Considering a new case for your new 5S? Or even one to give your older iPhone a new feel? Something to either protect it, give it a bit more flair, or just make it a little more likely that it will stay in your hand? Here’s a look at several choices from Moshi, available for the iPhone 5S and 5, as well as a couple for the 4 and 4S that can give your phone that something extra. Note: pictures are with my iPhone 4S – some of these cases are no longer available for the 4S and size availability is mentioned for each one.
The iGlaze gives your phone some basic protection, but it’s thin design won’t add much to the size of the phone in your pocket. Cutaways on the top and left edge of the case give easy access to the buttons. Available for the 5S, 5, 4, and 4S.
For those looking for the protection of a simple case, but not wanting the cover up the good looks of the iPhone, there’s the iGlaze XT, using the same design as the iGlaze, but with a completely clear case. Available for the 5S, 5, 4, and 4S.
The Overture is a fold-over wallet-style case that brings some card-carrying ability to your phone package. If you don’t need to carry much in your wallet, you might be able to ditch it entirely in favor of the Overture. A small plastic frame keeps your phone securely locked in to the right side of the case, and a detachable microfiber cloth (held into the case with a sticky back) is always ready to help you clean your screen. Available for the 5S and 5.
If you’d like a wrap-around case covering both the back and front of your phone while it’s closed, but you’re looking for a smaller overall package than the Overture, there’s the Concerti. It has a flip-down cover and a soft interior to protect from scratches. It also has the same microfiber cloth as the Overture, secured in its front cover. Available for the 5S, 5, 4, and 4S.
When I first got an iPhone it felt like it was going to leap from my hands when I least expected it and shatter on the pavement. So, I went looking for a case that would give me a better grip on the phone and prevent the catastrophe before it started. The Puro is a black silicone case that improves your hold and helps you keep your phone in your hands where it belongs. Note: This one is for the iPhone 4 and 4S only.
These are all quality cases, and all recommended, depending on what features are most important to you.