Bottom line: Stylish flowers adorn this protective but slim case with a MagSafe-compatible option.
Slim and protective
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You've picked up your choice from the amazing iPhone 13 series lineup, and you want to protect it with one of the best iPhone 13 cases. Or perhaps you have an older model iPhone. Either way, if you love floral designs and you want protection, style, and not too much bulk, check out the Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case. You can buy it with or without MagSafe compatibility, depending on whether you tend to use those great MagSafe accessories or not.
Rifle Paper Co. was originally a stationery company started by a husband and wife team. However, the company has expanded into accessories, decor, and wearables. This stylish case is the result of a collaboration between Rifle Paper Co. and the popular case maker Case-Mate.
Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case: Price and availability
You can purchase the Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case for the whole iPhone 13 lineup on Amazon; there are separate listings for the MagSafe-compatible version and the non-MagSafe one. Unfortunately, the MagSafe-compatible case comes in just one color: Garden Party Blue, as seen in my photos. Other MagSafe-compatible designs by Case-Mate are available on the same Amazon listing.
The non-MagSafe Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case is available in four different floral designs. All of the iPhone 13 series handsets are on one Amazon listing.
On Case-Mate's website, you can find all of the versions mentioned above, as far back as the iPhone 11 lineup (though the designs are different for the iPhone 11).
Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case: What's good
Everyone's tastes are different, but this one is right up my alley. I love the allover floral design, and I think the colors look particularly fetching with my Sierra Blue iPhone 13 Pro (though I think it would also be great with any of the neutral shades). Gold foil highlights and a hand-painted look make it particularly special.
The case itself is clear and sturdy but on the slimmer side. It does have raised lips around the corners on the back, presumably to keep that chunky camera module from contacting whatever surface you set your iPhone down on. The plant-based material that makes up the case (some kind of plastic) has anti-microbial properties. The case offers 10-foot drop protection, and I can see and feel a bit more material around those vulnerable corners.
The button covers over the Sleep/Wake and volume buttons are satisfyingly clicky. Generously-sized cutouts for the camera module, mute switch, speaker holes, and Lightning port ensure your iPhone has full functionality within the case. There is a clear MagSafe symbol on the back of the MagSafe version, and it works as expected with the MagSafe charger and other accessories. Rifle Paper Co. is printed in gold foil on the back of the case in a tiny font near the bottom of the phone. The case has a raised lip over the screen level, but it doesn't interfere with my screen protector at all.
Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case: What's not good
This is purely aesthetic, but I think the cutouts are more prominent than they need to be, particularly the camera module cutout and the cutout for the mute switch. It's also somewhat pricey for a plastic case, though it's certainly in line with other name-brand cases.
Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case: Competition
If you love feminine designer looks, you'll undoubtedly want to check out the Kate Spade MagSafe iPhone Case as well. Kate Spade also makes cases with and without the MagSafe option for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups. The Kate Spade cases are also slim, protective, fashionable, and quite beautiful.
If you're looking to spend a bit less, check out CYRILL's iPhone Case offerings. While there is no MagSafe-compatible option, there are many pretty floral designs. In addition, CYRILL iPhone cases run about half the price of the Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case.
Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case: Should you buy it?
You should buy this if ...
- You love a floral design
- You want a MagSafe-compatible option
- You want a slim case with reinforced corners, anti-microbial properties, and 10-foot drop protection
You shouldn't buy this if...
- Florals aren't for you
- The larger cutouts will bother you
- It's out of your budget
If you enjoy a pretty floral design and slim form factor but still want serious protection, this is a case to consider. It's also one to check out if you're looking for a MagSafe-compatible case. However, if the overly large cutouts are going to bother you, or you don't like the look or the price point, this isn't the case for you.
I own quite a few iPhone cases, but this is a case I reach for over and over. I love the look and the fact that it is so slim. However, the extra protection around the vulnerable corners reassures me that my iPhone 13 Pro is safe inside it. I hadn't really thought to look for an anti-microbial case, but it's certainly a nice feature to have these days. The overly large cutouts for the mute switch and camera module are kind of weird, but they don't bother me.
Bottom line: This artist-designed case is beautiful, slim, protective, and MagSafe-compatible.
Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.
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