Moshi iGlaze Armour Case ($40)
You’ll love the metallic style of this attractive case. It’s a hard shell that snaps onto your iPhone SE, and it has a soft plastic layer inside to prevent any impact damage from bumps and falls. There’s a little lip on the front of the case to protect your phone’s screen when you lay it face down. The cut-outs are perfect, including the round one on the back that showcases the Apple logo. The matte, metallic frame is only interrupted by soft plastic sections for the ports and the tactile button covers. The back panel is made of brushed aluminum, and there’s a shiny, silver ring to highlight the logo cut-out. This classy case also comes in three colors (black, silver, and bronze).
Burkley Snap-On Case ($28)
Metal and glass smartphone bodies may look great, but they’re not the most comfortable to hold. Thankfully, Burkley offers a handmade leather case that’s warm and easy to grip. The case has a polycarbonate hard shell, which is covered in leather. It’s also available in a choice of different colors and finishes, and it snaps into place on your iPhone SE to hold it snug and secure. The design is pretty minimal, but there are large cut-outs on the top and bottom of the case, as well as those for the volume keys and switch on the side. They’re not really rugged, but they’ll guard your phone against most accidents and the leather looks and feels great.
Carved Traveler Wood Case ($24+)
Natural wood always looks nice, and Carved offers a wide selection of different woods to choose from, all of which are sustainably harvested. The slim cases are are made of flexible polycarbonate shells with a wood panel set into the back. You can go for plain wood grain or choose from one of the many stylish designs, all of which are made in partnership with various artists. The openings for the ports and camera are accurate and the button covers are minimal. The sides have a nice, grippy texture that helps ensure you don’t drop your iPhone. These cases start at $24 and go as high as $50, depending on what wood and design you choose.
RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper Case ($25)
These clever bumper cases offer protection where you actually need it, leaving the screen and back of your iPhone SE uncovered. They’re chunky, rubbery bumpers that go all the way round the frame and extend from front and back to keep your iPhone from touching any surface when placed face down. You might fear you’re exposed, but these bumpers actually offer really solid drop protection. There are also openings for the ports and switch, and round button covers for the volume controls. You even get a special protective film in the box for the back of your iPhone SE, and you can add a screen protector ($20) for complete coverage.
Speck CandyShell Inked Case ($40)
If you’re bored by matte colors and dull designs, then the CandyShell Inked is definitely for you. Speck’s solid, military-standard drop protection combines a shock absorbent layer and a hard outer shell into a single case. Your iPhone SE is safe with this case on. The openings and button covers are just right, and there’s a raised bezel to help protect your smartphone’s display. The real attraction is the range of vibrant patterns and designs, which also happen to be resistant to scratches and fading.