With the release of the iPhone 5 came the release of hundreds if not thousands of new and unique iPhone 5 cases and covers. Some of which are duds and many of which are truly imaginative, unique and groundbreaking. So whether you’ve switched over from another device or upgraded from the iPhone 4s, you’re definitely going to want to keep you new precious cargo looking crisp and pristine.
We’ve scoured the web in search of the most truly groundbreaking and best iphone 5 cases that are not only going to keep your baby protected but keep it looking sleek and sexy at the same time. While we were able to choose what we personally thought were the 10 best iPhone 5 cases that would get the job done, the list will be ever expanding so feel free to give your input your favorite iPhone 5 covers below whether they are listed here or not.
1. Taktik 5
The Taktik 5 iPhone 5 case cover is an under construction project initiated by Lunatik and funded by backers through Kickstarter. While it is currently under construction, the case is sure to be a huge hit when it hits the markets. It will contain a thin and sleek machined aluminum housing with gorilla glass screen protection.
2. EXOvault EXO16
The EXO16 iPhone 5 case from EXOvault is definitely one of our favorite cases. This case is built from pao ferro hardwood lined with silver aluminum, giving it that sleek modern look. If you head over to the EXOvault website, they have plenty of other cases to choose from including cases constructed from brass composite and aluminum composite, both of which look amazing as well.
3. BoxWave Keyboard Buddy
Tired of typing out long texts on the same ol’ boring touch screen? Switch to the BoxWave Keyboard Buddy iPhone 5 case! Not only is the case a from fitting and extremely durable metallic shell, it’s also a five row QWERTY keyboard with raised buttons to make typing quick and easy!
4. Microshield Style-Cork
Give your iPhone 5 that awesome natural earthy look with a durable cork finished case. Sure the cork might look lightweight but it’s actually a hard shell case that’s a bit shock absorbent as well. The Macroshield Cork case comes from XtremeMac.
5. UAG Navigator
The UAG Navigator is another one of our favorite and in our opinion one of the best iPhone 5 cases available. This case, built by Urban Armor Gear, is constructed from highly durable impact resistant patent pending armor shell. The case provides a clear and scratch resistant armor and soft core that keeps your iPhone 5 nicely rested. White not your ideal color? The Navigator comes in two alternative colors including black and orange.
6. Holga Filter iPhone 5 Case
The Holga Filter case is a bit different from the above listed cases, this case is supposed to be more fun than the others. With this case, you have access to multiple camera lenses and lens filters. The adjustable lens wheel allows you to switch back and forth between lenses quickly and easily.
7. Musubo Retro
Keep your iPhone 5 looking tough while keeping it protected with the Retro case from Musubo. This case has not one but two protective layers! The outside layer is made of strong polycarbonate material and the inner layer is made of ultra durable silicon. Black not your color? Retro comes in four other colors including blue, white, red, and gray.
8. Marware Metal Armor
The Marware Metal Armor iPhone 5 case is probably one of the sleekest and cleanest looking cases we came across. Being metal, the case is as strong and sturdy as it looks. It’s patent pending innovative design keeps your iPhone completely protected from the bottom up.
9. Cygnett Crystal Clear iPhone 5 Case
If you love the innovative look of your iPhone 5 and want to keep it the way that it is but are in need of a protective case, the Cygnette Crystal Clear case is for you. This is a hard shell case that was designed to protect your phone from drops, bumps and scratches while maintaining the clean new look of the iPhone 5.
10. Incipio Feather Shine
The Incipio Feather Shine iPhone 5 case is another great case we found that not only had a sleek innovative look but provided strength and durability. This case is made of highly dense ultra light plextonium with a sleek brushed aluminum look. Though some covers that contain this material have been shown to affect radio transparency, the Incipio Feather Shine has no negative affects.
Are you using a case or feel that another case should have been listed as one of the “best iPhone 5 cases” available? Leave us a comment below and let us know what you’re using and what you feel should be listed!