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Spigen Ultra Hybrid TECH Review – iPhone 6 (s+)

 

Use your iPhone case as a light show? This is the brightest case we’ve ever reviewed!

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Spigen Ultra Hybrid TECH Review – Your iPhone is going to be safe because you’ll never use it

Today we’re going to review the Spigen Ultra Hybrid Tech. This is a slim Spigen case that is the brightest iPhone case that we’ve ever reviewed.

The Ultra Hybrid Tech is a clear iPhone case that offers great access to your iPhone. It’s also drop rated though the clear back on the case will show wear and tear a little quicker than other cases.

For our Spigen Ultra Hybrid Tech review, we’ve given this case a score of 4.6 Eh’s out of 5 which makes this case one of the top reviewed cases to date. In our opinion, this is the best Spigen case for your iPhone. Based on our reviews, this case is followed by the Neo Hybrid Carbon, Neo Hybrid Metal and Slim and Tough Armors. Need a birds eye view of all the cases we’ve reviewed, check out the slim iPhone case page!

 Spigen Ultra Hybrid TECH
 
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PricePrice:
iPhone 6(s+): 29.99 USD
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ProsPros:
- Slim
- "Grippy"
- great access to iPhone
- One of Spigen's best cases
- Clear case makes great use of flashlight
ConsCons:
- Low edges
- Back shows wear and tear
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
- None that we found
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Spigen Ultra Hybrid TECH)
Weight/Bulk/InstallationWeight/Bulk/Install (4.5/5):
- One of the slimmer iPhone cases we've reviewed
Build QualityBuild Quality (4.5/5):
- Everything fits well
- Clear back shows scratches
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
(Spigen Ultra Hybrid TECH)
General ProtectionGeneral Protection (3.75/5):
- Drop-rated (Spigen doesn't say from how high)
- Case has low edges
- Fits well together so dust won't be an issue
- No screen protector
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
(Spigen Ultra Hybrid TECH)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (5/5):
- Really nice buttons
- Large cutouts
- "Grippy"
Screen FunctionalityScreen Functionality (5/5):
- Doesn't get in the way of accessing your iPhone's screen
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Design – Spigen says its made for synergistic technologies? What?

Spigen Ultra Hybrid Tech Review - Scratch Resistance

For design, the Ultra Hybrid Tech case is slim and light. The case comes with multiple pieces that clip into the clear shell. These pieces form the basis of Spigen’s “Synergy Technology”.

The clear shell is what makes the iPhone special, but we’ll cover why in the functionality part of the review. For build quality, the only thing worth noting is how easy it is to scratch the back though it’s a littler harder to scratch than Tech 21’s scratch resistants backs on the Evo Elite.

Protection – Protected by “Air Cushions”

Spigen Ultra Hybrid Tech Review - Multiple Pieces

Spigen claims that the Ultra Hybrid Tech is drop-rated without giving any specifics to drop heights. From our experience, being drop-rated for a slim iPhone case means that you can drop the iPhone safely from 4ft. On average, that’s texting height.

The edges on the case are a little too shallow for in our opinion but at least Spigen is consistent for the lip across all their iPhone products. There are no extra cutouts on the case and from our month of usage, the case retains its shape well.

Functionality – The best case for the hearing-impaired?

Spigen Ultra Hybrid Tech Review - Brightest Case Ever

When it comes to the functionality of your iPhone inside the case, we can’t say anything bad about it. The buttons are nice to use; the cutouts are large enough for 3rd party accessories and screen access is great due to the low edges.

The most unique part of the Spigen Ultra Hybrid Tech is the ability to turn your iPhone into a party light show. When the flashlight is on, the light reflects along the back of the case and exits out the sides. If you decide to activate your flash to go off when a phone call comes in, you’re going to get a free light show, and if you pair it up with an upbeat ring tone, you get a perfect setup for a mini-rave.

On a more serious note, if you are hearing impaired, this case will definitely let you know that you are reviewing a call if you decide to turn on the call notifications on your iPhone.

Have questions about our Spigen Ultra Hybrid TECH Review? Please ask them on our Google+ page or our Facebook page or our About Us page.

