The finish on the back of the iPhone 5 is sort of susceptible to scuffing. We've known this for a while. And if you're the type of person who wants to keep your new device looking as fresh as the day it arrived from Apple, a protective case is a no-brainer. But why settle for a boring old cover with a static design, when there's a new case in the works that incorporates an e-ink screen?
If you're the super-protective type of person, this week is all about catering to your needs. We've got iPhone 5 cases by the score and there are tons and tons of protective options that will cradle your baby like it was a baby. Get the droppies, regularly? Not so much of a problem with cases like these and they're crazy good prices.
It's about time we started seeing more and more iPhone 5 case deals and right on time the prices start dropping. This week, we have a few interesting cases, some practical, some a bit more novelty-esque, and as always we've got your higher end Mac refurb deals. So let's drive right in and see what's what.
You might think that "Bling My Thing" tells you everything you need to know about this case. It's a simple shell, encrusted with Swarovski crystals in a wave pattern. There are ten different colorways, offering different permutations of case and crystal color. But it's not all about flash. The Milky Way's hard polycarbonate case offers good protection against bumps and scratches, too. Watch out, though. Prying this thing off could easily break a nail. Just saying.
The Active is another take on Seidio's combo cases. This two-piece case features a silicone layer for absorbing shock, and a hard plastic exoskeleton to protect against major bumps. It's easy to install and uninstall, but the molded button coverings sacrifice a little bit of usability. Active is also available with or without the metal kickstand and holster.
If you're a bit of a klutz, the CandyShell Grip does a good job of keeping your iPhone in your hand and off the asphalt. Combining the sleek lines of Speck's CandyShell hard cases with rubberized details, this case manages to be sleek while offering good traction for your fingers. Design-wise, it's a little more party-in-the-back than business-in-the-front, but seven different color combos offer a bit of range in styles.
X-Doria's Dash keeps it simple with a sleek snap-on polycarb case. Roomy cutouts for buttons and ports let you use your iPhone's controls with ease. The back features a clear window that frames the Apple logo on the back of your phone surrounded by a perforated pattern that adds a slight amount of grip to your device.
Speck's fabric-covered hard cases get a style boost from snowboard gear maker Burton's wild patterns. This one-piece case snaps easily on and off your phone, and features rubberized buttons and perfectly shaped cutouts for all your phone's ports. The fabric covering offers good grip, and comes in three bold patterns to make your iPhone stand out in a crowd.
Let's get this out of the way up front. 55 bucks is an insane amount of money to pay for an iPhone case, unless it's made of unicorn fur. The two-piece case fits snugly -- so much so that getting it off requires a fair amount of effort. It's available in a rainbow of eight different shades, and features a lightly-grippy surface. The case and holster are also available separately, and you can get the case with or without the metal kickstand, which only works in landscape orientation (not portrait).