First iPhone Xs cases: What you can buy right now

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Along with the new iPhone XR, Apple announced two premium models: the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. The iPhone Xs is a 5.8-inch model and the direct successor to the iPhone X. (For all the details, read our full rundown of the iPhone Xs.)

With a starting cost of $999, you’ll want a case to protect it. Fortunately, there are already quite a few nice options out there you can order right now. We rounded up some of our top picks. As more cases become available, we’ll update this article. So watch this space.

Totallee Thin iPhone Xs Case

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Price: $25

Colors: Matte frosted clear, matte frosted black, matte solid black, matte grey, matte navy blue, glossy clear, glossy jet white, glossy jet black

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: At 0.02 inches thin and 0.1 ounces light, this case from Totallee is among the thinnest and lightest you can buy right now. It may be simple in design, but it comes in a wide range of neutral colors in both matte and glossy finishes. The aesthetic is subdued but elegant and reasonably priced at $25. 

It also comes with a 2-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Orders over $35 ship worldwide for free within one business day, so it might be worth buying two cases. If not, you can pay $4.99 for 2-5 business day shipping or $8.99 for 1-3 day express shipping.

Totallee Thin iPhone Xs Leather Case

totallee thin iphone xs leather case black leather

Price: $29

Colors: Black

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: This case from Totallee is just as thin and light as the company’s plastic cases. Except it’s leather and will set you back an additional $4. If you’re a leather lover, then this is a great deal for a protective case.

Just like the other cases, Totallee provides a 2-year warranty and a 30-day money back policy. Standard shipping will cost $4.99 for 2-5 business days or $8.99 for 1-3 business days. Orders over $35 include free shipping worldwide.

Nodus iPhone Xs Shell Case II

nodus shell case ii

Price: $51.70

Colors: Chestnut brown, dark teal, ebony black, taupe grey

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: UK-based case maker Nodus makes some pricier, higher-end cases, and the company’s latest Italian leather shell case is no exception. The case sports a shock-absorbing poly-carbonate core, built-in magnetic shielding, microfibre lining, and “super responsive” leather buttons. The Nodus Shell Case II also comes with a magnetic micro-dock, which allows you to magnetically mount your iPhone anywhere (watch how it works here).

Nodus provides a 2-year warranty and includes free shipping since it’s an order over £30. Despite being available for pre-order, the case won’t ship until late October, unfortunately. But this is definitely the most lux case we’ve seen available yet, and likely one of the first you can get your hands on.

Nodus iPhone Xs Access Case III

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Price: $51.70

Colors: Chestnut brown, dark teal, ebony black, taupe grey

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: Another lux leather case from Nodus, but this time aimed at people who want a front cover for their iPhone in a portfolio style. The case is made from vegetable tanned Italian leather, attaches to the phone via micro suctions, and sports a soft microfibre lining with no clips or plastic cradles. You’ll also find an internal sleeve to store up to three cards or however many bills you can fit.

Nodus provides a 2-year warranty and includes shipping since it’s an order over £30. As with the Case II above, it’s available for pre-order, but won’t ship until late October. 

Spigen Wallet S iPhone XS Case

spigen wallet iphone xs case

Price: $27.49

Colors: Black

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: If you’re a fan of the wallet case, here’s a well-priced faux leather one from Spigen. Open it up and you’ll find a couple slots for credit cards and a pocket for stashing your bills. It even has a kickstand for landscape viewing and a cut-out so you can use speakerphone with the cover one, although it lacks finer touches such as protective coverings for the buttons. 

Right now, this case can be ordered through Mobile Fun, which charges $2.99 for standard shipping and takes 10-15 business days through the USPS or $10.99 for expedited shipping in 4-6 business days.

Olixar Manta iPhone XS Tough Case with Tempered Glass

olixar manta iphone xs tough case

Price: $32.99

Colors: Black, blue

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: If you like the rugged, military look, this case from Spigen might be for you. The case sports a tempered glass panel to protect the front and reinforced corners to deflect impacts on hard surfaces. Ports are kept safe with protective coverings and it even has a kickstand and wireless charging support.

Right now, this case can be ordered through Mobile Fun, which charges $2.99 for standard shipping and takes 10-15 business days through the USPS or $10.99 for expedited shipping in 4-6 business days.

Spigen Liquid Crystal iPhone XS Case

spigen liquid crystal iphone xs case

Price: $21.99

Colors: Quartz

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: Get your glitter on with this sparkling case from Spigen. This thin, lightweight case is made from TPU gel and even makes the buttons look clear and glitzy. It also has a urethane coating that promises to prevent discoloration. 

Right now, this case can be ordered through Mobile Fun, which charges $2.99 for standard shipping and takes 10-15 business days through the USPS or $10.99 for expedited shipping in 4-6 business days.

 

Mous LIMITLESS 2.0 iPhone Xs Wood Case

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Price: $39.99 (regularly $69.99)

Colors: Bamboo, walnut wood

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: Mous’s Limitless cases come in the same style but in a variety of prices and materials, including bamboo, leather, carbon fiber, walnut wood, and even shell. This particular case comes in either bamboo or walnut wood.

They aren’t cheap. But the company’s AirShock technology promises the cases will deliver maximum protection. How do they know? Well, they slammed them with hammers to prove it. Mous offers free shipping on orders over $75 and a limited lifetime warranty.

Proporta Flex Switch iPhone Xs Case

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Price: $44.95

Colors: Grey Marl

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: If you like texture, here’s a case for you. This uniquely styled case from Proporta has a grey marl textured back to run your fingers on and a durable protective body. The hardshell case is made from TPU gel and has an air shock wall with a charcoal TPE gel lining. It even has a kickstand that swings out from the top of the case.

Proporta offers a lifetime warranty and ships to the U.S. for free within 5 to 7 working days.

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