iPhone 5 cases and covers

keyway_design_safari_hybrid

I became an iPhone owner just a few weeks ago, after years of disgruntled Android usage.  I'm almost embarrassed to admit that one of the key deciding factors in the switch over was the bevy of peripheral "toys" that can be added to an iPhone, including impressive case options.  I have always had my heart [...]

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cordless-iphone-5-5s-charging-case

When you use the Cordless iPhone 5/5S Charging Case, you won't need to carry a charger with you because it's built into the case itself.  The shock-absorbent polycarbonate case protects your iPhone from bumps and shock, and the textured sides improve your grip.  All ports and controls are left open for easy use.  The front of [...]

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elementcase_ronin_stealth-inhand

Element Case creates some very nicely engineered smartphone cases. I reviewed their Sector 5 iPhone case about a year ago and still consider it one of the most innovative, tech-geek stylish bumper cases I have ever seen. Their new Ronin G10 Stealth bumper case for the iPhone 5/5s looks just as cool, but in a meaner, [...]

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IN1 Iphone 5 Case

How many of you have a smart phone? How many have some sort of protective case on it? How many of you wish that your smart phone case did more than look pretty and protect your phone? The folks at IN1 probably felt this way when they designed their IN1 case for the iPhone 5 [...]

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mod 3 radius case 01

For some reason I can never find a case for my iPhone 5 that I truly like.  The truth is, the iPhone 5 feels great in the hand, and most cases spoil the smooth, sleek design.  The Mod-3 Radius case (provided by BiteMyApple.co) protects the corners with a bare minimum of bulk.  Here's a closer look. The [...]

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vaja-grip-hardshell-case-iphone-5-1

This is the third case I recently received to try with my iPhone 5 from Vaja Cases.  The Leather Grip Hardshell Case for iPhone 5 is a leather-wrapped hard backcover case.  It's quite different from the Vaja flip-cover cases I recently review.  (Check the related links at the bottom of the review.)  This case is for the person [...]

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vaja-flip-cover-iphone-5-1

Vaja Cases have a reputation for beautiful, well-made leather cases and covers.  Until recently, I had never gotten to try a Vaja case for myself, and my first experience was with the beautiful Nouva Pelle case for iPhone 5.  I was also lucky enough to recently receive some other Vaja iPhone 5 cases.  Two of them [...]

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calypsocase-cabrio-1

I am always searching for the perfect case for my iPhone. Every case I have tried has its perks and its drawbacks. Until now, I had yet to try one made of leather, so when CalypsoCrystal offered me the CalypsoCase Cabrio for the iPhone 5 to review, I was happy to oblige. Let's see if [...]

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innopocket-amphibian-1

Like to go to the beach but hate worrying about your phone getting wet? InnoPocket now has the Amphibian waterproof case available for the iPhone 5. The case has a 2-in-1 design that allows it to be used as an everyday shell case, and when going to the beach, you can add the waterproof casing. [...]

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idAmerica-Gasket-01

  I'm a gearhead (or petrolhead, depending on your region).  I'm also an iPhone owner.  When id America produced the Gasket V8 case that combines the love for both, I had to take a look. The Gasket V8 is a snap-on cover that mimics the look of a cylinder gasket from an engine, and comes [...]

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vaja-Nuova Pelle-iphone5-1

I've always admired Vaja cases, but I've never had the chance to try one with any of my devices.  I'm an instant-gratification kinda gal, and I couldn't stand waiting to have a case custom-made for me and the ready-to-ship cases usually were in colors that didn't appeal to me.  Recently Vaja Cases contacted Julie about [...]

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musubo-diamond-iphone-case

I've seen "tire tread" cases for phones before, but never have I seen one with a touch of glamour.  The Diamond Case for iPhone 5 from Musubo is a "hybrid design" case.  It has a hard, glossy, translucent panel that's been formed with a diamond pattern.  The edges are made of protective, impact-resistant TPU.  The case [...]

