New iPhone out! – Time for a iPhone Case Round-up

Stephen Watson
September 19, 2018

So last week unless you live under a rock you might have noticed Apple announced 3 shiny new phones in the shape of the iPhone XS (£764), iPhone XS Max (£840) & iPhone Xr (£573). Now with smartphones being expensive and these no different. If you invest in one of the three new iPhones you are going to want to keep it safe.

Here are the latest and best cases on the market most brands do have others in the range but we picked our favourites and it would be great to hear from you about what you bought following this roundup:

By Mous

Mous Limetless 2.0 Case 

The Limitless iPhone cases offer military-grade protection. The cases use AiroShock, a smart material capable of absorbing tremendous impact while ensuring the cases are still slim. The unique patent-pending process involves injecting the material with micro-crystals that turn into micro air pockets at high temperatures. The air inside these micro air pockets acts as tiny springs, significantly dampening the impact of falls. This in combination with the unique material blend provides a cushion to the cases, absorbing impact from a fall, so that your phone remains safe. Not just built for resisting destruction, however, the cases are also aesthetically very stylish using natural materials such as wood, real leather, carbon fibre and real shell in their range.

Available from £29.99

By Moshi:

Altra: Altra is a slim hardshell case with a wrist strap that brings unique style and functionality to the new iPhone.  Designed for today’s active lifestyle, the removable wrist strap allows the user to go hands-free for sleek convenience when carrying coffee, boxes, toddlers, pets, etc. It also provides added security when taking photos or walking in crowded spaces. Altra is military-grade drop test certified and features a raised bezel to protect the phone’s screen when laid flat. Compatible with wireless charging, Altra is the ideal case for those seeking stylish functionality and protection in one.

Altra is available for iPhone XR and XS Max in Shadow Black, Blossom Pink, Mint Green and Savanna Beige and retails from £39.95 from


Vesta: Inspired by the boutiques in “Le Marais” in Paris, Moshi’s Vesta for iPhone is styled with a textured back and metallized frame. It features military-grade drop protection and a raised bezel to protect the touchscreen when laid flat. Vesta’s TriClear„¢ coating resists water, dirt, and scratches to ensure the case retains its lustre over time.

Vesta is available for iPhone XR and XS Max in Pebble Gray, Emerald Green and Macaron Pink and retails from £34.95 from

By Snakehive London

Snakehive has announced its new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max  and iPhone XR cases in the Vintage Wallet Collection.

High-end British phone case and accessories brand Snakehive has created a wallet case with three useful credit card slots and a larger compartment for notes, which makes for a very functional and practical accompaniment for your phone.  Crafted from carefully selected full grain cowhide nubuck leather from Europe, this handmade wallet case has been designed by Snakehive to provide a stylish cover for your phone. Not to be mistaken as a case that offers style over substance, the nubuck leather used is resistant to wear and therefore is the perfect material for the durability and protection of your phone.

Vintage Bottle Green Leather Wallet – Apple iPhone X/XS- Available £24.95

Vintage Navy Leather Wallet – Apple iPhone X/XS- Available £24.95

All ranges available from

By Greenwich Design

Greenwich AW18 for iPhone XS, from £129,

Delight in the sumptuous feel of the finest European leather and relish in the array of colours on offer from Greenwich’s AW18 collection. Moulded to seamlessly fit Apple’s latest handset, each Greenwich case is lined with a carbon fibre plating – strong enough to stop a shotgun getting through – providing the ultimate protection from breakage. The built-in cardholder on the inside adds an element of functionality to these gorgeous cases.

Ted Baker by Proporta

Ted Baker’s brand new collection of tech accessories for the Apple’s latest handsets: the XS, XS Max and XR. Encompassing Ted’s iconic florals and rose gold trims, the collection blends Ted’s faultless tailoring and flawless style created using Proporta’s 20 years-of excellence and expertise in crafting mobile accessories. In pursuit of the perfect floral, Ted journeyed through Amazonian jungles, Florentine villas and Lakeland countryside to find the globe’s most glorious gardens, inspiring his AW18 fashion and tech collections.

