Silicone/Gel/Rubber Cases, Covers & Skins for iPhone 5s

Durable Silicone Gel Rubber Cell Phone Cases for iPhone 5s

Silicone gel rubber cell phone cases for the iPhone 5s protect the phone while remaining soft, lightweight, and flexible. The case may help guard against drops and other impacts. The phone cases are available in a variety of colors, styles, design and finishes.

What colors and designs are available?

There are a variety of colors available for these silicone cases including black and white. Colors can include primary hues as well as specialty colors. In addition to solid colors, the cases are also available in pattern and pictorial designs. Some cases may also feature artwork.

What finishes are available?

The cases may be finished in a variety of different ways. These finishes are available in a number of different colors and designs.

  • Plain: These models come in the original silicone finish.
  • Glossy: A shiny finish that reflects most of the light off of its surface.
  • Matte: A flat paint finish that diffuses light off of its surface.
  • Clear: The case is transparent and reveals the phones design through the clear case.
  • Jewelled: The case features gemlike stones in a specific design pattern.
Which brands are available?

Among the brands that offer silicone cases are GhostTek, Magpul, OtterBox, and Defender. In addition to branded cases, there are also unbranded cases available. Each brand features cases in a number of colors, finishes, and designs. Brands such as OtterBox and Defender offer cases which emphasize durability. Note that some of these cases may come in more than piece and may require assembly.

How are the cases applied to the phone?

In most cases, the silicon cases are soft, form-fitting, and can be stretched around the iPhone 5s. The rubber and silicone material can stretch around each corner of the phone and snap into place. Each case is designed to provide the needed openings and access points for the speaker, microphone, and the cameras. Some of the shockproof cases may come in more than one piece. The shockproof cases may include a front screen protector, bumper, and back cover. The shockproof cases have a hard construction and are designed for rugged use. No tools may be needed for the assembly of the case.

What is TPU?

TPU stands for thermoplastic polyurethane. It is a hybrid material that is used for many silicone cases. This material is composed of a mix of silicone and plastic and feels much like rubber. The material is soft and flexible on its own but remains hard or rigid around the phone itself. The product description will usually specify if the phone case is made from TPU.

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