One of the biggest questions we get here at Cool Mom Tech: What’s the best iPhone 5 case? Of course, our response always depends on what you’re looking for, whether it’s style, protection, or a little bit of both. 

So here I rounded-up 20 different iPhone 5 cases to help you find the one that’s right for you. Or maybe there’s more than one right for you.” I like to think of covers as accessories; you don’t need to limit yourself to just one.

Bold Design
If you treat cases like
accessories, then you’ll love these bright, funky options.
The best part is, you don’t have to spend $100 on a designer iPhone case
to make a statement (and yes, there are $100 iPhone cases).

Best iPhone 5 Cases: Bold and Colorful

Eco-Friendly iPhone 5 Cases

If you’re conscious of your carbon footprint and want to be a little more earth friendly with your case, then these are great options for you because of the way they’re made–or the way they’ll be unmade when they’ve outlived their use.

Best iPhone 5 Cases: Eco-friendly

Flexible iPhone 5 Cases

These flexible cases will keep your iPhone 5 safe without a hard case. While style is definitely secondary to the functionality, we still think they’re all pretty cool looking.

Best iPhone 5 Cases: Flexible

Belkin Flex Case
Griffin Protector Case
Speck PixelSkin HD Case
Cygnett Purple Vector 3D Tough Case

Custom iPhone 5 Cases

From family photos to your own artwork, these cool covers can all be customized to your specifications. Plus, they make great gifts–along with a new iPhone 5 perhaps? Or hey, maybe just for yourself. 

Best iPhone 5 Cases: Custom Photo

GelaSkins Gadget Skin
Belkin Yolk Case Creation
CaseMate Custom iPhone Case
Uncommon Custom Case

Waterproof iPhone 5 Cases

It’s not just about whitewater rafting; if you’ve got kids you might need a little extra protection from sippy cup spills and unexpected cell phone visits to the bathroom. These cases will keep your iPhone 5 safe from all the elements, like dirt, wind, water, and toddlers.

Best iPhone 5 Cases: Waterproof

Griffin Survivor + Catalyst
LifeProof Fre
Incipio Atlas
Otterbox Armor

Need more iPhone 5 cases? Keep an eye out for more ideas in our next post!