PureGear DualTek Case for iPhone XR

If you found a new iPhone under your tree this Christmas, or were simply able to take advantage of some nice post-Christmas shopping deals, the next thing on your list should be a good protective case, and if you’re looking for something durable that’s still stylish and won’t break the bank, PureGear has you covered with its new DualTek extreme shock case. Available in arctic white or matte black, it’s a rugged case that will keep you safe from most everyday fumbles, while still being lightweight and comfortable in the hand.

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Pelican Shield for iPhone XS Max

Pelican may not be one of the first names you think of when it comes to rugged iPhone cases — but it really should be. The company has a long and solid history of making rugged and protective equipment cases that are used in everything from field photojournalism to military and law enforcement, but many people may not realize that the company also makes a line of iPhone cases that bring the same quality and durability the company is known for to your mobile devices. Pelican’s Shield for iPhone XS Max is the company’s flagship example of this — it’s a five-layer case that’s goes well beyond the “military grade” drop protection that most companies advertise, promising to be up to three times strong than the MIL-STD 810G spec.

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Pelican GO G40 Personal Utility Case

Pelican is best known for its line of ultra-rugged cases for transporting items such as high-end cameras, surveying equipment, and computers, and now the industry leader has taken it to a more intimate level with its nw line of Personal Utility Cases (PUC), beginning with the GO G40, small but tough case designed to protect your iPhone and other valuables when out in the field. Measuring 7 by 3.5 by 1.6 inches on the inside, the G40 is available in six different colors — Lime, White, Surf Blue, Slate, Blush, and Anthracite — and is IP67 rated to withstand all of the elements, from dust, dirt, and sand to submersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

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Toffee Folio Organiser for iPad

Although we’d like to imagine a world where the iPad is the only device you need to carry around, the reality is that a lot of busy professionals on the go still need to make room for notebooks, pens, other papers, business cards, and more. This is where Australian premium case company Toffee comes in with its new Toffee Folio. It’s a classic yet elegant folio design inspired by the venerable executive folio design of the 90’s, updated to take modern technology into account, with room for even a full-sized 12.9-inch iPad Pro along with dedicated pockets for your iPhone and Lightning cables too, in addition of course to the more typical card and pen holders.

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Toast Natural Wood Cover for iPhone

Although we normally shy away from writing about cases, films, and stickers for the iPhone — they’re usually just very generic, offer almost zero protection, and entirely a subjective matter of taste. However, the aesthetic and craftsmanship of Toast’s wooden covers for the iPhone has piqued our interest since we first saw them at CES a few years ago, so we felt this one is worth a closer look. While there’s a certain irony in taking a shiny high-tech device like an iPhone — especially this year’s glass-backed iPhones — and covering them in a more vintage wooden look, it’s an idea that we think has a certain appeal. It’s more about style than protection, of course, but it’s a refreshingly unique style.

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$34 – $44 | Cases + Covers

Itskins Spectra and Venum Reloaded for iPhone X

Itskins has updated its case lineup for the iPhone X, featuring its Spectra wallet case along with its more traditional Venum Reloaded. Both cases feature 6.6-foot drop protection with an appealing albeit it simple design, and come in at a reasonably affordable price.

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Element Case Roll Cage for iPhone X

Earlier this month we looked at Element Case’s Formula, Recon, and Rev cases for the iPhone X — three relatively affordable options that incorporate the company’s well-known style and design elements. Element Case also offers an even more unique iPhone X case design in the form of Roll Cage, a combo that provides a TPU/polycarbonate case in Element’s usual style along with a detachable “cage” piece to protect the front of the iPhone X when not in use.

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PureGear GlassBak 360 for iPhone X

PureGear’s GlassBak 360, now updated for the iPhone X, is a case of a different sort. Eschewing the traditional one-piece protective case design, GlassBak focuses more strongly on aesthetics, combining a tempered glass back with an aluminum bumper, creating an attractive case for those who want to add a bit of protection to their iPhone X without sacrificing sleekness of style.

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Element Case Formula, Recon + Rev for iPhone X

Element Case is perhaps best known for its ultra-high-end premium cases such as Ronin and Sector 5 — luxury cases that are arguably both over-designed and overpriced for the needs of most iPhone users. who may find it hard to justify spending more for a case than a set of AirPods or Bluetooth speakers. Fortunately Element Case also offers a lineup of more affordable cases for those who like the company’s style but can’t justify spending $200 or more for an iPhone case, and they’ve already got a lineup of them ready for the new iPhone X.

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$100 / $40 / $35 | Cases + Covers

Catalyst Impact Protection Case for iPhone X

Catalyst made its name producing a solid lineup of affordable cases that combined waterproofing with strong impact protection, and their signature Catalyst Case for iPhone quickly became one of our favorites. Now with the debut of the iPhone X, the company has branched out with a new Impact Protection Case that brings the classic Catalyst Case design in a less expensive version for those who don’t really need the waterproofing.

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X-Doria Defense Lux + Defense Shield for iPhone X

X-Doria was one of the first manufacturers to have its cases updated for the new iPhone X — in fact we received samples before anybody was even sure what the new iPhone would be called. The company’s new Defense Lux and Defense Shield for the iPhone X include all of the style and features that made their prior iPhone cases popular choices, including ten-foot drop protection, a raised front lip to protect the iPhone’s screen, and the combination of an aluminum frame with a soft rubber bumper to provide extra protection.

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$30 – $40 | Cases + Covers

Twelve South BookBook, Journal + RelaxedLeather for iPhone X

Twelve South still makes some of our all-time favourite iPhone cases, so we were particularly happy to see that the company had iPhone X versions of its entire lineup ready for the iPhone X right on launch day. All of the same cases we’ve come to know are here, from the venerable and unique BookBook ($60) to the elegant Journal ($70) to the more minimalist RelaxedLeather ($50), the latter of which is also now available in a cool and exclusive Deep Teal version.

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$50 – $70 | Cases + Covers

Speck Presidio Cases for iPhone X

Speck has released its award-winning lineup of Presidio cases for Apple’s new iPhone X, including the standard Presidio ($40), Presidio Grip ($40), Presidio Clear ($40), Presidio Clear + Print, and the extra-tough Presidio Ultra ($50, not shown). While the cases remain largely the same as their iPhone 7 counterparts that we reviewed last year, it’s worth noting that the clear versions have added a version of Speck’s Impactium shock absorption technology.

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$40 – $50 | Cases + Covers

Burkley Magnetic Detachable Leather Wallet Case for iPhone X

If you’re looking for a wallet case for your new iPhone X, we think you’ll be especially pleased with the latest entry from New York fashion house Burkley, the Magnetic Detachable Leather Wallet Case. Despite the somewhat awkward name, this elegant new wallet case features handcrafted Turkish leather along with a magnetically detachable inner shell that looks and feels great by itself — effectively giving you two cases in one. It’s one of our favorite new wallet cases for the iPhone X.

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Pong Radiation Reduction Case for iPhone 7 Plus

While there’s still a lot of debate about the harmful effects of the radiation emanating from cell phone radios, there’s no doubt that the average iPhone emits at least some radiation and that the jury is still out on exactly what the long-term effects may be on the average person, not to mention the fact that some people may be much more sensitive to high-frequency RF signals. For those who don’t want to take any chances, the new Pong Radiation Reduction Cases may be worth a look. These cases promise to reduce radiation exposure by up to 67% as compared to a bare iPhone while still meeting basic industry standards for drop protection.

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