quality sound, provides enough juice to more than double your iPhone’s talk and surf time, and comes with a micro USB connector to recharge both the embedded battery and your iPhone without removing the case.
Certified to meet military drop tests, the Kaleidoscope SC (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $29.95) sports a layered design finished with a 3D crystalized pattern for a unique look. This lightweight case has been engineered to withstand impact and shock from everyday use, features five layers of anti-scratch coating, and comes in a variety of mesmerizing colors.
Available in tan or black, the Leather Case (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $42.60) is the newest addition to the company’s exquisite line of leather cases for your iPhone.
This simple-yet-elegant case combines a leather exterior with a suede interior, and features molded edges to reinforce corners and sides while minimizing wear and tear caused by friction.
The Access Case 2 (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $70.38) sports a portfolio layout that reminds us of an iPad case, with an inner pocket for your credit cards and cash.
This water-resistant case keeps your iPhone securely in place with a microsuction system, doubles as a stand in landscape orientation, includes a magnetic microdocking system, and comes in chestnut brown, ebony black, or yellow.
The Opis Mobile 6 Garde (iPhone 6/6s; €29.90/roughly $33, as of this writing) features a folio design with a handy flap that you can pull back to quickly reveal your camera whenever you want to take a picture or video.
Manufactured with genuine top-grain leather, the case sports an integrated stand for hands-free use, a slot for cash and cards, and a secure magnetic closure. The Opis Mobile 6 Garde comes in cognac, two tones of black, red, or a “nature” theme.
The Armate (iPhone 6 and 6s; $19.95) lets you carry your iPhone on your arm during your daily workouts, protecting it from sweat, bumps, and sudden movements.
The adjustable armband’s built-in screen protector gives you access to all your iPhone’s functions, and features a breathable material to fend off sweat. The Armate is hand-washable and can be used as a standalone case by detaching its silicone sleeve.
Available in white or black, the Prynt Case (iPhone 6/6s; $150) provides you with everything you need to turn your iPhone into a portable photo printer.
The case sports an internal battery to power the printer, and a hidden compartment to store photo paper. Together with its companion app for iOS, the Prynt Case offers a full set of photo-editing and post-production features for instant prints—like a high-tech Polaroid.
The Liquid Armor (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $15) is a thin, flexible hard-shell case that protects against scratches and smudges while only adding minimal bulk.
This form-fitting case absorbs and dissipates impacts from minor falls, meets military drop-test standards, and comes in either a black or grey textured motif, or in a clear smooth finish.
The Evo Xplorer (iPhone 6/6s; $89.95) is a rugged case that should keep your iPhone safe from the elements—even in the harshest conditions.
The case protects against drops from up to six feet high, can be submerged in water up to nine feet deep, and includes sealed port covers to keep dust out. The Evo Xplorer is currently available for pre-order, with shipping expected to start later this year.