updated 11:45 pm EDT, Tue June 10, 2008
Marware, Griffin cases
Hot on the tails of the 3G iPhone release, both Marware and Griffin have updated a few of signature cases to fit the new device. Marware officiated its entry into 3G cases with its popular C.E.O. Sleeve, a leather case with snug-fitting elastic material. It features the company's Multidapt belt clip, which can be switched out or removed. The C.E.O. Sleeve is available in black, with a microfiber interior, selling for $25 from Marware's website.
Griffin is offering four new cases for the iPhone 3G: the Wave, Nu Form, Elan Form, and Elan Clip. The Wave ($25) protects the iPhone with polycarbonate plastic half-shells that snap together around the device. Available in black, blue, pink, or white, the colors can be mixed to create interesting color combinations.
The Nu Form ($25) is an impact-resistant hard-shell case, streamlined without a clip to compliment its slim design. Offered in black and white, the Nu Form offers an EasyDock cap that flips open to allow users to sync the iPhone without removing it from the shell.
Griffin's Elan Form ($30) for iPhone 3G also uses the EasyDock feature and offers a slip, clip-less design, but is instead offered in leather covering over the polycarbonate shell. Elan Form is available in pink or black.
Lastly, the Elan Clip ($25) offers a similar leather-wrapped polycarbonate shell, but with a 180° rotatable belt clip, which can be used to prop the iPhone up for movie watching. Users can store the iPhone face in for privacy and protection, or face out for convenience.
Marware C.E.O. Sleeve
Griffin Elan Clip, Elan Form
Griffin Nu Form