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50 Amazing iPhone 5 Cases

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Buying an iPhone 5 case is not an easy task, especially if you want to buy the perfect iPhone 5 case for your needs. There are hundreds of iPhone 5 cases to choose from, but the Gotta Be Mobile team narrowed the selection down to the 50 most amazing iPhone 5 cases on the market.

We scoured the Internet to find the best iPhone 5s cases in a multitude of categories so that you don’t need to spend a day and a half finding your perfect iPhone 5 case.

Our list of 50 Amazing iPhone 5 cases is broken down into 13 categories from cheap iPhone 5 cases and minimal iPhone 5 cases to waterproof iPhone 5 cases and rugged iPhone 5 cases. We also have iPhone cases for photography and for high fashion, though the prices will climb for some of them.

Rounding out the collection of iPhone 5 cases are custom case options, skins that offer a small layer of protection and one glass screen protector to use in place of an iPhone 5 case.

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Minimalist iPhone 5 Cases

These minimalist iPhone 5 cases offer protection from scratches and small drops without adding bulk or getting in the way of using the iPhone.

Apple Leather iPhone 5  Case

Apple's leather iPhone 5 case is minimal and beautiful.

Apple’s leather iPhone 5 case is minimal and beautiful.

The Apple leather iPhone case is marketed towards the iPhone 5s, but it works just as well on the iPhone 5. This slim leather case protects the back and sides of the iPhone while adding only a little width and thickness. With this case on the iPhone 5 is as thick as the iPhone 4s, which is to say not very thick at all. The leather will wear over time and some users find the wearing too much on brown and red versions, so keep that in mind before buying. Read our Apple leather iPhone case review for more details.

$39 at Apple

OtterBox Symmetry iPhone 5 Case

The OtterBox Symmetry iPhone 5 case is minimal, with a nice bit of protection.

The OtterBox Symmetry iPhone 5 case is minimal, with a nice bit of protection.

The OtterBox Symmetry iPhone 5 case is a new option from a company best known for thicker, more rugged case options. This one-piece case actually incorporates the soft and hard dual-material that OtterBox uses to protect phone sin thicker cases, offer a tight fit that doesn’t add much thickness to the iPhone 5. This case option arrives this Spring, but our hands on time with the case during the last two weeks is very positive. The case will arrive in multiple colors and patterns will also arrive for $5 more.

$39.95 at OtterBox

Case Mate Barely There iPhone 5 Case

The Case Mate Barely There iPhone 5 case is available in an array of colors.

The Case Mate Barely There iPhone 5 case is available in an array of colors.

Case Mate’s Barely There iPhone 5 case comes in more than a dozen colors, wrapping the iPhone 5 in a protective shell that adds a small layer of protection while also allowing users to match their style or look. This case offers a soft touch finish and even comes in a clear option that lets users see through to the iPhone 5′s design. Users can also choose a custom option for $15 more.

$25 at Case Mate 

Spigen Ultra Thin Air iPhone 5 Case

The Ultra Thin Air iPhone 5 case lets users show off the iPhone, and protect it.

The Ultra Thin Air iPhone 5 case lets users show off the iPhone, and protect it.

Spigen makes a collection of wonderful iPhone 5 cases and this Ultra Thin Air model is as thin as they go. The hard polycarbonate case helps protect from scratches and small drops without adding much thickness to the iPhone 5. This case is available in a clear option as well as in colored options which cover up the Apple logo to mask the appearance of the phone.

$19.99 at Spigen

ZeroChroma Vario Protect for iPhone 5

The ZeroChroma iPhone 5 case is thin, but includes a built-in kickstand.

The ZeroChroma iPhone 5 case is thin, but includes a built-in kickstand.

ZeroChroma makes some of our favorite iPhone cases including the Vario Protect, which is a slim iPhone 5 case that includes a kickstand. Users can swivel the kickstand to work in portrait or landscape orientation so it is a great companion for FaceTime or watching movies. The kickstand supports multiple angles and can also act as a small grip for fingers when walking with the iPhone 5. Check out our ZeroChroma iPhone 5 case review for more details.

