Video Review: Spigen's Cases for the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus

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    Spigen is a well-known and well-respected manufacturer of accessories for Apple's lineup of iPhones and iPads, and in today's video review, we took a look at the company's line of iPhone cases for Apple's newest devices, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Spigen has a huge number of cases available, from those that are super thin to those that offer more coverage and better protection from drops and damage.

    The thinnest cases we looked at include the Air Skin and the Thin Fit. The Air Skin is the thinnest case Spigen makes, and it's really just designed to keep the iPhone safe from scratches. It's not going to offer much protection when dropped, and it's not very sturdy - ours broke.


    Spigen's Liquid Crystal TPU case is slightly thicker, but it offers a lot more protection than the two thinnest cases. And it's clear, so it's a great way to show off the new Rose Gold iPhone. When it comes to thicker, more protective cases that still won't overwhelm a device, Spigen's got the Rugged Capsule and the Ultra Hybrid.

    There's also a line of two-piece cases, and our favorite of these was the Neo Hybrid, which we thought had the cleanest look of all the Spigen cases. It offers a good compromise between a streamlined look and protection.

    For the maximum amount of protection, Spigen has the Slim Armor and the Tough Armor, Spigen's thickest, toughest cases. These are much bulkier than the other cases Spigen offers, and we weren't a fan of the kickstand, which we found tough to deploy.

    All of Spigen's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can be purchased from the Spigen website. Prices range from $14.99 to $34.99.

    Article Link: Video Review: Spigen's Cases for the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus
     
  2. dannyyankou macrumors G3

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    I understand people want to protect their phones, but I personally think cases ruin the beauty of the product.
     
  3. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I've had the Thin Fit for both my 6 Plus for the last year and now my 6S Plus. Both in clear. Great case. I dropped the 6 Plus several times and the case was fine. When it got too scratched up I got a new one. $12 or so at Amazon. Excellent minimalist case.

    On my 6 Plus I had a Best Skins Ever Kolorit Redwood Skin on the back and still put the Thin Fit over it. Great too at keeping the camera bezel from being an issue.
     
  4. Maltz macrumors member

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    I have the kickstand case, and to be fair, the problem opening the kickstand appears to be more the reviewer's complete lack of fingernails than the design. If you have any fingernails at all, the kickstand is very easy to use. But if you're someone who chews their nails into oblivion, it's a valid concern, and one you're probably used to when trying to use all kinds of things from pocket knives to micro SD cards.
     
  5. roland.g macrumors 603

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    The clear Thin Fit is about as close to no case as you can get, and really preserves much of the look. Prior to my 6 Plus I never used a case, but the rounded sides made it harder to grip and this case makes it a little easier to grip and keep in your hand.
     
  6. Maltz macrumors member

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    I agree, and I avoided getting a case for any of my iPhones until the 6 Plus just became SO thin that the rounded edges made it kind of difficult to pick up in certain situations. I'm quite happy with my 6 Plus with the squared edges of the Tough Armor case. It does a good job of preserving the aesthetic and isn't so bulky as some high-protection cases.
     
  7. dannyyankou macrumors G3

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    Yeah, those are the only types of cases I'll use. Had one for the 5s.
     
  8. cheesyappleuser macrumors 6502a

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    What about the new Tough Armor Tech? I haven't seen reviews of it anywhere.
     
  9. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    I bought a rose and clear back spigen case for my wife's rose gold iPhone 6S. It matches her phone perfectly as well as protect it. I can say,she's dropped a iPhone or two in the past.

    The main reason for the case and tempered glass is to protect it from scratches while it's in her purse getting banged around with her car keys and everything els.

    Some people don't like cases,some do. I won't say what I preferred is better or worse. I've seen people use no case and I've seen construction workers through their iPhone straight in a otter box case. To each their own.

    Pics of my wife's case.
     

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    Looks nice! Been thinking of getting this case or something like it myself. Right now I go caseless because I like the Rose Gold color of the iPhone, but that's always risky since I'm bound to drop it at one point or another.
     
  11. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    Lol! Might want to protect it before you drop it . All joking aside,it's a very nice case. The pictures don't do it justice. My wife and I were surprised at how well it looked once it was delivered.
     
  12. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    Once again the eternal trade-off between protection and 'naked' beauty.
     
