With many new iPhones 13s already shipped to customers and many more on the way, now’s the time for folks to find the right case to protect their new investment. Accessories makers have obliged with many, many choices, from minimalistic to stylish to super-tough.
We offer a top 10 list below, but not a ranked one, because that would be comparing apples and oranges, so to speak. Several different types of cases are included.
Some people want a perfectly clear case to show off their new purchase, plus just enough security to protect their gadget from an average drop. Others opt for supple leather, maybe with some slots for cash and cards. Others want a more-or-less bulletproof barrier, no matter how bulky, because they just spent about a thousand bucks on a phone.
Wherever your preferences lie — and no matter how many cases you end up buying — we describe some of the your best options below. All of them work with Apple’s MagSafe technology. We may add to this feature as more cases come out, so check back. And if you have other favorites, mention them in the Comments section below.
Totallee super-thin iPhone 13 cases
Totallee’s new cases run about 0.02 inches thick and a tenth of an ounce in weight. With those measurements, a Totallee case is not going to add bulk or interfere with you fitting your iPhone 13 in your pocket. The clear version may seem like you have no case at all. And while the cases feature “barely there” minimalism, they still protect devices during drops because they’re made from shock-absorbing TPU material. Read more.
Casetify Impact Crush and Ultra Impact Crush Cases
Casetify’s collection features several styles of MagSafe-compatible cases, both recycled and upcycled, with solid drop protection and options for personalization. The Impact Crush Case features a lightweight build with solid 6.6-foot drop protection, MagSafe support and an antimicrobial coating. Price: $60. The Ultra Impact Crush Case adds reinforced corners and ups the protection factor to a 9.8-foot drop. Price: $70. Read more.
Style and substance
Casely iPhone 13 Bold + MagSafe Cases
The new Casely iPhone 13 Bold + MagSafe Case collection includes many kooky, colorful and, in some cases, classy designs. The company offers designs like leopard skin, enchanted forests, flowers, smiley faces, plaid, artistic landscapes, marble patterns and others. But this line of cases also offers two layers of tough polycarbonate backing, TPU sides, raised edges and MagSafe compatibility. Price: $40. Read more.
OtterBox Aneu Series Case for iPhone 13
OtterBox is known for its extra-tough cases, but also, increasingly, for its stylish cases. Apple has taken it upon itself to sell OtterBox’s new line of ultra-slim and colorful Aneu cases for iPhone 13. Price: $49.95. Read more.
Moment clear, silicone and leather MagSafe-compatible cases
Moment’s new clear, colorful silicone and premium leather cases are all MagSafe-compatible and offer 6-foot drop protection. Price: $49 to $59. Read more.
Wallet cases and special features
Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 13 Series
Mujjo offers slim iPhone 13 cases crafted from durable full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather that will gain a patina over time. In addition to a regular case, you can get a wallet case, which features a pouch for some cash and cards. It comes in tan, black and Monaco blue colors. Price: $49.90. Read more.
Nomad NFC cases for iPhone 13
Nomad is known for its leather cases and coverings for a variety of accessories. For iPhone 13, it has rolled its Modern Leather Case and Modern Leather Folio (the Folio features slots for cash and cards). But it also offered a Sport Case with a PET-coated, polycarbonate frame and high-grip TPE bumpers. What they all have in common is embedded NFC chips to enable storing and sharing information with a tap. Prices: $39.95 to $79.95. Read more.
Twelve South iPhone 13 BookBook vol. 2 case
Twelve South has added a new chapter to the story of its leather iPhone case known as BookBook, cracking open a MagSafe version of the book-style case and wallet for iPhone 13. It looks like something you’d blow the dust off sitting next to a fireplace with a glass of cognac in hand. The new case is an iPhone 13 wallet and viewing stand inside a handsome and protective leather book-style folio. Price: $69.99. Read more.
OtterBox iPhone 13 Defender Series Pro XT Case with MagSafe
The rugged OtterBox Defender Pro XT case for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro comes in three different styles. It provides above-average protection, is made of 50% recycled materials and offers MagSafe support with passthrough charging. Price: $74.95. Read more.
Survivor All-Terrain Earth and Survivor Endurance for MagSafe
Survivor said it makes the new All-Terrain Earth case from a blend of majority sustainable materials. The resulting case offers the best protection in Survivor’s history, defending against drops up to 20-feet. It combines four protective layers with a parametric surface pattern and raised-edge screen and camera protection. Price: $50. The Endurance for MagSafe Model has similar features but protects against drops up to 14 feet. Price: $40. Read more.