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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Incipio Octane Pure Transparent Folio Case for 10.5" iPad Pro

Incipio’s Octane Pure has been updated for the 10.5” iPad Pro, combining an impact-absorbent transparent shell case with a standard folio cover. It’s a fairly straightforward design that will appeal to those who like the idea of letting their iPad show through their case while still having the benefit of front coverage.

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Incipio Faraday Folio Case for 10.5" iPad Pro

Incipio has updated its Faraday folio case for the 10.5” iPad Pro. The new version is basically an update of the 2015 Faraday for iPad Air 2, featuring the same basic design elements as the prior one, but sized for the larger 10.5” iPad Pro.

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DODOcase Book Style Folio Case for 10.5" iPad Pro

San Francisco based artisan case maker DODOcase has released its classic book-style case in an iPad Pro 10.5” version, reducing the price while improving upon its prior Multi-Angle Case design that we reviewed in late 2015 with a slimmer plastic tray and more stable positioning at any angle when used as a stand.

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Skech Echo for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Skech’s latest iPhone case, the Echo for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus promise to take impact protection to a whole new level. With its patented Shockwave Technology, Echo claims to be the first clear case on the market that meets 15-foot drop test standards. Echo features a relatively minimalist design, available in only clear and onyx color options, and adds relatively little bulk to the iPhone considering the level of protection it offers.

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$40 / $45 | Cases + Covers
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