iPhone 5’s are officially rolling out from the stands, and people are have started to get their hands on the new iDevice. Apple, yet again, insists that iPhone 5 is durable and wont particularly require any extra protection. Well, are you going to take Apple’s word? I for one would not do that and wrap my brand new phone in a case or a bumper. Since Apple hasn’t bothered to release “Official” bumpers for the new iPhone 5 , we have few recommendations for you:
Belkin Flex Case
Let’s start basic shall we, belkin has always catered iPhone users ever since the original iphone, from the first FM modulator, to folio cases – belkin has it covered. The belkin flex case is a silicon case which comes in a pack of two, you can choose a clear finish or a matt colored finish, the sleeve fits in well with the phone and the rubberized material gives that needed extra grip. The pack of two cases will cost you just $19.99 which is available to order.
The Cygnet WorkMate is a silicone case which is highly dureable and will keep your precious iDevice protected from dust, scratches and those random falls, the case seems rugged – I personally love rugged cases but they usually aren’t visually pleasing, this one however is different. Available in army green, navy blue, plain red and plain black verities. The thick rubber will surely guard your phone, and the case ships with a free screen protector as well, the package is available for $29.99 – great value for money.
Pop Case with stand
Apple products are multimedia devices, if not on your favorite dock, you would be holding it to watch those random videos and pictures, it could become a little hard to keep the phone in landscape mode – we have the perfect solution. Pop case is a soft jacket for iPhone with a stand. It is ultra-thin and provides shock-resistant protection, with a stand to go to – it would be a great companion. Prices start at $35 and you can order the case from their official website.
Portfolio Duo Wallet Case
If the snap cases are not your taste, and you carry a-lot of things with your phone, then you can try the wallet case, it will protect your device – and will carry your money, cards and pictures for you. Did we mention it is a folio case, yes – you can use the back cover as a stand, just like the covers on iPad’s, and despite all this functionality, it is thin and extremely portable. The case is currently available in red, orange, black and brown variants, and at $40 each, they are fairly reasonable, find out more about it here.
One more option before we leave you, the X-Doria Shield cases, the case protects the front as well, with the front hard-shell you won’t have to worry about getting the screen scratched because the film is 100% polycarbonate that lets you type comfortable meanwhile maintaining crystal clear view. All the ports and the buttons (even the home button) are covered; the volume rocker buttons and the silent on/off buttons are easily accessible. All this protection comes in great value of just $39.99 per case, to find out more, visit Doria’s website.
So there you go, these are our top recommendations, there are many cases out there without a doubt – tags such as zagg, capdace, otterbox and X-mart are well known brands, but if you go a little out of the box, you will find great products in different price range(s). Share your views about the cases/sleeves for the iphone 5, do you have a particular favorite?For more news, reviews and information keep following HardwareInsight, follow us on Twitter or like our page on Facebook to keep updated with technology bits.