$39.95 at ZeroChroma

SF Bags Suede Jacket for iPhone 5

This iPhone 5 cover includes a small pouch for headphones or other items.

This iPhone 5 cover includes a small pouch for headphones or other items.

If you want a slim pouch to protect the iPhone 5 in a purse or bag, but prefer a naked iPhone 5 while actually using the device, the SF Bags iPhone Suede Jacket is a nice fit. Users can choose from suede, zebra or cheetah prints and there are optional sizes that can also incorporate the added bulk of an Apple Leather case. If you prefer to carry earbuds or something small with the iPhone, add a pocket for $4 extra.

$10 and up at SFBags

iPhone 5 Wallet Cases

A good iPhone 5 wallet case lets users carry two to three cards and some cash so you can leave home with just an iPhone in your pocket instead of a bulky wallet or a purse.

Sena WalletSlim iPhone 5 Case

The Sena iPhone 5 wallet case holds three cards and one bill and secures them with a snap.

The Sena iPhone 5 wallet case holds three cards and one bill and secures them with a snap.

Sena makes great looking and feeling leather iPhone cases and the WalletSlim is one of our early favorites for carrying an iPhone and a few cards. The snap on this adds some bulk, but it also adds the assurance that your cards won’t slip out of the iPhone case while you are out and about. Users can choose from six color options including red, orange and pink. Read our Sena WalletSlim review for more.

$44.95 at Sena

OtterBox Commuter Series Wallet

Store several cards and cash in the OtterBox iPhone 5 wallet case.

Store several cards and cash in the OtterBox iPhone 5 wallet case.

OtterBox takes the protection of the Commuter Series iPhone cases and adds a wallet that can hold three cards or two cards and a little cash with all the protection that the Commuter line offers. OtterBox offers several color options and we really like the click that secures the wallet portion of this case and prevents cards from flying if you drop the case. Read our OtterBox Commuter Series Wallet review for more.

$44.95 at OtterBox

MAPI Tion iPhone 5 Wallet Case

The MAPI Tion iPhone 5 wallet case is amazing.

The MAPI Tion iPhone 5 wallet case is amazing.

MAPI makes our current favorite iPhone 5 wallet case with a slim supple design that allows us to carry three cards and doesn’t add a bulky strap like the Sena case does. While the case isn’t design to hold more we can fit one or two bills behind the phone. The case is tight enough that cards don’t slide out when we don’t want them to. Read our MAPI Tion iPhone 5 wallet case review for more.

$50 from MAPI

BookBook Wallet Case

BookBook offers and iPhone 5 wallet option with a unique look.

BookBook offers and iPhone 5 wallet option with a unique look.

The Book Book for iPhone case turns your iPhone 5 into a small hardcover book in one of three colors and designs which adds bulk, but it is a tradeoff that many users are willing to make. The BookBook iPhone 5 case includes slots for four cards and a place for cash, which is the most of any iPhone 5 wallet case we’ve reviewed. The latest models include an opening on the back so you can take photos while the case is on. Read our BookBook iPhone 5 case review for more and be on the lookout for cheap knockoffs on Amazon.

$59.99 at TwelveSouth

Speck Wallet Case

A colorful iPhone 5 wallet case option.

A colorful iPhone 5 wallet case option.

The Speck SmartFlex Card for iPhone 5 lets users carry up to three cards and some cash in a colorful package. The back of this iPhone 5 case includes a cutout for the cards and a push area to slide them out when you are ready to use them. Gotta Be Mobile editors and family members are using this case thanks to the nice looks, protection and convenience of carrying cards in a small protective package.

$34.95 at Speck

Budget iPhone 5 Cases

Not everyone has a lot of money left to buy an iPhone 5 case after singing a contract or buying one at full price to use on Straight Talk, so here are some cheap iPhone 5 cases that are still good options.

Amazon Basics iPhone 5 Case

This Amazon Basics iPhone 5 case uses a dual-layer of protection and is only $10.

This Amazon Basics iPhone 5 case uses a dual-layer of protection and is only $10.

