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The Week in iPhone Cases: Extremely gentle

In this week's roundup of new iPhone cases, the approaching warm season brings rugged protection alongside the usual fashion-inspired accessories.

The Week in iPhone Cases

In this week's roundup of new iPhone cases, the approaching warm season brings rugged protection alongside the usual fashion-inspired accessories.

Belkin

The Grip Max (iPhone 5; $35) protects your handset from bumps and falls by combining a rigid polycarbonate shell with a special set of air pockets that evenly distribute shock, minimizing its effects on your devices.

Available in grey, black, white/blue, pink/lilac, grey/blue, or gray/black, the case adds minimum bulk and is designed to ensure unfettered access to all the iPhone’s cameras, buttons, and ports.

The Grip Max (iPhone 5; $35) protects your handset from bumps and falls by combining a rigid, polycarbonate shell with a special set of air pockets that evenly distribute shock, minimizing its effects on your devices.

Available in grey, black, white/blue, pink/lilac, grey/blue, or gray/black, the case adds minimum bulk and is designed to ensure unfettered access to all the iPhone’s cameras, buttons, and ports.

Concord Keystone

The Keystone ECO MarineCase (iPhone 5; $50) keeps your iPhone protected from the elements, and even allows you to immerse the phone in water up to twenty feet—while taking pictures or shooting video.

The case, which is available in either black or white, also comes with a floating lanyard that helps prevent the phone from sinking should it escape your hands.

Griffin Technology

The Derrick Castle Collection (iPhone 4, 4S, and 5; $30 to $35) marries Griffin’s protective snap-on cases with a unique set of designs by artist Derrick Castle, known for his historically inspired themes.

Available options include Mexican banditos, tribal headdresses, and a Lincoln figure that looks suspiciously ready to hunt vampires.

iSkin

The Revo 360 Titan (iPhone 5; $40) is built for maximum protection during active use or in rugged environments.

It comes with a removable rotary belt clip and a complimentary multi-layered screen film, and is available in blue, grey, pink, or red with white accents.

iWalk

The Leather Shield (iPhone 5; $20) is made from a rigid body combined with synthetic leather to offer maximum protection from bumps and scratches while providing an eco-friendly product that contains no harmful chemicals.

The case comes in five different styles: Crocodile, Suede, Thread, Taiga, and Artificial Leather

Mophie

The Outride (iPhone 5; $150) turns your iPhone into what may well be the ultimate wide-angle action sports camera.

Rugged and easy to use, the case comes with a special fisheye lens and a series of accessories that let you mount it on just about any conceivable surface, from your helmet to the handlebars of your high-performance bike.

Noreve

The Ambition Selection (iPhone 5; price unavailable) is a line of cases made from high-quality leather in a wide range of colors and styles.

Each case features a front flipcover that keeps your iPhone’s screen safe from bumps and scratches without getting in your way when you need to take a call or check your e-mail.

Powerskin

The PoP’n (iPhone 5; $80) is a stick-on battery pack that provides additional battery time when you need it.

It uses suction cups to attach directly to the back of your phone (and to most cases), weighs only 86 grams, and comes in black or white.

RocketCases

As its name implies, the Woody (iPhone 5; $35) is made from real, solid wood—it even includes working volume and sleep buttons.

It comes in both light and dark variants, and is made entirely from renewable resources.