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iPhone 14 Pro Cases Tested

While I’m not convinced that every iPhone needs a case, most people want one for their new iPhone 14 Pro. The good news is that there is plenty to choose from. I’ve tried over 50 iPhone 14 Pro cases to find out which ones are worth considering and have highlighted the ones below. All mentioned have been used and evaluated in the flesh.

I wasn’t brave enough to do drop tests or investigate other risky situations with a new phone in it. You’ll have to trust the manufacturers for that aspect, I guess. More so, I looked at the fit and finish, as well as all the interesting aspects of these cases. I’ve tried some bad cases over the years and it’s not as easy as it seems to get a good fit with materials that hold up well. It is also essential for a positive case experience. As always, prices quoted may fluctuate over time.

mujjo

Mujjo’s Full Leather Case (left) offers MagSafe support, while the Full Leather Wallet can hold up to three cards.
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Mujjo isn’t new to the iPhone case game, but not too long ago, the company declared its re-dedication to it. This year the Full Leather Case is MagSafe compatible. Both case models from Mujjo have metal side buttons and a microfiber interior, adding a touch of elegance.

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  • Full leather case for iPhone 14 Pro
  • Full Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 14 Pro

The Full Leather Wallet Case is nice if you want to carry cards, but that’s not my style. However, the regular full leather case is a really great iPhone 14 Pro case – I love its fit and finish. The buttons are easy and accurate to press. And the case had a premium feel while holding it.

Buy from Mujjo from $54.

Smart

iPhone 14 Pro Cases
Smartish has several iPhone 14 Pro cases this year, including the Gripmunk (left) and Gripzilla.
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Smartish has plenty of options that can meet your specific needs, including those with wallets. My two favorite cases were the Gripmunk and Gripzilla. Each of these has textured edges that make them less likely to slip out of your hand. I did notice that the inner fabric came off the Gripmunk a bit, but the outer and overall case itself felt fine to use. Each of these also supports MagSafe.

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Buy from Smartish from $19.99.

Nomad

iPhone 14 Pro Cases
Nomad’s modern leather case (left) and gym bag (center) are joined this year by the addition of the Rugged Case.
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Nomad has several cases, including the Sport Case, Modern Leather Case and Rugged Case. If you really want to carry cards, there is also a folio variant of the leather variant. Nomad is quickly establishing itself as the go-to place for high-quality, non-Apple iPhone cases.

  • Sports case
  • Modern leather bag
  • Modern Leather Folio
  • Robust housing

The Sport Case is a smooth, hard plastic on the back and a softer rubber on the sides. Despite being a pretty standard phone case, it has a hint of personality to it. Everyone who saw it was immediately drawn to it. In addition, this year’s Sport Case has been improved over last year’s, with no more sharp edges. The Rugged Case is a new addition and suitable for drops from 15 feet. It felt hard without being bulky.

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Buy from Nomad from $39.95.

incipio

iPhone 14 Pro Cases
Both the Incipio Grip case (left) and the AeroGrip for MagSafe case have textured sides to hold your phone securely.
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I’m always intrigued by clear, transparent things, but I’m usually never satisfied with any aspect of it. Incipio’s AeroGrip for MagSafe housing may be an exception. It has a rubbery feel from recycled materials along the perimeter and textured lines on the left and right sides. It makes for an easy-to-hold suitcase.

I was also intrigued by the use of little by the Grip X’s along the sides to reduce the chance of the phone slipping out of your hand. Too bad the Grip doesn’t have a magnet for MagSafe support.

Buy from Incipio from $54.99.

Case Mate

iPhone 14 Pro Cases
Case-Mate’s Blox case (left) takes a phone with rounded corners and gives it right angles, while the Pelican Ranger Black case includes studs to make it lie flat.
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Case-Mate is the place to be if you want to give your phone a bold personality. Take the Blox case, for example. Even in the solid matte black color, the unrounded corners make the case immediately apparent. I’m still not sure if I liked the style of the Blox case for myself, but I did like the feel of the materials.

  • Blox Matt Black
  • Pelican Ranger Black

Instead of putting a lip around the camera bump as most cases do, including the Blox, the Pelican Ranger Black housing places small studs on each corner of the back. This allows it to lie flat on a table and probably helps with the rated 15 foot drop protection. It’s a nice idea.

Buy from Case-Mate from $40.

