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October 17, 2013updated 22 Sep 2016 10:59am

Top ten iPhone 5S cases

We pick the best iPhone 5S cases available to buy online, from the functional to the personalised.

By Kate Heslop

Whether you want your iPhone’s case to be stylish, functional or both, we’ve picked some of the best on the market. Not only do the cases protect your iPhone 5S from smashed screens or dented corners, many can also be customised, chosen from a range of colours and made to suit each individual.

10. Belkin’s LEGO Builder

Belkin Lego Builder Case

Belkin’s LEGO Builder case transforms your iPhone 5S into the base for building and reliving your childhood. The back panel of the case is a plastic LEGO base plate, or a blank canvas if you will, which lets you attach standard LEGO bricks, to unleash your creativity. The case is also designed to protect the buttons on the side of your iPhone, as well as the screen with a wraparound frame. The case comes in two-tone colours, black and blue, purple and blue, and yellow and blue. You can purchase it from Belkin’s UK website for £24.99.

9. Miniot iWood 5s

Miniot iWood case


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The Miniot iWood 5s case is an elegant design, with the phone’s buttons carved out of wood making it both safe from damage and all functions accessible. The cases are made from the finest wood in well-managed forests, with all products designed in Schagen, the Netherlands. The sleek wood design doesn’t add bulk to your phone, but keeps it slim and streamlined. The cases can be personalised with engraved messages, art or logos and are available in 7 different wooden tones. Prices start at $106, with engraved images or messages starting at $15.

8. Pop!

Pop! Case

Pop! cases for iPhone 5S are both handy and protective, with a slim shape and in a range of bright colours. A built-in stand lets you sit your phone both portrait and landscape, perfect for hands-free FaceTime or viewing of films. The textured finish of the cases gives them a secure grip and a dual-layered protection from any bumps or scrapes.


STASHBACK credit card case

The STASHBACK credit card case by Incipio is designed to hold up to 3 credit cards or IDs. It features a flip-open design that gives easy access to your hidden cards. A great case for those wanting to travel light and leave their wallet at home. The case also features an impact resistant core, which makes for excellent shock absorption, keeping your iPhone safe from screen-shattering drops.

6. Grove WoodPrint

grove WoodPrint case

The Grove WoodPrint case is one of the prettiest on the market, with each case made out of maple wood and can be customised online using your own photos or the website’s colour patterns. The website even allows you to connect to your Instagram to choose one of your own photos. The dreamy example cases of woodland backgrounds and river views are enough to inspire anyone to decorate their case with the most beautiful picture they’ve taken on Instagram. The personalisation of the case makes this a perfect gift.

5. Kensington’s Portfolio Duo

Kensington Portfolio Duo

Kensington’s Portfolio Duo is a great way of keeping all of your belongings together. The wallet can hold cash, cards and ID, whilst the phone case protects both the screen and the sides of your iPhone 5S. A built-in stand allows you to position your phone in both portrait or landscape, for hands-free use. The leather-look material keeps the case looking stylish and sleek, without adding extra bulk. The case can be bought from Kensington’s UK website for £34.99.

4. Sena’s Lugano wallet

Sena's Lugano wallet

Sena’s Lugano wallet is a genuine leather case in a range of colour options: black, brown, crocodile skin-style black and crocodile skin-style red. The cases are not just smart and luxurious, but are also functional, with padded protection and two card pockets.

3. Apple’s leather case

Apple iPhone5S case

Apple’s very own leather cases are precision crafted for the iPhone 5S, therefore fit them like a glove and keep the slim feel of the phone. Made from premium leather, the cases are luxurious and come in six colours: brown, beige, black, yellow, blue and red. You can buy the cases direct from Apple’s UK website for £35.

2. S5 Outfit MATRIX

Elago S5 Outfit MATRIX case

The new S5 Outfit MATRIX case by Elago has been moulded to perfectly fit your iPhone 5S. The cases are specially coated to aim to reduce the amount of dirt, scratches or oil residue that can damage your phone, whilst improving the grip quality. The style of the case mirrors that of the iPhone 5S design, so although the case is covering it up, it is still complementing the original design. Available in a range of autumnal colours, the MATRIX case it not only protective, but fashionable too.

1. Case-Mate’s Tough Naked iPhone 5S case

case-mate tough naked iphone 5s case

Case-Mate’s Tough Naked iPhone 5S case is a great way of keeping your device safe and sound, whilst showing off its original design. The transparent case is slim with an easy grip design to keep your phone securely in your hand. Protecting both the screen and the sides of the phone, high-impact resistance disperses shock through the hard shell exterior and flexible bumper, keeping it safe from damage without compromising on style.

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