Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

This Lunar New Year iPhone 14 case just became one of my favorites

This Sunday, January 22, is the start of the Lunar New Year. According to the Chinese zodiac, this will be the year of the rabbit. To commemorate the occasion, OtterBox, a brand well-known for making tough and durable mobile accessories, has released a special Lunar New Year edition of its Lumen Series MagSafe case for the iPhone 14 lineup, which includes the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

I got my hands on the iPhone 14 Pro version of the case to check it out for myself, and I think it’s one of my new favorite cases — it looks absolutely fantastic. Plus, I’m a rabbit myself, so it’s going to hold a special place in my heart.

OtterBox Lumen Lunar New Year case on Deep Purple iPhone 14 Pro
Christine Romero-Chan / Digital Trends

The Lumen Series is a slim-profile case that’s made with polycarbonate and synthetic rubber materials. It has a little flexibility to it, so it’s easy to get it on and off like other OtterBox cases. It offers precise cutouts for the cameras, charging port, speakers, and mute toggle switch, and the button covers provide a satisfying click when pressed. The front of the case has a bit of a raised lip to keep the front glass safe if you place it facedown on flat surfaces. All-in-all, the Lumen Series is a very solid and protective slim offering from OtterBox.

But let’s talk about the Lunar New Year design, as that’s the real draw. The case shell is a bold red color that’s semitransparent, and there are solid red flowers (I believe they most closely represent peonies) and gold leaves printed on the case, mostly coming in from the sides. At the bottom is a rabbit graphic, also in red, with small and large blossoms on its front and rear legs.

Overall, I think this is a fantastic design from OtterBox. The only thing I would have changed is to make the “gold” more like a gold foil, because it is more like a brownish-yellow to me — not the best color choice. Still, I love the overall aesthetic of the case itself, though I may be a little biased (I’m a rabbit, after all).

If you’re interested in the Lumen Series Lunar New Year case for your iPhone 14 device, it’s only available to purchase on Apple’s website or direct from OtterBox. At the moment, the case appears to be sold out for certain models, but you can sign up for email notifications to let you know when your particular model is back in stock.

Editors' Recommendations

Christine Romero-Chan
Christine Romero-Chan has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade. She graduated from California…
This iPhone 15 and iPhone 14 camera test is closer than I expected
Purple iPhone 14 (left) and a green iPhone 15 in hand.

Every year, we get a new iPhone; that’s just the way it goes. And one of the biggest upgrades each year is with the camera system.

Though the spotlight is typically on the Pro models of the iPhone, Apple gave us a pretty significant upgrade this year with the standard iPhone 15. Of course, it’s not as feature-packed as the iPhone 15 Pro, but Apple brought the Dynamic Island and USB-C to the regular iPhone 15, and even bumped up the camera to a whopping 48MP.

Read more
4 AI features I want in my next iPhone
Blue Titanium (left) and Natural Titanium iPhone 15 Pros on a concrete bench.

Believe it or not, Apple didn’t always have Siri. Siri originally belonged to SRI International, which created Siri, Inc. in 2007. Then in April 2010, Apple acquired Siri, which became a key component of the iPhone 4S that launched in 2011.

Ever since then, Siri has continued to evolve at Apple, for better or for worse. While the point of Siri is to make your life easier with hands-free use of your iPhone or Apple Watch, it’s far from perfect. Siri often misunderstands you and results in hilarious requests, or is just incapable of doing what you need it to do, sometimes because of a poor connection.

Read more
I figured out how to protect my iPhone without an ugly case
The iPhone 15 Pro Max inside the Adore June pouch.

I really didn’t want to put my iPhone 15 Pro Max in a case. Cases add bulk, reduce the attractiveness, and wouldn’t allow me to enjoy the vastly improved ergonomics or the feel of the titanium band around the chassis. So I vowed not to do it.

However, I’m also realistic. My expensive new phone needs some protection, especially when it is being shaken around in my bag or placed on a table. The solution came from the past, as the product I chose brought me back to the way I protected the very first iPhone models I owned when cases were far less common than they are today.
The return of the pouch

Read more