While foldable phones may be all the rage in 2021, sadly we are still stuck with the premium glass sandwich design of the current generation of iPhones that are not only increasingly fragile but costly to repair! In any case, we have compiled our recommendations for the best iPhone 12 series cases money can buy right now!
When it comes to protection, none simply do it better than Urban Armor Gear. They have been crafting premium protective cases for the iPhone for many generations now and there is a reason buyers flock to them.
Offering the near-perfect blend of premium design coupled with serious protection, it is one of the few brands that we can wholeheartedly recommend. Meeting military drop-test standards (MIL-STD 810G 516.6) and coming with a 10-year warranty (yes 10 years!) their iPhone 12 case line up not only features cases crafted from their strong Featherlite composite but also feature a brilliant impact resistant core, oversized buttons, and a generous screen lip and all of this is done without the bulk, making it very pocketable.
The case is also very light and is fully compatible with wireless charging and Apple/Google Pay and this year we see the introduction of some new designs with our favorites being the beautiful Anchor and Metropolis series and their premium materials that capture functionality and protection in perfect harmony.
When it comes to premium and classy looking leather cases for the iPhone, there is none better than Nomad. A company that prides itself on the vision of creating minimalist, modern and practical tools for the modern nomad.
Their classic one-piece Rugged case will give you the premium look and some serious protection with its high-grade polycarbonate body bonded to a raised TPE bumper on the edge and wrapped in supple genuine Horween leather. The case offers an impressive 10 ft of drop protection and edge protection to prevent that nasty screen break we all so desperately try to avoid!
Another offering of note is their rugged folio offering many of the same features but seamlessly blends your wallet and cellphone into a beautiful and slim folio design. With 3 card slots and 1 cash slot, this folio offers ample storage for your essentials, is also compatible with wireless chargers, has dual lanyard attachment points, and similar 10 ft of drop protection. This is one versatile tool.
The term “BookBook” is one that is synonymous with the brand because of its unique take on a folio case that looks and feels like a leather-bound book. Vol 2 of the case brings some welcome changes that make this an even better buy for new iPhone users.
BookBook holds both in the form of a mini leather book your bank cards, ID, and cash conveniently on one side, with the iPhone on the other. However, this is not your usual folio-style case because the iPhone can be detached and reattached to the case using a brilliant magnetic design which means when you don’t need the wallet portion, you can take your iPhone on the go. The beautiful leather-inlaid shell also provides five-sided protection meaning you are getting two cases for the price of one.
We simply love the design of the case with a clear window slot for your I.D, it’s hardback rigid spine to protect from drops and clever magnetic tab to keep the case closed. However, its greatest feature is that it is incredibly discrete and does not look like an iPhone case at all which adds a welcome extra layer of security for would-be thieves.
Speck Presidio 2 Grip is their next generation of what we would call the ultimate grip case. Offering an enormous 13 feet of drop protection and Microban® antimicrobial protection, this is not only a joy to hold but pandemic friendly as well!
Their superb Armour cloud technology uses a unique system of air capsules to compress and suspend your phone just like an airbag in the event of a drop. This paired with the raised bezels around the screen and camera and a lifetime warranty mean this is one shop and stop type of case for your new iPhone.
With their newly innovated no-slip grips which adorn the case and slim form factor that is wireless charge compatible, this could be the ultimate case for those with slippery fingers.