Users that need a slim, cheap iPhone 5 case should check out the Amazon Basics brand. Amazon sells many items under a house brand that offer a little protection at a nice price. Amazon offers the Amazon Basics iPhone 5 case in eight color options from black and white to brighter color combinations. This includes a polycarbonate hard shell with a silicon inner portion for added protection. Amazon also offers cheap Lightning cables.

$9.99 at Amazon

Belkin Grip Candy iPhone 5 Case

Belkin makes a very affordable iPhone 5 case.

Belkin makes a very affordable iPhone 5 case.

Belkin also offers a cheap iPhone 5 case that is less than $10 on Amazon. This case comes in nearly a dozen colors with solid and sheer back covers to fit your style. This case adds a small bumper around the front to protect the screen when placed face down on a table.

$9.30 at Amazon

Elago iPhone 5 Bumper

This iPhone 5 bumper case is cheap and comes in multiple colors.

This iPhone 5 bumper case is cheap and comes in multiple colors.

Apple doesn’t sell an iPhone 5 bumper case, but Elago does with multiple color options in this affordable iPhone 5 bumper option. Like other bumper cases this slim band leaves the front and back of the iPhone open, protecting the device with a bumper that runs the entire edge of the iPhone 5 to protect form drops on corners and to add a little lip to the front and back of the iPhone 5.

$13.99 at Amazon

High End, Beautiful iPhone 5 Cases

Sometimes the only option for an iPhone 5 case is one that exudes style and costs almost as much as the iPhone 5 did. Here are some of the fanciest iPhone 5 cases around.

Michael Kors iPhone 5 Wallet Clutch

This iPhone 5 case is also a clutch.

This iPhone 5 case is also a clutch.

Most of the iPhone 5 wallet cases we looked at previously live in a pocket or a purse, but this Michael Kors iPhone 5 clutch is a case that is also a fashion accessory with a strap to carry your iPhone 5, cards and cash for a night out without a big purse or when you don’t have a pocket to carry a traditional wallet case.

$79.95 at Apple

Louis Vuitton iPhone 5 Case

Louis Vuitton aims this expensive iPhone 5 case at men.

Louis Vuitton aims this expensive iPhone 5 case at men.

Most of the high-end fashion iPhone 5 cases are tailored for women, but Louis Vuitton offers a slim iPhone 5 carrying case for men who want to show off a little traditional Vuitton design. This case shows a small logo and uses the well-known checkered design of other Louis Vuitton luggage.

$315 at Louis Vuitton

Case Mate Gemstones iPhone 5 Case

Case Mate uses real gemstones and aluminum accents to make these iPhone 5 cases shine.

Case Mate uses real gemstones and aluminum accents to make these iPhone 5 cases shine.

Case Mate’s Gemstones iPhone 5 case offerings come in Turquoise, Howlite and Gold Jet with real gemstones accented with brushed aluminum. These colorful and beautiful cases look right at home on the iPhone 5 and when we saw them in person the quality really stood out.

$150 at Case Mate

Gresso DNA D2 iPhone 5 Case

This is a $1,000 iPhone 5 case, and it's not the most expensive that they offer.

This is a $1,000 iPhone 5 case, and it’s not the most expensive that they offer.

Sometimes an iPhone 5 case is expensive solely to show that you can afford it, which is the case with the Gresso DNA D2. This iPhone 5 bumper is made of titanium and includes a 1 gram 18k yellow gold insert with the Gresso logo. this is the most expensive iPhone 5 case in our roundup, but a bargain compared to others offered by Gresso.

$1,000 at Gresso

Fitness iPhone 5 Cases

If you need an iPhone 5 case to use while working out, these are the best options we could find.

Belkin EaseFit iPhone 5 Armband

This affordable Belkin iPhone 5 armband is a nice option or working out.

This affordable Belkin iPhone 5 armband is a nice option or working out.

The iPhone 5 is a pain to hold while working out, so a good iPhone 5 armband is a nice way to carry the iPhone 5 with you at the gym or while running. The case is made of neoprene and lycra and is hand washable to prevent smells from building up. The case portion protects the iPhone 5 from sweat and keeps it secure during workouts.

$13.99 at Amazon

TuneBelt iPhone 5 Armband

This iPhone 5 armband includes a spot to wrap headphone cords, a reflective stripe and extension for big arms.

