New cases on the scene
This week’s roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases brings us iPhone 7 models of two of our favorite cases—LuMee’s fabulous Duo case for photography, and Mophie’s slim Juice Pack Air battery case. Plus, a nice assortment of other cases for your iPhone or iPad. Read on!
This dual-layered case comes with matching press-through button covers and a UV-resistant treatment to prevent discoloration. It’s available in turquoise, gold, silver, or space gray.
Have some extra cash to spend? The patterned-leather Piano (iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6/6s, and 6/6s Plus; $299 MSRP) comes in three models—a shell, a folio, and a sleeve—each available in orange or black finishes accented with a silver ring.
The shell design, called the Cabrio, is a simple case that surrounds and protects the back of your iPhone without adding bulk, while the folio-style Book includes a front cover. The Silhouette is a sleeve with cut-outs on the sides for button access.
The Metal Forge (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $25 to $30 MSRP) has a clear back and a metallic-painted bumper, available in black, pink, or gray. The case’s raised corners help prevent damage to your screen, while its interior TPU layer offers extra shock absorption. It features matching press-through button covers, and cutouts for the iPhone’s other ports.
There’s a reason why Lumee is known for selfies: Their cases provide extra lighting to create the perfect shot every time. Their popular Duo model (iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6/6s, and 6/6s Plus; $69.95 MSRP) is now available for the iPhone 7 models.
The case includes a dedicated rechargeable battery to power a set of integrated front and rear LED lights, a protective impact-resistant shell, and a protruding rim for screen safety. The Duo is available in black, gold, or rose gold.
Another one of our faves! The Juice Pack Air (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $99.95 MSRP) adds a powerful external battery that extends your talking and surfing time.
The case offers unfettered access to the iPhone’s ports and buttons, as well as a charge indicator and power button. It comes in black, rose gold, gold, blue, or red, and is also compatible with the Qi wireless recharging standard.
The Strada (iPhone 7; $59.95 MSRP for standard, $79.95 MSRP for special edition; standard available for $45.87 on Amazon) has all of the protective elements we’ve come to expect from OtterBox, plus leather finishes and fun designs for a cool look.
Available in different patterns, each design features decorative stitching, and the case keeps a slim profile for easy storage in your pocket or your purse.
The Evo Go (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; $69.95 MSRP) features a hidden back compartment with storage for a few credit cards. The case sports a three-layer construction designed to absorb and dissipate impact from shock, and comes with a leather trim in either black or brown.
Tested to withstand drops from up to six feet high, the case sports a raised edge that lifts your screen off flat surfaces and responsive press-through button covers that blend in with its reinforced bumper. It comes in space gray, rose gold, silver, or gold.
The Leather Cover (9.7-inch iPad Pro; $46 on Amazon) is a case/bag hybrid—perfect for those of us who schlep around all sorts of iPad accessories. The case doubles as a stand in landscape orientation, and includes room for credit cards and cash, a handle for transportation, and an Apple Pencil holder in the back. It also offer a removable shoulder strap and a back pocket for your accessories, and comes in five solid tones.
Pad & Quill
The Small Briefcase (12.9-inch iPad Pro; $219 MSRP, on sale for $197) offers a versatile design, with a generous compartment for your iPad and plenty of pockets for your accessories.
Currently available for preorder, the briefcase features a water-resistant exterior, an internal divider to organize your gear, and two comfortable carrying handles. Made with leather and canvas, it comes in several colors and includes a removable shoulder strap.
The black or red Sleeve (all iPad mini models; $50 MSRP, on sale for $34) sports a fashionable weaved-fabric exterior accented with leather trim.
The sleeve’s insulation protects your iPad from extreme temperatures, while its microfiber lining offers scratch prevention and extra padding. The case includes convenient zippered closures to keep your contents safe and an additional compartment for your accessories.
The Platforma (all iPad models; $175 to $190 MSRP) features a versatile design that offers multiple carrying options to suit any style. This leather messenger bag can be converted to a mobile desktop for on-the-go productivity, and includes a magnetic polycarbonate cover for your iPad. The Platforma features a water-resistant finish and comes with plenty of storage and a flap closure to secure your stuff.