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It’s that time of year! Apple’s annual keynote event recently took place on Tuesday, Sept. 14 and the tech juggernaut unveiled a few new products eagerly awaited by fans. By far the most highly discussed announcement, however, was the official release of the new iPhone 13 lineup, which consists of four new devices: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Pre-orders for all four devices have already begun with general availability beginning on Friday, Sept. 24.
If you just pre-ordered one of these devices or plan on doing so, this week’s episode of In The Know Live: Gadgets will come in handy as we cover the eight best protective cases you can buy for the entire lineup. The list includes best-selling brands like CASETiFY, Nomad, Case-Mate, Otterbox and even PopSocket.
Watch the full video above for a thorough description and preview of each case, then shop each pick below!
CASETiFY strikes the perfect balance between aesthetically pleasing, trendy designs and optimum protection. In the wake of the new iPhone 13 lineup announcement, the brand launched its new Re/CASETiFY collection that features cases made of 65% recycled plant-based materials.
CASETiFY’s standard Impact and MagSafe cases are also now available for the new iPhone 13 devices in a wide range of colors, textures and designs.
If you’d prefer a case that’s a bit more sophisticated and minimalistic, Nomad’s new Modern Leather Case is the perfect option. Made of genuine Horween leather, this case retails for $59.95 for all four devices and comes in three colors: rustic brown (pictured above), black and natural.
It’s also MagSafe-compatible and provides 360-degree protection for your new device. Also, since it has a genuine leather exterior, this case will only look better with time.
In addition to its open-face leather case, Nomad also created a Modern Leather Folio Case for the full iPhone 13 lineup. It offers the same features and premium craftsmanship as the Modern Leather Case but with an added portfolio cover that houses your cash and cards on the inside. You can store up to six cards and cash in this case.
This case retails for $79.95 for all four devices.
PopSocket is known for revolutionizing the pop grip game. But just in time for the iPhone 13 release, the brand has a full line of cases with built-in, removable pop grips.
Dubbed the PopSocket PopCase, this one features a standard PopSocket pop grip that you can slide on or off in seconds. The case itself also offers 360-degree protection for your new device — and they come in five stunning colors.
If optimum drop protection isn’t a top priority and you’d rather show your personality through your phone case above anything else, Case-Mate’s Cute as a Dumpling iPhone 13 Pro Max Case is a no-brainer. The case itself is adorable and despite not having a thick protective bumper, it offers adequate 360-degree protection.
Rifle Paper Co. is another brand under the Case-Mate umbrella and its Garden Party Blue case — with MagSafe Compatability — was a best seller for the iPhone 12 series. The brand just extended sizes for the new iPhone 13 lineup and prices start at just $50.
If you use your phone while performing high-powered outdoor activities or you’re extremely accident-prone, these last two cases are right up your alley.
The LifeProof Nëxt Antimicrobial Case With MagSafe is arguably the most protective and high-quality case you can buy on this list. It’s made with recycled plastic and features two-meter drop protection. Making it the ultimate rugged case, it also blocks dirt, snow and debris from touching your phone at any angle.
Though it’s a bit pricey, this case is worth the investment as it will keep your device safe and clean in the harshest conditions.
The OtterBox iPhone 13 Defender Series XT Case With MagSafe offers similar features to the LifeProof Nëxt Antimicrobial Case With MagSafe. However, this one features Drop+ technology, making it the best case for aggressive drops and hits. It survives five times as many drops as military standard cases and works seamlessly with MagSafe technology.
Though this case is a bit bulkier than the others listed, rest assured that your phone will be secure and safe no matter what.
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