LAUT Pearl Series for iPhoneSource: iMore

LAUT's Pearl Series cases look three-dimensional but are totally smooth to the touch. While this case is not the most heavy-duty case you can buy, nor the slimmest, it strikes a nice balance between them resulting in a trim but protective case.

Tough and slim

LAUT Pearl Series for iPhone

Bottom line: You'll love gazing upon this lightweight but protective case.

The Good

  • Lightweight and slim but protective
  • Good-looking
  • 13-foot drop protection
  • Wireless charging compatible
  • Two-year warranty

The Bad

  • Not to everyone's taste

Air Frame IMPKT protection

LAUT Pearl Series for iPhone: Features

LAUT Pearl Series for iPhoneSource: iMore

I feel in love with this case the moment I popped it onto my iPhone. I can't stop staring at it, turning around as it catches the light. It has this incredible three-dimensional texture, but the surface of the case is totally smooth and glossy. Unlike some glossy cases, this one doesn't show fingerprints. You either love this mother-of-pearl look or you don't, and this style is right up my alley.

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The hard back of the case is fused to a slightly softer TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) frame. Since the bumper has some flex to it, the case is easy to put on and take off. The inside of the case has indented lines, which is what LAUT calls their Air Frame IMPKT protection. It just gives a bit of air cushion in case of drops. All of LAUT's IMPKT cases are drop-resistant up to 13 feet. The lip of the bumper comes up over the iPhone screen for face-down protection.

The three-dimensional mother-of-pearl finish elevates it beyond basic

The cutouts for the camera, mute switch, Lightning port, and speakers are appropriately sized to allow everything to work as expected. The button covers for the Sleep/Wake and volume buttons are fully functional and nicely clicky. Branding on the case is a tasteful "laut" near the bottom of the back of the case in gold, cursive lettering. Inside the case, LAUT IMPACT TECHNOLOGY is engraved in the TPU. Wireless charging works perfectly fine within the case. The case feels substantial, but not bulky. While it's not overly slippery, it's not grippy, either.

You can purchase the LAUT Pearl Series iPhone cases for every model iPhone from the iPhone 6 series up through the current models. In addition to the Black Pearl finish seen in my photos, there is also an iridescent Arctic Pearl and other colors available for older iPhone models.

Dazzling mother-of-pearl

LAUT Pearl Series for iPhone: What I like

This is a case that will remain in regular rotation for me (yes, I do change my case to match my outfit.) I love the three-dimensional mother-of-pearl look and even the unexpectedly dark color. The case is easy to put on and take off, it feels securely protective, and it's not bulky. My iPhone is fully functional within this case, including wireless charging.

LAUT Pearl Series for iPhoneSource: iMore

Not for everyone

LAUT Pearl Series for iPhone: What I don't like

Granted, not everyone is into mother-of-pearl and the way this case looks. The only real critique I have is that there are no textured, grippy edges to help prevent drops. Beyond the cases' unusual looks, there are no special features here, no grip ring, no kickstand, no wallet slots. It's just a simple plastic case, after all.

Beyond basic

LAUT Pearl Series for iPhone: Bottom line

4.5 out of 5

Yes, the LAUT Pearl Series for iPhone case is a straightforward plastic case. There are no bells and whistles to be found here. But the three-dimensional mother-of-pearl finish elevates it beyond basic. The case offers 13-foot drop protection in a slim design. It allows your iPhone to remain fully functional within it, including charging wirelessly.

Great looking protection

LAUT Pearl Series for iPhone

Mother-of-pearl

The LAUT Pearl Series for iPhone case is a slim but protective case with a stunning, glossy, three-dimensional mother-of pearl finish.

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