What Your iPhone 5 Case Says About You

By , dealnews contributor

This roundup of iPhone 4/S and iPhone 5 accessories goes out to the non-iPhone nudists. Sure, going commando with your $600+ device says you appreciate its design, but today's iPhone cases are canvases upon which to display your personality. Whether you're donning a blinged out or waterproof case, or sporting an all-in-one wallet/cell phone holder, or a minimalist rubber shell, we ask: What does your iPhone case say about you?

  1. rooCASE Ultra Slim Gloss Shell Case for iPhone 5 bundled with rooCASE Ultra Slim Gloss Slider Shell Case for iPhone 5
    Store: PC Micro Store
    Price: $10.95 via coupon code "IPH5S1GGETSLG" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $8

    Is It Worth It?: These durable ABS polycarbonate plastic shell cases are made to absorb impact by flexing. And sporting one (or both) likely means you're a simple guy or gal. Not much of an adventurer, are you? Well, at least this two-for beats the price of a single case by $8. Both cases also feature full access to all ports and controls. Note that this coupon ends after 2,000 uses.

  2. HeadCase Bottle Opener Case for iPhone 4 and 4S
    Store: Other World Computing
    Price: $7 with $1.75 s&h
    Lowest By: $3

    Is It Worth It?: Edison invented the light bulb. The Wright Brothers pioneered flight. But the dude who invented this bottle-opener iPhone case deserves a gold-plated pedestal in the Pantheon of Innovation. Or a really great high-five. This plastic case features a stainless steel bottle opener and can tab opener, and we're assuming it works on all major brands of beer. Now what kind of beer you drink is another story.

  3. Krome CargoCase for iPhone 4 / 4S
    Store: StackSocial
    Price: $29 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $11
    Expires: April 6

    Is It Worth It?: A step up on function over the bottle opener case, this all-in-one utilitarian iPhone protector also has a mirror and can store up to 12 business cards, 5 credit cards, up to 10 bills (tri-folded), or other items such as slim USB drives. What's more, the door unfolds to turn into a stand, which proves handy for taking pictures or turning your iPhone into a bedside clock. Sounds perfect for the gotta-have-it-all fanboy or girl.

  4. Apple iPhone 4 / 4S Accessories Sale
    Store: All4Cellular
    Discount: Up to 92% off with an extra 10% off via coupon code "POTW"
    Shipping: $2 s&h with free shipping on select items
    Expires: April 7

    Is It Worth It?: This super sale from All4Cellular runs the gamut of iPhone case goodness! From paisley-print cases (or ones with birds?) to faux-diamond snap-on shells (perfect for being soul sisters with Snooki), this the best discount we've seen on these accessories at All4Cellular.

  5. Dynex Vehicle Charger
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $4.99 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $1

    Is It Worth It?: What good is a snappy iPhone without juice on the go? Get this car charger and connect it to your vehicle's accessory power socket to power your iEverything. It's compatible with older iPhone and most iPod models with a dock connector, along with select devices that charge via USB connection.

    Want to charge your iPhone 5 or iPad mini in the car? Get this Skiva Lightning Fire C-1 Apple-Certified 2.1-amp Car Charger for Lightning Devices for $10.99 with free shipping (a low by $12). The 2.1-amp output of this integrated car charger/Lightning cable charges all Apple devices with a Lighting port.

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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