New iOS cases of the week
This week’s roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases brings us Hex’s Sneaker Backpack, a pack that can store all of your Apple gear and then some. Plus, leather picks, shiny aluminum, screen protectors, and folios. Read on!
The case has been tested to withstand the demands of an active lifestyle, sports a raised bezel that helps keep your screen safe from cracks, and comes with press-through button overlays.
Available in metallic jet black, rose gold, blue, or matte black, the dual-layer case combines TPU and polycarbonate for enhanced shock absorption, offers a raised bezel for screen protection, and comes with matching button covers and cut-outs for your buttons, ports, and camera.
Dog & Bone
Perfect for a rainy day or an afternoon at the pool, the WetSuit Impact (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $79.95 to $89.95 MSRP) keeps your iPhone 7 safe, dry, and comfortable in your hands with its waterproof rubberized exterior.
This slim case can be fully submerged in up to six feet of water, meets military drop-test standards, and keeps out dust and dirt from thanks to its built-in button and port covers. The WetSuit Impact includes a touchscreen-compatible flexible glass shield, and comes in electric orange, silver tail, blackest black, or oceana.
The EXO25-S Brass (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $170 to $180 MSRP, on sale for $120 and $125) is an elegant metal bumper that protects your iPhone’s sides and corners.
This bumper is a little different from others—it has four stainless steel screws that hold each side of the case firmly into place. It comes in a variety of materials, including brass, aluminum, silver, gold, or nickel. The EXO25-S is currently available for preorder.
The Oxford (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; £34.99 MSRP, about $43) features a folio layout with a handy credit card pocket inside its cover.
The case sports a clip closure for extra safety, can be used as a stand for hands-free use, and is available in silver, rose gold, black, or gold to match your iPhone.
Pad & Quill
The Bella Fino (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $69.95 to $79.95 MSRP) surrounds your iPhone 7 in a handsome leather folio that offers plenty of room for your credit cards and cash.
The case includes a dedicated photo ID slot, sports a cash compartment inside its cover, and secures your iPhone with a residue-free adhesive. Finished with marine-grade nylon stitching for extra sturdiness, the Bella Fino is available in dark chocolate, whiskey, or galloper black, with the option to customize its interior color or add your own monogram. The case is currently available for pre-order.
The Magnet Flip (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $59.95 MSRP, on sale for $47.95) is a different kind of folio—it features a magnetic cover that flips up vertically when you need to access your screen.
The case sports a microfiber lining against scratches and smudges, raised edges to keep your screen off flat surfaces, and storage for one credit card. The Magnet Flip can be pre-ordered right now, with shipping expected to start by the end of October; it comes either in black smooth nappa leather, or brown, black, and crimson crocodile embossed leather.
The PureView (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $15 MSRP, $12 on Amazon) is a transparent case that shows off your iPhone’s features while keeping everyday hazards at bay. This slim case includes a rigid back, a rubber bumper, and raised front edges that keep your screen off of flat surfaces. It’s available in crystal clear, smoked silver, champagne gold, or rose gold, and ships with a screen shield and lifetime warranty for extra peace of mind.
The Simpli Mod (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $30 MSRP) features a compact protective shell with a textured back for superior grip. The case sports a reinforced bumper with wide cut-outs for your buttons and ports, and a raised cut-out for your camera. It’s available in black or brown/gold.
The Sneaker Backpack (all iPad models; $149.95 MSRP, same price on Amazon) has room for your all your gear—including your sneakers, which get their own dedicated compartment. The backpack comes with a waxed water-resistant coating, an interior pocket lined with faux fur for your MacBook, an exterior fleece-lined zippered enclosure for your iPad, and organizers for your smaller items. It’s available in black, camo, or slate.
The Metacover (9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air 2; $74.95 MSRP) features a hybrid folio design, with a detachable interior shell that can be used on its own.
The Metacover meets military drop test standards, sports a foldable cover that can act as a stand in both portrait and landscape orientation, and is compatible with the iPad Pro’s magnetic sleep/wake feature. The case is also compatible with Moshi’s line of mounts.
The practical Sling (all iPad models except 12.9-inch iPad Pro; $30 MSRP, $29.51 on Amazon) is a padded carrying case with a large main compartment that can safely store your iPad. Made with polyester, the Sling comes with an interior divider to organize your gear, an adjustable shoulder strap, and a zippered closure that keeps everything safe.
The Privacy Screen (9.7-inch iPad Pro; $26.95 MSRP, same price on Amazon) is a screen protector that was designed to make your iPad screen’s content visible only when you’re looking directly at it—meaning prying eyes shouldn’t be able to see what you’re up to. The shield also helps prevent damage from chips and cracks, and offers a bubble-free installation for quick set up.
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