Adopted may be a relative newcomer to the iPhone case scene, but it’s come on strong with a lineup that’s found its way into Apple Stores and features various one and two piece designs. Here’s a hands on look at each of its iPhone 5 offerings.
Forged Case: this $49 two piece case splits the difference between protective and lightweight. The shiny hard plastic shell is supplemented by criss cross rubber padding on the inside, and a metallic ring around the volume cut out and seam between top and bottom pieces. The case doesn’t add much weight or bulk to the iPhone 5 despite protecting all four corners and recessing the screen by a hair. 4.5 stars out of 5.
Iridescent Lens Case: this $34 one piece snap on case (pictured) is super thin and all kinds of fun, as its entire rear surface is a mirror which changes colors depending on the angle you view it at. Gold from straight on, red when tilted toward one side, green toward the other. The Lens Case is one of the coolest iPhone cases we’ve ever tested. Unfortunately, while it covers all four corners, the entire top and bottom of the iPhone 5 are left exposed, meaning it’s not as protective as it is cool. 4 stars out of 5.
Leather Wrap Case: this $49 one piece snap on case offers a metallic frame wrapped around textured leather back and sides. It’s more substantial and padded than the Lens case, but the key selling point here may be the eleven color combinations. Again though, with the top and bottom exposed, it’s overly protective. 4 stars out of 5.
Cushion Wrap Case: this case is just like the Leather Wrap, but in place of the leather is a substance in pattern which looks like that of a pillow but turns out to be silicone rubber, in a choice of nine colors. 4 stars out of 5.
More info: getadopted.com