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$49.95 USD
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ProsPros:
– Very thin
– Drop-rated (~4 ft)
– Great build quality
– iPhone handles very well in the Element Ion
ConsCons:
– Minor build quality issues
– iPhone isn’t as protected as other cases
– Expensive
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– Our first Ion had sides that were quite loose and didn’t fit the iPhone at all
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Element Ion)
Weight/Bulk/InstallationWeight/Bulk/Install (4.5/5):
– One of the thinnest cases for the iPhone 6
– Adds minimal bulk to the iPhone
Build QualityBuild Quality (4.5/5):
– Case made from high-quality materials
– Edges of the case have a bit of flex
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
(Element Ion)
General ProtectionGeneral Protection (2/5):
– Element doesn’t explicitly state how high you can drop the Ion though it is rated to Mil-STD 810G 516.6
– We feel comfortable dropping our iPhone in the case from ~ 4 ft
– iPhone in the Ion is more exposed than other cases
– Small lip extends a couple of mm’s past the iPhone’s touchscreen
– No screen protector included
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
(Element Ion)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (4.5/5):
– Great access all buttons on the iPhone 6
– Using larger headphone jacks and lightning cables is possible but will deform the case slightly
– Really easy to use the iPhone in one hand due to the shape of the case
Screen FunctionalityScreen Functionality (5/5):
– Easy access to iPhone’s touchscreen
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