Selecting a case or cover for your iPhone can be a challenge, especially because Apple’s smartphones are well designed and the covers available do not do justice to the glory of your smartphone.
Apple iPhones are susceptible to severe cosmetic damage when dropped out of your hand. While you may scrape past with minor dents and scratches along the bezel of the phone or across the screen with each fall, every other one of us has had that one drop that’s left our iPhone’s screen shattered.
So after much sifting, we’ve put together a list of three cases that provide protection to your phone in keeping with the sleek looks the phone itself lends.
Speck Pixel HD iPhone SE, iPhone 5S & iPhone 5 Cases
Among a range of durable Speck covers, stands out the Speck Pixel HD. The cover snaps onto the iPhone from the back, encasing it around the seams up to the edges of the front face of your screen. The cover is made out of rubberized plastic which gives you a mixed touch between good grip from the rubber and longevity because of composite plastics.
The back of the cover is high in contrast and sheen and houses rubberized pixels arranged neatly across the entire back panel. Neat cut-outs for the camera lens at the rear as well as for the headphone jack at the bottom and the ringer switch at the side show excellent craftsmanship and design.
A good thing about this cover is that your speakers stay covered with perforations that allow clear sound but reduce the probability of dust settling within. The volume control buttons, as well as, the power/lock button remain shielded with protruding rubber buttons for easy operation.
The Speck Pixel HD is available for the Apple iPhone 4 all the way up to the Apple iPhone 6S and can be purchased in the colors of Blue, Purple, Grey, Black and Red. Amazon retails a cover for the iPhone 5/5S and iPhone SE at a price of $23.55 currently.
Mophie Juice Pack Plus/ Juice Pack Air Cases & Covers for iPhone
If you’re the kind that does run out of battery often and have to lug around a portable charger, no matter how small, why not consider having a backup battery attached to your phone? The Mophie Juice Pack Plus and the Juice Pack Air both offer reliable protection to your iPhone along with the option of instantly recharging your phone with the flick of a tiny switch.
These Mophie covers are made of composite plastics that are resistant to impact with an inset shockproof band. The cover sits snugly around the back of the phone and houses the battery at the bottom. The cover comes with LED indicators that tell you of the reserve charge available and the phone can be wall-charged with the cover on, but you’ll have to make use of the micro-USB cable that comes along with it.
The Mophie Juice Pack Plus houses a 2,100mAh battery and is available for the Apple iPhone 5/5S and SE for a price of $39.95 on Amazon currently while the Mophie Juice Pack Air that houses a 2,750mAh battery is available for the Apple iPhone 6 and 6S at a price of $48.95 on Amazon.
Spigen Cases and Covers for iPhone
If you’re one that loves the way your iPhone looks, Spigen is one of the only brands that lets you see through their cases. Not just available as hard crystal covers that are clear, Spigen is also well known for their ‘exact fit’ cushion covers. The covers are a composite of rubber and plastic just like with Speck.
The covers have hardened rims around the bezel to protect the phone from dents caused by a fall and have cut-outs for the camera lens, headphone jack, and speaker, power button, volume and ringer buttons. There is no protection over any them. Spigen covers are available in a variety of colors from clear to white, black, red, blue, pink and in a translucent white too. They range in a price of $8.99 to $13.99 depending on what you are looking for.
There are many other varieties of iPhone covers available on Amazon ranging from simple graphics on the back to protection over the phone’s buttons and openings as well as added utility with backup batteries. Most of these range between $75 to $150 with some going all the way up to $250. Amazon lists such products on offer frequently, like it currently offers slashed rates for orders above $49 with the products listed above.