Protect your iPhone X without concealing it | Cult of Mac

Protect your iPhone X without concealing it


Unlike standard TPU cases, the MNML iPhone X case stays completely transparent.
Unlike standard TPU cases, the MNML iPhone X case stays completely transparent.
Photo: MNML Case

This post is presented by MNML Cases.

You probably didn’t buy your iPhone X just for its processing power or cameras. After all, Apple products are appealing because they look and feel great, too. That’s why we’re willing to fork over some serious coin to get them. So it seems silly to then protect your precious iDevice with a case that covers it up.

New trends in cases are meeting the need for iPhone protection without compromising the design features that make them so desirable in the first place. These super-thin cases from MNML are a great example. They include a completely and truly transparent case for iPhone X.

A truly transparent iPhone X case

Clear cases have a nasty habit of not staying clear. Typically made of TPU plastic, they tend to take on a gunky, yellowish hue. That’s definitely not one of the colors cooked up by Cupertino, and for good reason.

The MNML Case for iPhone X, by contrast, uses a special compound of TPU and polypropylene. It’s absolutely transparent, and the iPhone’s true color shines right through. The special material also means it stays tough at just 0.6 millimeters thick.

The result is an iPhone X case that feels a bit more like a protective film than a plastic shield. It’s almost imperceptible once you’ve clicked your iPhone’s corners into the case.

At just 0.6 millimeters thick, these protective cases are almost imperceptible.
At just 0.6 millimeters thick, these protective cases prove almost imperceptible.
Photo: MNML Case

Imperceptible protection for iPhones

Non-iPhone X owners can get in on these polypropylene cases, too. At an insanely slim 0.35 millimeters, they’re available for iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus and basically any Android, including Pixel 2, Note 8, and Galaxy S9.

Unfortunately, the transparent cases are only available for iPhone X. But the other phones can still get some sweet colors, including various shades of black, blue, red and white. Being so thin, they’re otherwise imperceptible once installed.

So, if you’re looking to protect your precious device without making it feel like a brick, you can thank chemistry for these mystifyingly minimal iPhone cases from MNML. In addition to being super-slim, they’re super-affordable. Each case costs just $14.99 — cheaper than most cases that look a lot less sleek. Plus, they’re backed by a 100 percent money-back guarantee.

Even better, Cult of Mac readers can save an extra 20 percent by using the coupon code COM20 at checkout.

You’ve got to protect your iPhone investment, but cases like these prove you don’t have to sacrifice Apple’s sleek design to do so.


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.