With your new iPhone 6 ordered it is time to prepare for its arrival with a new case that serves your needs.
There are thousands of iPhone cases on the market to choose from. They come in various styles/colors and are made of different materials that each promise varying degrees of protection to serve different needs. A case you would use for day-to-day activities may not be rugged enough for your intense weekend workouts or runs. While I prefer that my iPhone live in one case, I have learned that there is no one-size fits all solution when it comes to cases. You may not alway need a case that can be submerged under water (unless you have kids). You may have a desk job and not need the extra protection for drops and bumps during the work-week. You may like your iPhone attached to you. You need to consider these factors as well as the price, size, weight, durability, survivability and the amount of protection offered. With so many factors to consider and options to choose from you can get dizzy buying your new iPhone 6 case. To help you begin your journey here are a some new and veteran cases on the market.
iPhone 6 Leather Case
iPhone 6 Leather Case is a new Apple-designed premium leather case that is sleek and simple. It is lightweight and offers some protection of your iPhone from minor bumps and scratches. This case is not ideal for your workout or run, but makes a great simple and colorful addition to your new iPhone.
Colors: Black, (PRODUCT)RED, Midnight Blue, Olive Brown, Soft Pink
iPhone 6 Silicone Case
iPhone 6 Silicone Case is a new Apple-designed silicone case that is sleek and simple like its leather counterpart. It is lightweight and offers some protection for your iPhone from minor bumps and scratches. This case is not provides some protection and can be a colorful addition to your new iPhone.
Colors: Black, White, Pink, Blue, Green, PRODUCT(RED)
OtterBox iPhone 6 Case – Defender Series
OtterBox iPhone 6 Case – Defender Series features a robust 3-layer protective case made from a high-impact polycarbonate shell and durable silicone slipcover that can withstand drops, bumps and shock without taking away from the usability of your iPhone. A built-in screen protector guards the screen against scratches. Port covers keep dust and debris out of the your iPhone’s ports. The belt-clip holster doubles as a kickstand for hands-free media viewing.
Colors: 128 color combinations
- Amazon.com ($49.95 + FREE Shipping)
- OtterBox ($59.90 + FREE Shipping) – Design Your Own Case, 128 Color Combinations
OtterBox iPhone 6 Case – Commuter Series
OtterBox iPhone 6 Case – Commuter Series protects your iPhone from the daily grind with a slim but sturdy build. Tight-fitting port and plug covers keep grit and grime from building up in your jacks, ports and inputs. The case comes with a stick-on screen protector to help prevent scratches, scuffs and scrapes. The Commuter Series can be upgraded with a Wallet case to stash your cards and cash inside a hidden drawer.
Colors: 30 color combinations
Griffin Survivor All-Terrain iPhone 6 Case
Griffin Survivor All-Terrain iPhone 6 Case features 4 layers of protection starting with a foam-lined shatter resistant polycarbonate frame clad in rugged, shock-absorbing silicone. The Survivor is built from the inside out to meet or exceed the U.S. Department of Defense MIL-STD-810G standards. The Survivor is meant to survive protecting your iPhone from extreme conditions including drops, dust, sand, rain, impacts, vibration and a host of other environmental factors. A built-in screen protector guards the screen against scratches, and a protective cover protects your camera lens. The volume and power buttons are covered and hinged port covers seal the lightning connector, headphone port and hold switch. The belt-clip holster is heavy-duty and secures your iPhone to your belt or bag strap. If you are going into battle, this is the case for you.
Colors: Black/Black, Black/Blue, Olive/Lime, Pink/Black
- Griffin.com ($49.99) (15% off site-wide)
Griffin Trainer for iPhone 6
Griffin Trainer for iPhone 6 features a wide stretchy armband that can be adjusted to fit arms up to 19 inches and neoprene material to securely hold your iPhone and keep you cool. A built-in vinyl screen protector guards your iPhone’s screen against scratches while providing access to your iPhone’s display.
- Griffin.com – iPhone 6 ($19.99) (15% off site-wide)
- Griffin.com – iPhone 6 Plus ($19.99) (15% off site-wide)
Spigen Tough Armor iPhone 6 Case
Spigen Tough Armor iPhone 6 Case features air cushion corners and a spider web pattern to absorb shock. A 1.5mm lip protects the screen. While this case provides protection for your iPhone, it does not have a built-in screen protector, port covers or a belt clip. Therefore, this case is good for those that keep their iPhone in their pocket when they workout and do not sweat excessively.
Colors: Smooth Black, Electric Blue, Metal Slate, Mint, Champagne/Gold, Gunmetal, Satin Silver
Speck CandyShell Case for iPhone 6
Speck CandyShell Case for iPhone 6 features two layers of protection for your iPhone. A hard shell exterior guards against impact and soft, rubbery interior with reinforced corners absorbs shock from bumps and drops. A raised bezel protects your iPhone’s screen from impact and adds a grip for your iPhone to lay face down on tables or dashboards without sliding. Buttons are protected by rubber covers. This iPhone case does not have a built-in screen protector.
Colors: Black/Slate Grey, Heritage Grey/Anti-Freeze Yellow Core, Pomodoro Red/Black, White/Charcoal Grey
Speck CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 6
Speck CandyShell Case for iPhone 6 is similar to the Speck CandyShell case with two layers of protection for your iPhone. A hard shell exterior guards against impact and soft, rubbery interior with reinforced corners absorbs shock from bumps and drops. This case provides the added benefit of a no-slip rubber grip, unlike the Speck CandyShell. A raised bezel protects your iPhone’s screen from impact and adds a grip for your iPhone to lay face down on tables or dashboards without sliding. Buttons are protected by rubber covers. This iPhone case does not have a built-in screen protector.
Colors: Black/Boysenberry, Black/Slate Grey, Moss Green/Black, Moss Green/Carrot, White/Black
Speck MightyShell for iPhone 6
Speck MightyShell for iPhone 6 is twice as fought as its baby brother with protection that is double the requirements for MIL-STD-810G military-grade drop tested protection standards. This cases first layer is a bumper to provide comfort and control of your iPhone, a raised bezel protect your screen from drops. The inner walls of this case absorb shock caused by bumps and drops. This iPhone case does not have a built-in screen protector.
Colors: Black/Slate Grey/Gravel Grey, Fuchsia Pink/Cupcake Pink, Heritage Grey, Carrot Orange, Speck Blue/Slate Grey, Lilac Purple/Raisin Purple/Soot Grey, Clear/Clear/Slate Grey
LifeProof iPhone 6 Case
LifeProof iPhone 6 Case has yet to be announced. LifeProof is one of the best cases to protect your iPhone from the water, dirt, shock, snow and you. Just last week on vacation an friend of mine was using his iPhone 5 with a LifeProof case to take some photos under the waves. Designed to military specifications LifeProof’s cases withstand a 6.6’/2m drop, are totally sealed to keep out dirt, dust and snow, and can be submerged down to 6.6’/2m for up to 1 hour. In my opinion, LifeProof’s cases do add some serious girth to your iPhone so LifeProof’s newest case may not be ideal for day to day use by everyone. We will have to wait to find out. You can register with LifeProof to receive an email when their new iPhone 6 cases are released.