Cases for the fashionably late iPhone 12.

Smartish creates affordable (not “cheap”) phone cases that are built to last. I’ve been a fan of their gear for a couple of years now and I’m excited that they are extending their line-up to include the new iPhone 12 models. Smartish has updated four of their iPhone case designs to fit the newest iPhones and we have a quick rundown of all of them. In case you missed the announcement, there are four new models of iPhone, but only three different sizes — the iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4-inch screen, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro have a 6.1-inch screen, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a 6.7-inch screen. Each of the four cases that Smartish has updated — the Gripzilla, the Kung Fu Grip, the Wallet Slayer Vol. 1, and the Wallet Slayer Vol.2 — are compatible with all of the new iPhones.



WALLET SLAYER VOL. 1

PRICE: $19.99


USER EXPERIENCE

I love the concept of wallet cases, but don’t always like their bulky nature. Smartish’s Wallet Slayer cases eliminate the bulk and simply provide the card storage. The Vol. 1 version has a raised pocket that doesn’t cover any of the main ports, speakers, or even the camera. The card storage pocket has a locking mechanism inside that keeps the cards securely inside until you manually push them out. There is a small notch that allows you to push the cards out through the original opening, but until you do, the cards stay firmly in place. The case is wireless charging compatible, but it’s recommended that all cards are removed prior to connecting to a charging pad.

Main Features:

  • Fits 3 Cards Plus Cash: For the 3 people who still carry cash
  • High-Grip Textured Sides: Fewer toilet drops!
  • Ultra-Light and Durable Construction: Thin and protected? It must have a life-coach
  • Protective Air-Pocket Corners: Think airbags for your iPhone.
  • Wireless Charging Compatibility: Charges through the case. Nikola Tesla Approved!
  • Available in Black Tie Affair; Purple Reign; Blues on the Green, Flavor of the Month, and Chef’s Special


WALLET SLAYER VOL. 2

Price: $24.99


USER EXPERIENCE

The Wallet Slayer Vol. 2 is a ‘sister’ case to the other Wallet Slayer case. The card storage for this case is a simple flat-fitting pocket that is located against the back of the case. There is a cutout at the base of the pocket that makes it possible for you to push your cards out of the pocket if they happen to fit too tightly. Just above the card pocket there is a notch cutout that is designed for a card. It’s meant to provide the user with a kickstand for the case simply by adding the card. The Wallet Slayer Vol. 2 is a visibly stylish credit card case with rich features and solid protection for your phone.

Main Features:

  • Fits 3 Cards Plus Cash: For the 3 people who still carry cash
  • Credit Card Kickstand: Prop phone with any card. Netflix & chill?
  • High-Grip Textured Sides: Fewer toilet drops!
  • Protective Air-Pocket Corners: Think airbags for your iPhone.
  • Wireless Charging Compatibility: Charges through the case. Nikola Tesla Approved!
  • Available in Black Tie Affair; Purple Reign; Blues on the Green, and Flavor of the Month


KUNG FU GRIP

Price: $14.99


USER EXPERIENCE

The Kung Fu Grip case wraps nicely around the body of the phone. It’s flexible while providing adequate coverage for the device. It isn’t designed to be a “tough” case, but it is protective. Because it’s flexible it’s very easy to install the phone and remove it if needed. The case is a little smooth, but not too smooth. It feels good in the hands. It definitely will not slip out of your hands or your pocket. The cutout for the camera, charging port, speaker/microphone, is perfect in terms of the fit and even though the case covers the buttons of the phone, they are still very responsive.

Main Features:

  • Super Grippy Texture: Just the right amount of grip…fewer toilet drops! 
  • Ultra-Light & Durable Construction: Thin and protected? It must have a life-coach.
  • Protective Air-Pocket Corners: Think airbags for your iPhone.
  • Wireless Charging Compatibility: Charges through the case. Nikola Tesla Approved!
  • Subtle & Sleek: SO debonair, you’ll barely know it’s there. 
  • Available in Black Tie Affair; Purple Reign; Blues on the Green; Nothin’ to Hide, and Flavor of the Month


GRIPZILLA

Price: $19.99


USER EXPERIENCE

The GripZilla is a fantastic minimalist case that provides armor-style protection with a simplistic design. One of the best features of this case is its rubberized texture. That’s typically my biggest complaint about iPhone cases – how slick they are. You don’t have that problem with GripZilla. The grooves of the case are designed to fit into a person’s hand and that makes the case comfortable to handle. There is a lip around the screen to help protect the phone from impact damage directed at the screen. This case is easy to place on the phone and remove if need be, but it’s secure while it’s on the phone. Finally, the case is wireless charging compatible.

Main Features:

  • Mighty Protective: Gravity doesn’t stand a chance.
  • Grooved Sides: Groovier than your dad’s wedding hairdo.
  • Beastly Grip: Like a firm handshake with your phone.
  • Wireless Charging Compatibility: Charges through the case. Nikola Tesla Approved!
  • Protective Air-Pocket Corners: Think airbags for your iPhone.
  • Available in Black Tie Affair, Gray Area, Flavor of the Month, and Chef’s Special


FINAL THOUGHTS

Smartish makes some of the cases around. GripZilla has been a favorite of mine for quite some time and I absolutely love the alternative options for wallet cases that are provided with the likes of the Wallet Slayer Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Kung Fu Grip is a great case as well for basic all-around coverage of the phone. The best feature of all these cases is their pricing. They are incredibly affordable and provide premium-style protection for that price. If you are looking for a solid case with a modest cost, check out Smartish iPhone Cases.

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