iPhone 6(s+)

Dog & Bone Wetsuit Review – iPhone 6

 

Need to get your iPhone wet and hate screen protectors? Check out the Dog & Bone Wetsuit for the iPhone 6!

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Today we’re going to be tell you what it’s like to be topless with your Dog & Bone Wetsuit for the iPhone 6. We know, it seems weird, having dogs, bones, being topless and your iPhone but hey, at least this case is memorable!

The Dog & Bone Wetsuit waterproof iPhone case is unique because there isn’t a built in screen protector on the case but it’s still waterproof and shockproof. We personally am not a big fans of screen protectors so to us, that’s a pretty awesome feature on the case. We really like the shape of the case though it does bulk up the iPhone a bit but does feel very solid.

We do have a few of issues with the accessibility of your iPhone inside the case which may be a deal breaker for some people. Specifically issues with the edges of the case, the sound quality and flash photography.

Based on our time with the case, we gave it a score of 3.6 Eh’s out of 5. This is an average waterproof iPhone case that scores just a tad lower than the LifeProof Fre but I will tell you why that despite that fact, if you’re stuck between those 2 cases, I personally would go with the Wetsuit. If you rather read the rest of this review, check out our website as we have an easy to read review table for the case as well as a comparison tool for waterproof iPhone 6 cases. If you’re wondering how this case fares against other cases, check out our comparison tool!

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    $79.99 USD
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    ProsPros:
    - No screen protector but still waterproof
    - Feels very tough & well-built
    - Better drop protection than other cases
    ConsCons:
    - Sound quality is below average
    - Flash photography quality is lower
    - Edges of the case get in the way
    Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
    - None that we've discovered/heard
    Design Rating
    DESIGN

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    Weight/BulkWeight/Bulk (3/5):
    - Dog & Bone Wetsuit is fairly large
    - Adds quite a bit of bulk
    InstallEase of Installation (3/5):
    - Installation is straight forward
    - Taking your iPhone out is a little tough
    - Three parts to install
    Build QualityBuild Quality (5/5):
    - Great feeling case
    - Everything fits together really well
    - Fairly scratch resistant
    Protection Rating
    PROTECTION

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    Shock ProtectionShock Protection (3.5/5):
    - Drop-rated to 6.6 ft (standard for shockproof cases)
    - Case didn’t come apart during drops
    - Multiple layers offers better drop protection than average cases
    Water/Dust ProtectionWater/Dust Protection (3/5):
    - Waterproof up to a depth of 6.6ft
    - Unique design will result in water getting between the sleeve and outer shell (this is normal)
    Screen ProtectionScreen Protection (3/5):
    - No screen protection other than the edges of the case
    - Optional screen protector is included
    - Large edges on the case provide decent clearance for iPhone's touchscreen
    Functionality Rating
    FUNCTIONALITY

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    iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (3/5):
    - Cutouts for the lightning port will fit larger cables
    - Headphone jack will fit only Apple-sized accessories
    - Sound is muted/sounds "crackly"
    - Wrist-strap compatible
    - Touch ID works but edges around the sensor are noticeable
    - Flash cutout isn't large enough
    Screen UsabilityScreen Usability (4/5):
    - Edges get in the way
    - Swipe menus are a little more difficult to get to
    Screen ViewabilityScreen Viewability (5/5):
    - No screen protector? No viewability issues!
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    Design – A uniquely designed tough and waterproof iPhone 6 case

    Dog & Bone Wetsuit Review for the iPhone 6 - Uniquely designedIn terms of design, the Wetsuit is a pretty big case but still slimmer than some of the bigger tough cases like the Ballistic Hardcore and isn’t the easiest case to install, un-install as there are three pieces to deal with. Dog & Bone does include a plastic chip that helps in the installation of the case or you could use a coin. One of the unique features of the case is the actual sleeve that the iPhone sits in. It’s a thin rubbery feeling thing that you have to wrap your iPhone in or as said in the torture test video…suiting up.

    The case feels incredibly well built. It feels like a tough case as everything seems to fit together really well. Most of the case is covered with this soft-rubber feeling texture that makes the case easier to use and reduces the chance that the case might slip off a table. All in all, it feels like a 80 dollar iPhone case.

    Protection – Go ahead, dip it in some snow!

