Your iPhone 5 Doesn't Have To Be Naked Anymore

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Photo: TrimLeather

The iPhone 5 has been out for about three weeks now.We’ve been seeing a lot of Apple’s latest device out in the wild recently.

The problem is, many of them are uncovered. 

Lack of protection leaves your precious new phone susceptible to nicks, scratches, water, and worst of all, drops.

Most older cases won’t fit the taller iPhone 5.

The Apple Store still doesn’t have iPhone 5 cases in stock, but we found a lot of alternatives that provide both style and protection.

Makr has crafted a beautiful, handsewn, oxblood leather pouch. The holder fits the iPhone 5 and older models too.

Price: $95

SeptemberWren's summer-inspired case offers users hard-shell protection and a slim profile.

Price: $45

Zagg's Invisible Shield can be used by itself or with a case. The invisible shield ensures your device stays free of nicks and scratches.

Price: $29.99

Cravatier Otis James has collaborated with Griffin to create special-edition iPhone slip cases. They look great and also have a pouch for headphones or a credit card.

Price: $75

The Pixel Skin HD case surrounds the back and sides of your iPhone 5. It is very durable and offers excellent protection from drops.

Price: $29.95

Until mobile-payment apps let you drop your wallet forever, consider the SmartFlex card case. The card case holds up to three cards plus cash while providing your phone with hard-shell protection.

Price: $34.95

The Incase Snap Case provides your iPhone with protection without adding bulk. Best of all, if you choose the clear colour you can still show off the iPhone's beautiful design.

Price: $29.95

This vintage leather wallet from Etsy looks great. It provides protection and has three card slots. The case is dyed and handstitched.

Price: $99

For those who enjoy working out with their iPhone, the Belkin Ease-Fit Plus Armband is a perfect solution. We like this design because it surrounds the entire phone and stops sweat from getting to your device. It isn't available quite yet but should be shipping very soon.

Price: $29.99

The Lifeproof case makes your iPhone 5 waterproof, dirt-proof, and shock-proof, without bulk: It only adds 1.5 millimeters to the phone's profile. Although the Lifeproof case for iPhone 5 isn't available just yet, you can sign up to be notified as soon as it ships.

Price: TBD

The Ready Case is the Swiss Army knife of cases, with a USB storage drive, knife, kickstand, headphone clip, and much more. The Ready Case is currently an Indiegogo crowdfunding project, meaning you'll have to bet on enough people signing up to get production started.

Bonus: Check out this amazing custom dock from Etsy. The dock supports the new Lightning connector and looks great.

Price: $45

Now that you've gotten your accessory fill, update your apps, too ...

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