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The best iPhone 11 cases and covers

Protecting your iPhone 11 from the elements or just bad luck can seem like a full time job. With a dizzying number of iPhone 11 cases and covers to choose from on the market, selecting just one can be a daunting task. Should you keep your protection slim with a clear TPU case or go hard with a bulky, rugged case? What about a sleek leather wallet case or glamorous glitter case? You’d be forgiven for getting lost amongst the bevy of cases adorning the walls of electronics and carrier stores on every corner.

Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. We’ve dug through the biggest names in smartphone protection to bring you this list of some of the best iPhone 11 cases around.

Looking for protection for another iPhone? We have lists of the best iPhone 11 Pro cases and best iPhone 11 Pro Max cases as well.

Ted Baker Premium Book Case

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Ted Baker, the English purveyor of fine clothing and accessories, has a line of iPhone cases of note. Sporting gold electroplated trim and an interior mirror on the fold, this wallet case is both functional and chic. This iPhone case also is offered in a variety of floral design patterns. A perfect case for a handbag on a night out.

Razer Arctech Pro

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Razer might be best known for their gaming PCs and accompanying peripherals, but their iPhone cases are certainly worth a look. The Arctech Pro case is made from Thermoplastic Elastomer, and includes a vented back through which the heat of your phone can escape after being drawn out by the heat dissipation properties of the case material. It’s wireless-charging compatible and has been rated by Razer as drop-tested up to 10 feet.

Native Union Clic Marquetry Leather Case

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If you’d prefer a polished leather look in a minimalist design and with a few color options, then check out Native Union’s line of cases for iPhone. These cases feature handcrafted genuine Italian leather with a precise cut that offers your iPhone 11 a snug and protective fit. Another upside to a slimmer case is you’ll always have an easier time with wireless charging.

Apple Clear Case

Apple Clear Case
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When you need a protective case for your iPhone 11, it’s best to go to the source. The Apple Clear Case, constructed with clear polycarbonate and TPU materials, feels solid and comfortable in the hand. It features a scratch-resistant coating on both the interior and exterior of the case. The back is sturdy, while the softer sides offer a better grip. Charge it up with any Qi-certified wireless charger.

Woolnut Leather Case

Woolnut Leather Case
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Fans of leather cases owe it to themselves to check out Woolnut’s wares. Crafted from high-quality, full-grain leather, this Scandinavian brand exudes luxury. The leather shell, shaped to perfectly fit the iPhone 11, has a stylish logo, incredibly soft microfiber lining, and subtle button covers. It’s a slim case, but manages to cover your iPhone from every angle, though we wouldn’t rely on it for rugged drop protection. The leather comes in black, cognac brown, or green and it will develop a unique patina as it ages.

Speck CandyShell Presidio Grip

Speck CandyShell Grip Case
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This is an ideal case if you get anxious about dropping your iPhone 11. The ridged pattern enhances grip in a major way, but just in case it does slip from your grasp, the hard shell with shock-absorbent rubber inside will keep it safe from harm. It has all the cutouts you need, and pronounced button covers that are always easy to find and that feel responsive. There’s no need to worry about germs, either, because this case has an antimicrobial coating. It comes in a lot of different color combinations, too.

Otterbox Defender Series Case

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Employing the tried and tested combination of a hard outer shell and a shock-absorbing inner layer, the Otterbox Defender Series offers great protection from drops and bumps. The multi-layered protection approach is designed not only protect from impacts, but also keep dust and dirt from making their way into your device. A raised lip protects your phone’s display and rear camera from resting directly on surfaces. A great protective phone case with a lot to offer, even if it comes at a relatively high price.

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Incipio DualPro Platinum Case

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The DualPro case was one of the original dual layer protective case designs with a shock-absorbing core and a scratch-resistant, hard outer shell. It offers top-notch drop protection from falls of up to 10 feet, but this year Incipio has come up with a stunning new color. This DualPro phone case offers the same protection in a relatively slim form, but it’s clear with a holographic finish that catches the light and shimmers and changes as you move it. As usual, you can expect a perfect fit and comfort in the hand, and it all comes at a reasonable price. A stylish iPhone 11 case at a strong price.

Mous Clarity

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The Clarity is a very minimalistic, clear case, but it’s very impressive just how much protection Mous has managed to fit into the case thanks to its material engineering. The case is designed to help protect against accidental drops by absorbing impact damage. It’s also made to resist scratches and UV damage so it will keep its stylish appearance safe over time. The edges are slightly raised so that your phone screen won’t get accidentally damaged when placing it face down on a surface. It’s also fully compatible with wireless charging if you are looking for a case that doesn’t interfere with your convenience charging.

Case-Mate Tough Camo Case

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This semi-transparent case reveals a little of the iPhone inside but features an eye-catching satin-matte camouflage finish in greens and blues. The bumper section is reinforced in the corners to provide 10-foot drop protection and features chunky button covers and accurate openings for the ports and speakers. It’s flexible, so it can absorb some shock, and it also enhances your grip. The back is designed to resist scratches and it is fully compatible with wireless charging.

Griffin Survivor Extreme Case

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If you’re looking for some serious drop protection, then Griffin’s Survivor Extreme is ready to deliver. This case can guard against damage from drops of up to 15 feet, it has port covers to keep debris out, and the two-piece design meets military drop-test standards. It does inevitably add some considerable bulk, but wireless charging still works with the case on, and it’s going to give you peace of mind.

Spigen Liquid Air Armor

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While this Spigen phone case comes in a variety of colors, we especially like this anti-slip matte surface that’s both highly fingerprint resistant and helps you avoid accidental slips or other problems. It also uses “air-cushion” technology to help prevent as much fall damage as possible with military-grade shock resistance. It’s also quite slim compared even to other Spigen cases, so it’s a good fit for tight pockets. Finally, although it’s difficult to see, there is a raised lip around the camera to provide extra protection for the lenses when sliding the phone in and out of a pocket or laying it down on a surface.

Skech Vortex Case

Skech Vortex Case
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The Vortex iPhone 11 case stands out because of the special adjustable ring on the back; it can fold out to help you keep a tight grip on your iPhone 11 or it can serve as a kickstand to prop your phone up. This case also features a metal mounting plate, so it will work with magnetic mounts, and Skech says it doesn’t interfere with wireless charging. The case itself is a dual-layer construction with a protective lip for the screen and a scratch-resistant soft-touch coating. It is drop tested up to 10 feet.

Olixar Ultra-Thin Case

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This gel case is about as straightforward as a case can be; it’s transparent, slim, and has a bit of “give” to its structure. It’s flexible and comes with a protective grip. The bezel feature keeps the screen and camera safe from getting bumped, and there’s also a protective finish that helps limit scratches. That said, this device isn’t drop-safe. You won’t run into any issues with wireless charging, fortunately, because the case is so thin. It’s cheap and will add some basic protection to your iPhone.

Smartish Wallet Slayer Vol 1 Case

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Leave your wallet or purse at home tonight with this wallet case. The Smartish wallet case can hold your essential items while keeping your phone protected. This iPhone 11 case has a pocket along its back that can hold three cards and some cash if needed. It features a small slit for an opening, so you can simply slide your cards in and out as you need them. The case is slim and won’t take up too much space in your pocket. That said, it’s still fairly durable and will protect your device against bumps. The textured sides can also help lower your chance of dropping it in the first place.

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