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iLuv is a well-known Apple accessory manufacturer, with a wide range of iPhone and iPad case options available in retail stores. For our most recent video review, we went hands-on with the company's Layup X case, available for the iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus.

The Layup X is a multi-function case that offers all around iPhone protection, a tempered glass screen protector to keep the screen safe from scratches, and a built-in kickstand. More functional than stylish, the Layup X consists of an inner hard shell that holds the iPhone in place and an outer rubber shell that's designed to offer protection from impact.

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iLuv's Layup X fits onto an iPhone easily and provides access to all ports and buttons on the device. Though somewhat bulky, the Layup X feels solid on the phone and is a case that's going to offer a good amount of protection against bumps and drops.

As for the built-in kickstand, it's functional, but it's made out of a thin plastic that doesn't have a good build quality. It's able to prop the iPhone up into an ideal viewing angle, but we feel that the kickstand is the first place the iLuv case could fail. Overall, though, this is a solid choice for customers seeking a case that's going to offer all around protection.

The Layup X is available for $34.99 from the iLuv website or from Amazon.com.

Article Link: Video Review: The iLuv Layup X is a Solid Multi-Functional Case for the iPhone 6s Plus
 

naeS1Sean

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Just my opinion, but this is the exact opposite of any case I would ever consider buying. Lol. Bulky, textured, the bumps on the back, 2 pieces, a screen protector. I like the color though. ;):cool:

And let's not forget about the built in stand...
 
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ipedro

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The case trend is probably Jony Ive's worst nightmare. Spend a year designing a beautiful metal and glass phone, trimming off every fraction of a millimetre to get it as thin as possible. Then a person buys the phone and puts on a cheap case making it both ugly and bulky.

I've carried my iPhone naked as it was intended since the first generation. My protection is AppleCare+. I've never broken a screen and only had to use my replacement plan once and it wasn't from a drop.
 
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ipedro

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Imagine buying a Ferrari, designed to perfection to be one of the most beautiful cars on the planet. Then getting home and putting a bunch of plastic bumpers to protect it from getting scratched or dented in case of an accident.

It's also like putting plastic on a couch. You cover up the couch so that it doesn't get dirty but the entire time you've owned the couch, you never see it anyway because it's behind a plastic wrap!
 
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naeS1Sean

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The case trend is probably Jony Ive's worst nightmare. Spend a year designing a beautiful metal and glass phone, trimming off every fraction of a millimetre to get it as thin as possible. Then a person buys the phone and puts on a cheap case making it both ugly and bulky.

I've carried my iPhone naked as it was intended since the first generation. My protection is AppleCare+. I've never broken a screen and only had to use my replacement plan once and it wasn't from a drop.
I'm not that fortunate/careful, but I agree.
 
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Rocketman

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The case trend is probably Jony Ive's worst nightmare. Spend a year designing a beautiful metal and glass phone, trimming off every fraction of a millimetre to get it as thin as possible. Then a person buys the phone and puts on a cheap case making it both ugly and bulky.

I've carried my iPhone naked as it was intended since the first generation. My protection is AppleCare+. I've never broken a screen and only had to use my replacement plan once and it wasn't from a drop.
Correct. When is Ive going to endorse a case or two??
 
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Adithya007

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You wait for hours to buy a Rose Gold 6s and you cover it with this ugly looking piece of plastic???? Bad Idea.
 
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roland.g

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The case trend is probably Jony Ive's worst nightmare. Spend a year designing a beautiful metal and glass phone, trimming off every fraction of a millimetre to get it as thin as possible. Then a person buys the phone and puts on a cheap case making it both ugly and bulky.

I've carried my iPhone naked as it was intended since the first generation. My protection is AppleCare+. I've never broken a screen and only had to use my replacement plan once and it wasn't from a drop.
I too carried with no case for all generations until the iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus. Why?

1. Because it is so thin it was harder to comfortably hold.
2. The protruding camera didn't allow it to lay flat.

So I got a Spigen Thin Fit clear case for the phone. It is similar to the Apple Leather case in minimalist but thinner and clear acrylic. It shows off the phone, gives it a better grip, and allows it to lay flat on it's back being just thicker than the camera.

I too have never had any issues with drops or cracks, but at this size it is nice to have that added protection. I do agree this iLuv case is way to bulky like the Otterbox cases and not something I would ever use.
 
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3square

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iLuv is a well-known Apple accessory manufacturer, with a wide range of iPhone and iPad case options available in retail stores. For our most recent video review, we went hands-on with the company's Layup X case, available for the iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus.

The Layup X is a multi-function case that offers all around iPhone protection, a tempered glass screen protector to keep the screen safe from scratches, and a built-in kickstand. More functional than stylish, the Layup X consists of an inner hard shell that holds the iPhone in place and an outer rubber shell that's designed to offer protection from impact.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.
iLuv's Layup X fits onto an iPhone easily and provides access to all ports and buttons on the device. Though somewhat bulky, the Layup X feels solid on the phone and is a case that's going to offer a good amount of protection against bumps and drops.

As for the built-in kickstand, it's functional, but it's made out of a thin plastic that doesn't have a good build quality. It's able to prop the iPhone up into an ideal viewing angle, but we feel that the kickstand is the first place the iLuv case could fail. Overall, though, this is a solid choice for customers seeking a case that's going to offer all around protection.

The Layup X is available for $34.99 from the iLuv website or from Amazon.com.

Article Link: Video Review: The iLuv Layup X is a Solid Multi-Functional Case for the iPhone 6s Plus
 
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3square

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how the hell can this even be considered multi-functional? don't even give me the "oh it's a case AND a stand" bs. you know what multi-functional should mean.
and with 3 freaking review on amazon? well hey atleast you get to keep a free case out of the review amirite?
at least tell me you wrote the review your self, and not copy-pasted to you by iLUV.
 
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SnarkyBear

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The case trend is probably Jony Ive's worst nightmare. Spend a year designing a beautiful metal and glass phone, trimming off every fraction of a millimetre to get it as thin as possible. Then a person buys the phone and puts on a cheap case making it both ugly and bulky.

I've carried my iPhone naked as it was intended since the first generation. My protection is AppleCare+. I've never broken a screen and only had to use my replacement plan once and it wasn't from a drop.

When I wear a suit and tie to work, I can keep my iPhone 'naked'. Alas, when I am out doing manual labor around heavy machinery, my $800 iPhone is going to be protected the best way I can. I wish it wasn't so, but practicality over prettiness.
 
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lewgrant

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Now that MacRumors posts a video review of each new case you can buy for the iPhone (totally not an ad) my RSS feed is going to really fill up quick.

I can understand product rumors and even reviews of new or noteworthy/newsworthy items but what exactly is the justification of this (seemingly unimpressive) case getting a video review and blog post?
 
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