Apple’s iPhones aren’t exactly known for color, but all that changed when they released their 5C case that’s made of plastic and comes in five color choices (green, blue, pink, yellow, and white). Packing Apple’s A6 processor and the same 8-megapixel camera as the iPhone 5, the 5C is a pretty great Apple device without having to fork over a ton of cash. The 16GB model is just %99 with a two-year contract, which is half the price of its 16GB iPhone 5S brother. Like any other iPhone case, it still needs protection (even though it’s plastic) and there’s a million and one cases out there to choose from. Whether you’re looking for durability, style or both, we’ve compiled some of the best cases out there, making your research a whole lot easier!
14. Otterbox 5C Defender Series Case
Otterbox is synonymous with protection and the 5C Defender Series Case ($59.90) will keep your phone safe from damage while providing it with a colorful, custom feel since you can custom it to your own liking.
13. PureGear Retro Game Case
The PureGear Retro Game Case ($30) not only protects your smartphone, but it also provides entertainment! There are two options: the Amazing that boasts a cherry-red enclosures and has a traditional box maze on back, while the Undecided is dressed in a mustard-yellow exterior and a gravity-induced method of helping you make the right decision with a yes or no game box.
12. Poetic FlipBook Case
The Poetic FlipBook Case ($8.95) combines a shock-resistant PC shell and a suctioned flip cover for ultimate protection and convenience, while it’s study design features an easy snap-on installation and plush microfiber lining.
11. Spigen Neo Hybrid Case
Made from a hard, UV-coated polycarbonate frame and a soft, high-plymer cover, the Spigen Neo Hybrid Case ($29.99) adds a modern, sleek touch to your iPhone 5C. It comes in five colors (white, yellow, red, slate and silver) and comes in two separate pieces that are interchangeable with other Spigen case designs.
10. Trident Aegis Case
The Trident Aegis Case ($34.95) will roll with the punches since it meets the Military Standard MIL-STD-810F for vibration and drop, making it a great choice for those who are clumsy or like to push the limits. It features a polycarbonate shell that comes in five colors.
9. Elago S5 Outfit Morph MX Case
Make your iPhone 5C look like the S5 with the Elago S5 Outfit Morph MX Case. The snap-on case is made of a plycarbonate shell with a brushed aluminum plate and is available in nine color combos, including the highly popular white and gold option.
8. Incipio DualProShine Case
Give your iPhone 5C a more refined look when covering it with the Incipio DualProShine Case ($34.99) that offers a faux-aluminum outer shell that will complement its silicone interior and provides an extra layer of protection from everyday life.
7. Speck CandyShell Card Case
Make your phone case your wallet with the Speck CandyShell Card Case ($39.95) that features a nifty slot for holding onto credit cards, IDs and cash while offering dual-layer protection.
6. Belkin Grip Sheer Matte Case
Looking to protect your case but still want it’s bright color to shine through? Then get yourself the Belkin Grip Sheer Matte Case ($24.99) that features a matte finish and allows you to see what color 5C you have, while protecting it from slippage and light abuse. It comes in smoky stone gray or regular transparent.
5. Moshi iGlaze Remix Case
The Moshi iGlaze Remix Case ($29.95) features a proprietary hard coating shell that Moshi claims provides better shock absorption than other hard cases. It’s also dressed in a shy glazed ceramic coating and comes in a variety of color, including red, yellow, white, black blue and pink.
4. LifeProof nüüd Case
This rugged-yet-slim case ($89.99) offers you full waterproof protection so you can hit the beach and pool with peace of mind.
3. Marware Azteka Case
If funky is your thing then the Marware Azteka case ($14.99) will complement your style. The case is made from thick, durable silicone and features a funky patterned soft-touch finish that comes in a variety of colors like black, pink, blue, white and green.
2. Case-Mate Slim Folio Case
The Case-Mate Slim Folio Case ($25) not only protects your 5C but it also doubles as a built-in stand that’s handy for when you’re watching movies.
1. Griffin Survivor Case
Get durable protection with the Griffin Survivor Case ($29.99) that’s actually tested for drops and shock absorption based on U.S. Department of Defense standards, so you now you’re getting some serious protection for you iPhone 5C!
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.