This iPhone 5 armband includes a spot to wrap headphone cords, a reflective stripe and extension for big arms.

The TuneBelt Sport Armband for iPhone 5 is adjustable from 9-inch to 17-inch to fir most arms and the company sells a extender to fit even larger arms. This iPhone 5 armband also includes a built in spot to wrap excess headphone wire so it isn’t in your way while working out. The case includes a reflective stripe and is washable. The main area secures the iPhone 5 and protects it from shocks and from sweat.

$19.95 at TuneBelt

iPhone 5 Battery Cases

An iPhone 5 battery case can double or triple the battery life of the iPhone 5 and allows users to charge up with a more common Micro USB charging cable when the case and iPhone are dead.

Mophie Juice Pack Helium

This slim iPhone 5 battery case adds at least 60% battery life to the iPhone 5.

This slim iPhone 5 battery case adds at least 60% battery life to the iPhone 5.

The Mophie Juice Pack Helium is the slimmest iPhone 5 battery case from Mophie, but it’s just right for users that need a little more battery life each day. Mophie claims the Juice Pack Helium can deliver 80% more battery life to the iPhone thanks to a 1,500 mAh battery. In our Mophie Juice Pack Helium review we found 60% was a more accurate number, but that is still a good value for the small size of this case.  It is also available in a wide range of color options.

$79.95 at Amazon

Incipio offGRID iPhone 5 Battery Case

The Incipio offGRID iPhone 5 battery case uses a large 2,600 mAh battery to offer up to 180% more battery life according to Incipio. This case allows users to charge up the iPhone and the case at the same time and shows the power status on the front of the case, instead of the back like Mophie and others do. Users can charge via Micro USB so it’s always easy to find a charger.

$70 at Amazon

Lenmar Meridian iPhone 5 Battery Case

This affordable iPhone 5 battery case should add one full charge.

This affordable iPhone 5 battery case should add one full charge.

Users who want a cheap iPhone 5 battery case that still delivers longer battery life should check out the Lenmar Meridian iPhone 5 battery case which is $40 less than competing cases. The Lenmar Meridian iPhone 5 battery case includes a Micro USB charger and a 2,300 mAh battery which the company claims will recharge the iPhone 5 one full time.

$55.55 at Amazon

Mophie Space Pack iPhone 5 Battery Case

The Mophie Space Pack iPhone 5 battery case is more than just a battery case, it adds storage to the iPhone 5. If you bought a 16GB iPhone 5, and need a place to keep photos and videos this case includes 16GB or 32GB of extra storage. The Space Pack impressed us at CES 2014 earning the Best iPhone Accessory award at the show in January. The battery is rated at 1,700 mAh which should deliver about a full recharge and the storage space is accessible form an app on the phone or your computer.

$149 and up at Mophie

Custom iPhone 5 Cases

If you want a custom iPhone 5 case with your photo or logo on it, these options are affordable and offer great quality products.

Gelaskins Hardcase for iPhone 5

Create a hard custom case that looks great.

Create a hard custom case that looks great.

If you want a custom iPhone 5 case the Gelaskins Hardcase for iPhone 5 is a very nice option that is affordable as well. This slim case will show a few scuffs over time, but the clearcoat prevents them from damaging the actual print. The system is set up for a single photo upload in most cases, but in the item above we made a collage on a computer and uploaded it.

$35 at Gelaskins

Case Mate Custom iPhone Case

This custom iPhone 5 case offers several design options.

This custom iPhone 5 case offers several design options.

Case Mate offers a similar option, but delivers a lot more customization options including the film strip above and other collages that uses can make right on the website. Pick a custom background color as well. If you already store your photos on Facebook, login and pull them over for even faster customization. Case Mate offers several types of cases from minimal to rugged.

$40 to $50 at Case Mate

Skinit Custom iPhone 5 Case

Put your favorite photo on this iPhone 5 case.

Put your favorite photo on this iPhone 5 case.

Skinit offers a lot of iPhone case and skin options including a custom case that lets users put one photo on the case. Users can choose from a Pro or a Lite case depending on how much protection they need. These cases wrap around the iPhone edges so you can see the color and photo on each side of the iPhone 5.

