Hands on with 60 of the best iPhone 11 cases
Whether you just picked up a new iPhone 11, received one as a gift, or are gifting one to someone else, the first go-to accessory is a new case. AppleInsider has tracked down and tested over 60 cases to recommend to you..
Included in the list is more than 60 cases from brands whose offerings run the gamut from stylish, to functional, to statement pieces. To get the best look at each of the new cases, track them down in our massive hands-on video.
The Woolnut Leather Case is made from vegetable-tanned full-grain leather from Scandinavia that is said to develop a beautiful patina over time. Lined with soft microfiber, the slim case offers a warm, soft grip and wireless charging support.
Offered in racing green and black, the Woolnut Leather Case is $44.90 on Amazon.
BookBook disguises your iPhone as a vintage book with distressing and small details to help sell the effect. The phone snaps into a shell case that is magnetically held into the wallet portion of the case. This means you can ditch the wallet portion if you want something temporarily slimmer.
The BookBook iPhone 11 case is available in brown and black and can be purchased from Amazon for $69.99.
The Speck Gemshell features Microban, an antimicrobial feature that helps keep your iPhone germ free. The clear case shows off the iPhone 11 without drawing attention to itself, perfect for minimalists who appreciate the sleek design of their device.
The Speck Gemshell is available from Amazon in clear for $24.95 or clear with gold glitter for $29.95.
Glass Elite screen protectors
There are several versions of the InvisibleShield screen protectors. The most impressive is the Glass Elite Visionguard+ which is the most protective, plus blocks some of the harmful blue light emitted by the phone.
Caudabe's Lucid Clear is a slim-fit, crystal clear case manufactured from the same impact resistant thermoplastic polymer that is used in bulletproof glass. It's the perfect case for minimalists who want to show off their iPhone 11.
The Lucid Clear is available directly from Caudabe for $24.95.
The NGP Pure is a slim case with an enhanced grip texture. It's rated for five feet of drop protection and keeps your iPhone scratch-free.
The NGP Pure iPhone 11 case is available in black, clear, red, blue, and sea blue from Incipio on Amazon for $19.99.
The DualPro case by Incipio has two layers of defense, providing military-grade drop protection. The scratch-resistant polycarbonate layer keeps your iPhone dent free and the inner layer absorbs shock.
The DualPro case is available in black, clear, midnight blue, red and black, and rose gold for $29.99.
The Aerolite by Incipio is a slim-form case. It features reinforced corners and shock-dispersing ridges to keep your phone safe from drops.
The Aerolite is available in black, clear, or sea blue from Incipio on Amazon for $39.99.
The BioCase from Moment is unique, because not only is it cheap, but it is entirely decomposable. Simply placed in a compost bin after use and it will turn to dirt within a year.
The BioCase was a temporary case offered by Moment, preceding their popular lens cases. These cases include the bayonette mount for affixing Moment's excellent camera lenses. They lock into place and offer additional photography abilities. Such as connecting an ultra-wide lens to the wide lens to take those stylish ultra-wide shots with night mode and other benefits of Apple's wide lens.
Not only do the Photo Cases add drop protection and lens-mounting capabilities, they also incorprorate natural materials such as leather, wood, or canvas.
The Photo cases are now available, along with the BioCase straight from Moment.
This UV-reactive, ultra-bright case makes a statement while keeping your new iPhone 11 safe from drops up to 10 feet. It boasts a one-piece, snap-on design, metallic buttons, and an enhanced side bumper for extra grip.
The Tough Neon is available in yellow, purple, or pink from Amazon for $39.00.
The Twinkle Stardust is an ultra-slim drop resistant case that protects your phone from drops up to 10 feet in height. It features embedded iridescent glitter foil to give your new iPhone 11 an eye-catching, "twinkle" effect.
The Twinkle Stardust is available from Amazon for $39.99.
Featuring a high-grade polycarbonate body wrapped in supple Horween leather, the Nomad Rugged leather case is both stylish and sturdy.
Over time, the case will develop a unique patina, giving it a stylish, aged look.
Full Leather Wallet Case
The Mujjo Full Leather Wallet case is a simple, sleek case that combines your phone and wallet together, minimizing the things you need to carry every day.
It features a pouch in the back that securely carries a couple of your most used cards. Compared to most wallet cases, the slot is angled down the side rather than horizontal.
The Full Leather Wallet Case is available in tan, black, Monaco Blue, or Alpine Green for $49.95 from Amazon.
The Defense Clear is a heavy-duty, drop-resistant iPhone case. It's rated to withstand a 6-foot drop on to concrete and exceeds military grade drop test standards.
A single piece construction means its easy to swap out cases depending on your mood. An integrated front-facing audio channel redirects audio to the front of your iPhone for a better listening experience.
The Defense Air comes in white and black and sells for $24.99 on Amazon.
The Defense Shield is a drop-resistant, heavy duty iPhone case that is wireless charging compatible. It has been tested to survive drops onto concrete from ten feet and features a machined metal frame to keep the edges of your new iPhone 11 safe.
All cases in the Defense Shield line feature a clear back, but the metal frames are available in iridescent, purple, red, black, or rose gold for $29.95 from Amazon.com.
The Grip2U case features a silicone grip along the back expands out to easily hold onto the phone. It retracts back when not in use and still lets the phone charge wirelessly compared to PopSockets.
Pick it up in black for $29.99 on Amazon.
If you're looking for a case that combines form and function, look no further. The Burkley detachable wallet leather case gives you the luxury of leather and the convenience of a wallet case.
The handcrafted leather wallet features three card slots, an ID slot, and a pocket for cash, and includes a magnetic, leather iPhone case. This case also doubles as a kickstand, giving you the option of using your phone completely hands free.
Benefits of the detachable wallet also can't be overstated. Wallet cases can be bulky and annoying when they aren't needed. Now the wallet can be ditched whenever and magnetically attach whenever heading out. The quality of the leather is also top-notch, even giving off a great genuine leather smell out of the box.
Featuring Griffin's proprietary FortiCore bumper technology, the Survivor Endurance protects your phone against 11-foot drops. The pebbled texture along the sides helps to keep your phone from slipping out of your hands, and the textured button covers make finding your phones buttons easy.
The Survivor Endurance is available from Griffin on Amazon in black and gray for $34.99.
Like the Endurance, the Survivor Strong also features Griffin's FortiCore bumper technology, which will absorb and disperse shocks to protect your phone from drops up to 10 feet. The UV coating keeps your case scratch-free, and the slim design reduces bulk both in your hand and in your pocket.
Screen Protector Glas.tr EZ Fit
Screen Protector Glas.tr EZ Fit comes in two styles, the basic "slim" model and the tinted "privacy" model. Both have received a 9H hardness rating to keep your phone screen scratch and crack free. Each kit comes with two screen protectors and a helpful installation tray.
The Spigen Glas.tr is available on Amazon starting at $10.99.
Boasting the latest extreme impact foam under a hardshell case, the Tough Armor is designed to absorb and diffuse shock away from your iPhone 11, keeping it scratch, dent, and crack free.
Tough Armor is available in gun metal, rose gold, satin silver, and black from Amazon from $14.99.
Ultra Hybrid S
The Ultra Hybrid S shows off your device while the outer bumper adds edge protection. The air cushioned bumper keeps your iPhone 11 safe from bumps and drops, and the pop-out stand in the back gives you a convenient way to watch videos hands-free.
The Ultra Hybrid S is available in clear or jet black and is currently on sale from $12.99 on Amazon.
Don't sacrifice style for safety! The Neo Hybrid features a tough, rigid frame and a dual-layered body design to keep your iPhone scratch and dent free. The design of the case gives you an extra pop of style with attractive color combinations and an eye-catching textured pattern on the back.
The Neo Hybrid is available from Amazon in gunmetal, satin silver, jet black or burgundy for $13.99 to $15.99.
The Australian QuadLock case is unique because of its support for the entire QuadLock mounting system.
A connector on the back allows it to easily match up with any QuadLock mount, including the car mount, Qi charger ($49.95) desk stand, and more.
