11 (Cheap!) iPhone Cases We Can't Get Enough Of

Photo: Courtesy Lumee.
Smartphone cases used to be ugly. They were designed for protection only, and it showed. Now, snapping your phone into a case is a personal style statement, and companies are coming out with new colors and designs every season. They're also getting more and more creative, figuring out ways to make your case more useful by adding lights for better selfies or a pocket for your credit card and ID. But the best part of all? Most cases don't cost a lot; you can find plenty of great options for $50 or less.

Ahead, we've rounded up 10 of our affordable favorites. Check them out and give your phone a brand new lease on life.
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Photo: Courtesy Lumee.
Get a perfectly-lit selfie every time with the Lumee case. Tap the button on the back, and a ring of LEDs along the front lights up to illuminate your face. You can press and hold the button to adjust the brightness level, so you don't end up looking like an oompa loompa.

Lumee Case, starting at $50.
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Photo: Courtesy Happy Plugs.
Don't worry, it's not real marble. Because that would probably be even more breakable than your phone already is.

Happy Plugs Slim Case Carrara Marble, $25.
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Photo: Courtesy Apple.
If your aesthetic is more minimalist, Apple's silicone case adds a little grip without the bulk. It's available in 14 hues.

Apple Silicone Case, $35.
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Photo: Courtesy Speck.
This pineapple-patterned case from Speck has us dreaming of summer...or Spongebob Squarepants.

Speck CandyShell Inked Case, $40.
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Photo: Courtesy Case-Mate.
Adorn your phone like the 1%.

Case-Mate Karat Case - Gold Leaf, $25.
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Photo: Courtesy Xdoria.
Xdoria's Bump Gear line rings your phone in matching anodized aluminum — or you can opt for a contrasting metallic shade.

Xdoria Bump Gear Plus, $25.
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Photo: Courtesy Ullu.
Ullu's SnapOn leather case is soft and wonderfully textured. But if you tend to give your phone a beating, you may find this case lacking on the sturdiness front.

iPhone 6/6s SnapOn Case, $49.
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Photo: Courtesy Plia Designs.
This one's for your sweet tooth.

Plia Designs Macarons, $48.
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Photo: Courtesy Speck.
Rough on your phone? You need a tough case.

Speck MightyShell Case, $50.
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Photo: Courtesy Case-Mate.
This simple, transparent case gives your phone a little extra shine.

Case-Mate Naked Tough Case - Iridescent, $35.
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Photo: Courtesy Native Union.
If you've got dueling tastes, this case features cherry wood (pictured) or walnut wood with a slash of rose gold, silver, gold, or black metal across the top corner.

Native Union CLIC Metal, $50.
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