Metal iPhone 6S Plus cases?

LandonVanBus

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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?
 

Wheel_D

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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?
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
 
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kingston73

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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
 

blaine07

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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
I looked that up. Looks good, I like it a lot. Please let me know! Prime so you'll have next week?
 

kaikai830

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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
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
 
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blaine07

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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 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.
 

kaikai830

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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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blaine07

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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?
 

kaikai830

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Looks awesome

How well do you like case? What do you think of it?

Thanks!
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.
 
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kingston73

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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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kingston73

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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?
 

blaine07

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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?
Pics? Mine should be here tomorrow
 

kingston73

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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.
 

kaikai830

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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?
Not an issue for me but that's correct, no lip protection with screen protector installed.
 

blaine07

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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...



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.
 

blaine07

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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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