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The Best iPhone 5 Cases To Fit Any Need

Not all of us are iPhone nudists. Some of us prefer to clothe our gadgets in a case. But there are probably more cases out there than there are actual iPhones, and we all have unique priorities, whether it be screen protection, style or saving money. Here are the best iPhone 5 cases that live up to your specific needs.

If you need protection…

Otterbox Defender: You’re not going to win any fashion points for this case, but your phone will definitely be protected. The Otterbox is an indestructible lockbox for your phone. $59.99 at JB Hi-Fi.

If you’re stylish…

Kate Spade: Maybe you coordinate your nails to match your iPhone. If so, Kate Spade has lots of fashion-forward cases to complement your stylish sensibilities. $39.95 at Apple.

If you’re cheap…

Elago’s s5 Glide Case: This is a slim, slide-on iPhone case that comes in all kinds of colours. You can change out the bottom or the top piece if you’d like a two-tone version, and it costs less than the price of a movie ticket. $US11 on Amazon.

If you want to blend in…

Spigen Slim Armor Case: Want to fool people into thinking you’re not using a case at all? Slim Armor mimics the design of the back of the iPhone. And it comes in half a dozen or so different colours if you don’t care about any of that. $US18 on Amazon.

If you want something that’s invisible…

Spigen Ultra Thin Air Slim: Are you generally anti-case, but still hankering for some cushion from accidental drops? Spigen also makes a barely-there bumper that will still give you some protection. And you can hardly even see it. $US22 on Amazon.

If you’re au natural…

Carved: So you like the look of a natural back but you don’t want that same wooden case everyone has. Carved makes some relatively affordable options with some interesting etched wood backs. $US24-$US29 at Carved.

If you want a multitasker…

Twelve South Book Book: This iPhone case only looks like a tiny vintage book. It’s a nice theft-deterrent, and the leather sheath doubles as a wallet with pockets for your ID, your credit cards, receipts, cash and whatever you need to carry with you. $US60 on Apple.


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