Fleck

iPhone 14 Pro Cases
Speck’s Presidio2 Pro MagSafe case (left) fits well and feels even better, while the Presidio Perfect-Clear MagSafe case lets the color of your phone shine.
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The Speck Presidio2 Pro MagSafe is arguably the ultimate iPhone case. It’s thin, rated for 13 feet of drop protection, and feels great in your hand. There’s nothing flashy about it, but it gets all the details right. For example, the rubber button covers were all easy to press and the bell switch was accessible. The Presidio Perfect-Clear MagSafe case doesn’t feel exactly the same due to its transparent feature, but it’s also worth considering.

  • Presidio2 Pro MagSafe
  • Presidio Perfect-Clear MagSafe

Buy from Speck from $49.95.

otter box

iPhone 14 Pro Cases
Otterbox offers several iPhone 14 Pro cases, including the Commuter Series (left), Defender Series XT Clear (center), and the Symmetry Series Plus.
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Otterbox has long been known for its thick, protective cases. In recent years, however, it has tried to maintain the same protection, while making thinner and more attractive cases. All four cases I’ve tried below are labeled Drop Plus, which the company says means “three times as many drops as the military standard (MIL-STD-810G 516.6)”. What does that mean to you? These cases claim to be capable of falling more than 75 times on any corner, back or face.

  • Defender Series XT Clear
  • Commuter Series
  • Symmetry Series Plus
  • Otter Plus Pop Symmetry Series

All these cases are compatible with wireless charging. I really liked the feel of the Commuter series, but I was disappointed that it didn’t support MagSafe accessories. The rubber flap covering the Lightning port was also a bit annoying. However, all cases fit well. They were all pleasant to hold. The rubber and plastic didn’t feel cheap.

The case with the integrated Pop Socket was handy. If I were to add one to the back of my phone, I might opt ​​for this integrated case. The Pop Socket piece is removable.

Buy from Otterbox from $39.95.

Casetify

iPhone 14 Pro Cases
With Casetify’s Custom Phone Case you can change the colors and add text.
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If you want more control over different parts of your phone case, Casetify offers a Custom Phone Case for additional personalization. You can select the type of protection you want along with the color. You can also add eight characters of text and format the letters in different ways on the back of the case. The custom options are nice and the case I tried felt very durable.

Buy from Casetify from $68.

Totallee

iPhone 14 Pro Cases
Totallee’s Color case (left) and transparent case are extremely thin and minimal.
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It’s hard for companies to stand out when there are so many cases available, but Totallee has some interesting ones. Both the Color and Transparent cases are tailored for minimalists. The Color case is a wafer-thin plastic, while the transparent case is a slightly thicker TPU material. There is no branding on either housing and they are so thin that they work with MagSafe without the need for an extra magnet.

  • Cabinet color
  • Transparent housing

I really appreciate what Totallee is going for with its ultra-thin cases. They protect against clutter that ends up on your phone when you place it on a counter or any surface. For people who don’t want a case, but also don’t want their phone to be full, this is a good choice. Don’t expect any of these to save your phone from a drop, but they should keep scratches away.

Buy from Totallee for $39.

Urban Armor Gear

iPhone 14 Pro Cases
Urban Armor Gear iPhone 14 Pro cases like the Plyo Series (left) and Civilian Series focus on protection.
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As the name suggests, Urban Armor Gear cases are all about protection. The Civilian series is rated for drop protection from 20 feet, while both the Plyo and Lucent series are rated for 16 feet. In practice, that’s like dropping your phone off a second-floor balcony. I was impressed that the cases provided that level of protection without being bulky.

  • Civil series
  • Plyo Series
  • lucent

I didn’t care about the volume rocker protection on the Civilian case. It was difficult to print reliably. The same design is used on the Plyo case, but the silicone material made the buttons easier to press. The Lucent case had a thinner side area over the buttons so they were easy to feel and press down.

Buy from Urban Armor Gear from $39.95.

Möft

iPhone 14 Pro Cases
The Moft Snap Case is available in three different color choices.
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If you’re looking for a simple iPhone 14 Pro case, check out Moft’s Snap. There’s nothing distinctive about it, but that might be the whole point. While Moft is now in business, the company is best known for its clever MagSafe accessories such as the combination kickstand and wallet. The accessories also work with the cover, of course. I am personally a fan of the white color with clear sides.

Buy from Moft for $39.99.

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