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The Week in iPhone Cases: Sheer

The Week in iPhone Cases

In this edition of our weekly iPhone-case roundup, we bring you a few cases you can barely see, some that are barely there, and a couple designs that look like they came straight out of a Hollywood superhero movie.

Draco Design

The Elegance Aluminium Bumper (iPhone 5; $100) is made from aircraft-grade aluminum with a special curved design that protects your phone and enhances your grip.

Designed in the USA and built using a precision five-axis CNC process, the case comes with a red front cover and a gold back piece.

Griffin Technology

The Survivor Slim (iPhone 5; $40) is built on the premise that less may well be more--but not when it comes to protection. A hardshell, polycarbonate interior frame joins a soft outer silicone cover to keep your handset safe from bumps and falls of up to six feet.

The case comes in black, grey, pink, blue, or aqua.

Id America

The Mist (iPhone 5; $15) is a rigid case that easily slips on your phone and, thanks to its semi-transparent design, protects it without hiding its natural beauty.

The Mist is available in grey, aqua, pink, purple, red, white, solid black, or solid white.


The Celebrity (iPhone 5; $30) is a back case that features Swarovski crystals in one of four stylish patterns designed to brings a splash of color and fashion to your phone.

Of course, protection is always part of the picture, and the case features a robust construction that keeps bumps and scratches away. The case is also made without any harmful substances to help protect the environment.


The Chamfer (iPhone 5; $25) is made from a strong polycarbonate material to keep your iPhone safe from bumps and scratches, and it sports a unique chamfered design that sets it apart from the competition.

This case, which comes in red, blue, green, pink, purple, black, or white, also features a discreet slot in which you can store an iPhone SIM-ejection tool.

STM Bags

The Harbour (iPhone 5; $35) features a dual-shell construction that provides maximum protection. It also offers an excellent grip thanks to a soft exterior material. The inside is modeled after the same design used by the world-famous Sydney Opera House.

The Harbour comes in black, grey, white, blue, red, or pink.


The Impact Band Clear (iPhone 5; £25) is made from impact-resistantm clear TPU with a splash of colour to bring both protection and style to your phone.

Designed using the company's proprietary "Impactology" methodology, the Impact Band adds minimal bulk to your handset and is available orange, blue, green, pink, purple, or smoke grey.


Going for a walk? The CaseBelt (all iPhone models; €50) fits snuggly around your waist--or loosely across your shoulder--and helps you carry your handset and a few extra accessories, even if you don't have pockets.

The CaseBelt is made from a high-resistance, elastic material that is both durable and easy to wear; its monostrap can be adjusted to fit all body shapes and sizes.

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