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The Week in iPhone Cases: Presidential directive

Whether you're looking for a touch of elegance for your handset, or something that can keep it safe during your morning jogging routine, we've got you covered in this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases.

The Week in iPhone Cases

Our weekly iPhone-case roundup features the latest in protective goodies for your favorite handset.

Whether you’re looking for something to go with that new formal dress or a companion for your daily jogging routine, we have you—and your iPhone—covered.

Arctic Store

The Arctic Wallet (iPhone 5; $25) is a hardshell case that comes with a convenient pop-out kickstand, handy if you want to prop up your iPhone in either landscape or portrait orientation for watching a video. The case also features a pocket at the back for storing cards or some cash.

The Wallet is available in black, red, orange, or pink.

Ballistic

The Hard Core Series (iPhone 5; $60) is designed with a five-layer construction to offer superior protection for your iPhone’s entire body.

The case features both hard and soft materials to help stave off the effects of bumps and scratches, and it features a built-in screen protector. It comes in blue, pink/grey, black/white, black/red, black/pink, black/purple, or black.

Bling My Thing

The Shadow Collection (iPhone 5; $55) combines a wallet with a phone case for a unique design that can accommodate your handset alongside your cards, cash, and even keys.

The form-fitting case, made from a high-quality-plastic material, features cutouts for all ports, buttons, and cameras; it comes in black.

iWalk

The Chameleon (iPhone 4 and 4S; $60) features a built-in, rechargeable, lithium-polymer battery that helps give your iPhone extra life for long days of use. The case comes with a set of interchangeable faceplates, available in black, white, red, yellow, or green.

According to the company, the 2,000mAh battery can be recharged up to five hundred times.

MapiCases

The Myra (iPhone 5; $60) is a wallet case made from fine leather that, in addition to keeping your iPhone safe from the vagaries of everyday life, provides ample room for credit or ID cards and paper money.

A convenient clasp keeps the case closed during transport. The Myra comes in black, red, tan, or white.

MirrorCase

The MirrorCase (iPhone 5; price unavailable) is a snap-on, hardshell case that features a special pull-out mirror to help you take pictures more easily by refocusing your iPhone’s camera to a more convenient angle.

Designed to work in both landscape and portrait orientation, thanks to a pivoting design, the case comes with a special app that automatically corrects the image so that it appears correctly on your screen (and in your pictures and videos, of course).

Pelican

The Vault Series (iPhone 5; price unavailable) features several layers of protection designed to keep your iPhone safe during active and everyday use, including aluminium for sturdiness, a Lexan screen cover, and a waterproof design.

The case also includes a set of Gore-Tex membranes that cover the handset’s microphone and speakers, allowing you to listen to music and make calls while maintaining a water-resistant seal. The case comes in five different color combinations.

Qmadix

The Tempered Tech Armor (iPhone 4, 4S, and 5; $40) is a screen protector made from a special kind of tempered glass that’s just 3mm thick but, according to the company, offers three times the protection of regular glass.

The Armor comes with a set of protective films for the back of your phone, and also features a proprietary surface coating that helps keeps fingerprints and smudges away.

SwitchEasy

The Monsters (iPhone 5; $20) is a collection of snap-on cases made from a super-soft silicone. Each case sports one of several three-dimensional, monster-inspired motifs available in black, blue, green, orange, or pink.

Each case comes with a set of two complimentary screen protectors, port protectors, and all the appropriate cutouts to ensure access to the iPhone’s connectors, buttons, and cameras.