The Tech 21 Classic Shell is one of the best slim iPhone cases around
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The Tech 21 Classic Shell for the iPhone 6 is one of the best cases that we’ve reviewed. Its slim and will provide enough protection to face everyday bumps and drops. This case has been highly recommended by many of our viewers and we can see why. The case is quite slim and it offers great access to your iPhone 6. We’re generally very impressed with the build quality of the case but there’s parts of the case that may annoy certain users but all in all, the case is very well built.
We will note that despite all the verbiage on Tech 21’s website about impacts, they don’t explicitly state how high we can drop our iPhone in there cases which is a little worrisome and annoying. Based on our time with the case, we’ve given it a score of 4.4 Eh’s out of 5 which means it beats out eh Urban Armor gear, the Speck Candyshell, Otterbox Commuter and the Spigen Tough Armor.
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Design – Designed to fit your iPhone like a glove
In terms of design, this is a very slim case. In fact, the only other case that’s slimmer is the Apple silicone case and the Incipio Octane. Cases that are just as thin include the Thule Atmos X3 and Spigen Tough Armor. The case is quite flexible which we like and it fits the iPhone 6 like a glove.
We will note that the D30 band that runs along the edge of the case isn’t uniform. Certain parts seem thinner than others but shouldn’t be a deciding factor for people viewing this Tech 21 Classic Shell review. One of the best parts of the case is that the back is scratch resistant which sets it apart from other cases like the Speck Candyshell.
The Tech 21 Classic Shell Cover version that we reviewed is basically the same version of the Tech 21 Classic Shell with out the cover.
Protection – Impactology sounds great but how high can you drop it?
As we mentioned before, we don’t know how tough this case actually is but from everything that we’ve seen in other videos and on their website we’re assuming that its pretty tough. In our review, video, we dropped it several times (only one was shown) and the iPhone 6 in the case still works.
In terms of screen protection, the lips are quite low but it will still keep your iPhone screen off a flat surface if placed face first. Tech 21 doesn’t include a screen protector for you to use with your iPhone and given the smaller edge of the case, getting a third party screen protector might be worth it.
Functionality – Accessing your iPhone like there was no case there
Getting to your iPhone inside this case is a breeze. In fact, we’re going to be hard pressed to find anything to write in this section because its like the case isn’t there.
We do have to add that the cover version of the Tech 21 Classic Shell will be a bit annoying to use, especially for people who enjoy taking pictures as it’s difficult to use the case with the cover while trying to capture in the moment iPhone 6 photographs.
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