Ted’s well-loved folio makes a return with its trusty range of functional features, such as a handy internal mirror. Offsetting each print is Ted’s metallic branding plates, intricate embossing and signature rose-gold trims – showing off Ted’s eye for the delicate details.

Ted Baker’s AW18 PHASE 2 starts at £34.95 and will be available at

Also by Proporta

Proporta Flex Switch Carbon for iPhone XS/XL, £39.95,
More commonly found in military equipment, carbon fibre is renowned for providing extreme strength. Proporta’s Flex Switch Carbon hard shell case utilises its signature, wonder material once more to create an extraordinarily lightweight but protective case for your smart phone. With the addition of TPE gel corners, Proporta provides an added layer of protection against drops, bumps and scratches.

Proporta’s Opus Plus Available £39.95  from  

Proporta’s Opus Plus offers a sophisticated upgrade of the British brand’s signature case design. Now with a distinctive grey fabric cover, the Opus Plus has been lined with a carbon-fibre plate for optimal protection. Offering handy card slots and a snapback design, the case remains functional but barely adds to the iPhone’s slim profile.

Gear 4

We were lucky to be sent the whole range which we will be doing a full review on the range in a separate post here our favourites:


Crystal Palace – £29.99

The clear case of the new Crystal Palace offers something a little bit different. It is drop resistant up to 10ft and is also compatible with wireless charging. The crystal-clear clarity of the case ensures that no matter what colour iPhone you choose, you can still show off the design. Edge to edge protection confirms it as a simple and discreet new case for your new iPhone.

Victoria Designs- £29.99

Available in four eye-catching designs – Space, Tribal Leaf, Fabric and Jungle, the Victoria range offers an edge to edge protection and covers users for drops up to 10ft. Cut down from an initial shortlist of 32 options following a series of consumer research carried out by Gear4, the final designs are a gorgeous combination of key patterns and colour trends.

Compatible with wireless charging and Gear4’s trademark slim design, the new iPhone can be protected in style with the Victoria.

Oxford Design- Flip Case – £34.99

The Oxford has a stylish flip screen cover with a clasp to keep your iPhone beautiful. With credit card slots, this case is slim and practical at the same time.

All Gear 4 Products can be bought via:


Protection Collection – Sheer Crystal (Blush) (NEW)

Our Sheer Crystal case meets the ultimate 12+ foot drop Protection!  Let the beauty of your device shine through tiny pieces of twinkling glass crystal. Equipped with our new protective construction and anti-scratch technology, you can be sure your device will be safe from any bumps or drops. Price: $39.99, Colours: Blush

Available on Amazon:

Waterfall (Gold)

Shake me, flip me, turn me and let the dynamic snow globe effect of this case captivate you with its cascading sparkle and tumbling glitter. Offering enhanced protection with refined metallic button accents, this case has all the right moves. Price: $39.99, Colours: Gold

Available on Amazon:

Karat (Mother of Pearl)

How many karats does one girl need? Answer: just this one! Inspired by the chic Lucite handbags of the 1950s, this case will step up your shine game with genuine materials encased in resin. Price: $49.99, Colours: Mother of Pearl

Available on amazon:

Wallpapers (Metallic Black Dot) (NEW)

Conversational, playful, everyday prints that will turn heads! Inspired by the fastest growing trends, seen on the streets to the runway!  Find your perfect case, whether you prefer something minimal or more eye-catching, there’s a style here for you! Price: $39.99, Colours: Metallic Black Dot

Available on amazon:

McLaren (Carbon Fiber) (NEW)

Behold the limited edition, performance-driven McLaren case. Channel your inner racer with our McLaren case! The case features a genuine carbon fibre panel and signature McLaren orange accent details. Snag one of these before they speed by you! Price: $49.99, Colors: Carbon Fiber

Available on amazon:

I hope you found this roundup useful and over the coming weeks, we will be reviewing in more detail cases from all the companies featured.

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