Here’s what we think are the Best iPhone 6 and 6s cases based on actually using the products
*Dec 2016 Update – Removed Pelican Marine, Added Dog & Bone Wetsuit Impact
*Aug 2016 Update – Added in the Pelican Marine and ProShot Case
*June 2016 Update – Added in leather wallets and the Rhinoshield SolidSuit
*May 2016 Update – Added in our top picks for camera cases
So what are the best cases out there for the iPhone 6(s+)? At Mobile Reviews Eh, we’ve taken the time to use over 100+ iPhone cases in the last while to come up with this list. The iPhone cases listed below may not be the highest rated cases, but we feel that despite their shortcomings, they are the best in their class.
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We rate all the cases, in the same manner, to ensure consistency and each product get used for at least a week before we sit down and create a review for the product.
The Best Slim iPhone 6/6s case – Rhinoshield Playproof
Our biggest complaint about the Rhinoshield Playproof was the lack of grip on the case, but the SolidSuit Leather addresses that problem. Using the iPhone in the SolidSuit is an absolute joy. Click here for the full review or check to see if Amazon has any in stock!
**The SolidSuit is still under pre-orders right now. If you need a case RIGHT NOW, check out the PlayProof as it was the previously best slim iPhone 6/6s case that we’ve reviewed.
We’re still quite fond of the Thule Atmos X4 despite having it score a little lower than the Rhinoshield Playproof and SolidSuit. The X4 is a bit wider than the Rhinoshield cases, but the tapered edges make the iPhone feel very stable in your hand, and the buttons are great to use.
The Best iPhone 6/6s Bumper – K11 Bumper by Thanotech
There is basically a two-way tie for bumpers but we’ll give the K11 Bumper the edge over the Rhinoshield Crashguard only because it looks amazing. Thanotech does an amazing job matching the design of the iPhone while keeping the bumper thin, light and droppable from a height of 6 ft. The only downside that we’ve found is that the aluminum will bend out of shape a bit after a couple of drops which will affect the fit so if you’re clumsy with expensive devices, you might want to consider the runner-up in this category. Click here for the full review or get it on Amazon now.
The Rhinoshield Crashguard is a great bumper and allows the iPhone to take a massive beating. In fact, this tiny bumper provides more drop protection than many of the tough cases that we’ve reviewed. Evolutive Labs revamped the product in September 2015 to address many of the issues that you may have seen in the Amazon reviews.
The Best Tough iPhone 6/6s Case – Griffin Summit
Tough iPhone cases are generally disappointing. They’re stuck between offering lackluster access to your iPhone while offering all the maddening sound deficiencies of waterproof cases. The only redeeming feature for many of these cases is the fact that though cases usually come with belt holsters.
Out of the dozen’s of tough cases that we’ve reviewed, the only one that remotely impressed us is the Griffin Summit. The buttons on the case are quite nice, and the entire design is a massive step above the Griffin All-Terrain. The gap between the iPhone’s touch screen is noticeable, but we like the unique design of the front cover sliding (rather than clipping) into the case (the video shows it best). Check out the full review or get it on Amazon now!
The Best All-Weather iPhone 6/6s Case – Dog & Bone Wetsuit Impact
The Dog & Bone Wetsuit Impact is a unique case. It’s thin, lightweight and comes with a glass screen protector. If you’ve read the full review, you may have noticed that the screen on our iPhone 6 Plus version was cracked. We’ve been using the iPhone 7 version of the case for the last few weeks and after dozens of installs, the screen protector hasn’t cracked so they must have improved it (it’s very flexible).
The Wetsuit Impact is a thin case though the backside of the case is a bit slick so it may slide around a bit easier than other cases. This waterproof iPhone case is drop-rated and waterproof to 6.6 ft/2m. For our Dog & Bone Wetsuit Impact, we’ve given this case a score of 4.3 Eh’s out of 5. It rates quite a bit higher than every other waterproof case that we’ve reviewed.
See if Amazon has any in stock!
