The iPhone 5s
is mostly housed in the iPhone 5
chassis, with a few notable differences, like the different home key with Touch ID
technology baked in, and the dual LED flash
setup on the back, both of which, however, won't prevent it from fitting in most iPhone 5 cases
bandied about as well.
These subtle deviations don't really warrant a whole new crop of cases and covers that sprung for what is scheduled to be Apple's flagship for a while, but that's what we had, though most makers list their iPhone 5 cases to be compatible with the 5s, too. We are rounding up some of the more intriguing wrappers for your precious gold, gray or white iPhone 5s.
Best iPhone 5s cases and covers
Best iPhone 5s cases and covers
At that price, it's hard to spot a more premium case design than elago's S5 Outfit MATRIX - a minimalistic hardshell wrapper made of aluminum and polycarbonate, and offered in a bunch of subtle coloring, designed to complement the elegant looks of the iPhone it covers. The product is made in Korea, instead of China, and comes with minimalistic eco-friendly packaging, too.
As we mentioned, the gear built for the iPhone 5 fits the 5s, and has the added advantage of being as cheap as a 2102 case crop gets. SPIGEN's Slim Armor offers added protection in an elegant, good-looking package. Since you have a polycarbonate mid-section, the case is offered in a variety of flashy colors for every taste, too.
Apple's own cases for the iPhone 5s is made of crarfted genuine leather and the price tag reflects that. As the maker eloquently puts it:
"The leather is deliberately shaped to cover the volume buttons, the on/off switch, and the chamfered edge of iPhone 5s. Inside, a soft microfiber lining protects the exterior of your iPhone. Outside, you see color that’s more than surface deep, thanks to a dye that’s infused into the leather. And there are six complementary colors to choose from."
If you are not a fan of hiding that new golden iPhone 5s, Case-Mate's NAKED TOUGH line will both protect your handset, and let onlookers enjoy the original design of the handset with the see-through protection case.
If you need a stylish folio type case to carry a few cards and some cash with your iPhone 5s, Adopted's Adopted Leather Folio is a "genuine full-grain leather folding case with an integrated interior card pocket, built on our unique non-conductive metallized frame. Suede interior surface protects the iPhone display."
An Adopted shop exclusive, the Cushion Wrap case "pairs a metallized frame with upholstered panels of stain-resistant, soft-grip silicone for maximum comfort and wear. The Cushion Wrap provides superior hand-feel and substantial protection, along with open access to all buttons and ports."
Tired of having to make silly choices everyday between regular 3-ply toilet paper, and 2-ply ecofriendly one? Let your iPhone case decide for you. Just pull the lever in the PureGear Undecided iPhone 5s case, and the ball can wander around, but hit only two choices - Yes" or "No". Bril, and for your comfort we have to inform you it comes in other colors than this tacky combo you see on the left.
What's the point of a bulky rugged protection case wrapping the slim and elegant iPhone 5s if it doesn't also give it extra functionality? That's exactly what Hitcase thought when making its Pro wrapper.
It makes the iPhone waterproof up to 33 feet (10m), and gives it wide-angle lens for pretty underwater footage. Well, you can't use the Touch ID
fingerprint unlock function with it, but the maker says it's working on a way to remedy that as well. It comes with tripod, wrist strap and compatible railslide mount for the hardcore photographer in you.
How about added protection for your iPhone 5s, AND doubling its battery life. Lenmar listed that its iPhone 5 rechargeable battery case is a perfectly good fit for the new iPhone 5s as well, due to the identical ports and dimensions. It looks as stylish as battery cases go, has a 2300 mAh battery built in with LED indicators, but won't run you cheap. If only we could have extra storage built into the case as well, the price would be totally worth it.