iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Cases to Help You Beat the Bend

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2014-09-26
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    by Nathan Eddy
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    2 - Apple's Own Leather Case Is Stylish ($49)
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    Apple's Own Leather Case Is Stylish ($49)

    Maybe the best place to start your search is at Apple, where the company is offering a leather case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (pictured). Available in a choice of five colors, the case has a soft microfiber lining on the inside that helps protect the phone. And on the outside, the color runs more than skin deep, thanks to a dye that's infused into the leather.
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    3 - Silicone Cases From Apple Cost Less ($35)
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    Silicone Cases From Apple Cost Less ($35)

    If you're not looking to shell out the money for a premium leather case, Apple also offers silicone cases in six super-bright colors. These cases fit snugly over the volume buttons, Sleep/Wake button and curves of the iPhone 6 without adding bulk, and the cases also have the same microfiber lining on the inside found in the leather model. Plus, Apple touts the "silky, soft-touch finish" of the silicone exterior, which it says feels great in your hand.
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    4 - Spigen Slim Armor CS Holds Cards, Too ($39.99)
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    Spigen Slim Armor CS Holds Cards, Too ($39.99)

    Available for the iPhone 6 Plus (pictured) and the iPhone 6, this case features a sliding back compartment that can hold two credit cards or IDs. Available in four demure colors, the case is constructed with the company's Air Cushion Technology that provides extreme shock absorption and device protection.
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    5 - Pad & Quill Luxury Pocket Book ($84.99)
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    Pad & Quill Luxury Pocket Book ($84.99)

    Offered in a choice of three exterior and five interior colors, these luxurious cases can also be personalized. They are crafted from a singular piece of American full grain leather that is stitched into a case. The company, based in St. Paul, Minn., has also improved the card pocket space, which still lies flat for the minimalists at heart, while a rear camera aperture protects the outside focus ring.
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    6 - ECL USA iPhone 6 Case Comes With Kickstand ($10.95)
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    ECL USA iPhone 6 Case Comes With Kickstand ($10.95)

    Constructed from shock absorbent, shatterproof and anti-scratch material, the elaborately named Slim Fit Triple Layer Protective Case Advanced Shock Absorption Protection with Kick-Stand for iPhone 6 has a unique feature perfect for video-hungry Apple fans—a kickstand that pops out of the back so you can rest the handset on a flat surface and still enjoy video content.
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    7 - Obliq Xtreme Pro Sports Hardshell Construction ($11.99)
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    Obliq Xtreme Pro Sports Hardshell Construction ($11.99)

    An affordable and durable choice for your iPhone 6, the Xtreme Pro is dual-layered for maximum drop and scratch protection, and it uses semi-glossy coating on its thin shell, which is given a sporty design treatment with slightly raised ridges. The case also features extra padding on the edges and grips on the sides, and is available in 10 colors.
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    8 - OtterBox Defender Lets You Customize ($59.90)
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    OtterBox Defender Lets You Customize ($59.90)

    These triple-layer, ultra-rugged iPhone 6 cases feature a built-in screen protector, while a protective membrane cradles the Touch ID to block dust and debris, and a belt-clip holster keeps your device handy and provides a mini-stand for hands-free use. Perhaps the most alluring part of the package is your number of options for customization—pick from several colors or design your own case.
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    9 - PowerArmour Battery Case Adds Juice ($79.99)
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    PowerArmour Battery Case Adds Juice ($79.99)

    This thin, lightweight pre-charged protective case can double your iPhone's battery life and does so about as compactly as possible. An LED fuel gauge on the back shows the available battery power, while a patented slide-lock mechanism and unique unibody construction allow you to install and remove your iPhone without scratches.
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    10 - ThinkByM AL13 Features Aerospace Aluminum (From $55)
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    ThinkByM AL13 Features Aerospace Aluminum (From $55)

    This case comes with an anti-scuff rubber lining to protect your phone from scratches during the installation process and to absorb any falls, and it's also compatible with mPact Glass if you want to fully protect your iPhone. You can get AL13 v2 in eight colors, and it's made of aerospace aluminum—you can be sure this baby won't buckle.
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    11 - Grovemade Maple iPhone Case Uses Real Wood (From $99)
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    Grovemade Maple iPhone Case Uses Real Wood (From $99)

    This company's cases may not be cheap ($109 for the iPhone 6 Plus, pictured), but my does that maple aesthetic look sophisticated. A single piece of ultra-thin maple composes the back plate and adheres easily to the phone. The case is engineered to make it a snap to put in and take out the phone, and if maple isn't your thing, the company offers the same case in walnut, too.
 

While Apple's products are known for their premium build quality and attention to detail, every once in a while the company runs up against a problem that it didn't exactly foresee (Antennagate, anyone?). This time around, the issue has to do with the iPhone 6 Plus, a super-sized version of the company's popular smartphone, which is about half a foot tall, 3 inches wide but just 0.28 inches thick. Numerous reports have surfaced that the handset has been bent after being placed in consumers' pants pockets, and photos of the crooked casings have been making the rounds on social media sites. Apple so far has declined to comment on the issue, but some reviewers of the phone had previously noted that the iPhone's slick, curved surface made it somewhat slippery to hold, and the iPhone 6 Plus' dimensions required two hands for operation for all but the biggest hands. With these two issues duly noted, we've taken a look at some of the best cases for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus that are currently available on the market, from slimline cases that minimize bulk to seriously secure screen and body protectors. After making that investment in such a beautiful device, it would be a shame to accidentally add curves where there shouldn't be any. Take a look at the most stylish ways to keep your iPhone safe.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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