The Week in iPhone Cases: Pad & Quill's wooden Timberline joins its sleek collection

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases includes Pad & Quill's Timberline, a case made from sustainable wood, yet still looks sleek and modern.

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The latest and greatest iPhone cases

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes Pad & Quill’s Timberline, a case made from sustainable wood, yet still looks sleek and modern. Plus, several lightweight picks, see-through cases, leather options, and more. Read on!

belkin view iphone


The compact View Case (iPhone SE; $20 MSRP, available for $12.43 on Amazon) is a hard-shell case, featuring a transparent back and a solid TPU bumper for extra sturdiness.

Thanks to its slim design, the case slips easily in and out of your pockets or purse while still packing enough protection to keep your iPhone safe from scratches and bumps. The View comes in clear/blacktop, clear/dayglow, clear/fresh, clear/volta, clear/whiteout, clear/reflection, or clear/violet.

empire minx iphone


The Minx Slim (iPhone 6/6s; $25 MSRP, available for the same price on Amazon) features a colorful removable backplate that adds a touch of flare to the protection of its dual-layer build.

The slim case includes raised edges to prevent cracks and scratches to your screen, precise cutouts to access all of the iPhone’s functions, and a shock-resistant layer that keeps your iPhone safe during a busy day. The Minx Slim comes in a combination of four patterned motifs, available in two colors.

evolutivelabs solidsuit iphone

Evolutive Labs

The lightweight RhinoShield SolidSuit (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $35 MSRP) sports a sleek design that keeps your iPhone protected from even the most extreme shocks.

The hybrid case features generous cutouts for the iPhone’s ports, and press-through button covers to keep contaminants away. It’s available in leather or carbon, comes in a variety of colors, and is slated to begin shipping by the end of June.

padandquill timberline iphone

Pad & Quill

The Timberline (iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus; $39.95 MSRP) combines a sleek hardwood exterior with a polycarbonate interior for gorgeous all-around protection.

The case is easy to install thanks to its snap-on design, and features a scratch-resistant finish against wear and tear. It comes in American Cherry, Rosewood, or American Walnut; each case is handcrafted with wood from responsibility managed forests, and signed with the artisan’s monogram.

poetic affinity iphone


The Affinity (iPhone SE; $9.95 MSRP, available for $12.95 on Amazon) is a modern clear back shell with a reinforced anti-slip siding that offers a superior grip.

The case includes inner bumper ridges to better absorb and dissipate impact from drops, raised TPU stripes in the back to lift your iPhone up when it’s resting on a flat surface, and a generous camera opening for glare-free pictures. It comes in black, clear, blue, or pink.

sena elega iphone


The Elega (iPhone SE; $49.95 MSRP, on sale for $24.95 through Sena) is an elegant leather pouch with a built-in clip for hands-free use.

The pouch features a padded interior with a microsuede lining for extra protection, includes a handy belt clip that supports multiple angles, and comes in tan, black, red, or brown.

thule atmos iphone


The Atmos X3 (iPhone SE; $34.95 MSRP) is made from a shock-absorbant material, yet maintains a slim layout. Available in black/white or blue/gray, this snap-on case features a slip-resistant inlay to keep your iPhone in place, a beveled edge to protect your screen when placed face-down, and matching press-through button covers.

vaja nuovapelle iphone


Made with vegetable-tanned leather, the Nuova Pelle (iPhone SE; $56 MSRP) features a one-piece folio design with stitched edging that offers protection in a luxurious package.

The case sports an adhesive backing, includes a sturdy magnetic closure to hold its cover into place, and is available in camel, pinecone, or bridge black.

vrsdesign crucialbumper iphone

VRS Design

The Crucial Bumper Series (iPhone 6/6s; $33 MSRP, available for $13 on Amazon) sports a dual-layered enclosure with an engraved interior. Manufactured with TPU and polycarbonate, the case features form-fitting button covers designed for maximum responsiveness, as well as a beveled bezel to keep your iPhone’s display off flat surfaces. It comes in champagne gold, satin silver, steel silver, special yellow, or crimson red.

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