02 Oct Top 5 Cases For Protecting Your iPhone 5
The iPhone 5 has not been out long, but already smartphone accessory makers have come up with some top notch solutions to protect your shiny new gadget.
From functional to aesthetically pleasing, check out these necessities for your iPhone 5:
For those of you after something a bit more stylish, check out the CalypsoCase Cabrio. The premium Italian leather and vibrant colours will definitely make a statement while the inner microfabric provide a little bit of luxury for your new iPhone 5. This case isn’t just a pretty face though. Its polycarbonate backbone shell will protect your iPhone from most drops, however, the only downside to this case is the lack of protection for the screen due to it’s open- front design.
For those of you who are susceptible to butterfinger syndrome, work in unforgiving environments or just want the best possible protection for your phone, the OtterBox Defender Series Case is the case for you.
This case offers some serious protection for the iPhone, with its 3-layer protections that withstands drops, bumps and shocks. The Defender Series case also contains a built-in screen protector which prevents scratches, while the port covers keep out dust and debris. The case also includes a holster-style swivelling belt clip so you can keep it on you at all times.
For the environmentally conscious among you, the Grove Case for the iPhone 5 is not only made out of all natural materials, but it is also incredibly lightweight and durable.
The Grove Case has been hand sanded and oiled, with the case created out of plant fibre composite fused to a solid bamboo exterior. The bamboo is renewable and fibres are 100% post-consumer, ensuring the case is environmentally friendly. The water-based resins have been bound under tremendous pressure, which makes the Grove Case not only environmentally sustainable but also quite strong and more than capable of protecting your iPhone 5.
Customised engravings are also available to be added to your Grove Case, which will be sure to set your iPhone 5 apart.
Belkin Ease-Fit Plus Armband
If your iPhone is your favourite workout companion, having it close to you and secured while you’re on the go is invaluable.
The Belkin Ease-Fit Armband allows you to carry your iPhone wherever you go, complete with a key pouch for your home or car key.
The Ease-Fit Armband is also lightweight and waterproof, protecting your iPhone from moisture without adding extra bulk, which will certainly appeal to the fitness focused among you.
Dubbed the “original, military grade film”, the ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD EXTREME is a protective film for gadgets made using Nano-Memory technology. While not a case per se, this screen protector has its origins in the military, where it was used to protect high-speed helicopter blades from dust, dirt and debris, so you can rest assured that it will be able to protect your phone from scratches. In fact, ZAGG is so confident in their product, that if the screen of your device does wear or scratch, they will replace it for free, for the life of your device.
ZAGG cite the following as benefits of using the Nano-memory technology:
- Durability – Self-healing properties offer unbelievable resistance to scratches and damage, and will extend the life of your device
- Coverage – Greater pliability and flexibility allows the invisibleSHIELD designs to cover the corners and curves of your device better than the competition.
- Ease of Install – The improved pliability also facilitates easier installation
- Drop Resistant – Improved grip makes it easier to hang onto your device
- Glare Reduction – The iPhone 5 screen protector gives your device a slight “orange peel” finish that breaks up glare and reduces finger print smudges, while still creating high resolution screen viewing clarity.
To see for yourself just how tough the InvisibleSHIELD EXTREME is, check out the video below: