To case, or not to case? That is the question. As smartphone design evolves it's understandable you want to show off your new gadget. But at the same time it's meant to last you a decent amount of time and so you want to take the best care of it you can.
So check out this selection of cases that should help you do just that.
Mozo Notebook flip cover
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Mozo is one of the first manufacturers jumping in with "Designed for Microsoft Lumia" licensed accessories. The Notebook flip cover is a leather case with a vertically flipping cover over the screen. This means you can throw it in a pocket or a bag, even drop it on the floor and be comfortable that the screen should be OK.
It hooks into the phone by replacing the stock back cover which means a perfect fit and minimal added bulk over a regular flip case. And since it's available in leather and a variety of colors, you're getting one stylish accessory for your new phone.
€59.90 at Mozo
Mozo leather back cover
Strictly speaking, Mozo's second offering for the Lumia 950 isn't a case. It's a replacement back cover in a range of colored leather finishes with protective rings around the camera and flash. But if you're looking to add a little individual style to your phone through the accessories you buy, it's hard to look past this. It'll protect the back of the phone and whatever's inside it and it'll look really fancy while doing it.
€48.50 at Mozo
Orzly Fusion Bumper Case
If you like the idea of showing off the stock look on the back of your Lumia 950 but still want to protect it, the Orzly Fusion might be the answer. The plastic back is clear and it fuses with a softer, rubber bumper to protect the edges. The bumper also wraps around ever so slightly over the front of the phone, keeping the display off the surface should it end up face down.
All the vital ports are readily accessible and you can get it in either a black or a transparent finish on the bumper.
Cimo Shockproof Case
If you're less concerned with looks and more concerned with maximum protection, this armored, shockproof case from Cimo could be right up your street. It's pretty chunky and it's going to add some bulk to your Lumia 950, but it's also probably the best shot you have at keeping it safe if it's going to be a rough and tough environment.
And the anti-slip on the rear should make sure it's easier to hang on to, as well.
Krusell Boras Microsoft Lumia 950 Folio Wallet Case
Krusell is a brand well known in mobile accessories and its also one of the first, along with Mozo, to jump in with the "Designed for Microsoft Lumia" licensing. The Boras is a leather folio case that opens horizontally and can be used to store credit cards, too. It also has the ability to act as a stand for your phone in landscape mode, perfect for watching videos on the go. A stylish and functional way to protect your Lumia 950.
Krusell Boden Microsoft Lumia 950 Case
Krusell's second case Designed for Microsoft Lumia is a simple hard shell. It'll keep the back, sides and corners safe with its one piece construction. The back has a slightly transparent look and is covered in an anti-slip finish. The cutouts give ample access to ports and buttons and it's light enough so as not to increase the heft in your pocket.
If you've got a great case in mind for the Lumia 950 that we haven't mentioned here be sure to jump into the comments and share it with us!
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