  13. CJozef macrumors member

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    The best cases are always from Apple despite the high price. You get the beauty and safety. If the price is too high, get cheap fakes from ebay...
     
  14. Mankomuncher macrumors newbie

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    AVOID SPIGEN LIKE THE PLAGUE!
    The most horrific company I've dealt with in a long time. They state that there's a warranty but simply don't honour it. Bought a clear hybrid and it started separating 6 months in. I emailed them about it and they asked for the order/model# etc. Gave it all and never heard back. Wrote to them by post and finally got an answer. "cases are considered disposable by Spigen and the warranty is only one month".

    Go with a more trustworthy brand because if you have any problems you are up a creek. Got around the issue though by ordering a new case and sending back the old one as a return. Luckily Amazon knew about these issues and were the ones who subtly suggested the idea.
     
  15. dmk1974 macrumors 68020

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    I have the clear liquid crystal cases in our household on our 6+ and 6s. Both are excellent and easy to hold due to the thin walls, light weight, and grippy feel.

    We also have a gunmetal tough armor case for the 6. Little bulkier, but seems to be very protective. I do like the chamfered edges on the sides which provide a better grip than the iphone 6 rounded design. Hopefully, the iPhone 7 will bring the return of some of the sharper edges similar to iPhone 5/5s.

    In case anyone is interested, here are some of the case weights as measured on a calibrated scale.

    iPhone 6/6s Liquid Crystal: 0.49 oz
    iPhone 6+/6S+ Liquid Crystal: 0.64 oz
    iPhone 6/6s Tough Armor: 1.37 oz
     
  16. V.K. macrumors 6502a

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    I feel the same and I've never had a case on any of my ipods or iphones before, but I got one for my 6s because:
    • protruding camera
    • ugly antenna bands
    • slippery
    • my case doubles as a poor man's Apple Pay till the actual one comes to Canada
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    looks quite good. Much better than some of the other options in the video.
     
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    So true. I really like using my iPhone 6 Plus without a case, but it's too slippery. That's not a complaint, it's just the nature of a nice aluminum finish.

    Therefore I use several different models of Spigen Cases. They are so reasonably priced on Amazon that I have bought many just for variety. After owning a boat load of other brands, I find Spigen to be the very best high quality material, fit and finish of any other brand. Very long lasting and the durable in a drop.
     
  18. DEXTERITY macrumors 6502a

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    Agree - I had a tough armor for my 5s, which was dropped numerous times on cement floors, and it never broke. Furthermore, my phone was never damaged.

    I have one for my 6s and so far so good -thankfully I only dropped it once.
     
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  20. Bigj6362 macrumors newbie

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    I bought the tough armor tech. I love it. It is pretty thin, protects the ports well and have good button movement. The case is a two part, so I bought the spigen magnetic car air vent holder to go with it. -best thing since sliced bread. The magnetic insert fits I between the two parts.

    My only complaint is that the Lightning port cover is too difficult to open sometimes (mostly in the middle of the night when I am trying to go to bed)

    If you like the way it looks I'd say go for it. It works well
     
  21. Zafla macrumors member

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    I have the Neo Hybrid case and it works well if you wanna prevent your phone from scratches. It probably won't protect your phone much from a fall. Looks nice though.

    I also have the Ultra Hybrid space crystal and it matches really nice with my space gray 6s Plus. Fits good, provides good protection all around. The case protects your screen if you lay it face down and there are also raised corners to keep the camera and the back of the case from being scratched. Seems like it would do a decent job of protecting the phone from a fall. Good case, cheap too.
     
  22. MusicEnthusiast macrumors 6502

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    Best time to buy these is via Amazon with their promo codes before the new iPhones are officially on store shelves.

    Only spent $2 on the NeoHybrid and $6 on a bundle that included the clear TPU, 3 ft usb cable, plastic screen protector, and selfie stick.
     
  23. rmatthewware macrumors 6502

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    I gave up on Spigen's cases after the kickstand broke on both mine and my wife's phones. They're only held in with two tiny nubs of plastic, and if one goes, you're done.
     
  24. SmplyRckless macrumors member

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    I really like their cases but after two of them broke pretty easy, kinda hard for me to pay for anymore
     
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    I just wanted to say I really like these MacRumors videos. The narrator of the videos is clear and easy to understand and the footage of the products is great too. Very nice :)
     

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