VESELcase, which I’m going to call Vesel from here on out, is easily the most beautiful bumper-style case you can screw onto an iPhone. Yes, screw.
Vesel is a four-piece case available in 13 different wood type and aluminum color combinations to match whichever iPhone you chose. Extra screws are included, along with the screwdriver you’ll need to attach and remove Vesel from your phone.
Vesel looks amazing, bringing style, wood accents, and protection to your iPhone while covering as little of the device as possible and adding little weight and bulk. It also feels great to hold, and the buttons are the best I’ve used on a case.
One major issue with Vesel, beyond the ~$150 price tag, is that the bare minimum of space was left open around the Lightning port. Apple first-party cables and the Anker cable I tried were fine, but cables from Nomad, Python, and Amazon Basics were a no go. That’s particularly problematic because it’s very unlikely you’re going to carry around the screwdriver to get this case off.
If you want a bumper case and are willing to pay up for style and quality, Vesel is certainly the answer. It’s the only case I’ve ever put on a phone that didn’t add some kind of additional functionality like credit card sleeves, and will probably be the last.