There is no questioning that the iPhone 5 is one beautiful piece of hardware. It can be a shame to cover that up with a big clunky case just to keep it from breaking. The other option is to go case-less but that could also lead to unnecessary damage to your iPhone 5. There is another option, go for a minimal iPhone case that won’t hide too much of the design of the iPhone 5. In this collection we have rounded up some of the best minimalistic iPhone 5 cases that are currently on the market. Some of them are clear and snap on and some are so thin that you won’t know that they’re there. Either way, these cases are going to show of the beauty of the iPhone 5 rather than hid it.
For the ultimate in lightweight minimalist protection, look no further than the signature Incase Snap Case. Engineered for a precision fit, the Snap Case attaches easily and securely in one simple step. Its durable hardshell construction protects the iPhone back, sides and critical corners while the open ends allow for direct access to buttons and ports.
The View Case for iPhone 5 protects your phone without covering it up or limiting your access to buttons and controls. This transparent case has a polycarbonate back and impact-resistant TPU edges to guard against damage. And thanks to its slim, lightweight design, the View Case can be tossed in a purse or pocket so you can take your phone with you anywhere.
SlimRok Case for iPhone 5 Get six-sided protection in an ultra slim and lightweight iPhone 5 case. Protect your device without the bulk with our thinnest protective case ever. The new SlimRok boasts full six-sided protection, a unique slider design and integrated anti-slip grip. Designed, engineered and made in the USA. Features: High-impact polycarbonate case Integrated anti-slip grip Ergonomic button access Unique slider design for easy on and off Port access allows for docking Retains the slim feel of the iPhone 5 Includes RokGard screen protector.
Case-Mate Barely There
Think thin with the original slim case. The Barely There iPhone 5 case forms a classic and protective design that shows off the timeless look of your device. The impact resistant hard shell covers the back and sides, while the lay-flat feature protects the front of your iPhone by extending the bezel above the screen. A silicone interior liner provides impact cushioning and an impressive detailed pattern.
The Feather Ultra Thin iPhone 5 Case features a high density Plextonium frame, lightweight feel and sleek low profile iPhone protection. The feather for the new iPhone is a slim, form-fitting case that offers low-profile protection. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Incipio has people in London, Hong Kong, and India, allowing them to reach their customers and work on projects 24/7. Their dedicated staff does just that. At 140 strong, Incipio’s team includes some of the most talented industrial and graphic designers, mechanical engineers, customer satisfaction fanatics and software developers around, all led by a world-class management team.
Targus Slim Fit
The Targus Slim Case features a slim design and Targus’ premium, signature finish to provide the perfect complement, and protection, for the iPhone 5. True Grip is a soft flexible bumper for a comfortable grip without adding bulk. It’s Precision-cut design for easy access to all buttons and ports and does not obstruct the camera lens. And he surface of the iPhone case is easily cleaned with common disinfectants.
Your search for a Cell Phone/Smart Phone case, skin, or cover is now over. ZAGG’s invisibleSHIELD is an exceptionally clear and virtually indestructible film that will protect any Cell Phone or Smart Phone from unsightly scratches. Our exclusive, patented film – with nano-memory technology – covers and shields your device, keeping it as pristine as the day you took it out of the box. The precision pre-cut invisibleSHIELD applies directly to your specific model Cell Phone or Smart Phone, providing the toughest, most durable protection you will find. The invisibleSHIELD has its origins in the military, where it was used to protect high-speed helicopter blades from dust, dirt and debris. Now you can use that same powerful technology to protect your Cell Phone or Smart Phone. The invisibleSHIELD is only .2 millimeters thick making it the slimmest Cell Phone/Smart Phone skin or cover of its kind. It is so tough that we back it with a lifetime guarantee. So, if it ever does wear or scratch, we will replace it for free, for the life of your device. And if you ever need to remove the invisibleSHIELD, no problem; it comes off clean and leaves no sticky residue. If you’re still not convinced, check out our demo video and see for yourself how strong ZAGG’s invisibleSHIELD really is.
Designed as a sleek protective case for the iPhone 5, the olloclip Quick-Flip Case allows users to reveal a corner of their phone without removing the case. The olloclip case has a Quick-Flip corner that allows an olloclip lens to be attached without removing the case and acts as a dedicated shutter release. The included Pro-Photo Adapter slides easily onto the case for mounting the phone to a tripod or other photo/video accessories and includes a standard cold shoe mount for attaching video lights, microphones, or other accessories.
Each one of these cases has their own set of advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to picking a case for your iPhone 5 it’s always going to come down to personal preference but our hope was to show you some of the best minimal one that you can purchase for your iPhone 5.
Let us know in the comments section below if you ended up getting any of these cases or if you have a favorite of your own that we missed.