The iPhone SE packs a very fast processor and highly capable camera into a compact frame for an affordable price. And if you're into this new, smaller Apple phone, then you're going to want to protect it. That means a case. But cases can do more than just protect. Some can double as a wallet or a purse. Some can be a disguise. And others can make it perfect for taking out to the beach. So, maybe you'll want more than one. We've done the digging to bring you the best options out there.
Designed to face all sorts of abuse, the Griffin Survivor All-Terrain is tested to deliver military-grade ruggedness. Its display shield will protect your iPhone SE's screen from water and rain. The frame will prevent cracks when dropped from 6 feet onto concrete. It's even got its own belt clip.
The X-Doria Engage Folio wraps the iPhone SE in a clear polycarbonate back with a faux-leather flap to cover the front. The flap hides a couple of card slots for ID and/or credit cards. The slim fit won't add bulk and still lets you show off that Rose Gold finish while protecting the screen from scratches.
For some basic protection against bumps, the Speck CandyShell features two layers of protection — a soft cushioned interior and hard outer shell. The raised rim around the screen protects against scratches. Plus, the CandyShell comes in a variety of color options, including purple, blue, black and white.
Thanks to a magnetic dock with a sticky back, you can connect the ROkform Rokshield V3 on a car dashboard, baby stroller or bike handlebars. The case itself features a removable rubber bumper and a polycarbonate frame to protect against basic bumps and scratches.
The slightly see-through design of the Tech21 Evo Mesh looks sporty while remaining slim. It's made from a flexible TPU material that absorbs and dissipates impacts from drops. The case comes in white, black or pink.
The metallic foil along the bottom edge of the Incipio Wesley Stripes adds a touch of glamor to your iPhone SE, while simultaneously protecting against bumps and scratches. The rest of the case is transparent, so everyone can see it for all its rose gold or space gray glory. The stripes come in rose gold, black, silver or gold.
The vintage leather look of the Twelve South Book Book oozes class, disguising your iPhone SE as a tiny pocket-sized notebook. At least, it does until onlookers get a glimpse of the side with the iSight camera cutout. The case does double duty as a wallet, thanks to its four pockets for storing ID, cards and cash.