Spigen, one of the leading accessory makers for Apple’s mobile devices, has sent us two of their latest iPhone 5 cases for review. We were fortunate enough to receive their Samsung Galaxy line of flip style cases called the Ultra Flip. Also sent out for review was a two-tone colored case called the Slim Armor series. We've always admired Spigen's affordably priced, solid case and various accessory offerings over the years. Just a few months earlier we took a look at the illuzion series leather flip case for the iPhone 5, which of course we recommended to our readers. Hit the jump and let’s take a look at Spigen's latest to see if they are truly worthy of your money!
Entries in iPhone 5 case (19)
One of our all-time favorite case slash bumper hybrid is back from the past, and we're so excited for its long overdue arrival. As some of you may know, Graft Concepts is the maker of the Leverage case which we had the exclusive pleasure of reviewing for the first time back in 2011. And today, we're going to be taking a look at Graft Concept's new Leverage i5 case for the iPhone 5. We liked the Leverage i5's predecessor so much that we've awarded it our Editors' Choice Award. We normally put off any rehashed case designs, but the Leverage is worthy of an exception. Apparently many users of the previous iteration ran into a few issues that needed to be fixed, and thankfully Graft Concepts took the time to improve upon its initial case design with the Leverage i5. Is it now better than ever? Let's find out.
There is just something about a clean cut, well designed case that keeps your iOS devices looking streamlined straight across the board. What helps that cause even more is the extremely reasonable prices for these cases. We were extremely happy to receive the Poetic Atmosphere series for the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. I'm actually a little disappointed that we couldn’t get you this review sooner. So let me make it up to you by taking a closer look at both cases together. Hit the jump to see if the clean look and price point is worth your time, or whether the Atmosphere is just another dust collector of a case.
With so many varieties of iPad cases, everybody is trying to find their own unique feature that will boost sales but not many companies are going the opposite route. We rarely see a simple case like SwitchEasy's CoverBuddy make headlines, which we at Gadgetmac feel deserves much more attention than it gets. The CoverBuddy is a clean and simple piece of plastic that is ultra-thin that snugs right up with the back of your iPad mini. The best part is: it is compatible with your Smart Cover. By sticking to the necessity of keeping your iPad mini safe and not adding any extra weight and features, the Cover Buddy is the ideal companion for the light traveler that could always do with the extra security. See what we think about the Cover Buddy after the cut.
Continuing Element Case's Composite line and the renowned Ion legacy, the Ion 5 is the company's much improved third iPhone case iteration made for the iPhone 5. The $50 Ion 5 is Element Case's most affordable iPhone 5 case yet. All while retaining a high level of extreme design and functionality you'd come to expect from EC. With a real aerospace-grade matte carbon back integration, the Ion 5 is every carbon fiber-fanatic's dream iPhone 5 case.
TPU-style cases are a dime a dozen no matter what type of device you have. And why wouldn't they be when they're the most popular type of case around? We've seen our fair share of TPU cases to last us a lifetime, and then some. But what we haven't seen much of is really outstanding TPU cases that are in a league of their own. You know a TPU case is destined for greatness when Element Case is involved in the making. The Ion 5 is in a class of its own.
A new kind of case has emerged from the creative minds at SwitchEasy called the Bonds. This is a case for the iPhone 5 that is so seductive, it should be X rated. The Bonds case pays homage to SwitchEasy's long-standing CapsuleRebel series of cases in that it features a dual-frame, bold design that's a bit understated from afar. For the first time, SwitchEasy decided to incorporate the likes of both metal and plastic into the Bonds to create a visually stunning and very protective iPhone 5 case. Our full review awaits you under the cover of code and desire, but mostly code.
No wonder they call it the Neo Hybrid EX. It is The One of bumper cases. We have yet to come across a case made by Spigen SGP that did not meet our expectations. The Korean case manufacturer needs no introduction, and it has nothing to do with Psy. The Neo Hybrid EX for the iPhone 5 is one of Spigen's elite bumper cases designed with protection and lots of svelte style in mind. Clearly by people who love using their iPhones on a day to day basis. And it just so happens that we too, indulge in the art of iPhone using at Gadgetmac. SO what have we got to say about Spigen's new Neo Hybrid EX bumper? You'll just have to read on to find out. Siriously, you don't want to miss out on our take on this bumper.
Incase is one of the few most known case brands... In the world. Not sure which well-rounded, slim and protective case to pick for your iPhone 5? You can never go wrong with a case made by Incase. The company that fathered the Slider case we all take for granted these days is also widely known for its tried and true Snap Case, a minimalist polycarbonate snap-on case for the iPhone 5 that has a tight slim body anyone would be grateful to grab onto. Knowing Incase tends to make some of the highest quality iPhone cases replicated by just about everyone, we have high hopes for the Snap Case. Believe it or not, but we actually have some bits of info to tell you about this seemingly evident case in the full review down south.