...plus, Lifeproof's upgraded NÜÜD, and more
This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes Native Union’s handsome Leather Edition, plus your usual lineup of rugged cases, screen protectors, and basic shells. Read on!
The Tough Air (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $20 to $30) is a translucent case, featuring eye-catching 3D patterns imprinted on its back for stylish impact absorption.
The case sports a co-molded unibody design for sturdiness, and metal press-through button overlays. It comes in clear/pink, clear/pool blue, clear/black, clear/iris purple, or clear/white.
The Flex 360 (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $30) has a streamlined design that protects your iPhone without adding extra bulk.
Thanks to its silicone construction, the case sports a high level of flexibility designed to dissipate frontal impacts while keeping all corners and edges of your iPhone safe from accidental bumps. It comes in blue, white, red, or gray.
Lightweight and slim, the Brushed Steel (iPhone 6 and 6s; $50) is a shiny stainless steel case, providing long-lasting protection against everyday accidents.
The case sports raised edges that keep your iPhone’s display safe when placed face-down on a flat surface. It’s also been designed to prevent overheating, especially during long calls or extended periods of app usage.
The upgraded NÜÜD (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus; $90 to $100) offers waterproof protection up to a depth of two meters, keeping a slim profile that doesn’t add unnecessarily bulk.
Designed to meet drop-test standards, the case completely seals off the iPhone’s ports and offers full access to the iPhone’s touchscreen and camera, even through its built-in screen protector. It comes in black, avalanche white, cliff dive blue, campfire red, first light pink, or undertow aqua. The NÜÜD is currently available for pre-order, with deliveries estimated to start at the end of February.
The Ultra Armor (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $30) provides military-grade protection in a sleek—yet durable—shell.
Available in a number of solid colors and transparent options, this dual-layered case combines a PC hard exterior with a TPU core for extra flexibility, and helps prevent damage to your screen thanks to its raised edges that keep your iPhone’s display from touching flat surfaces when placed face down.
The Leather Edition (iPhone 6/6s; $80) sports a calf-skin leather exterior available in fashionable Bordeaux, Marine Blue, or Gold Tan finishes.
This slim case features wide cutouts for the iPhone’s ports and buttons, and ships with a Lightning cable with a matching leather strap.
The Slim Armor (iPhone 6/6s, 6 Plus/6s Plus; $30) is made from shock-absorbing TPU, which should hopefully keep your iPhone safe even in the toughest environments.
The case includes a retractable kickstand for hands-free use in landscape orientation, rounded sides for a better grip, and a raised bezel around your screen and your camera to prevent scratches and smudges. The Slim Armor is available in gunmetal, electric blue, champagne gold, violet, or rose gold.
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The Screen Shield (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $40 to $60) is a screen protector made from a thin, sturdy layer of tempered glass, designed to ward off cracks and smudges.
The Screen Shield is compatible with your iPhone’s 3D Touch sensor, and filters out blue light emitted by your iPhone to protect your eyes from fatigue caused by prolonged use.
The Defense Shield (iPhone 6/6s; $50) pairs an aluminum and rubber bumper with a clear backplate. This two-piece snap-on case includes press-through metal button overlays, a perimeter bumper to keep corners and sides safe at all time, and precisely cut openings for all of the iPhone’s ports. It comes in a new iridescent color and old favorites, like rose gold, silver, gold, red, orange, and green.