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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cases comin' at ya

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but have glass backs to help with wireless charging. They're a touch larger -- we're talking fractions of millimeters -- which means a lot of older iPhone 7 and 7 Plus cases won't fit them.

Yes, some softer, more pliable iPhone 7/7Plus cases will fit the iPhone 8/Plus, but we've only included cases in this round-up that officially fit the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

We'll add more cases in the coming weeks. You can also check out our iPhone X case picks ahead of the arrival of the iPhone X on Nov. 3 if you're interested in that model.

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Speck Presidio Series

Speck's Presidio Series fits both the iPhone 8/8 Plus and is backwards compatible with the iPhone 7/7 Plus. It's 20 percent thinner than the earlier Candyshell Series and 52 percent more shock absorbent, drop tested to 10 feet. It comes in several versions, including the Grip, Clear, Metallic, and new extra-tough Ultra.

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OtterBox Symmetry Series

The OtterBox Symmetry Series is the company's most stylish case and is both fairly slim and protective. It's similar to Speck's cases, which certainly influenced OtterBox's design. It comes in a variety of color options and starts at $40 or £30. There's no Australian shipping but the price roughly converts to AU$50.

This case is compatible with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7. Or a larger version will fit the iPhone 8 Plus and 7 Plus.

See more pricing and info for OtterBox Symmetry Series (iPhone 8).

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Spigen Ultra Hybrid S

Thanks to decent designs and affordable prices, Korean company Spigen has sold thousands (and probably millions) of phone cases on Amazon. Its Ultra Hybrid S is its simple clear case, selling for around $12, £9 or AU$11 on sale. This second-generation model fits both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 and includes a fold-out kickstand.

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Spigen Neo Hybrid

Another popular slim case from Spigen. The Neo Hybrid comes in a few trim color options for $15 (that's about £12 converted or AU$14 on sale). The earlier iPhone 7 version will not fit the iPhone 8 but this slightly altered "second-generation" version fits both the the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. Also available for the Plus.   

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Sena Wallet Book

Sena makes some fairly pricey, luxurious looking leather cases for iPhones, and it's bringing several of its case lines to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. I like its Wallet cases but beware that some of the ones with thicker backs may not support wireless charging with the case on. 

The Magnetic Flipper ($60) has minimal storage space for cards, but it should allow for wireless charging.

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See more pricing and info for Sena Case for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

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Tech21 Evo Check

Tech21 has a full assortment of cases for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, including the Evo Check, Evo Wallet, Pure Clear and Evo Check Evoke. The Evo Check is dropped tested to 3 meters or 9.9 feet. Prices start at $40, £30 or AU$45 not including shipping.

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OtterBox Strada

One of my favorite folio cases -- the OtterBox Strada -- is back for the Phone 8 and 8 Plus. It has a credit card slot on the inside of the cover, plus full screen protection. While the cases list for $50 (which converts to about £40 or AU$65) and $60 (about £45 or AU$75) respectively, they can be had for half that price at Amazon.com (see links below).

See more pricing and info for OtterBox Strada Series for iPhone 7.

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OtterBox Universe

OtterBox's Universe Case System looks a lot like some of its other iPhone cases. But the Universe is special.

Designed to work with a host of accessories from partner companies -- everything from credit card readers to camera lenses to memory expansion modules and battery packs -- OtterBox calls it a mobile accessories platform.

It's a good concept, but I'd like to see the price ($50 or about £40 or AU$65 converted) come down a bit. This one is also compatible with the iPhone 7/7 Plus.

See more info and pricing for OtterBox Universe for iPhone 8.

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X-Doria Revel Lux

X-Doria's Impact Revel Lux is a slim, semi-translucent case that offers decent protection in an eye-catching design for $25 (about £15 or AU$35 converted). This case is currently for iPhone 8 only and is backwards compatible with the iPhone 7.

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Nomad Leather case

Nomad's Leather/Clear is an interesting two-tone case that costs $40 (£30 or AU$45 converted). It's includes a patch of genuine Horween leather that's supposed to wear in well, darkening up a bit with a nice patina.

Nomad also makes a folio case for $50 (£40 or AU$65 converted) that's quite nice.

Both of these Nomad cases also fit the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

See more info and pricing for the Nomad Brown/Clear case at Best Buy.

See more info and pricing for Nomad Leather Folio at Best Buy.

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Urban Armor Gear cases

Urban Armour Gear (UAG) is bringing its full line of cases to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which start at $40 (about £30 or AU$45 converted). 

I personally like the Plasma, which features a translucent design in a few color options, and the Metropolis, which is a folio case with a slot for storing credit cards and cash (the Trooper also has a card holder). The extra-tough Monarch Series is the current top-of-the-line, costing $60 (about £45 or AU$75 converted, free worldwide shipping).

