Review: Inexpensive, Protective Cases for iPhone 8 & 8 Plus & iPhone X

Who says protecting your brand-new, expensive iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and iPhone X also has to be expensive? Not Silk. The casemaker offers a huge variety of tough, stylish cases ($14.99–24.99), including wallet cases at a reasonable price. I always found it ironic that wallets and wallet cases can be expensive, which means you have nothing left to put in the wallet! Not so with Silk. 

Related: Best Protective Cases for the iPhone 8 & 8 Plus: Waterproof, Rugged, and Tough

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You get to choose from assorted styles and colors. Despite the low price, you still get good protection all around, including around the bottom, which is where a lot of slim and cheap phone cases skimp on protection. For evern more rugged protection, Silk has more protective models that still won't break the bank, at $25 maximum.


  • Stylish, colorful options
  • Nice protection on all cases
  • Several wallet style choices


  • Hard to decide which one to get!

Final Verdict

The only challenge with Silk cases is it's hard to decide which one to get but at these prices, you can swap them out to match your style. 

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An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.