$30 to $40 at Skinit

Rugged iPhone 5 Cases

When you need a rugged iPhone 5 case that can handle the hazards of being a parent, working in construction or enjoying the outdoors.

OtterBox Defender Series iPhone 5

The OtterBox Defender iPhone 5 case is one of our favorite rugged cases.

The OtterBox Defender iPhone 5 case is one of our favorite rugged cases.

The OtterBox Defender Series iPhone 5 case is a multi-layer case the offers a great level of protection and includes a belt clip holster for easy access to the phone while outdoors. This case adds some bulk to the iPhone, but for the trade-off users get very good protection from drops. There is a built-in screen protector that shields against scratches and unlike most protectors is not one that you need to apply and keep dust or bubbles out, it’s just part of the case. Check out our review for more.

$27 and up on Amazon

OtterBox Commuter Series iPhone 5

The OtterBox Commuter is thinner, but still quite nice at protecting the iPhone 5.

The OtterBox Commuter is thinner, but still quite nice at protecting the iPhone 5.

The OtterBox Commuter Series iPhone 5 case offers a similar multi-layer design as the Defender Series, but in a slimmer and easier to carry in your pocket design. This case doesn’t use a built-in screen protector, but it does include one that users can apply. The case is available in a variety of colors and even with a 3D design on the back. Check out our review of the case for more.

$20 and up at Amazon

Tech21 iPhone 5 Case

The Tech21 case is minimal, but offers great protection.

The Tech21 case is minimal, but offers great protection.

Tech21 makes a thin case that is impressively rugged for the size thanks to a D3O impact band that runs along the edge of the case. This band is soft under normal conditions but when force is applied from a drop or a smack onto a hard surface it absorbs the pressure to protect your phone. This material allows for a thin case that delivers a lot of protection. Gotta Be Mobile publisher Xavier Lanier uses one of these cases on his iPhone to keep it safe while in the hands of his child.

$34.95 at Apple

G-Form XTREME iPhone 5 Case

The G-Form EXTREME iPhone 5 case uses a similar type of protection, though it is not the same material as Tech21. G-Form is well known for gear that protects football, soccer and other athletes including extreme sports and now offers similar protection for phones. This case includes Reactive Protection Technology, which stiffens upon impact to protect the iPhone from damage if it is dropped.

$39.99 at G-Form 

Ballistic iPhone 5 Case

The BALLISTIC Hard Core iPhone 5 case is designed to take whatever you throw at your iPhone thanks to reinforced corner protection, multiple layers of protection and the ability to keep the iPhone safe from a high-impact drop of 12-feet, according to the company. The case includes a built-in screen protector for additional device safety. This case is available in a variety of colors.

$59.99 at BALLISTIC

Waterproof iPhone 5 Cases

Sometimes a rugged iPhone 5 case isn’t enough and you need a waterproof iPhone 5 case to help the iPhone survive a day at the beach or your hectic life. Here are five options ranging from always on to one that slips on for use in the hot tub or at the pool.

Incipio Atlas iPhone 5 Case

The Incipio Atlas is a waterproof iPhone 5 case that protects the iPhone from water and includes a warranty to offer a repaired or replaced iPhone if it suffers water damage while in the case. Incipio markets this case as the ultimate travel companion that is capable of keeping the iPhone safe while on the go in weather and water. The case is available in a variety of colors.

$79.99 at Incipio

Lifeproof Nuud iPhone 5 Case

The Lifeproof Nuud iPhone 5 case is waterproof with no extra screen protector.

The Lifeproof Nuud iPhone 5 case is waterproof with no extra screen protector.

The Lifeproof Nuud iPhone 5 case is a waterproof case that doesn’t put anything in between the user and the screen. A seal forms on the glass front of the iPhone and around the home button so users can still enjoy the same feel of the iPhone 5′s glass display. The back of the case is open to show the design of the iPhone 5. Port covers clip closed to seal the phone’s headphone and charging jacks from water. Read our review for more. Users can also choose various accessories and armbands.

