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The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are Apple's thinnest iPhones yet at 6.9 and 7.1mm, respectively, and these ultra thin devices have spawned a range of super thin cases that aim to offer scratch protection without adding bulk. Of the dozens of featherweight cases on the market, the Scarf case from California case maker Totallee is one of the thinnest you can buy, measuring in at 0.35mm, and it's affordable, at $14.99.

We went hands-on with Totallee's Scarf case for the iPhone 6 Plus and you can see what we thought of it in both the quick video review below and our longer full-length review.


Design

At approximately the thickness of a fingernail, the Scarf is designed not to be noticed -- its primary goal is to blend in with your phone and offer unobtrusive protection. It comes in colors that are designed to match the iPhone casing -- black, gold, white, and light gray. Light gray is a brand new addition to the Scarf lineup, and was conceived to be a better match for the Space Gray iPhone than the previously available black color.

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The Scarf is made of polypropylene, a lightweight thermoplastic polymer. It is flexible and bendable, so if you crease it forcefully, it can be damaged. The case's flexibility lets it slip easily onto an iPhone. Like most iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases, the Scarf has cutouts for the rear camera, the power button, the volume button, and the mute switch. It covers the top of the phone, but leaves the bottom open for access to the Lightning port, speaker holes, and headphone port.


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Article Link: Totallee Scarf Review: A Look at One of the Thinnest iPhone 6/6 Plus Cases You Can Get
 

Urban Joe

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I doubt this should be described as a case.

It's more like a scratch shield...a cover at best.
 
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Sheza

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Looks the same as one I got off eBay for £2.

I stopped using it because I was scared I would drop the phone and it would break more easily than in my Spigen Ultra Hybrid.
 
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jclo

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Let us know if you have questions about the Scarf and we'll try to answer. I've been using one for a couple weeks now -- nice scratch protection with no bulk.
 
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YoitsTmac

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I was shocked when I saw this, because I've had this case for a while. As a long time owner, I have to say the case is so thin that the camera is not protected from being placed on a table. The paint or coating is so thin, it's slowly rubbed off, and I'm extremely careful with my phone. I also have to say, the phone is so thin that you actually do notice the added thickness pretty well, so I remove it when I'm home, where its carpeted. Constant removal begins to warp the case
 
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dannyyankou

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Macrumors authors must love reading people's complaints after putting a lot of time into in depth reviews. :rolleyes:

This looks like a good case. I don't have an iPhone 6, but the reviews for the 5/5s version look good. I'll check it out.
 
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wendimc

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Oh wow! I had just ordered this exact case on Sunday after reading a recommendation. Now I really can't wait to get it... Hope it arrives soon. Big fan of slim cases and this one looks elegant and came highly recommended.
 
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GreenFreaK

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Luvvit is much better in my opinion

The LUVVITT® ULTRA SLIM iPhone 6 Case provides much better protection in my opinion - I've been using one ever since I bought my i6. And at 0.6mm thickness, it's less than twice as thick while still providing way more protection than this case. It wraps slightly above the screen, offering some protection when laying the phone screen down against a flat surface. It also helps to keep the phone stable when it's sitting on its back.

I've dropped my phone getting out of the car a couple of times and this case saved my phone! Check it out if you are considering a minimal case that's less than $10.

http://www.amazon.com/iPhone-LUVVITT®-Transparent-Screen-screen/dp/B00JYKGF8S/
 
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Adam Betts

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The LUVVITT® ULTRA SLIM iPhone 6 Case provides much better protection in my opinion - I've been using one ever since I bought my i6. And at 0.6mm thickness, it's less than twice as thick while still providing way more protection than this case. It wraps slightly above the screen, offering some protection when laying the phone screen down against a flat surface. It also helps to keep the phone stable when it's sitting on its back.

I've dropped my phone getting out of the car a couple of times and this case saved my phone! Check it out if you are considering a minimal case that's less than $10.

That case is a bit hideous with the ugly bumps. The whole point of the case featured here (and Caudabe case) is it's both slim AND doesn't render the curved corner glass on iPhone 6/6+ moot with high lips.

I've been looking for a case with low lip and found a cheap $5 from eBay and the material quality was terrible but I kept using it because of the low lip.

I'm going to order Caudabe model after bnekic mentioned it here.
 
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Traverse

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Let us know if you have questions about the Scarf and we'll try to answer. I've been using one for a couple weeks now -- nice scratch protection with no bulk.

Does it flatten out the camera buldge?
 
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Dayv

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I use a Moshi iGlaze XT on my iPhone 6. It's about as thin as you can get while eliminating camera protrusion (I'm in the group of people who think a camera bulge is a bad design compromise), perfectly transparent, and has held up surprisingly well to a few minor falls (I am not a graceful man). It costs about twice what the one reviewed here does, but I think it's been worth the money.

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I read the article, but I didn't watch the video.

I didn't watch the video either.

If you're reading in the forum view, it's cut off well before the end. Here's the relevant paragraph:

At 0.35mm, the Totallee Scarf is not thick enough to offer protection for the protruding rear camera of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus when placed on a hard surface, so there's going to be some wobble. Measured with a caliper, the iPhone 6 camera protrudes just over 0.75mm from the body, so the Scarf would need to be twice as thick to make the phone flush with the camera.
 
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Traverse

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I didn't watch the video either.

If you're reading in the forum view, it's cut off well before the end. Here's the relevant paragraph:

Oh okay, I was reading from the forum review. My mistake.
 
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MrXiro

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I don't understand why these ultra thin cases don't have pinhead sized feet on the back to keep the case raised. I have the Ultra Thin Spigen that released at the same time as the iPhone 6... you'd think someone would have tought of this by now. You wouldn't even notice the feet when you're holding it because they're just tiny little nubs. One on each corner and that would keep the camera lens raised up off of the table and it would never wobble.

:rolleyes::confused:
 
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