If you’re looking for an alternative to the Wetsuit Impact, check out the Pelican Marine. Especially if you have trouble getting the Wetsuit Impact. Check out a comparison table between the Pelican Marine and Wetsuit Impact.
The Best Waterproof iPhone 6/6s Case – ProShot Case
We’ve had a bit of fun using this case over the last couple of months, and we’ll tell you this: the next time we go snorkelling, we’re putting our iPhone in the ProShot. Over the HitCase Pro, over the Optrix XD6.
The ProShot is the only case where we’re confident that we won’t be losing any footage from our water-based adventures.
For our ProShot review, we’ve given this case a score of 3.9 Eh’s out of 5. It edges out the Optrix XD6 as well as the HitCase Pro, but it doesn’t mean its the best case between the three because that will depend on what you’re going to be using the case for. More on that in our full review.
The ProShot is one of the biggest cases we’ve used and isn’t very usable when you’re done being awesome. But it’s the only case that is waterproof to 100 ft which allow you to go scuba-diving with an iPhone!
The Best iPhone 6/6s case for 1-handed usage – Loopy Vibe
This may seem like a weird category to have but we’ve come across several 1-handed usage accessories that basically make the protection aspect of the aforementioned cases mute. Many people ask Aaron what his daily/favourite case, and it’s the Loopy Vibe. The idea is simple but incredibly effective.
The Loopy Vibe provides the easiest, quickest, 1-handed usage of any functional iPhone accessory. It prevents #PhoneFace when you’re lying on your back watching cat videos on Facebook or allows you to flip your iPhone easily over to grab a drink while eating a piece of pizza with another.
The moment your finger is in the loop, there is almost no chance that you are going to drop your iPhone. Watch our review video to see Aaron play “iPhone Yo-Yo” with the Loopy to see how well the Loopy works or you can see if you can get on Amazon!
The Best iPhone 6/6s case for action video – Hitcase Snap
The Hitcase Snap is the best iPhone case (that’s not waterproof) for the action videographer. We love that we can take your iPhone in this camera case where most people won’t. However, the lens quality isn’t as high as others but that’s a downside we’re willing to live with.
Mounting the lenses are incredibly straightforward and efficient, the ShootR pole works well (we attached an iPhone to the pole and spun it around Monty while riding a bike. You need to check out the review video for the complete setup) and like the Hitcase Pro, the Snap is compatible with GoPro mounts which means you can pretty put it anywhere you like.
The Best iPhone 6/6s case for still photography – Moment Case (and Lens)
The Moment Case is one of the coolest iPhone cases that we’ve used because it is the closest case that will turn your iPhone into a point and shoot camera. The shutter button connects to your iPhone through Bluetooth, which means a half shutter press results in the iPhone focusing on the subject. Just like a regular camera!
The only other case that is similar would be the Snap! Pro by Bitplay but that case isn’t wireless like the Moment.
We had an issue with installing the case and the small battery in the case but it’s not really a deal breaker. More like a nuisance.
The Moment Lens is the best wide angle lens that we’ve come across and can even be used without the Moment Case. You’ll have to check out the full review to see a couple of comparison photos between the Ztylus Z-Prime.
We had an issue in actually getting the Moment Case and Lens and as a result, which shouldn’t sway your decision to get this fine product but if we ever got out of the case review business, there’s a good chance we won’t get a Moment product. Looking to get this product? You could see if any are on Amazon but you might just have to go through their site.
The Best iPhone 6/6s wallet case – Danny P Leather Wallet
We’ll be honest with you. We don’t review many wallet cases because we find them annoying to use. Most products end up being an iPhone case with a couple of slots for cards or card & cash. This is not the case for the Danny P Leather Wallet case for the iPhone 6. It is a full wallet that allows you to carry an iPhone with it. The build quality of the portfolio is excellent and we were able to carry close to 10 cards, cash, and an access card in the wallet with an iPhone 6s.
There are two drawbacks to the wallet which involve the access it provides for your iPhone and the tightness of the sleeve as it can’t handle cases. For all the details, check out the full review or you could see if any are on Amazon.
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