The cool and weird: Apple iPhone 5 cases at CES 2013

The cool and weird: Apple iPhone 5 cases at CES 2013
If you care about phones, CES 2013 for you was mostly about those sweet new 5-inch 1080p smartphones like the Sony Xperia Z, but while Android dominated smartphones with little competition in Las Vegas while Apple was absent, it was the other way around when it came to accessories.

The iEconomy seems to be in perfect health as even though Apple was not at the event, all sorts of companies brought their new accessories and cases for the iPhone 5 and iPad.

Some of them were artistic, others in not so good taste (hello, rabbit fur case!), but all of them were far from the ordinary. With so many case makers out there, it’s really no wonder you have so many clothing options for your iDevice. We’ve picked the best of iPhone 5 cases we saw, and you can take a look right below.

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1440 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x



13. MillieT

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Best case I saw at CES was the new Metro case from EDGE Design.

11. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

You know, I love the iPhone as much as the next guy (provided the next guy is Larry Page), but don't you think it kind of defeats the purpose of having a thin phone over battery life if your case is making it considerably thicker just so you can play a game with lines of plastic and a teensy metal ball that you could easily download the game for on the phone itself? Some of the ideas people have....

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That maze phone case is sick.

5. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I am still amazed on the lack of accessories that are manufactured for Android devices. Android controls the majority of the world's smart phone market, yet all I ever see is new cases, docking stations and ect all dedicated to the mighty iPhone. I don’t get it. These companies seem to forget that there are people who don’t want an iPhone but have money to burn on gimmicky accessories.

9. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

well, i guess i might point out that apple only ever has two or three extremely popular devices on the market at any given time it is a fairly safe bet to go in on a phone that will sell in the tens of millions and will be on sale for at least three or four years instead of like android that has the vast majority of the operating system market, but divides that over hundreds of models companies make cases for phones, not operating systems they can't do much when motorola and htc release a new flagship every four to six months creating a huge number of random devices on the market maybe if android manufacturers took more of the samsung route and released one awesome phone a year, not unlike apple they might see cases being manufactured and actually stocked i work in a tech store and people consistently ask for gs3 cases, and so we stock them the requests for other phones are in the single digits, and i have been working here for like three years they just appear, and are gone there is a price for being on the very edge of the cutting edge in a mindless conveyor belt for a slightly larger screen and a slightly faster processor

10. Aeires unregistered

If any successful Android OEM would keep the same form factor for three years in a row, you'd see a lot more cases like these. I'd like to see more Android docking stations. I bought an iPhone docking station and use my CableJive connector to connect to my Cowon and Android phone. People shouldn't have to go that route, I completely agree with your comment on the majority of smart phones, yet we don't see the accessory support.

4. Savage unregistered

Meanwhile other OEMS have developed 1080p handsets and this is what Apple had. Gosh they are so behind.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Why isnt there a section solely dedicated to iPhone's cover, PA ?


Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I am sick of iphones, it should die, 7 years of same os, few years same design. It is just a overpriced piece of junk! In a few years max 5 and iphone will be gone mark my words.

7. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

you have to be stupid to think that the iphone will be gone. mark my words.

12. iPhone-Junkie

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

yup me too i am sick of iPhone instead of buying iPhone 5 i bought a mind blowing gadget that will be of great use and do lot more than iPhone check here :

1. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

were those designs made to prevent the phone from bending?

8. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I wouldn't even attempt to down the iPhone hw when comparing to androids offerings.

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