The iPhone 5 took the consumer market by storm, and in spite of what the critics have been saying, this phone continues to be one of the most coveted gadgets today. If you have already jumped into the iPhone 5 bandwagon, you are probably also in the market for a case that will not only protect your precious device, but will also add more character to it.
Even before the iPhone 5 has reached some countries, there is already a good selection of iPhone 5 cases. Here are my top 5 picks for iPhone 5 cases, even though I am still using my good old iPhone 4.
Pad and Quill Little Black Book
I’ve always been a sucker for this type of case, although I am not a big Moleskine fan. This iPhone 5 case does look good, though, and the inside is made of real bookbindery cloth. The part which holds the phone has rubber stoppers, which ensure that the device is secure. Handmade with love, is how they describe this case, and with a price tag of $39.99, I think it’s not bad at all!
The book case is indeed a pleasure to look at, and I assume a pleasure to feel as well, but if you are rather clumsy with your devices and tend to drop them at the most inopportune of times (not that there is a good timing when it comes to dropping expensive gadgets!), then Griffin’s Survivor is a better choice. Made to withstand the most extreme conditions, this set of iPhone 5 cases will keep your phone safe as safe can be. (Read: ridiculously over engineered.)
It comes in various colours and costs $49.99.
Pencils are classic, and Proporta’s design utlizes this concept. It’s a simple case, but there is something mesmerizing about the design. For only GBP14.95 and a lifetime warranty, I think this case will be just as popular for the iPhone 5 as it was for the previous models.
Speck CandyShell Grip
With Speck’s wide range of Apple accessories, it is to be expected that it’s one of the more popular brands. They have a good reputation, and with this CandyShell Grip case, that reputation is only bound to get better. For people who have issues getting a good grip on their gadgets, this case is the perfect choice. It comes in different color schemes as well, though the one pictured above is my personal choice. This case will set you back $34.95.
Holga iPhone 5 Lens Filter Case
To end this entry, let’s go a little on the whimsical side. If you use your iPhone 5 as a camera regularly, and you just can’t get enough of filters, the Holga Lens Filter Case is for you. Forget having to use Instagram and other similar apps. With this case, you have nine filters to choose from and five different case colours as well. The best part? It only costs $29.99!