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spigen_GLAStR-1

I remember back in the day when the Palm V was the Cadillac of PDAs and the only worthy screen protectors were from Brando. Like PDAs, screen protectors have evolved as well, from those 'one shot to apply' pieces of thin plastic with adhesive on one side to specially engineered multi-layered films applied with liquid. [...]

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cellhelmet-iphone-5-1

cellhelmet started out life as a Kickstarter project last year, and they are now shipping cases for the iPhone 5 or 4/4S and the 4th- or 5th-gen iPod touch.  I received an iPhone 5 case for review.  At first glance, the cellhelmet seems like most other iPhone cases on the market - it protects the [...]

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dracodesign_draco5-box_sm2

This past December, I reviewed Element Case's newly (at the time) released iPhone 5 aluminum bumper case, the Sector 5. While I found the Sector 5 Transformer-like and very tech-stylish, it was overall a bit extreme with too many rough edges for my taste. So, when Julie asked if I would like to review the [...]

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lunatik_taktik_extreme

LunaTik recently announced iPhone 5 versions of their extremely protective TAKTIK series of cases: the EXTREME and STRIKE. Both cases provide serious protection against drops, falls, bumps, dust, liquid, weather, etc.  The only significant difference between the two is that the EXTREME has Corning Gorilla Glass integrated into the front plate bezel of the case. The TAKTIK series is engineered to [...]

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radius-iphone5-case

I'm not sure I see the benefits in this case, but apparently a lot of people at Kickstarter did when they funded this project at more than 200% of the goal.  The Radius case for iPhone 5 from mod-3 takes minimalism to a new level.  It covers only the corners of the phone, with a [...]

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kubxlab-ampjacket-iphone-5

As iPhone owners can verify, the iPhone has an external speaker that doesn't produce the loudest sound.  Kubxlab has a new case that's designed to double the sound output from the iPhone 5 without draining the phone's battery or requiring any other power source.  The ampjacket for iPhone 5 is a bit thicker than most [...]

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elementcase_sector5-box

I typically do not use cases with my tech gear, especially Apple products. I prefer using them as the designers intended them, embracing the form-factor and living with the risk of damage. However, with the iPhone 5, I have seen the carnage that a single drop can do - from marring/scratching the black aluminum edging [...]

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zagg_extreme-contents

I have considered ZAGG invisibleSHIELDs one of the Cadillac protective films on the market for sometime. A majority of my tech-gear has ZAGG's military grade films protecting them from what life's hard knocks throw at them. As their products have evolved and improved, I have reviewed many of them, so much so I thought I [...]

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spigen-illuzion-iphone5-case-1

When SPIGEN SGP sent along some iPhone 5 cases to The Gadgeteer, they included the Illuzion iPhone 5 Leather Case.  This is a book-style cover with some room inside for a couple of cards or some folded currency.  It also has a feature I personally have never seen in this style case before.  Let's give [...]

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spigen-ultra-thin-air-iphone5-case-1

Either Apple was more forthcoming with accessories manufacturers or the rumor mill was extremely accurate, but it seems that there were a lot of cases for the new iPhone 5 available even before it was released.  SPIGEN SGP sent a couple of different cases for our review, and we'll be looking at their Ultra Thin [...]

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levenger-bomber-jacket-iphone-case-1

I upgraded my iPhone when the iPhone 5 was released.  Of course, new phones mean new cases and covers, and usually there's a delay between the iPhone release and the availability of cases for it.  Levenger searched their inventory of phone pouches and found that they had several in their inventory that would accommodate the [...]

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camhoodie-from-fotodiox

Like all lenses, the iPhone 5's camera can experience lens flare, resulting in a purple haze in photos.  Lens flare is, according to Wikipedia, "light scattered in lens systems through generally unwanted image formation mechanisms, such as internal reflection and scattering from material inhomogeneities in the lens."  All lenses can have it, but more expensive lenses can reduce it with coatings [...]

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pad-and-quill-iphone5-case

You're probably familiar with Pad & Quill's Moleskine-like cases for by now.  If you love that hand-bound book look for your mobile devices, you'll be interested to hear that they are now accepting pre-orders for their Little Pocket Book Case for iPhone 5.  This case is leather inside and out, and it has the elastic [...]

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