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There are two types of people in this world: those who have bare iPhones and those who stick their handset in a case as soon as they unbox it. If you’ve just acquired a new iPhone and fall into the latter category, you have a wide range of options to consider. It’s easy to fall down a rabbit hole looking for iPhone cases from companies you’ve never heard of on Amazon. You might be tempted to get one of the cheapest options available, or maybe the one with the cutest design, but those might not be the best iPhone cases for your needs. We’ve tested a number of the latest cases, covers and protectors to see which ones are really worth your money.
Spigen Magfit Ultra Hybrid
If you want a basic protective case at an affordable price, Spigen got you covered. From the company Transparent Ultra Hybrid MagFit shells show off your iPhone’s color and we love their raised bezels that protect the rear camera. The cases also have tactical buttons on the side that make it easy to feel and adjust the volume of your phone without even looking at it. The overall slim profile of the polycarbonate shell allows it to protect your iPhone without adding too much bulk, and it’s also MagSafe compatible. Plus, the Ultra Hybrid case was one of the most secure we’ve tried – so much so that it was almost difficult to get the iPhone out when we needed to test out a new case. And although they normally cost around $45, you can often find them on sale for $25 to $30.
We recommended Clever cases in the past for their artistic designs, but we especially like the Gripmunk Series for the latest iPhones. They’re a bit rougher around the edges than Spigen’s cases, literally – the Gripmunk covers have textured edges that make them easier to grip and less likely to slip out of your hands, while the backs of the cases have pretty designs and patterns like floral paintings, cosmic scenes and more. There are also a few solid color options, if you want to go the True Basic route (no shame), and these cases are MagSafe compatible too. If you’re a minimalist and don’t like to carry a lot of stuff on you, you can ditch your wallet and jump in for Smartish Wallet Killer which has similar textured edges with a sleeve at the back. This wallet case can hold up to three credit cards and a few banknotes.
If you’re looking for a bold, eye-catching case that has a lot of personality, Casemate has a ton of great options to consider. Its iPhone 14 series has glittering cases, floral print covers and everything in between, but the one that stood out to me the most is the Blox line. These cases have square corners that give your iPhone a modern, square look. Combine that with their bright neon colors and you’ll probably never have to ask your friends where your phone is again – you won’t miss it. I also like that the Blox cases are fingerprint resistant, offer 10 foot drop protection, and have built-in magnetism for MagSafe accessory compatibility.
I start with organic
You have many more options today than before if you want an eco-friendly phone case. Start with the Organicore range is one of our favorites because its high-quality cases are 100% compostable, offer decent protection, and the latest models are also MagSafe compatible. They come in clear and opaque designs, and the latter has a buttery texture that makes the case feel more luxurious than you might think. Organicore cases will protect your iPhone from drops up to eight feet, and their raised edges will be your phone’s first line of defense against accidental bumps and bumps. The MagSafe accessories work well, but we found the opaque case wasn’t the most grippy of those we tested. It’s best to stick with flat wireless chargers like Applesrather than vertical magnetic mounts where gravity can take over.
Cyril Kayuk Mag
Cyril made a number of stylish cases and the new Kayak Magazine is no exception. It’s one of the thinnest and lightest cases we’ve tried, but it has four layers of protection: a soft microfiber lining, a tough PC back, TPU bumpers and a rubber exterior. vegan leather. Since the company does not have a certain level of drop protection, this slim case is a good option for those who care more about the aesthetics and design of the case, but also want a simple layer of protection between their iPhone and hard concrete. As the name suggests, you can use the Kajuk Mag with MagSafe accessories, and it even has a built-in accessory hole, for those who want to attach charms, straps and other things.
Peak Design Everyday Case
Peak Design’s Everyday Case not only does it look attractive, but it turns your phone into a bunch of different things when you pair it with one of the company’s mobile ecosystem accessories. We love its rubberized protective bumper and nylon shell, and its SlimLink connector sits in the middle of the case back, waiting for the accessory you need that day. The company’s mobile tripod is one of our favorites for taking better photos with your phone, but also supporting it the way you need. Commuters can opt for the dash mount to keep their phone handy while driving, or the bike mount when you need to follow directions on its screen. If you use your phone for everything and want a case that can support all of those different activities, this one is a good option.
Pelican Shield Kevlar
Maybe you work outdoors, go camping frequently, or are just a bit clumsier than most. Some of the best protection you can get for your iPhone comes from Pelican’s Shield Kevlar Case Series. They sure are bulky, but that’s how they protect your phone from drops up to 21 feet. The 5mm raised bumper provides shock-absorbing security for the rear camera lens array as well as the handset as a whole, along with the secure edges and dust cover that keep out any unwanted debris to enter. Plus, these rugged cases are MagSafe compatible, so you don’t have to sacrifice convenience when opting for as comprehensive protection as possible.