The Week in iPhone and iPad Cases: Case-Mate's Gilded Glass is not your basic screen protector

This week's roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases features the Gilded Glass from Case-Mate, a screen protector with bedazzled edges to give your phone some sparkle.

  • Case-Mate iPhone 7 Gilded Glass Screen Protector - Silver

    $29.05 MSRP $35.00
    on Amazon
  • Element Case Aura Premium Protective Case for Apple iPhone...

    MSRP $39.95
    on Amazon
  • Griffin iPhone 7 Clear Protective Hard Shell Case, Survivor...

    MSRP $19.99
    on Amazon
  • NEW Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 7 (Tan)

    on Amazon
  • Shell Case for iPhone 7

    $67.23 MSRP $67.23
    on Nodus
  • Speck Products Presidio Clear+Print Case for iPhone 7 Plus...

    $44.53 MSRP $49.95
    on Amazon
  • Impact Clear Case for iPhone 7

    $39.95 MSRP $39.95
    on Tech21
  • Explo-Sung iPhone Skin

    $24.99 MSRP $24.99
    on Uniqfind
  • X-Doria EverVue Series - Cool, Slim, & Stylish, Clear...

    MSRP $29.99
    on Amazon

    $44.99 MSRP $44.99
    on Amazon
  • Jacket for iPad

    $49.95 MSRP $49.95
    on MacCase
  • iPad Slim Tough Case G5

    $29.00 MSRP $29.00
    on Sunrise Hitek
  • Targus Vertical Slipcase with Hideaway Handles for...

    $19.99 MSRP $19.99
    on Amazon
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New iPhone and iPad cases

This week’s roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases features the Gilded Glass from Case-Mate, a screen protector with bedazzled edges to give your phone some sparkle. Plus, see-through cases and leather-bound shells for your iPhone, and cool bags for your iPad. Read on!

casemate gildedglass iphone


The Gilded Glass (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $35 MSRP, $30 on Amazon) is a screen protector with some extra bling around the edges. It minimizes fingerprint residue, is easy to place, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

elementcase aura iphone

Element Case

Currently available for pre-order, the Aura (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $39.95 MSRP, $37.67 on Amazon) is a sturdy case, made with flexible materials and a layer for shock absorption.

Designed to meet military drop-test standards, the case includes press-through button covers, and a high gloss, soft-to-the-touch exterior. It comes in three solid tones with a metallic finish.

griffin survivorclear iphone


The Survivor Clear (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $20 MSRP, same price on Amazon) is a resilient, protective see-through shell designed to withstand the vagaries of an active lifestyle.

The case also has a translucent bumper, matching press-through button covers, and features a scratch-resistant coating. It’s available in clear/blue, green, smoke, rose gold, space grey, gold, or clear.

mujjo leatherwallet iphone


The Leather Wallet (iPhone 7; $37.27 MSRP, $44.90 on Amazon) offers a slim profile, and still finds a way to provide plenty of room for your credit cards in a dedicated back pocket.

Available in black, tan, or gray, the case features a suede lining for scratch prevention, a molded design that fits precisely around your iPhone, and dedicated openings for all your ports and buttons.

nodus shell iphone


The Shell (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $67.23 MSRP) is a simple faux-leather case that keeps all the vulnerable parts of your iPhone 7 safe. The Shell sports a shock-resistant exterior with a soft microfiber lining, a protruding bezel for screen protection, and a magnetic backing that’s compatible with Nodus’s included Micro Dock for hands-free use. The Shell is currently available for preorder, with expected shipping at the end of October.

speck presidioclear iphone


The Presidio Clear (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $44.95 to 49.95 MSRP, same price on Amazon) combines transparent protection with fun prints and unique designs.

The case keeps your iPhone 7 safe from drops up to eight feet high, includes a raised bezel to fend off screen scratches and cracks, and comes with press-through button covers. On top of its dual-layer construction and camera protection, the Presidio Clear sports a UV-resistant treatment to keep your phone looking fresh.

tech21 impactclear iphone


The Impact Clear (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $39.95 MSRP) is a basic see-through shell that gets the job done. The case’s flexible build also has cutouts for your iPhone’s ports and buttons, is easy to install, and is slightly textured for extra grip.

uniqfin explosung iphone


Want to troll your Android-wielding friends? The Explo-Sung (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $25 to $35 MSRP) is a cunningly rendered skin that realistically mimics the aftermath of a burnt device... like the Galaxy Note 7. Ouch. 

xdoria evervue iphone


The EverVue (iPhone 7; $30 MSRP, same price on Amazon) combines a hard-shell exterior with a soft bumper that’s easy to grip.

The case features a pocket-friendly design, and the metallic outer shell comes in a number of color options designed to match your iPhone 7’s finish.

catalyst waterproofsleeve ipad


The Waterproof Sleeve (all iPad models except 12.9-inch iPad Pro; $45 MSRP, same on Amazon) keeps your iPad safe from unpredictable wet weather and water spills.

Made with a waterpoof nylon exterior, the sleeve features a foam lining for additional protection, a double seal to keep the water out, and removable straps so you can carry it like a backpack or over the shoulder.

maccase jacket ipad


The Jacket (12.9-inch iPad Pro; $49.95 MSRP) is a basic carrying bag, featuring a dedicated main compartment for your iPad Pro and mesh pockets for its accessories.

Thin and lightweight, the vertical bag features padding all around for safe transportation, an adjustable shoulder strap for hands-free carrying, and exterior zippered pockets for your iPhone and other quick-access items.

sunrisehitek slimtough ipad

Sunrise Hitek

The G5 Folio (all iPad models except iPad Pro; $29 MSRP) is a rugged case, paired with a plate cover to protect your screen when you’re not using it.

This dual-layer case is compatible with the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake function, supports portrait and landscape-orientation when used as a stand, and comes with a cover that doubles as a handle for easy carrying. The G5 Folio includes a built-in stylus and comes in eight solid colors options: black, blue, red, green, yellow, purple, orange, or gray.

targus verticalsleepcase ipad


The Vertical Slipcase (all iPad models; $15 to $20 MSRP, same price on Amazon) sports a lightweight design and two convenient handles that can be tucked away when not in use.

Available in two sizes, the Slipcase features a shock-absorbent neoprene for extra padding, a removable shoulder strap, and a front zippered pocket for your accessories.