Black Clear Iphone Xs Max Case

The All-time Clear iPhone XS Max Case Is Simply $13

On New Year’s Eve, a friend asked a question about my iPhone XS Max that I hadn’t anticipated: “Wait, that’s so pretty. Why do y’all hide it?” I had removed my bones, black-leather, Apple tree-made case from my Forty-size phone, and later I considered this question, I didn’t want to put the case back on.

And then I hit Apple’s online store to encounter if the company makes articulate cases for the XS Max. It does not: Only the bright, colorfulXR iPhones go Apple-produced transparent cases. And while clear cases make sense for the XR — that banana yellow and coral orange shouldn’t be hidden — I wondered why Apple tree left its pricier handsets in the cold.

I then poked around on Amazon, looking for clear iPhone cases and trying to see which was best, since we hadn’t named one supreme yet. Ultimately, I stopped out of frustration over a lack of product reviews that mentioned how the cases felt to touch, because that was a key gene for why I bought the $49 black-leather Apple instance.

So, my salvation came at the Tom’south Guide function. During a morning time meeting, I noticed that senior writer Caitlin McGarry, who’southward constantly provided life-saving advice, was rocking a slim, clear instance on her iPhone XS: Spigen’s Example Ultra Hybrid.

I asked if I could see it, and when my colleague handed her telephone to me, I was seriously, instantly impressed. Commencement off, it feels practiced. Secondly, the example’s articulate back provided an excellent window to the iPhone’s lovely dorsum.

And while I would dear it if the iPhone’s gilt metallic frame were a piffling more than visible, there’s no style that hue wouldn’t go obscured given how light bounces around the curved instance’south sides.

Lastly, and most chiefly for day-to-day usage, the Spigen example’southward volume and lock buttons felt really snappy and piece of cake to click. Too often, case makers leave the states with mushy buttons, an event I see on every case my parents have ever bought at the AT&T store. (I always tell them non to, but they never remember.) Those buttons make clicking a pain.

My decision got even easier when I plant out that the iPhone XS Max version of the Case Ultra Hybrid was merely $13 on Amazon. (The XS version costs a bit more correct now, at $20, but Caitlin found information technology for $12 at one betoken.) At that price, it was practically too minor a run a risk not to have.

I got the case in the mail service a couple days later, and always since snapping it onto my iPhone without a hitch, I’ve never regretted my decision. The just event, really, is that my colleague has one more thing to list in the ways she’s fixed my life.

Credit: Tom’due south Guide

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’southward Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple tree, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom’due south Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He’s besides covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other manufacture veterans.