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Vaja cases

Argentina-based Vaja makes some sweet leather and vegan leather cases, although they're pretty pricey. I like the $80 Grip case (pictured), which comes in several colors and textures, and the more expensive Wallet Agenda folio case. It's not available internationally, but the price converts to about £60 or AU$100.

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IOM Cases Extreme GT

IOM Cases, which makes one of the slickest metal cases I've encountered, says its case design is inspired by its founders' passion for exotic, high-performance supercars.

The cases are made out of aerospace-grade, non-magnetic stainless steel and have multiple layers of custom paint and specialized coatings with a soft-touch polycarbonate trim and inner lining. The "Coolmesh" design on the back is supposed to give your iPhone some breathing room and "keep it running cool."

The case pictured here is the Extreme GT Exotic Blue ($60 or about £45 or AU$75 converted). It's available in several color options and is backward compatible with the iPhone 7, 6S and 6.

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Rokform Crystal

Rokform makes cases with an integrated dual mounting system, with both the RokSafe magnet and RokLock that's compatible with Rokform's line of mount accessories for bikes, motorcycles, cars, and more. 

Its Crystal Case for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus starts at $50 (£40 or AU$65 converted) and includes a magnetic car-mount and magnetic lanyard accessories. The cases are also backward compatible with the iPhone7/7 Plus.

iPhone 8 Case: $50 (£40 or AU$65 converted)

iPhone 7 Plus Case: $60 (£48 or AU$78 converted)

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X-Doria Defense Clear

X-Doria's Defense Clear is a fairly sleek-looking case that offers decent protection and comes in two color options for around $25. The case is backwards compatible with the iPhone7/7 Plus.

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Pad & Quill Little Pocket Book

Pad & Quill, which makes swanky handmade folio-style wallet cases, has both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus versions of its Little Pocket Book case (my personal P&Q favorite) starting at $70 (converted to £60 or AU$95). It comes in brown or black.

Note: We've confirmed you can wirelessly charge your iPhone with this case on.    

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Silk PureView "Queen of Diamonds" case

Silk makes several affordable cases for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. I like its new PureView "Queen of Diamonds" case ($15) that features a translucent design and diamond textured back.

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Gear4 Mayfair

Gear4's Mayfair seamlessly blends leather with TPU plastic and is one of the nicer -- and more elegant looking -- slim cases you'll find that's also protective, thanks to an inner lining of 3DO impact protection material. 

The case is $60 or £50 (AU$75 converted) and comes in black or brown. It's backwards compatible with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Hopefully it will come down in price because the iPhone 7 version cost $45. 

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Gear4 Picadilly case

The Picadilly is Gear4's translucent case and also features a lining of the company's special 3DO shock-absorbing material.

The case is $40 or £30 (or about AU$50), and the interior 3DO material comes in several color options. The gold is shown in this photo.

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Moshi Vesta

Moshi has always made nice iPhone cases, and it's bringing its several models to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, ranging from $45 to $55. Its Vesta case has an eye-catching twill pattern and comes in three color options.

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Caseology Wavelength

Caseology is another company that sells affordable, stylish cases direct on Amazon. It has a few different versions of the same case but with different textured backs. This one's called the Wavelength and comes in a few different colors for $15 (about £15 or AU$20 converted). I also like the Parallax ($15).

See more info and pricing on Amazon for Caseology Wavelength iPhone 8 Plus

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BodyGuardz Ace Pro

Bodyguards, which is known for its screen protectors, makes a few iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cases that feature the company's TPU lined with the same patented Unequal "technology" professional athletes use on the field for impact protection. The material is apparently in football helmets. The Ace Pro costs $40 (£35 or AU$50 converted) and is available in different trim options.

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Incipio Reprieve Sport and Octane cases

Incipio hasn't releases its iPhone/8 Plus cases yet but a couple of its earlier iPhone 7/7 Plus cases that I liked do fit the iPhone 8/8 Plus. The Reprieve Sport on the left ($40, which converts to about £30 or AU$45) is a translucent case with a colored bumper and reinforced corners (it's drop-tested to 12 feet) while the Octane on the right ($25, which converts to about £20 or $AU32) is a slightly less rugged case with a ribbed bumper for a better grips. 

They're both available in multiple color options. Presumably they'll get upgraded to official iPhone 8/8 Plus cases in the coming days.

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OtterBox Defender Series

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Handl case

The Handl case has a built in retractable "handle" that allows you to hold onto your phone without fear of dropping it. The handle also converts into a kickstand to prop up your phone for FaceTime and Skype calls. It starts at $50 (£40 or AU$65 converted). There are several versions of the case to choose from.

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Griffin Survivor Clear Wallet

Griffin is known for its tough Survivor series cases (it's got several for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus), but in recent years it's expanded the line to include slimmer, sleeker cases. Its Survivor Clear Wallet case is coming soon and costs $25 (£20 or AU$35 converted) while the standard Survivor Clear case, available now, costs $20, which converts to about £15 or AU$25.

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