Best overall case for iPhone 6

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  1. 100 macrumors member

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    I was just wondering from everyone's perspective; which case they recommend to users of an iPhone 6.

    I've had two cases since I got this phone on launch day, the clear rubber case and now the apple leather case. While the leather case is thin, I am still afraid of dropping it. Furthermore the case itself is slippery to me.

    I am looking for a case with grip, protection, doesn't obscure the screens clarity. Price is not too much of an issue, but obviously the lower the price the easier it is on my wallet.

    Let me know your thoughts and ideas, thanks!
     
  2. AE14 macrumors 65816

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    Gotta say, and I am surprised I am going to say this...I am back with the Thule Atmos X3. I originally returned it but really like it now. Very thin and quote durable with a 6.6 foot drop rating. Mine is for the 6 plus but it is also available for the 6.
     
  3. danny8200 macrumors 65816

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  4. AE14 macrumors 65816

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    Very clicky. It has a good grip as well and grippy enough not to slide anywhere.

    Good color choices. Currently with the green but thinking of exchanging for the black
     
  5. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Ask 100 people and you'll get 80 different answers. Everyone has wildly different case preferences. I own 4 cases, and swap between them occasionally, but I always come back to the Apple leather case. Slim, good looking and most importantly, it feels fantastic in the hand.

    I also like my other 3 cases (elago Duro, Apple silicone and Neo Hybrid), but none feel as good as the leather. The silicone is great, but the lint kills me.
     
  6. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I returned my Apple silicone over the lint. I staged a test with the leather and silicone. No matter what, the silicone came up with random lint; the leather none.
     
  7. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    Candyshell Grip (grey and black). Looks good with space grey.

    Great protection and the extra grip provided us just a bonus.

    Always go back to this case.
     
  8. srltzz342 macrumors member

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    I'm also going to recommend the Thule Atmos X3. Best one I've had
     
  9. AE14 macrumors 65816

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    at the request of my 12 year old, I exchanged today for the whith/dark shadow on my silver 6plus. Looks great.
     
  10. MotleyGrrl macrumors 6502

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    Of all of the cases that I have had over the years, my favorite so far is the Apple leather case. It just fits so well and seems like part of the phone. I dropped it a few times and got scuffs on the edges, but the phone was fine.

    Recently the center back of the case got a gouge in it. No idea how. It was like a little hole. I had to get my lightning cable replaced, so while I was at the Apple store, I asked about the case and they replaced that too. SUPER happy about that. :eek:
     
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    stcizzle macrumors regular

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    I'm glad I saw this thread... I, too loved the apple leather case but also felt it wasn't really going to protect the phone much from drops with the exposed bottom edge and very limited lay on the table edging. And also the lint buildup was quite aggravating.

    I loved how the Thule Atmos X3 felt and looked, however, I couldn't stand the bulging/bowing out of the sides of the case. Made reachability even more difficult.

    I tried a couple of wallet cases but they added too much bulk as one would assume but they also were too awkward to use when folded back.

    Candyshell grip was really nice but "too grippy" it felt almost sticky and uncomfortable for my liking.

    Tried a few other cases, and for the life of me couldn't fing the best all around case until... one day I was at the Verizon store and saw this Incipio DualPro Hardcase "edge" and it's relatively inexpensive compared to many of the other cases out there at $30. But In summary, it feels absolutely amazing. Not slippery but not too grippy. Feels like a siliconish case but doesn't attract much lint at all which is really nice compared to the Apple lint-magnet leather case. Fits amazing and the inner rubberized core isn't loose around the buttons as the otterboxes have been which is wicked annoying. One thing which really sold me is that the design isn't boring but is refined and simple at the same time. Very professional while rugged. Doesn't add too much bulk, but enough that it feels solid. It's also very scratch resistant and looks brand new still. There's nothing worse than getting a brand new case and its taking a minor fall and being all banged up and rough to the touch. Doubt that's gunna happen with this case. Seems like it would work with any screen protector except edge to edge ones. If u can't find the perfect case, try this one.

    Doesn't seem to get much hype or praise in the tech world but it really is the best overall case I've found.

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  13. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    You've essentially described the Zoogue Social Pro, but the Zoogue has protection all around. $10.00, sometimes $5.00 on sale. Lint free, easy pull from pocket, easy case removal and attachment, excellent grip with molded groove lines on the edges, sufficient lay on table, a sleeper with minimal press coverage.
     
  14. srltzz342 macrumors member

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    That case looks pretty solid. I would say that Incipio always has some pretty impressive stuff. I'm very appreciate of the pictures!
     
  15. kgenova macrumors 6502a

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    I am a longtime fan of the Thule Atmos X3--the build quality on that case is absolutely phenomenal, in my opinion. Love the way it looks, love the grippy feeling of the TPE rubber on the sides. The slight bowing out on the sides doesn't really bother me, but I do notice it. All in all, a rock solid case, in my opinion. However, I recently tried the Griffin Survivor Core, and I was surprisingly impressed. Usually when I try out a new case, I am back to my Thule case within hours, but the Griffin Survivor Core is an exception. Griffin lists it as having 6.6 foot drop protection--the same as the Thule Atmos x3--but it is just so darn thin, and makes my 6+ look positively dainty. I doubt it will hold up as well long term as the Thule Atmos X3, but it is a joy to use. I did a YouTube video comparing the Survivor Core to the Thule Atmos X3 if anyone is interested:

    http://youtu.be/yZhkbLb4S4A

    Thanks!

    Kristin
     
  16. Superman041 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know where the Incipio case can be purchased in the UK?
     
  17. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    PowerSupport Air Jacket Force from the Apple Store if you like:
    • All around protection (minus buttons)
    • Front lip that protects the phone when laying facedown
    • Slim as possible but still protecting the protruding camera
    • Generous headphone jack and lightning connector openings for third party accessories
    • Grippy, matte coating on hard plastic
    • Great fit (I had the creaky corner initially, but that has disappeared)
    • Minimal design (no logos)
    The only things that I would consider its downfalls are:
    • Hard to get off until you get the technique down
    • Visible line around the outer edge from the mold
    • Fingerprint magnet but rubs off easily
    • Expensive ($30)
    I've had similar TPU cases on my past iPhones (Speck PixelSkin for 4S and Belkin Grip Candy for 5), so I was skeptical about a plastic case, but I really like the plastic. It gives the phone a harder and sturdier feel, whereas TPU gave the phone a kind of soft feel.
     
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  19. studIOS5 macrumors 6502a

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    I would have to say it is the Spigen Slim Armor. It is the perfect balance of thin and protective. I love that the buttons are flush as well.
     

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