Friday marks a big day for Apple fans worldwide, as it will forever (or at least for 11 and a half months) be known as ‘iPhone 5 day’.
The change in form of Apple’s brand new smartphone means that, come the end of the week, there will be a lot of people looking for a protective sheath for their brand-new, elongated iPhone, and being the thoughtful folks we are, we’ve done some research and found a selection of cases that will keep your new investment safe from the perils of key scratches, coin scrapes and even the dreaded drunken phone dropping.
Case-Mate Pop! ID case
Carrying your phone and wallet together can be an arduous task. Patting yourself down twice to ensure that you have both on you at all times can be quite a chore. This need not be a problem any longer, because thanks to Case-Mate’s awesome looking ID case, you can now shove a couple of your most used cards into the back of the case, place your wallet carefully in your bag and you’re sorted for the day.
Griffin Survivor case
Earlier in the month we brought your attention to the ultra-protective Survivor case for iPad, which had undergone military testing to ensure that your tablet didn’t get a mark on it, even if you were stuck in the middle of a warzone. For those worrying that your iPhone 5 would be left exposed, should this happen, you’re in luck, because our friends at Griffin have shrunk the case down to fit your phone, and, just to top things off, made it available in just about every colour combination imaginable.
Otterbox Commuter Series
For those of you looking for a slightly more discreet method of keeping your new iPhone safe, the Otterbox Commuter Series is for you. Featuring a soft inner casing to wrap around your handset and a hard exterior shell to keep it secure, as well as caps to protect your ports from dust, lint and other nasty bits and pieces, this really is the perfect option for those of you that are constantly on the move.
Cygnett Carbon Urban shield
Unarguably one of the better looking iPhone 5 launch cases, Cygnett’s carbon-heavy, thin-yet-durable ‘urban shield’ should be the case of choice for those looking for an affordable yet classy option.
If you’ve got a couple of extra quid lying around, then Gresso’s uber durable solid titanium bumper-only case is another option. At around $3000 a pop, we’re not expecting a huge amount of people to be picking one up, so it’s definitely got the exclusivity factor on its side.