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

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases brings you Catalyst's latest case for the iPhone SE, and a couple of other waterproof, rugged cases.

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This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you Catalyst’s latest case for the iPhone SE, and a couple of other waterproof, rugged cases. Plus, see-through options, colorful patterns, and much more. Read on!

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The Card Case (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $49 to $59) is an adhesive leather cover for the back of your iPhone, finished with hand-painted edges for a smashing look.

The case includes two convenient credit card slots, sturdy perimeter stitching, and a precisely-cut opening for the iPhone’s back-facing camera. The Card Case comes in five solid colors: black, navy, brown, burgundy, or white.

catalyst case iphone


The just-announced Catalyst Case (iPhone SE; $70) offers full-on waterproof protection, with a transparent front and back that show's off your iPhone SE’s design.

Made with polycarbonate, this rugged case has been tested to withstand drops from up to six feet high, can be submerged in depths up to 16 feet, and is compatible with the iPhone’s touchscreen through its thick screen protector. The Catalyst Case comes with a lanyard for hands-free carrying and is currently available for pre-order, with shipping expected to begin in May.

dogandbone wetsuit iphone

Dog & Bone

The compact Wetsuit (iPhone SE; $59.95) is a waterproof iPhone enclosure that prevents damage even under harsh and demanding conditions.

This case features a perimeter membrane that creates a water-tight seal around your iPhone’s display, so that you can freely access your screen without the need for a protective cover. With this case, your iPhone can be fully submerged in water up to two meters deep, and it’s certified to keep your iPhone safe when dropped from a height of up to six feet.

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The NuGuard KX (iPhone SE; $29) combines a hard outer shell with a soft inner core for maximum impact protection.

The case features military-grade protection against falls and bumps, grants unhindered access to all of the iPhones ports and buttons, and comes in seven solid colors and three patterned designs.

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The Custom Shield (iPhone SE; $50) features a fully-customizable frame that you can personalize with your favorite color scheme.

The case offers six-sided protection by combining a polycarbonate shell with a removable rubber bumper, and includes oversized openings for the iPhone’s ports, making the case compatible with third-party accessories like docks and headphones.

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The CandyShell Inked (iPhone SE; $39.95) provides solid protection against bumps and falls, and comes in a variety of high-definition patterns and motifs.

Made with polycarbonate and soft acrylic, this dual-layered case meets military test drop standards, sports a rubber interior with reinforced corners for extra safety, and includes press-through button covers for an added margin of safety.

tech21 impactmaze iphone


The Impact Maze (iPhone SE; price unavailable) sports a translucent patterned backing that still protects against shocks and scratches.

Manufactured with a flexible TPU material, the case features a slim-fitting design with a soft-to-the-touch exterior, includes precise cutouts for the iPhone’s ports, and comes with matching button covers.

vrsdesign thor iphone

VRS Design

Available in four metallic finishes, the Thor Series (iPhone SE; $28) sports a dual-layered design with a TPU interior and a polycarbonate exterior.

The case features a set of specially-designed inner grooves for shock protection; rounded edges for a better grip; and raised edges to keep the iPhone’s screen off flat surfaces. For extra peace of mind in demanding environments, the Thor has been certified to meet military drop-test standards.

xdoria defenseshieldsport iphone


The Defense Shield (iPhone 6/6s; $50) is now available in two all-new sport styles in orange and green finishes.

Made with polycarbonate, rubber, and aluminum, this slim case can slip easily into and out of your pockets. It also protects against damage from drops up to six feet high, and features raised edges to keep the iPhone’s screen safe when placed face-down on flat surfaces. The Defense Shield comes in iridescent, rose gold, silver, gold, or red.

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