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New iPhone Models Get High-Impact Case Options

10/06/2013 08:00:00 PM Eastern

NEW YORK – A number of new rugged protective cases for the Apple iPhone 5s and 5c have reached the market this week.

Trident Case released three new models, reworking its flagship Kraken AMS protective case for the iPhone 5s to accommodate the new phone’s fingerprint scanner.

The Kraken AMS combines two cases: a soft silicone sleeve, called Perseus, and a hard, tough outer shell with a built-in screen protector, called the Kraken AMS Exoskeleton. Both are available separately in a variety of colors.

Trident said users can use the Perseus case for everyday basic protection and then attach the AMS Exoskeleton when they need maximum protection and versatility such as when active or when exposed to the elements.

All Kraken AMS-series cases include a media stand for hands-free viewing, which can be removed to make way for more than two dozen custom-fitting accessories and mounts, such as a tripod attachment, belt clip, bike rail strap, wire organizer and a variety of car mounts.

Consumers can visit a website to choose from more than 40 color combinations and add whatever accessories and mounts they need.

The Kraken AMS case is also available for the new iPhone 5c and retails for $49.95. Mounts and accessories start at $14.95.

Trident also released versions of its Cyclops and Aegis cases for the iPhone 5s.

Meanwhile, Calabasas, Calif.-based distributor Bike- 2Power has announced the availability of Bravo, a waterproof and shockproof aluminum case for iPhone 5 from Tigra Sport.

The Bravo is waterproof to 6 feet and can withstand the impact of a freefall from more than 6 feet on a concrete floor at multiple angles, the distributor said. With dimensions of 5.54 inches by 2.85 inches by 0.49 inches, it is “one of the slimmest waterproof iPhone 5 cases in the market,” according to Bike2Power.

The Bravo is machined using aircraft-grade aluminum and hand assembled. It is secured on the phone with seven screws and features a concealed lanyard loop.

It retails for $99.95 in silver and black anodized aluminum.

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