$89.99 at Lifeproof

OtterBox Armor iPhone 5 Case

The OtterBox Armor iPhone 5 case is a rugged and waterproof case that wraps the iPhone 5 in a mix of soft and hard material to handle drops and water like a champ. This case is crushproof as well, with OtterBox running it over with a truck. We enjoyed using this case to take photos and videos underwater during our review.

$99 Reg, 49.99 on Sale at OtterBox

BubbleShield iPhone 5 Waterproof Bag

This slide on iPhone waterproof bag is reusable and handy.

This slide on iPhone waterproof bag is reusable and handy.

When you need waterproof protection for the beach or hot tub, but you don’t need an always on waterproof iPhone 5 case the BubbleShield bag is a great option. This slides on to an iPhone 5, even one with a slim case on it, to protect the iPhone while reading or Facebooking in a hot tub or at the beach and slips off when you are done. It’s more durable than a Ziploc bag and it is reusable. Check out our review for more.

$19.95 for a 5 pack at Joy Factory 

Optrix XD5 iPhone 5 Case

This Waterproof case turns your iPhone into a GoPro style camera.

This Waterproof case turns your iPhone into a GoPro style camera.

If you need a waterproof iPhone 5 case that can also mount to  something for capturing extreme sports the Optrix XD5 is your best bet. This case seals tight ant includes a lens on the outside of the case to offer a  wider angle shot. The case is waterproof to 15 feet and can attach to mounts on helmets, handlebars kayaks and more.

$80 at Amazon

Fun and Crazy Phone 5 Cases

Sometimes you want more than just an iPhone 5 case, you want something that is weird, fun or crazy. If that’s you.Here are 5 incredible iPhone 5 cases to look at.

Yellow Jacket Stun Gun iPhone Case

The Yellow Jacket Stun Gun iPhone 5 case is exactly what it sounds like, an iPhone case that includes a stun gun for protection. In addition to stunning assailants the battery can also be used to charge the iPhone. The stun gun can deliver 50 zaps on one charge and is quite loud. It is available in many colors and arrives in March 2014.

$149 at Yellow Jacket

Opena iPhone 5 Case

This iPhone 5 bottle opener case is a nice party accessory.

This iPhone 5 bottle opener case is a nice party accessory.

Never be without a can opener thanks to the Opena iPhone 5 case with a built-in bottle opener. This case includes a slide out metal bottle opener that puts the pressure of opening a bottle on the case, not on the iPhone. The case is available in white and black options, and is certainly better than a flip-flop bottle opener.

$19.95 at Opena

Rabbit Ears iPhone 5 Case

this New Girl inspired case is affordable and fun. this New Girl inspired case is affordable and fun.

this New Girl inspired case is affordable and fun.

Fans of New Girl may want to find a rabbit ear iPhone 5 case to steal the styling of Jess. If that’s you, this is a nice option. The bunny ears iPhone 5 case includes a detachable fluffy tail as well as two big ears that stick out the top of the case. Tis case is available in many colors including bright pink.

$3 at Amazon

Glow in the Dark iPhone 5 Case

The lightning bolt on the back of this case glows in the dark.

The lightning bolt on the back of this case glows in the dark.

If you want to make sure your iPhone 5 is easy to find in the dark, this glow in the dark iPhone 5 case is a good option to consider. This case is bright and includes a glow in the dark lighting bolt on the back. Beware of super-cheap glow in the dark iPhone cases on Amazon, many of which have poor reviews.

$9.99 at J. Crew

Photography iPhone 5 Cases

The iPhone 5 camera is one of the most popular consumer cameras on the market thanks to consistently good pictures. If you want to add to the experience here are a collection of cases you will enjoy.

Olloclip iPhone 5 Case and Lenses

This slip on iPhone 5 lens includes a case with a tripod mount.

This slip on iPhone 5 lens includes a case with a tripod mount.

The Olloclip iPhone 5 case and lens accessories allow users to add multiple lens options ot the iPhone 5 and the case flips around to act as a shutter button while a lens is attached. Olloclip offers a 4-in-1 lens solution with Macro and wide-angle solutions, a Telephoto and Polarized lens and a Macro option as well. The iPhone 5 lens options are sold separately so you can buy the ones that fit your needs. The case also includes a tripod and hotshoe mount. Check out our review here.

