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When it's time to hit the town, sometimes there's no room in your fancy coat's pockets or your sequined clutch for a bulky wallet and your iPhone 5. Speck says its SmartFlex Card case can hold 3 cards, but we got 3 thick credit cards plus a slightly thinner driver's license in there, and the fit was snug but didn't stretch the case past its limits -- and the cards were still easy to remove, thanks to the thumb-sized hole opposite the in/out slot.

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Rokform RokShield v3 Review

The RokShield v3 isn't just a case, it's the core of a mounting system: Rokform offers attachments from a tripod adapter ($29) to a suction mount ($49), and a sturdy bike mount ($69) to clips ($29) and a simple lanyard ($9). It all works with this burly, three-part case with optional screen protector.

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Moshi Origo for iPhone 5 Review

Sometimes a silicone sleeve is all you need, and Moshi's Origo is one of our favorites. It adds very little bulk, but the honeycomb pattern on the inside is raised ever so slightly to give you a bit of extra shock protection, and the pattern is visible from the outside too.

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If you're on the fence about covering the handsome aluminum back of your iPhone 5 with a case, Moshi's iGlaze Armour is a polycarbonate snap-on case with an aluminum back panel that mimics the look of a naked iPhone 5, in black on black, white with a silver backplate, or gray with a bronze backplate.

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Hex Solo Wallet for iPhone 5 Review

Hex makes some really cool bags and cases, but the Solo Wallet is a bit underwhelming. Its plastic core snaps around your iPhone 5, and pebbly-textured leather is wrapped around that.

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iLuv Diary Review

iLuv's Diary is a black leather folio with a hard-shell frame inside that you snap your iPhone 5 into. The inside flap has two credit card slots, and we were able to fit three cards total comfortably, or four cards really crammed.

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Incipio Faxion Review

Incipio is one of Mac|Life's favorite case makers, but the Faxion is not our favorite case. It's a little bulky all around. The hole for the silent switch, for example, is just deep enough to make the switch a little tough to use. The hole for the camera lens is pretty deep too, but we didn't notice any problems with our images.