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The Week in iPhone Cases: Cellular pendant

In this week’s iPhone case roundup, you’ll find a way to keep your phone on your neck, a case that combines modern technology with the world’s most ancient construction material, and the usual mishmash of protective coverings.

Cellular pendant

In this week’s iPhone case roundup, you’ll find a way to keep your phone on your neck, a case that combines modern technology with the world’s most ancient construction material, and the usual mishmash of protective coverings.

DodoCase

The Durables Wallet (iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c; $50) combines a waxed-canvas exterior with a colorful, cotton-twill interior and genuine mahogany-leather accents. It features two pockets that you can use to carry some cards or cash.

The sleeve comes in sage, natural, or navy.

Evutec

The Wood S (iPhone 5 and 5s; $40) combines tradition and technology in a shell made from multiple layers of real wood veneer. That shell is infused with kevlar fiber and protected by a tough, durable finish.

The case comes in light or dark wood variants.

Grapht

The Keith Daring Andy Mouse (iPhone 5c; $30) is a translucent case whose design is inspired by the work of the famous artist and activist.

It comes in a yellow-and-orange design, and it includes a convenient cover to keep your Home button safe from scratches—while, of course, adding a splash of color to the front of your phone.

Griffin Technology

The Red Neon Fair Isle (iPhone 5; $30) is part of a collection designed by fashion personality Amanda Valentine.

The hardshell case marries Griffin’s high-quality hardshell cover with a unique design pattern that brings a bit of haute couture to your handset.

iLuv

The Bolster (iPhone 5 and 5s; $30) protects front and back of your handset with a customized polycarbonate shell. It features a front flipcover that doubles as a multiple-angle viewing stand in landscape orientation.

The case is available in black, white, or pink.

Luvvitt

The Armor Shell (iPhone 5c; $20) sports a two-piece design, with a rigid TPU core wrapped in a hardshell outer layer for maximum protection from bumps and scratches.

Designed for maximum coverage during everyday use, the case also features reinforced corners and a raised screen bevel to help protect your handset’s most-vulnerable areas.

Shapeways

Count on this: The Abacus (iPhone 5 and 5s; $24) protects your handset while adding a real abacus to its back, with tiny Apple logos filling in for the counting machine’s traditional beads.

The case, which is printed to order, comes in a natural white finish, which can be tinted to your specifications using a variety of techniques.

Ubergoat

The Cashmere unCase (iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s; $19) keeps your handset cozy in a soft sleeve made from reclaimed threads, with plush construction and excellent protection.

The sleeve is available in black or red, with a white interior.

Vanesa Rey

The Necklace Case (iPhone 5 and 5s; $149) is made from vegan leather and embellished with crystal jewelry for a mix of form and function.

The case also includes a removable neck chain to keep your phone secured to your person when you don’t have pockets or purse handy.