$99 for Case and 4-in-1 at Olloclip

mCAMLite

This is a pro iPhone 5 camera case.

This is a pro iPhone 5 camera case.

The mCAMLITE is an aluminum case that makes it easier to hold the iPhone 5 steady for photos and videos. This case includes a 37mm wide-angle lens and a macro lens combined. There are multiple areas to connect to a tripod or mount as well as a hotshoe on top to attach a flash. The case also includes a microphone for better audio. Check out our review.

$129 at ALM

GLIF iPhone 5 Tripod Mount

This is a nice way to add a tripod mount to an iPhone 5 if you also use a minimalist case.

This is a nice way to add a tripod mount to an iPhone 5 if you also use a minimalist case.

If you need a slim iPhone 5 tripod mount, GLIF is a good option. It’s not as much a case as an accessory, but for users that want to swap out a minimal iPhone 5 case for a tripod mount occasionally it is worth a mention. The mount cups the iPhone 5 and can attach it to a standard tripod.

$20 at Amazon

Kogeto Dot

The Kogeto Dot is a unique iPhone 5 camera case in that it lets you take a 360 degree panorama or panoramic video with the iPhone 5. This is results in video you can actually drag around the view to see all the way around the camera. The video above shows this in action. The Kogeto Dot sticks out from the iPhone 5, but it is not something you would normally leave on all the time.

$49 at Kogeto

Tiltpod iPhone 5 Case

The tiltpod offers a slim iPhone 5 case and pocket tripod accessory.

The tiltpod offers a slim iPhone 5 case and pocket tripod accessory.

The Tiltpod is an iPhone 5 case with a small keychain accessory that can connect to the iPhone 5 case and grip to a desk or surface to stand the iPhone up. This acts as a tripod as well as offering a stand for Facetime calls or watching videos. Check out our review for more.

$29.95 at Gomite

iPhone 5 Skins and Protectors

Sometimes you don’t want to use an iPhone case, but you still want some protection. Here are a few iPhone 5 skins and screen protectors that will help you go caseless without worry.

Spigen GLAS.tR SLIM

Spigen offers a glass screen protector that is design to protect the glass iPhone screen from scratches and drops. It may sound odd to use another piece of chemically strengthened glass to do this, but it works. If you drop the iPhone 5 with this slim piece of glass on it the protector may break, but it should keep the  iPhone screen safe.

$34.99 at Spigen

Gelaskins

Pick up a Gelaskins iPhone 5 skin in one of hundreds of styles.

Pick up a Gelaskins iPhone 5 skin in one of hundreds of styles.

We already shared a hardcase option from Gelaskins, but as the name implies they are best known for skins. You can get a custom skin or choose from licensed artwork and comics for a great looking bit of protection from scrapes and scratches. There are many options to choose from and you will get a matching wallpaper to round out the design.

$15 at Gelaskins

BodyGuardz Armor Carbon Fiber

The BodyGuardz Armor Carbon Fiber skins stick right to the iPhone protecting it from scratches. This skin is available in three color options and can cover just the back or the full body. This is not just a print, as it offers a texture of Carbon Fiber for a nice tactile feel. This proven skin earned good marks from us as far back as 2011, and is still a go to skin for the iPhone.

$19.95 at BodyGuardz

ZAGG Invisible Shield

ZAGG offers several options for the InvisibleShield series of iPhone 5 skins and screen protectors including the original, high-definition and an extreme version. Users can pick from front or front and back protection to keep the screen and the back of the phone safe. Installation is pretty easy, though you will need patience. If you want to keep the look of the iPhone and avoid a case while still protecting the iPhone for resale this is a nice option. Check out our review for more.

$14.99 and up at ZAGG

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

2 Comments

  1. Benjamin Keen

    03/31/2014 at 10:21 pm

    Hello..Thank you for sharing this beautiful information…

  2. Jeff Morse

    04/03/2014 at 6:40 am

    Any cases that allow you to answer on open, or with a exterior button?

    Any cased that have a larger clock on the outside?

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