iPhone cases aren't just there to protect your beloved new iKit from accidents and mishaps. They're also great fashion accessories that let you to make a statement about your sense of individuality and style. We list the ten iPhone 4S cases and pouches that are sure to turn heads.
1. Sena Ultraslim Pouch
Let’s face it – deep down, no one really likes covering up their shiny new iPhone in a bulky, ugly case. The Sena Ultraslim Pouch addresses that with its ultra-light genuine leather exterior and soft velvet lining to keep your handset smudge and scratch-free. Available in a wide variety of colours, this is a must-have if you want a stylish pouch that doesn’t weigh a tonne.
2. Paul Smith Union Jack Print Leather Case
At £89.99, this classic leather case from designer Paul Smith rocking a stylish Union Jack print may seem a tad expensive, but you can’t really put a price on patriotism. More importantly, you can’t put a price on style. Grab this and you’ll walk, not just talk, with your head held high.
3. IvySkin Wrangler Case
The IvySkin Wrangler is a sturdy case for the iPhone featuring three layers of polycarbonate snaps that safeguards your precious kit from the elements and mishaps, and still looks and feels snug and fashionable. Comes with a ‘Touch-Thru’ real glass screenguard and is available in a range of colours.
The HipstaCase comes from the same people behind the amazingly cool analogue photography app, Hipstamatic. Inspired by vintage cameras and shunning glitzy ostentation, this snap-on case is not only an elegant reminder of the past, it goes hand-in-hand with the iPhone’s superb snapping capabilities, too.
5. Speck CandyShell
The Speck CandyShell is a hardened plastic case with a soft interior lining that combines good looks with stellar protection from shocks and knocks. Rubberised buttons provide easy access to essential functions, and the glossy coating means your phone slips inside just as smoothly.
6. iVogue Bold Case
iVogue’s Bold range of iPhone cases are perfect for anyone who likes to keep things discreet. Thanks to their transparent edges and wide array of colour options that blend in seamlessly with any combination, they look ace too. Plus they're incredibly cheap for those on a tight budget.
7. Ion Predator Zero Carbon Fiber
Carbon Fiber is one of the strongest and lightest materials known to man, making it ideal for an iPhone case. The Ion Predator Zero is durable, robust, and, thanks to seven finishes (gunmetal, silver, gold, copper, cobalt blue, violet, and pink), stunning to look at too.
8. Ted Baker Leather Style Pouch Case
This custom-designed pouch from the British fashion label is handcrafted from the highest-grade faux leather and is available in two designs: black with orange 'bulldog' lining and brown with green 'spaceman' lining. An easy release mechanism makes it simple to take the handset out quickly.
9. Twelve South BookBook Case
If you’re an avid reader, you’ll be instantly impressed by Twelve South’s book-inspired case that to the unsuspecting eye could be easily mistaken for an old potboiler. Made from real leather, this not only protects your iPhone, but has slots to store your credit cards too. We especially liked the fact that you can hold it up like an actual book when reading a virtual one. In a nutshell, this is dizzyingly awesome.
10. Made From Raw Wood Case
Love the feel of wood inside your pocket? Sure you do. And you’ll love this excellent case for the iPhone 4S, which as you can tell from the title, is made from actual wood. Available in walnut, bamboo and sapele (100 per cent eco-friendly), these are brilliant alternatives to the typical leather or plastic cases that are commonplace these days.
A protective felt layer on the back ensures your iPhone is not scratched. Better yet, it’s 100 per cent eco-friendly, so your conscience will remain spotless.