Our favorite was the desk stand ($79.90 for the kit) which had a micro suction bottom and a swivel ball head that allowed the iPhone to tilt and twist in several different directions.
The QuadLock case is available from Quadlock and costs $29.95.
The cowhide leather-wrapped wallet case from Torro features a microfiber lining to keep your iPhone 11 in pristine condition. It holds three cards and features a pocket for cash.
Hidden magnets also keep your wallet case closed, preventing possible scratches that could come from tabs or clasps. Flip the card flap back and use it as a horizontal phone stand for watching videos hands-free.
The Torro leather wallet case is available in tan, dark brown, red, black, or black with red detail, on Amazon for $35.
If you're the type who uses their phone as a GPS when traveling, the MagCase might be for you. This case features magnetic plates inside the case, making it easy to attach to the Pitaka magnetic car mount. Even though it has the magnetic plates inside the super slim case, it works perfectly with any Qi-enabled wireless charger.
It's also made of 100% aramid, a high-tech, light-weight material that offers a scratch-resistant, enhanced-grip texture, it's five times stronger than steel. It is one of the thinnest, strongest cases out there on the market and we've been fans for years.
Pitaka also has the outstanding MagMount Qi car charger. It uses a similar aramid fiber surface with fast Qi charging. It perfectly connects to the magnetic plates embedded in the case. It is powered up over USB-C and clips onto almost any vent.
The MagCase is available in a black/gray twill pattern for $49.99 from Pikata on Amazon.
Alto's Anello case is a fashionable snap-on, light-duty case that looks great. It features premium aniline leather that patinas over time to a unique finish. A convenient D-ring gives you a place to clip a neck or wrist strap to keep your phone always at hand (sold separately - $18.)
The Anello case is available in cement, raven, and navy, directly from Alto for $53.
An extra tough case with a stylish design? That's what you'll get when you snag yourself a Mod NX case from RhinoShield.
A modular case that can have individual elements swapped out, the Mod NX lets you change your case with your style.
Each case consists of a rim or back panel, a bumper, and buttons. You can choose to just rock a bumper, or swap out that rim for a back panel. Each of those above components can be installed in a different color.
Simple, stylish, and tough — that's the RhinoShield Solid Suit. The single-piece construction means it's easy to put on, and the tough polycarbonate body protects your phone from drops.
Available in several different designs and finishes, you're sure to find something that fits your personal style.
The UAG Plyo case boasts a tough armor shell and an impact resistant soft core, as well as air-soft corners to keep your phone dent-free. An added bumper around the screen helps prevent your phone from hitting the ground screen-first in the event that you drop it.
The Plyo is available in Ice or Ash and can be purchased from Amazon for $39.95.
Also be sure to check out UAG's brand new Civilian case that just launched.
The Evo Wallet from Tech21 features 12-foot drop protection and is made from plant based materials. It has enough room to hold two credit cards and can be used to hold your phone in landscape position for watching videos.
The Evo Wallet costs $49.95 at Amazon.com.
The Hampton is a frosted case that features D3O material, a military-grade material used to protect your phone from drops up to 13 feet. It's slim design means it feels comfortable in both your hand and your pocket.
The Hampton is available in dark gray and light gray from Zagg for $34.99.
A durable, folio-style case made with recycled plastic from water bottles and can hold two credit cards comfortably inside. The slim design features a combination of thermoplastic polyurethane, polycarbonate, and D3O to keep your iPhone 11 scratch and dent free.
The Oxford Eco is available on Amazon for $49.99.
A screen protector, IonGlass is stronger than tempered glass and offers edge-to-edge protection, an oleophobic coating to reduce fingerprints and smudges, and is also 40% thinner than generic glass screen protectors, minimizing its impact on the iPhone's thickness. The privacy element means the screen cannot be easily viewed from the side, rather than from directly from the front.
The IonGlass Privacy screen protector is available for $49.95 at ZAGG.
Made using a hybrid construction of a shock-absorbing case with a glossy-but-elegant finish, the iGlaze uses a shatter-proof frame made from a metal-vaporisation process to create a gloss border. Able to support wireless charging, the case includes a raised bezel for the touchscreen, and is also compatible with Moshi's SnapTo accessory series.
