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Buying a phone case is a quick way to make sure your smart phone is protected from damage, but it also serves as a way to modify your electronics without purchasing a brand new device. And if you’ve scrolled through social media lately, then you’ve probably seen just how popular the retro aesthetic has become. From gaming consoles to vintage cameras and reboots of our favorite movies and TV shows, it feels like everything old is suddenly new again.
For shoppers who want to jump on the trend, we put together a list of retro phone cases for iPhones and Androids. Keep reading to see our roundup of phone cases that will make your phone look like a vintage camera, a VHS tape, or the brick cell phones from the ’80s (a la Zach Morris in “Saved by the Bell). For more shopping suggestions, check out these nostalgic arcade machines and vintage typewriters.
UnnFiko 3D Silicone Case
This silicone case instantly transforms your iPhone into a cell phone from the ‘80s and ’90s. The lightweight, slim case offers full-body protection and is reinforced with hard gel for durability. The case is shock-absorbing, skid-proof, anti-scratch, and anti-fingerprints, and it comes in multiple colors and designs.
Awsaccy “Emily in Paris” Phone Case
Fans of “Emily in Paris” will recognize this camera iPhone cover. Compatible with iPhone 12/ iPhone 12 Pro 6.1″, the case features a highly sensitive button cover and precise cutouts allowing easy access to your phone’s power button, ports, microphone, and camera. You might also like this iPhone case modeled after a vintage leather brown camera, or this old-school camera design.
Retro VHS Tape iPhone Case
This retro VHS Tape iPhone Case comes in a bunch of cool movie designs including “Gremlins” (pictured) “Jaws,” “Scream,” “Halloween,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and Blockbuster Video VHS tapes. The phone cases are made to fit iPhone and Samsung devices. If you like ’90s sitcoms, check out this “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” VHS phone case.
LucBuy Gameboy Console Case for iPhone
A great gift for gamers, this console case turns your phone into a Gameboy. The shockproof, retro-style case features a nonslip design, and comes with 36 classic retro games. The device has sensitive keys that are easy to use, and a rechargeable battery that lasts 5-6 hours (one hour charging time). The package includes a USB cable and a gift box, and the console case is available in multiple colors including red (pictured), black, blue, and white.
Retro Classic Vintage iPhone Case
Who can forget having a stack of cassette tapes next to your boom box? The Retro Classic Vintage iPhone Case is made for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. Apart from durability, and the ultra-detailing, the case offers a little extra protection for your phone by way of a silicone liner. You can also get this phone case in in black-and-white and transparent cassette tape designs.
Mulafnxal 3D Nokia Classic Silicone Case for iPhone 12 Mini
Want to dress your phone up like a Nokia phone from the turn of the millennium? The case is designed to fit an iPhone 12 mini, and made form silicone with a rubber grip. This adorably bright phone case provides all-around protection which is especially great if you happen to drop your phone by mistake.