castAway’s forthcoming hinged smartphone cases can be equipped with interchangeable modules, including a second display screen, wallet/charger, a battery pack, speaker, or gamepad. Cases are available for a variety of Apple, Samsung, Google, and OnePlus phones. Due out Q3 2020.
THE BEST Cases
This sturdy tactical pouch is designed to carry small tools, knives, pens, and other everyday items in a compact and organized case. It’s made from 1000D Nylon and is compatible with Molle webbing. Measures 8.67″ x 7.48″ x 0.99″, and comes in several military color schemes.
Made by California-based ARC-Co, this Cordura case holds an 8.5″ x 11″ notebook, along with your everyday carry items like pens, pencils, knives, and payment cards. Its front flap snaps securely in place to keep it shut. They also sell a smaller version for Field Notes and other 3.5″ x 5.5″ journals.
Twelve South presents an elegant wallet style case for your iPhone. The slimline case is made with premium leather that protects both the back and front of the phone, and supports automatic wake/sleep for iPhone X/XS/11 Pro. It’s got two card slots inside, doubles as a display stand, and is compatible with Qi chargers.
JimmyCase makes some great phone cases that double as wallets. But what if you already have a phone case you love? The Stickajimmy lets you add an elastic pocket that holds up to six cards and cash to any smooth case. It works with most larger phones, though not the iPhone X/XS or 11 Pro due to the position of their cameras.
Kelty’s lightweight cases are great for carrying and storing a variety of items. They combine the soft look of textiles with a structured shape, interior padding, removable dividers, and a mesh pocket to keep items organized. Available in small (7″ x 3.25″ x 3.25″), medium (8.5″ x 4.5″ x 5″), and large (12.5″ x 7.75″ x 5.5″) sizes.
These hard-shelled polycarbonate cases are perfect for keeping gadgets, cash, and other small items safe from damage when camping, boating, or in any outdoor situation where water is a concern. They’re waterproof, dustproof, and close securely with a triple action latch. Available in three sizes and a variety of colors.
Keep your pens, pencils, and other skinny pocket tools neat and organized with Ewittco’s nicely-structured full-grain leather cases. They come in a variety of colors, and can be personalized with an engraved name or logo graphic. Measures 7.7″ x 3.7″ closed, 7.7″ x 7.7″ open.
These rugged gear boxes from THYRM not only offer a safe, dustproof, waterproof home for your gadgets and other small items, they can be configured with a proprietary signal blocking polymer that keeps your tech off the grid if you truly need to get away from it all. Blocking version available direct from THRYM.
Pelican, makers of some of the world’s most durable and rugged cases present a series of three compact utility cases that keep out water, dirt, snow, and dust. They’re made from impact- and crush-proof ABS, with a rubberized exoskeleton, external attachment points, and a dual-pivot latch for easy opening.
Give your Apple AirPods a fun new home with elago’s retro-look case cover, inspired by the original 1984 Macintosh computer. The silicone wrapper features the iconic “hello.” cursive lettering on its screen, and is done up in classic beige. Compatible with wired or wireless charging cases.
Type foundry Pangram Pangram teamed up with CASETiFY to create a series of unique iPhone cases and Apple Watch straps. Each one features a bar-code label inspired by travel, shipping, parking, or shopping. The baggage tag design can be partially customized with text of your choice.
Do you use Apple’s AirPods? IntelliArmor’s handsome shells offer a nice finishing touch for your earphone case, wrapping them in natural tan, brown, or black leather. The included brass clip provides an easy way to hang the case from a bag or belt loop. Save 37% in The Awesomer Shop.
Our favorite phone case at the moment, the MagCase offers slimline and durable protection by wrapping your phone in resilient and lightweight woven Aramid fiber. Better yet, each case has embedded metal plates built in to adhere to a companion magnetic mount, and they don’t interfere with wireless charging.
There are tons of smartphone cases on the market, but many of them can actually trap heat inside your gadgets, potentially shortening their lives. Suorlite’s iPhone case has thousands of tiny perforations, helping ventilation while still protecting your phone.
Store your AirPod charging case in style, while at the same time keeping your fingers busy with this playful leather case that doubles as a fidget spinner. It comes in black or brown with aluminum accents, or a solid black style. It’s currently $5 off in The Awesomer Shop.
Whether you’re into outdoor adventures, or are just plain clumsy, never worry about dropping your phone again. This gadget places a mount point between your phone’s back and case, then tethers it to a carabiner with a 24″ coiled line that you can attach to a belt loop or bag.
So you just picked up that shiny new iPhone 8 or iPhone X. They both look great, but with both phones sporting a glass back, you need a case more than ever. Everyday Carry makes their picks for eight great iPhone cases that double as storage for cards, cash, and more.
Satechi’s laptop case is covered with a stylish nylon fabric that protects your laptop and small items from getting wet when it starts to rain. The main compartment is also fully padded to protect against sudden drops and scratches. Available in 13″ and 15″ sizes.
Accessory maker Bellroy teamed up with MAAP to create the perfect wallet for cyclists. Available for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it’s wrapped in all-condition leather, has a waterproof zipper, two interior pockets for cards, coins, and keys, and a microfiber lining.
Tthe Hitcase Pro 2.0 is waterproof and drop-proof, and also allows for mounting of super-wide, wide, and macro lenses. The case itself is compatible with GoPro mounts for capturing action footage. Coming for iPhone 6 and 7, but we’re hoping for a 7 Plus version. (Thanks Matt!)
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