Wood-inlay iPhone X case cures aluminum ennui [Review]

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Rustek Axis Inlay wooden iPhone case
Do you respect wood? Rustek does.
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Just how much aluminum and glass can you take? If you’re a longtime Apple fan but you’re getting bored with your devices’ sleek surfaces, wood could be the answer.

In particular, wrapping your iPhone in a wooden case from Rustek might cure you of your aluminum ennui. With eye-catching graphics made of laser-cut wood veneers, these cases look really different.

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Unlike standard TPU cases, the MNML iPhone X case stays completely transparent.
Unlike standard TPU cases, the MNML iPhone X case stays completely transparent.
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Win 1 of 10 LuxArmor Elite iPhone X cases with our giveaway!

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Win a LuxArmor Elite iPhone X case with our latest YouTube giveaway.
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After I made a video showcasing my favorite iPhone X cases, I got a lot of feedback from readers wanting to know more. By far the most popular iPhone X case in that lineup — and the one I get asked about the most, even to this day — is the LuxArmor Classic.

The super-sleek $24 case bears no branding whatsoever. It’s extremely thin and light, but adds a surprising amount of protection. Now, LuxArmor has launched a new collection of iPhone X cases that keep that great, minimalist style but add extra protection.

In today’s video, I give you a quick hands-on look at the new LuxArmor Elite cases. Plus, we’ve got 10 of these to give away!

Leather case gives iPhone X a racing stripe and a vintage vibe [Review]

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Sena Racer review: An iPhone X case with a vintage rock 'n' roll and hot rod vibe.
If you want to give your iPhone X a vintage vibe strap it into a Sena Racer case.
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Best List: Racer iPhone X case by Sena

Even someone who doesn’t suffer from a Jony Ive-style obsession with slimness wants an iPhone case with style. The Sena Racer — a leather iPhone X case with a rad racing stripe running up its back — adds bulk for sure. But its pleasantly puffy profile throws off a vintage ’70s vibe that looks killer and feels good in your hand.

It offers protection, sure. But, more importantly, it makes your iPhone stand out in a sea of svelte sameness.

Spiffy new iPhone X cases look like original iMac and iPhone

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Spigen Classic C1 iMac inspired iPhone X-case
Spigen's new iPhone X case is inspired by the original iMac G3, bringing some retro charm to Apple's latest handset.
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I test a lot of iPhone cases and rarely get comments. Most of them aren’t that distinctive. But a new iMac-inspired case from Spigen attracted the attention of my teenage kids and even elicited a compliment: “Cool case, Dad!”

Give your iPhone X an exoskeleton with the Radius X [Review]

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Is this the most unusual iPhone X case ever?
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The futuristic design of Mod-3’s Radius X makes it one of the most unusual iPhone X cases I’ve seen. If you’re after the ultimate minimalist case, or don’t like having a case on your phone but still want to protect it, the Radius X could be the perfect candidate.

In fact, it’s less of a case and more of an exoskeleton (or an updated version of a bumper case). Find out what makes this case special in our video, or read our full Radius X review below.

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This new line of "iPhone jewelry" adds an eye-catching layer of bling and protection.
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5 awesome cases to keep your iPhone X safe and stylish

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iPhone X case roundup
Looking for a new case for your iPhone X? We've got you covered.
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At $1,000, the iPhone X is as expensive as it is attractive. That’s not so great should the worst happen, since replacing the screen alone will cost around $300.

Since I’ve had mine, it’s practically lived in a case. In today’s video, I’m sharing some of my favorite iPhone X cases so far — ranging from the stylish to the extra-durable. Check them out below.

Cult of Mac Magazine: How to master iPhone X, and more!

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If you want to read all about your new iPhone X, or to see what the fuss is before you purchase one, check out this roundup of all Cult of Mac’s iPhone X coverage.
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We finally have our hands on iPhone X and we couldn’t be more excited! It packs an incredible portrait camera, ditches the home button so it can squeeze and iPhone Plus-sized screen into a regular-sized body, and adds Face ID. Check out our roundup of all Cult of Mac’s iPhone X coverage including tips, tricks and how-tos.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Find out how Apple upended the typical review cycle by giving popular YouTubers early access to the iPhone X. Learn all the new gestures for iPhone X, and check out our roundup of the best wireless charging pads to juice it up. Check out Casetify’s new Stainless Steel Mesh Band for Apple Watch, and find out why it rivals Apple’s overpriced Milanese Loop. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.