Caudabe wants you to keep your iPhone 7 slim
Which Caudabe iPhone 7 case should you get? – We can help!
The way we see it, Caudabe really wants to keep your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as slim as possible. Their Veil XT is a tiny case that’s as thick as a skin but unlike a skin, is removable. The Caudabe Sheath is one of our goto cases for suit wearing as it provides decent handling. It also provides the bare minimum protection for an iPhone in our opinion. The Caudabe Synthesis is the biggest case out of the three and despite the smooth back, still handles well.
The biggest downside for Caudabe cases is the lack of protection the cases offer your iPhone. The Synthesis is the only case we’d be comfortable dropping an iPhone in but it isn’t officially drop-rated. Protection is 1/3 of the score in our rating system so these cases will be score lower so keep that in mind. Don’t let the lower scores scare you away!
So which Caudabe iPhone 7 case should you get? Go with the Caudabe Veil XT if need something to protect against scratches. Get the Caudabe Sheath if you’re careful with your iPhone, wear tight fitting clothes or suits and need a bit of protection from small accidents. Get the Caudabe Synthesis if you need a thin, clear case that handles decently.
Out of these three cases, the Caudeabe Sheath is the only case that makes it onto one of our Top 10 lists for the iPhone 7. Check out where it falls in our Top 10 ultra-thin minimalist case video. Also, if you’re wondering if you should get the Peel or Veil XT, check out the end of the review video for a quick comparison.
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Caudabe Veil XT
Let’s do the Caudabe Veil XT first. Right off the bat, this case isn’t going to offer your iPhone much protection. The case basically covers all the non-glass parts of your iPhone. We reviewed the Caudabe Veil for the iPhone 6 a couple of years ago and we can say that iPhone 7 Veil XT is much better. The biggest difference for us is the texture on the Caudabe Veil XT. There’s enough of it that an iPhone doesn’t feel like it is going to come flying out of our hands. This isn’t the case for the Peel or the Spigen Air Skin.
The improved texture also hides scratching quite well as running a finger nail over the back of the Veil XT barely leaves a mark.
Onto the Caudabe Sheath which is a thin TPU cover for your iPhone. This TPU case has a softer texture when compared to the Veil XT. We’re not sure what Caudabe did with the texture but we’re always in a toss up between thinking the Sheath is too slick and or not. This is one of the reasons why we say it is a great case for people who need to access their devices easily in their suit jackets.
This TPU skin provides the bare minimum for protection as the edges are high enough to keep your iPhone off a flat surface even with a screen protector. The portion of the camera is raised so it minimizes the amount of contact your camera lenses when placed back first.
Unlike the majority of other cases, the Sheath has cutouts for all the hardware features of the camera area, rather than a big cutout. All these little features is why the Caudabe Sheath is the #3 case on our Top 10 ultra-thin/minimalist iPhone 7 and 7 Plus list.
Onto the Caudabe Synthesis which is the biggest case of the group. It is the only Caudabe case that we’d feel comfortable dropping on purpose.
It has the same soft feeling of the Sheath but doesn’t handle as well because the edges are larger. If you’re looking for a clear case that doesn’t explode in a blazing array of scratches and fingerprints, you definitely need to get the Sheath. The clear back has a matte finish to it which helps with scratches and fingerprints. It also provides extra texture for your hands when using your iPhone.
The corners are thicker than the rest of the case which means it won’t slide around which is something we can’t say for the Incipio Octane, a similar case.
Access to the iPhone is great as the buttons are responsive, the port cutout can handle 3rd party cables and edges don’t get in the way of screen access.
So which Caudabe iPhone 7 case should you get? Again, get the Veil XT if you just need something protect against scratches, the Sheath if you’re careful with your iPhone and the Synthesis if you need a tougher, clear case. Have questions? Please ask them below, or on our Facebook page or our About Us page. To stay up to date on everything we’re doing, check out our Twitter and Instagram feeds!
October 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm
Any chance you’ll review the Lucid Clear case from caudabe? Keep up the good work!