26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. Albert

    November 25, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Hey any chance you drop tested or are planning to drop test this case? I’ve been wanting a clear thin case that still provides some good drop protection. We’re always wanting more and more right?

    • Aaron Ho

      November 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Probably not. I did drop it in the review video.

  2. Jim

    November 25, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Do pictures get effected from the flash since the case lights up ?

    Thanks

  3. Mike

    November 27, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Love your stuff. Have a look at the X-Dora Lux cases. Also please, please, please mention if your using a screen protector and what it is while reviewing cases when test dropping them. Did you have one when testing the Play Proof cases?

    Thank you

    • Aaron Ho

      November 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Sure Mike. For the Playproof, I had a Rhinoshield screen protector.

  4. M

    November 28, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Please try the Spigen thin fit hybrid. Caseology cases also. Love your stuff.

    • Aaron Ho

      November 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      I’ll check them out.

  5. JRM

    November 30, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Hearing Impaired? Beg to correct you there. Deaf AND/OR Hard of Hearing please. 🙂 I’m Deaf. Hearing Impaired is incorrect term for us. 🙂 Our hearings aren’t “broken”. 🙂

    Love your site!

  6. Mario

    December 4, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Does the case fit well with a Cinder Screen Protector attached? Thanks!

  7. Adan Soto

    December 20, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Hey! great review, would this case fit an iPhone 6s plus with a brand skin on it?

  8. Andrew

    December 27, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Look here for case info always. From amazon reviews, it says that dust gets in the case, which scratches the back. Is there a clear case out there that offers drop protection and dust protection?

  9. Shawn

    December 29, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I see someone asked about fitment with the Cinder and you stated it should fit. I agree. However their site says it has issues but that the non tech hybrid fits with their product. Aren’t they essentially identical cases? Anyway I guess I was just wondering if you had a chance to use the hybrid tech and cinder together, and if you had a recommendation for a screen protector for this case. Thanks!

  10. ykay

    January 15, 2016 at 6:44 am

    will this case fit well with the coolreall tempered glass screen protector full cover. You should really review this screen protector. I think its really good and you’ll like it too! Your videos are the most helpful out of anyone else’s and please review the coolreall tempered glass screen protector full cover.
    Thanks!

  11. Rachel

    January 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Can you put a screen protector on the back under the case to prevent scratching or would this make it too thick?

  12. Drew

    February 5, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Will this fit a regular 6 or 6+?

    • Aaron Ho

      February 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      You should be good for both.

  13. Mike

    February 24, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Long time listener, first time reply-er.
    Little confused about how this will be be fine for the 6 and 6+ if the plus is much bigger?

    Probably a simple explanation, and I don’t have my 6 yet, still with the 4s but preparing for the upgrade.

    Really between the Playproof and the Spigen Ultra Hybrid, but the Hybrid has this TECH option, and there is the UH from the 6, and the 6s series that will fit.

    Thank you for all the content, testing and diligence!

    • Aaron Ho

      February 24, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      I’m not sure what you’re asking. The case should be fine for both 6 and 6+. Even for the “s” versions of the iPhone.

  14. Mike

    February 26, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Sorry – I feel like I am WAY off here, isn’t the PLUS model MUCH larger than the 6 stock model?
    whereas the difference between the S models of each only millimeters? Anyways really not my major concern. I really enjoy the format and consistency to your reviews.
    UHG I am so picky when choosing a case! So pretty much I will just keep watching reviews forever, and yours being the most encompassing.

    Ps. Do you have experience with the Spigen Ultra Hybrid (not TECH) I don’t know if I can handle the look of the ribbed synergy inserts even for the added protection.

    There is a UH for the 6 and one for the 6s that is compatible, though the bumper material looks different from the clear models than the solid colours.

    Anyways, thanks again!

  15. Manuel

    January 4, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Aaron, thank you for your work, eloquence and easiness in your explanations. I’ve just follow your Amazon link to buy a «Spigen ULTRA hybrid tech» case for my Iphone 6. Happy Christmas and new year.

  16. Jeff

    February 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Just discovered your site this week Aaron….you’re the best reviewer out there….although I did not have much luck w/ the K11(power button too stiff,barley works) so I’ll try this one. Just wanted to let you know I appreciate your hard work!

    Best regards,

    Chicago Jeff

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