The iGlaze is offered in black and white finishes, and is priced at $34.95 on Amazon.
Produced from a clear, flexible polymer for easy installation, Vitros offers miltary-grade drop protection. As a clear case, it employs MicroGrid technology to minimise the appearance of water marks and the "rainbow effect" that usually appears on other clear cases, as well as featuring a metallized frame to enhance the edge of the device.
The Vitros line is available in black, gold, silver, and clear from Amazon for $24.95.
A slimline case with a wrist strap that can be removed, the Altra can be used with longer straps to wear around the user's neck or across their body, saving from needing to be placed in a pocket or bag. The case includes a water-repellent coating and a textured finish for added grip, soft-touch buttons and a raised bezel, as well as MIL-STD-810G drop certification.
The Altra is available in Sahara beige and shadow black for $44.95 on Amazon.
Leather wallet case
Handcrafted from premium leather, the wallet case has two credit card slots, a visible ID slot, and a cash pocket section, as well as a built-in kickstand feature. The case itself is made from a single piece of Italian full grain leather, and uses a TPU cradle to hold the phone and provide drop protection.
The iPulse Leather Wallet case is priced at $29.88 on Amazon.
Measuring a mere 0.02 inches thin and a tenth of an ounce in weight, the Totallee Thin Case is a simple layer of protection for the iPhone 11. Covering all corners and the back, complete with a camera lip, the case prides itself in offering no company branding at all, making it as relatively anonymous as cases can possibly get.
Available in red, navy blue, frosted and solid black, frosted, and clear versions, the Totallee Thin case costs $29 on Amazon.
Drop-test certified to 6 and a half foot to military specifications, the Bondir Clear Case has raised shock-absorbent rubber sides, a beveled camera hole designed for lens protection, and an anti-scratch UV coating. The case is also compatible with wireless charging, and ships with a tempered glass screen protector.
The Bondir Clear Case pack is priced at $15 on Amazon.
The case is a simple design that is clear on all but one edge highlight. Using a snap-in side rail and buttons produced from hard-wearing polycarbonate and a bumper made from a combination of PC and TPU, the Rail offers not only easy assembly but also strength.
The Element Rail is available in black, flamingo pink, red, and clear versions priced at $34.95 from Element directly.
A simple-looking cover for the iPhone, the Sonix Clear Case is made from transparent polycarbonate that offers military drop test-level protection on all sides. Equipped with raised shock-absorbent rubber on the sides with press-protected buttons, the case adds extra protection with an included tempered glass screen protector.
The Clear Case is available on Amazon for $25.
Wallet Slayer Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
Offered in two versions, the Wallet Slayer adds storage for cards and cash into the rear of the case, with both Volume 1 and 2 able to hold three debit or credit cards, but the Volume 2 also adds the option of using a card as a kickstand. Both versions have high-grip textured sides to minimize slips when carrying your iPhone.
Vol.1 is available in purple reign, black tie affair, blues on the green, and "Flavor of the Month" and is priced at $14.99 on Amazon.
Vol.2 is offered in a same variety of colors and is available on Amazon at $24.99.
Kung Fu Grip
A slimline case with a funny name, the Kung Fu Grip is said to offer "just the right amount of grip" on the sides. The thin and light case is also durable, and includes air pocket corners to help cushion the blow from impacts.
The Kung Fu Grip is available in black tie affair, blues on the green, purple reign, nothin' to hide, and "Flavor of the Month" color options, and is sold on Amazon at $11.99.
A thin and light screen protector, the tempered glass "Tuff Sheet" protector is sold in a two-pack, but also ships with an alignment tool to ensure it is fitted correctly on your device.
Amazon sells the Smartish Screen Protector for $9.99.
Doubling the military standad for drop and shock protection, the case has three layers of protection, including a shock-absorbent TPU with an impact-resistant thermal plastic hard shell, an inner honeycomb design, and reinforcements on the corners. The case also includes a kickstand, tactile buttons, and is dust-proof by using plug-in elements.
The Vanguard series is available in black, blue, or orange from Amazon for $20.98.