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.
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.
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.
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.
The Stashback case from Incipio isn't totally flat on the back; the bottom two-thirds or so bulge out a little. That's because there's a hidden compartment between the case and your phone that can hold up to 3 cards: ID and credit cards.
So we can all settle down now that the new year is upon us and we can all get right back up to excited because CES is coming up next week, which means ever so much gear and so many new apps that will make your life simpler, funner, happier, more productive. At any rate, until the release date of those devices, we'll have to content ourselves with these sweet deals.
Holy smokes have we got an iPhone 5 deal for you, people. It's not too late to do some last minute shopping. If you still have a few nice people on your list to be very very nice to, then right here's the way to go. Even if that person is you. Especially if that person is you.
We hate to sound like a broken record, but with so many Mac users out there, these kinds of great refurb deals are an excellent chance for someone with a bum machine to pick up a killer deal. Plus with all the new iPhone and iPad buyers out there, people gotta have cases. Sure, we found a couple cool things in here not cases, didn't we? Well, you'll just have to read on to find out.
Sure, we know the new iMacs are going to be released tomorrow, but that's no reason why you can't grab yourself a good cheap deal on a refurb, now is it? Maybe you'll consider again some of these awesome deals.