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The Week in iPhone Cases: The gadget

In this week’s roundup of iPhone cases, we bring you a collection of accessories designed to protect while letting your handset’s own design and colors shine through, and we find out what happens when you cross a case with a Swiss Army knife.

The gadget

In this week’s roundup of iPhone cases, we bring you a collection of accessories designed to protect while letting your handset’s own design and colors shine through, and we find out what happens when you cross a case with a Swiss Army knife.

Belkin

The View (iPhone 5c; $25) combines a transparent, polycarbonate backplate with a rubber bumper for protection from scratches and bumps while unapologetically displaying the plastic beauty of your handset.

The bumper can be had in purple, topaz, or black.

Case-Mate

The Hula (iPhone 5c; $25) is a slim-profile bumper with added corner protection to keep your handset safe during everyday use.

Available in black, slate, or pink, the Hula features a special raised lip that helps protect your screen during a fall or when placed face-down on a flat surface.

Griffin Technology

The iClear (iPhone 5 and 5s; $20) is a clear, one-piece polycarbonate shell designed to provide tough protection without hiding your handset’s beautiful looks.

The case features all the appropriate cutouts to ensure that you can continue to access the iPhone’s cameras, ports, and buttons.

Hard Candy

The Harvestcraft Slider (iPhone 5c; $40) combines soft-touch texture with the protection of a rigid-polycarbonate body.

This two-piece case comes in a variety of interchangeable colors, including black, white, red, pink, green, and teal.

In1Case

If you’ve ever wondered what a cross between an iPhone case and a Swiss Army Knife would look like, the folks behind the In1Case (iPhone 5 and 5s; $45) have a good answer for you.

Available in black, white, or clear, the In1Case incorporates over half a dozen tools—including screwdrivers, pens, and even a kickstand—right into the case itself. Best of all, the case is TSA-approved (according to the manufacturer).

Seidio

The Dilex (iPhone 5 and 5s; $30) is a thin and light case designed to protect your handset during everyday use thanks to two interlocking layers.

The Dilex is available in black, white, green, red, purple, or blue.

Speck Products

The Candyshell Grip (iPhone 5c; $35) sports rubberized finger grips and thumb-bumps for maximum protection and control, even during active use.

The case comes in black, white, blue/green, blue/pink, grey/green, or pink/blue.

Tech21

The Impact Snap (iPhone 5c; £25) protects your handset with a shell made from the company’s own D3O material, as well as a genuine leather cover.

The case comes in black or white.

ZNitro

The Nitro Glass (iPhone 5c, despite the image of the iPhone 5/5s; $40) adds a pane of virtually invisible tempered glass to the front of your iPhone, protecting the screen from scratches and minor impacts.

The Nitro Glass, which is designed for easy installation without the need for special adhesive or other solutions, comes with a border in one of four colors—blue, green, red, or yellow—designed to match the iPhone 5c’s own hues.