One of the best things about having an iPhone (for women especially) is the sheer number of options they have for dressing it up. But how do you find the best cases for your iPhone 6?
With so many options available, it’s hard to settle on a single one — so we’ve taken the time to try several out. Here are some of my top picks:
1. Apple’s iPhone 6 Leather Case
It’s pricey, sure. At $45, Apple’s own leather case for their latest handset is almost double what you would pay for from third party brands. But if you have the budget for it, the slim fit option does the job quite well — way better than its fellow slim-fit counterparts.
The case is available in various colours: black, red, blue, brown, and white. And while slim, it manages to offer good protection without too much added bulk. It also feels sturdy in your hand. I’m assuming anyone who refuses to carry purses (mostly men, obviously) and insist on carrying their phones in their pockets will love this.
I did notice how easily the leather wears down, though, and while it lends itself this nice, worn, old leather look for the basic colors such as black and brown (brown looks really nice worn); the more brightly colored cases end up looking more dirty than aged — don’t even get me started on the white. So if you do go with this option, it might be best to choose the classic hues.
2. Cygnett Aero Grip
Another slim-fit option that has been gaining popularity is the Cygnett Aero Grip, which offers great protection via its glossy, hard case. It’s plain, but it’s also sleek and doesn’t get as dirty as its textured counterparts.
Again, it might prove to be a more popular option for men, but if you’re looking for an easy-to-clean, hard case that offers basic protection from scratches and nicks, this is your best bet.
Downside? I’ve never really been a fan of phone cases that leave the Apple logo out on display. That just kind of defeats the purpose of protecting the back panel. But it’s a minimal complaint for the protection that it has to offer.
3. Spigen iPhone 6 Case Wallet
A popular option among women, these pastel colored case wallets provide not only ample phone protection from drops, scratches, and nicks — they also have enough space to hold credit cards, IDs, and cash.
The case also features an adjustable kickstand for viewing purposes and the material is supple enough that you can easily fold it back to pick up a call without the front flap getting in your face.
My favorite feature is the colour selections — it’s a cheerful mix of sorbet-hued greens and reds, as well as more classic colors such as grays and whites. For those who own a white iPhone, especially, the color selection Spigen offers goes really well with it.
4. Otterbox Symmetry
Otterbox has always been known for the sturdy and reliable protection it offers iPhones. But for that much phone security, you’ll be left with a cumbersome looking brick with so much bulk, you’d think you owned an old school Nokia.
But the Symmetry line from Otterbox offers a more fashionable take on their trademark product line. It’s available in a few colours, and is significantly slimmer than the usual Otterbox lines. It still adds a lot of bulk, but way less than what previous styles would have offered. And if you don’t mind the added thickness, you can rest assured that bouncing your phone off the floor won’t mean the end for your iPhone.
5. Otterbox Commuter Wallet
If added bulk is not an issue, might as well put that added bulk to work. The Otterbox Commuter Wallet offers the same protection that the brand is known for, but with a creative approach to convenience. Instead of the folio-style card holders, the Commuter Wallet comes with a sliding back slot where you can place cards.
The bulk is something that you get used to right away and Otterbox allows you customize colors as well.
6. Spigen Ultra Hybrid
For equally sturdy protection but with significantly less bulk, I’ve always been a fan of the Spigen Ultra Hybrid line. The look is sleek, the feel is slim, but it offers top protection.
It features a hard back panel with flexible bumper protection and lip protection to protect your iPhone’s front panel when lying face down.
For whatever occasion, these options are so far the best iPhone cases that you can choose —tried and tested to withstand the wear and tear of daily use.
If you’ve tried others, do let me know and leave a comment below. Any excuse to try a new case for my iPhone 6 is always welcome.