Best iPhone 6 & iPhone 6s cases 2016: Tech21 Evo Mesh Sport
Tech21 make high quality tech protection, and in some instances we prefer its cases to the official Apple alternatives.
This particular model shows off the colour of your iPhone (if you pick the clear one), while the rubberised back and bumper means your iPhone is safe from knocks and drops. If paired with a screen protector, you could easily chuck it in your bag and not worry about scrapes and scratches.
Olixar FlexiShield Ultra-Thin
$9.99 (plus $12.95 shipping)
Amazon stocks this ultra-slim transparent gel case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s for a tiny £7.99/US$9.99 (though US shopper have an additional $12.95 in shipping fees). If you want to keep your iPhone looking as good as the day you got it, but also would prefer to look at the iPhone itself than a case that hides its beauty, this is the best compromise.
Incredibly flexible, the case is easy to take on and off, and it adds little bulk to your iPhone while offering protection from all angles. As you’d expect, holes are cut into the case for all the iPhone’s essential ports and buttons.
Spigen Neo Hybrid Ex in Rose Gold
Another Spigen case, this one is specifically for the Rose Gold iPhone 6s. The Neo Hybrid Ex has metalised buttons for a premium design. The Hybrid Ex is a dual-bumper case for extra protection, with a crystal clear back and slim grip design.
Otterbox has a few colours and patterns to choose from when it comes to the Symmetry Series for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.
Otterbox is known as the gold standard for smartphone protection and the Symmetry case certainly feels robust without turning the slim iPhone into an eighties brick.
Its dual-material construction absorbs shock and withstands drops, and its raised beveled edge keeps your touchscreen safe.
Rhinoshield Crash Guard
Much like most bumpers, this is a band which aims to add as little bulk to your phone as possible, while providing top protection at the same time. The hard rubber with a tessellating pattern inside is designed to save your iPhone from an 11-foot drop.
Buttons are covered, but there are cutouts for everything else. The Lightning port and headphone jack aren’t as accessible as Apple’s own cases, but protection of the bottom edge is better, so it’s a trade-off you might be willing to make.
In the box you’ll find plastic protectors for both the screen and back of the phone which will prevent scratches but may not stop serious damage if the phone lands on sharp objects.
Casetify’s fun iPhone 6 and
iPhone 6S come in a huge variety of patterns and styles. You can also
customize your case with your own photographs to the pre-set templates provided. Just what Johnny Ive would have wanted… not.
The pre-created designs are available to choose from for around £20/US$25.
Case-Mate Barely There
If you’re looking for something a bit more subtle to protect your iPhone, the Case-Mate Barely There iPhone 6 case might be ideal.
It adds minimum bulk and weight to the iPhone 6, and aims to make sure that the design of the devices itself can shine through.
Best iPhone 6 & iPhone 6s cases 2016: Spigen Ultra Hybrid iPhone 6 Bumper Case
We rather like the look of the Spigen Ultra Hybrid iPhone 6 Bumper case, too. It combines a see-through case with a coloured bumper around the edge that comes in black, clear, and dark grey.
iPhone 6s owners can find a teal option for