Metal iPhone 6S Plus cases?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by LandonVanBus, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. LandonVanBus macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the market for a metal iPhone 6A Plus case. Nothing too bulky or large. Preferably I'd love a case that replicates the feel of the iPhone 4/5 in the hand. Flat back, chamfered edges, etc. Does anyone have any good suggestions for me?
     
  2. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    A metal case will severely interfere with reception on all of the radios in the phone.
     
  3. kapp2 macrumors 6502

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    You could take a look at Alu Covers :) also have that premium feel. had one for my iPhone 4
     
  4. Wheel_D, Feb 20, 2016
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    As mentioned previously, metal cases are almost always a poor choice, as they usually degrade reception. Still, there are at least three companies that claim they've mitigated the problem. Only one such case, the Lithonic, fits the 6S Plus. Another product, the Kloqe, was designed for iPhone 5/5S.

    A third option is ThanoTech's K11, a bumper that guards the 6S Plus' perimeter. ThanoTech explicitly states that their offering doesn't affect reception.

    I feel there's good reason to be wary of these products, particularly the Lithonic, for which I've found no independent information. (Lithonic also says they're "obsessed with protection," but good protective material is flexible, not rigid.)

    All the best,
    Brian
     
  5. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Call me stupid but...

    I've now bought two of these with clear back, and for price point love them. I can't say positively I don't have signal loss but haven't had any noticeable problems since installing...

    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/221919660881
     
  6. kingston73 macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to be trying a bumper by Kewek from Amazon so I'll let you know when I get it. Only $13 and it looks like a k11 clone but with a removable plastic back
     
  7. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I looked that up. Looks good, I like it a lot. Please let me know! Prime so you'll have next week?
     
  8. kaikai830, Feb 27, 2016
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    kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    I have it and also bought it from Amazon. The finish is very nice and it fits perfect. The brand is actually U.Case not Kewek like stated. I also found it on a China website for around $6.
    http://www.banggood.com/UCASE-Luxur...ver-For-Apple-iPhone-6-6S-Plus-p-1019045.html
    I also have this one from ebay, very similar quality but it's unbranded and ships from US.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/181951123741?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=481817669566&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
     
  9. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I just "accidentally"(if my wife asks) ordered that bumper, a Rhino Crash Guard, a back skin, and a body glove drop suit. Was trying to see what it cost shipped in Amazon, forgot I had prime, and now it's on it's way. Sigh, like second time this week Amazon has done that to me.
     
  10. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    22617332, member: 933819"]I just "accidentally"(if my wife asks) ordered that bumper, a Rhino Crash Guard, a back skin, and a body glove drop suit. Was trying to see what it cost shipped in Amazon, forgot I had prime, and now it's on it's way. Sigh, like second time this week Amazon has done that to me. [/QUOTE]

    I "accidentially" bought a few items from Amazon myself.;):)
    here's a picture of the Kewek from Amazon. sorry for the quality taken from my wife 6.
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  11. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Looks good. Snap another pic of bottom? I ordered glow logo for my phone too
     
  12. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I ordered "gray" is that what yours is or silver? In pics on Amazon can't see distinct difference between gray and silver?
     
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  15. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    When I bought this case I didn't really have any high expectation of it but was very pleasantly surprised when I put it on the phone. The finish is beautiful and it's very slim unlike the spingen metal bumper. Overall I'm very happy with it.
     
  16. kingston73 macrumors 6502

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    I had no idea this many people already knew about it, seems like it was a decent decision to buy it. Have any of you noticed any signal loss at all?
     
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    Probably this. Amazon has them too though for same money. Regular six and PLUS versions are different though.

    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/331709375252
     
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    No one mentioned Moshi aluminum cases. I have the silver aluminum. Beautiful. No cell interference at all.
     
  20. kingston73 macrumors 6502

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    I got my ucase/kewek today and I'm sending it back. It looks very nice but there is zero lip on the front, at least with a glass screen protector. Maybe I'll look at the moshi case, what specifically are you talking about?
     
  21. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Pics? Mine should be here tomorrow
     
  22. kingston73 macrumors 6502

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    I didn't take any pictures before I wrapped it back up. It looks really nice and seems pretty well built but it's just not up to my level of comfortable protection.
     
  23. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    Not an issue for me but that's correct, no lip protection with screen protector installed.
     
  24. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I ordered a sawweeeett $5 bumper off eBay some time back. It came from China so it's been so long i had forgotten. Gonna guess I got duped for my $5 here...

    [​IMG]

    Maybe it's best it will never make it on my phone considering envelope it was in was unscathed... Obviously wouldn't have protected my phone.
     
  25. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Got my Ucase Kewek today. Not going to lie, me personally, I have been using a lot of "cheep" cases lately. Out of all of them I've bought in $10-20 range, I'm rather impressed with Kewek case. Didn't snap some pics but back is a nice touch. I agree that buttons don't have feed back I feel like they should've, but again were talking sub $20 price point. Imo it's a win on "looks". Looks good, feels solid in hand. Needs to be just a hair "taller" as far as covering screen. I have .3 glass screen protector and it is VERY close to touching screen face down with this case on. So not 100% win there, but with no screen protector it would probably be fine. I also got my Rhino Shield Crash Guard today and Body Glove Dropsuit today as well, so after giving this Kewek a go for a few days I'll try the others.
     

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