The iPhone 5 might have just been announced two days ago, but accessory makers already have a slew of cases ready to shield your new favorite gadget from everyday wear and tear. We round out 10 new accessories to look out for.
Junkie enthusiasts, yes, there’s already a ruggedized case that will transform your new iPhone into a point-of-view action cam. No sooner than the day after the iPhone’s announcement, the Hitcase Pro was announced. It includes a built-in wide angle lens and can withstand high-impact drops and submergence up to 33 feet. Expect the 5 version to drop in December. $129.99
Maker of ultra-tough cases, Otterbox is ready and willing to step up to the challenge to protect your phone. Its Defender, Commuter, Reflex and Prefix series have undergone a makeover and are available for pre-order. $24.95 and up
Looking for a stylish case that will protect your phone and double as a wallet? Hex has updated its Axis, Core, Stealth and Solo cases, which are expected to ship Oct. 1, but are available for sale at Hex’s website now. $29.95 and up
Scosche not only has longer, thinner cases with kickstands and hand straps, but it’s also got the ever-important screen protector in new sizes as well. $14.99 to $29.99
Griffin’s iPhone 5 lineup includes the Survivor, a protective case that’s tested to take on the most extreme conditions, including dirt, rain and impact. The shatter-resistant polycarbonate case also comes with a built-in screen protector and a clip to secure to a belt. Sign up on Griffin’s website to receive updates on its availability. $49.99
Even going for a jog requires new gear. Incase’s Sports Armband will secure the new iPhone to you while protecting it from your sweat. $39.95
Case-Mate is hoping to appeal to techies who can’t resist cute animals. The panda version is pictured, but there are also peacock, penguin, monkey, bear, tiger and flamingo cases. $30
An iPhone case that blends in with your back pocket? Yup, the Joy Factory’s updated Denim line will make iPhone and jeans look as if they were one. $34.95
What’s not to luv about these Peanuts-themed cases? Relive Sunday morning comics each time you reach for your iPhone. $29.99
Social design site Quirky has teamed up with e-retailer Fab.com for a designathon, hoping to produce new iPhone 5 accessories within 24 hours. The rapid design and prototyping event takes place at Quirky’s headquarters in New York City Friday and will be up for sale on Fab beginning Wednesday.