With each new iPhone release comes the inevitable question: who will the contenders be in the race for the best and most popular iPhone case? Given the iPhone’s new dimensions (especially the phablet-likes iPhone 6 Plus), plenty of new cases have entered the market in 2015. Here are a select few cases that have unique looks and provide the right amount of protection for your iPhone 6.
Exact Frame Series
This case delivers bumper-like protection without adding too much added weight or bulk to your device. Composed of polycarbonate with a rubber finish, this case comes in under $10. With multiple colors to choose from, corner drop protection, and easy access to all ports, this is a nice cheap case for someone who wants added protection with a bit of grip.
Spigen Neo Hybrid Series
With Spigen’s Neo Hybrid Series case for the iPhone 6 (available in a multitude of colors like champagne gold and metal slate), you’ll get a sleek design that is so thin you’ll nearly overlook it. The bumper case design is optimized to withstand drops and bumps through its Advanced Shock Absorption Technology, yet thin enough to keep the iPhone’s shape. All buttons are metalized for extra flair.
Voted by Engadget as one of the best iPhone 6 cases (thus far), the Incipio NGP case offers the right amount of protection without compromising the iPhone’s thin design. The shell comes in one piece for easy installation and removal, and is constructed out of standard thermoplastic polyurethane. The case also offers a 0.6mm lip for added screen protection.
A well-known name in the smartphone and tablet case industry, this Speck case is made of two layers of plastic on the outside and a soft, rubbery interior. Military-grade drop tested and an additional raised frame ensures that your device is protected during a drop or while resting on a surface. A rubber coating protects all volume and power buttons, making them easily accessible.
Case-Mate Wallet Folio
Forget having your phone snugly fit into a case. Instead, have your iPhone placed right inside of a handcrafted leather wallet folio. Gone are the days when you’ll have to use your smartphone and wallet as separate entities. Now you’ll have your phone placed conveniently with your ID, credit cards, and cash. Described as a convenience for the modern commuter, the folio keeps it simple while sporting a modern look.
Griffin Survivor All-Terrain
For those individuals who want a case that can handle it all, and don’t feel like Otterbox meets their needs, the Griffin Survivor is a case that lasts. Military tested and for use under extreme conditions, this case comes with a built-in screen protector and hinged plugs to seal off all ports from dust, dirty, water, etc. You’ll be amazed by the four layers of protection to prevent any damage from a host of elements. If the All-Terrain model seems like a bit much for you, consult their Griffin Survivor Slim series.
These are only a handful of some of the best, most protective, and stylish cases on the market thus far this year. Check back for more!