HGG: Case-Mate iPhone 5 cases

Welcome to Baby Dickey’s Holiday Gift Guide ’12!

First of all–yes, Steve and I both got the new iPhone 5. We’ve been waiting a looooong time for this! I mean, we were both sporting the iPhone 3. No, not the 3S… the 3. They were falling apart and we were super excited to be able to get these new phones.

Now… with a toddler and a baby in the house, cases are a MUST. Our phones, although not toys, still get dropped, chewed on, covered in food, etc. Finding new cases to fit the new phones were first on our list.

Case-mate is a brand name we know and trust so we started there. You can get them at Best Buy. We were sent four different cases to review:

iphone5 cases

They’re all really strong and durable and fit the iPhone 5 really well. IMO there are two for Steve (the clear one on the far left and the wood design) and two for me (the sparkly glitter one and the leopard one on the far right).

iphone 5 cases

iphone5 cases

The two pictured above are the Tortoise Hard Shell Case (my favorite) and the Ekocycle Barely There Hard Shell Case (it’s basically clear). Both of these just snap right on to the iPhone.

The other two are a bit different. The Champagne Glam Case and the Zebrawood Artistry Series Case are both 2-piece designs. The base and the raised edge easily snap apart to attach to your phone… just put your phone on the base piece and then snap on the edge:

iphone 5 cases

Both of these also have a silicone liner inside the base piece for added protection against damage.

iphone5 cases

You can still easily reach all the buttons and outlets with all 4 of these cases. I did find the 2-piece cases to be really hard to remove since you have to pry the 2 pieces back apart, but I figure that’s a good thing… less chance of breaking if dropped!

iphone5 cases

Overall I’m very pleased with these cases. My husband currently has the Zebrawood case on his phone and I have the Tortoise case on my phone 🙂 Again, you can get them at Best Buy and prices range from about $35 to $50.

iphone5 cases

~Disclosure: the reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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