Ah, summer! It's right around the corner and for us at Pure Mobile, that means it's time to start rounding up some of the best cell phone accessories for the warmer months. Whether it means a waterproof carrying case, or somewhere to stash your cash and cards for a day at the beach, we're bringing you our top picks with this list of the 5 best iPhone 5 cases for summer 2013.
Read on for our favorite accessories to keep your phone dry and looking hot, from leading brands like OtterBox, Incipio, LifeProof and Griffin.
5: Incipio Stashback iPhone 5 Case
Warm summer weather probably means you've got a lot less pockets to stash your phone, cash and credit cards. But with Incipio's Stashback iPhone 5 case, you can keep everything together in one place.
This iPhone 5 carrying case doubles as a wallet, with an exterior compartment for cash and cards, so you won't miss your winter jacket's pocket space. We especially like it in hot pink for the summer months.
2: Griffin Reveal iPhone 5 Case
Again, since summer means fewer pockets, you probably want to go with a slim and compact phone case this season. And Griffin's Reveal iPhone 5 case offers a compact "barely there" option that's super portable but also quite protective.
WIth a clear back and bright color options "Pool Blue" it simply screams summer.
3. OtterBox Pursuits 40 Dry Box
Now, onto the waterproof accessories.
If you're planning on doing any water sports or outdoor activities like hiking or camping this summer, an accessory that keeps your phone and valuables dry and safe is a must. More than just an iPhone 5 case, OtterBox's Pursuits 40 dry box actually fits a bunch of other essentials as well, keeping all the important stuff safe in one place.
But it does feature a rubber mesh compartment specifically designed to keep your iPhone 5 (or any other device) securely in place. And it'll protect your phone from all manner of mishaps, like drops, shocks, bumps and, of course, water.
4. LifeProof Fre iPhone 5 waterproof case
If you'd rather just keep your phone dry, and don't need a whole dry box, accessories maker LifeProof has built a name for itself with its signature waterproof accessories. And their Fre iPhone 5 case is among the most reliable in this department.
It doesn't just protect your phone from spills and rain, it actually allows you to totally submerge your phone, which means you can easily take pictures and video underwater. We couldn't think of an accessory that's more suited to poolside summer days.
5. OtterBox Armor iPhone 5 Case
Another waterproof OtterBox iPhone 5 case, the Armor goes beyond protection from water to offer protection from drops, bumps, scratches, shocks and even crushing force.
It's the all-around package, and therefore a great accessory for anyone planning an active summer. We also like the hot shades it comes in, from bright green or blue, to vibrant orange.
Summer's a great time to get out, and you want to make sure you've got an accessory that lets your phone go everywhere with you. And with any one of our top 5 iPhone 5 cases for hot summer days, that should be no problem.