iPhone 5 cases, round 2
September 17, 2012 | 9:41 am
By Kirk Hiner | for Apple Tell
Almost immediately after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 at last week’s press event, iPhone case manufacturers were bombarding us with new designs and updates to previous models. Seems they trust the rumor sites more than we do. Since then, even more cases have been announced, and we want to make sure you know about those, too.
Ballistic Case Company just debuted its latest collection of protective cases, all of which are compatible with the iPhone 5. The collection consists of five individual series, two of which (the Ballistic Shell Gel and the Ballistic Smooth Series) are currently available. You’ll find the remaining three series here.
The ever-popular Case-Mate has a new line of more than 40 iPhone 5 cases, and the majority are ready to ship now. Others will be ready to ship on September 21—the same day the iPhone 5 goes on sale.
Cygnett’s iPhone 5 cases aren’t ready to ship just yet, although a recent press release seems to suggest they’ll be available in Australia, the UK and the United States on September 12.
For the fashion conscious: UrbanShield, Lavish and FlipWallet. For the art enthusiast: The ICON Art Series. For the rough-and-tumble: WorkMate and the Bulldozer. And the classics: AeroGrip Feel, AeroGrip Form, Vector, Polygon and SecondSkin.
iLuv has announced its new line of protective and kid-friendly cases for the long-awaited iPhone 5. All of the newly-designed cases allow for complete access to all controls, including the new adapter.
Kensington announced 14 new accessories that are ready for use with the new devices. The company says the products will be available soon for pre-order.
Marware, a designer of accessories for mobile devices, just announced its new lineup of cases, shells and accessories for the iPhone 5.
OtterBox.com is now open for iPhone 5 case pre-orders; the company expects to begin shipping the Defender Series and Commuter Series on September 21.
For more information about the iPhone 5 case selection from OtterBox, visit www.otterbox.com.
Seidio, a manufacturer of mobile technology accessories, announced its line of signature cases—and a screen guard—for the Apple iPhone 5.
Seidio’s Surface and Active cases are available with or without a kickstand. The metal kickstand is designed to prop up the iPhone 5 in an easy, comfortable multimedia viewing position. Leaving your hands free, the user can multi-task while watching videos or slideshows.
Universal Electronic Accessories announced a complete line of cases for Apple’s newly released iPhone 5.