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Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Review – iPhone 6

 

Unicorns and Beetles. And it’s an iPhone case?

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Today we’re going to be reviewing the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro. Yep, the case brand is Supcase and the name of the case is Unicorn Beetle Pro. We initially thought that this was all a joke but after using this case, we think it’s pretty awesome and come on, what’s not to like when there’s Unicorns and Beetles?

The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro case feels well built and the build-in screen protector is actually quite nice. This is a fairly tough iPhone case and we only say that because it has a built in screen protector. Despite that, we don’t think its as tough as actual tough cases such as the Amzer Crusta and Ballistic Hardcores.

Access to your iPhone is generally quite good and but we’re not so sure about certain aspects of the build quality and the entire case is pretty slick despite having lots of texture.

Based on our time with the case, we gave it a score of 4 Eh’s out of 5. This case does better than the Speck CandyShell, the Otterbox Symmetry but not as well as another case with built in screen protectors, the Poetic Revolution. It’s still a far stretch from our current top rated cases which include the Tech 21 and Griffin Survivor Core. If you’re wondering how this case fares against other cases, check out our comparison tool!

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    ProsPros:
    - Feels well-built
    - Built-in screen protector
    - Higher than average dust protection
    ConsCons:
    - Gap between screen protector around the Touch ID
    - Hardware ports don't close fully after being used
    - The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro is very slick
    Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
    - Cleaning the case every once in a while is recommended to remove dust between the iPhone and screen protector
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    DESIGN
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    Weight/Bulk/InstallationWeight/Bulk/Install (3/5):
    - Will double the thickness of your iPhone
    - Fairly light for its size
    Build QualityBuild Quality (3.5/5):
    - Need to remove any currently installed screen protectors
    - Hardware port flaps feel well-built but stay open after extended use
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    General ProtectionGeneral Protection (4/5):
    - Not drop rated
    - Screen protector included
    - Higher than average dust protection
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    iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (4.5/5):
    - Easy to access iPhone inside Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro
    - 1-handed handling is a little more difficult due to the slickness of the case
    Screen FunctionalityScreen Functionality (5/5):
    - Screen protector doesn't get in the way of accessing your iPhone 6 or 6 plus's screen
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    Design – Nothing special here but more importantly, there are no fatal flaws

    In terms of design, the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro will double the thickness of your iPhone. This is one of the bigger slim iPhone cases that we’ve come across but doesn’t make the iPhone seem clumsy to handle.

    During our test period for this Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Review we discovered that the case generally fits well together and it does come with a screen protector so if you have an existing screen protector, we’d recommend that you take it off. Now at the beginning of the review, we mentioned an issue with the build quality and it involves the flaps that cover the hardware ports. The port flaps feel pretty solid but if you’re using headphones with the case, the port flap is going to deform temporarily. Now, give it a few hours and the port cover eventually fits back into place but we think it’s something that shouldn’t happen.

    Protection – Not drop-rated but it’ll protect your iPhone from day-to-day drops

    In terms of protection, this is going to be a tougher slim iPhone case. The only knock that we have against it is that its not drop rated so we really have no idea how high we can drop it. The Unicorn Beetle Pro includes a screen protector that offers great view ability of the iPhones touch screen. There’s no diffusion and the glare is pretty minimized.

    The case is generally covered from dust (better than most slim cases) but if your pocket has lots of pocket lint, it’s going to get between the screen protector and the iPhone around the Touch ID sensor.

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

    In terms of functionality, getting to your iPhone is a breeze. There’s nothing stopping you from accessing any of the buttons or hardware ports but we do feel that the Supcase beetle needs to be a little grippier. The textured bumpers are nice but its smooth and doesn’t feel rubbery.

    Screen access? Its pretty good despite the fact that there is a slight gap at the bottom of the case around the Touch ID cutout. The screen protector extends past the touchable area of the iPHone which is nice and angles of the edges are at an angle that doesn’t get in the way of accessing your touchscreen.

    The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro does come with a belt holster and its a pretty average case. The release mechanism is part of the entire case so it’s not as other belt holsters.

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    5 Comments

    5 Comments

    1. Jameskatt

      January 1, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      I have the Supcase full body water resistant version of this case. I modified it by removing the screen protector and replacing it with a tempered glass full coverage protector. It is now the best iPhone case ever for normal everyday drops of the iPhone. I totally love it. It is a slim tank when this is done.

      • Gary

        May 6, 2016 at 1:08 am

        The Supcase full body water resistant version you speak of, is it the one with the removable back plates? What thickness tempered glass would you recommend? Did you just peel away the screen protector? And I assume the water resistant nature of the case remaind intact? This for me is the deal breaker in getting the supcase. One other question, do you think this would work for the Unicorn Bettle Pro version?

        Much Appreciated

    2. Al

      February 6, 2015 at 3:59 am

      I have an existing tempered glass installed. I dont want to take it off, will it make a difference on the way how you use the screen with double layered of it?

      • Aaron Ho

        February 10, 2015 at 11:18 pm

        It might diffuse the screen a bit more…depending on how thick the screen protector is, the case might not fight together.

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