    Dog & Bone Wetsuit Review for the iPhone 6 - Go ahead, put it in some snowIn terms of protection, the Wetsuit will protect your iPhone from 6.6 ft drops and will keep your iPhone safe from depths up to 6.6 ft as well. With all that being said, that’s sort of the average level of protection for waterproof iPhone cases. We will say that the wetsuit will offer a tiny bit more drop protection as the case has two layers so in the instance where the case comes apart during a drop, the sleeve is going to offer a bit of protection.

    In terms of screen protection, there isn’t anything built-in which is one of the features of the Wetsuit. With that being said, Dog & Bone has included a thin screen protector that you can install on the case. Its going to be better than nothing. We personally wouldn’t try installing a glass screen protector on the iPhone in the wetsuit as it the thickness of the screen protector makes the case a little harder to install and might compromise the waterproof seal.

    The edges on the case are quite high so it will definitely keep your iPhone’s screen off a flat surface if you’re putting it facedown.

    Functionality – Nothing special but again, that’s not a bad thing

    Dog & Bone Wetsuit Review for the iPhone 6In terms of functionality, this is where the Wetsuit stumbles a bit. Sound is not great on the iPhone though this case as it does mute the sound coming from the ear piece speaker slightly the sound coming from the speakers at the bottom has a crackling sound to it. The Touch ID sensor generally works but the high lip on the edge of the case takes a bit of getting use to.

    Access to the hardware ports is ok, larger lightning cables will work through the case but the headphone cutout is fitted tightly to the apple’s headphones. The port covers are removable but if installed in the case, will not be lost easily. Dog & Bone does include a spare set of plugs and a headphone jack extension but it doesn’t look like it keeps the the case waterproof.

    Accessing your buttons on your iPhone are easy and we do have to point out that Dog & Bone has done the mute switch a little differently which make it a little less clumsy to access when compared to other cases.

    Flash photography also suffers as the cutout for the flash is too small so it clips parts of the True Tone flash. This to me is a bit annoying as one side of your photograph is going to be really warm and the other side is going to be really cool looking which is pretty evident in this photo.

    In terms of screen functionality, the edges on the case are very high and are very noticeable. Getting to your control panel is a little more difficult through the dog and bone wetsuit. Now, screen viewablity of the case is top notch since there isn’t a screen protector (duh!).

    As we said at the beginning, this is an average waterproof iPhone case that feels exceptionally well-built. If you don’t mind the reduced sound quality and high edges, this might be a decent case for you!

    Have questions about our Dog & Bone Wetsuit Review for the iPhone 6? Please ask them on our Google+ page or on our Facebook page.

    2 Comments

    2 Comments

    1. Jose p

      February 2, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Great review , I’m loving this website and ur YouTube channel, I passed on this case thanks to u guys , have u checked out this ‘ terminator ‘ case by Flatworld ? I’m thinking about buying it I need a good waterproof case for my vacation in 2 weeks ..

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00RJZM3TU?vs=1

    2. HenryB

      April 11, 2015 at 7:25 am

      I had tried Griffin Survivor, and Otterbox Defender on my iPhone 5 and iPad, didn’t like the built in screen protectors that got scratched and made an expensive case useless. I bought a Lifeproof Nuud for my iPad and was really impressed, so much so that I fixed one for the iPhone 5, despite the advice to avoid screen protectors I fitted both with them, not planning on swimming with either just wanted protection in workshop/industrial environment . After a couple of years wanted to get iPhone 6 plus, but was waiting months for Lifeproof to launch case, had put my name on pre order list. Got a confirmation early March that they were shipping, had flu so delayed my order 2 days, was then advised they were sold out!! Got fed up with Lifeproof and ordered Dog and Bone. I use it in a dusty noisy environment , I have it connected via Bluetooth to Peltor 3M WS XP Alert headset, where it works perfectly. The only negative thing was the included thin screen protector, it scratched up after a few days. I bought a tempered glass protector which fit with Dog and Bone case. I don’t plan on bathing with it just want a phone with good protection in work environment , which it does. I preferred the latch for USB port on my Lifeproof case but have read that is changed on case for iPhone 6 plus and has broken on serveral after a few days. The Dog and Bone has a rubber hinged port protector and comes with spare. Great case….one small issue is the sides of the case on the screen edge could have been raked back a bit more, sometimes harder to get items or keys on keyboard at outer edge of screen, but depends on your finger size I guess !

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