Top 20 Best New iPhone 6 Cases: The Heavy Power List

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The case selection at launch for the iPhone 6 was fairly limited. These days, there are so many more iPhone 6 cases to choose from. Here are some of our favorite iPhone 6 cases. While most of them are out now, a few of the iPhone 6 cases we’re featuring here won’t actually debut until next year. If you’re looking for wallet cases, battery cases, waterproof cases, or cases with special features for audiophiles or photography fans, read on to see our top picks for the best new iPhone 6 cases. Please note that prices listed for these cases may change due to consumer demand, color selected, or unannounced sales.

Getting ready to upgrade to iPhone 7? Check out our guide to the best iPhone 7 cases, or browse our picks for the best new iPhone 7 accessories.


1. LifeProof Fre Case for iPhone 6

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(LifeProof)

LifeProof is widely considered to be one of the best iPhone case brands out there. While these new cases are pretty expensive, fans of these waterproof, snowproof, dirtproof, and shockproof cases refuse to settle for less. Do note, however, that some users are saying that their third-party charging cables won’t play nice with this case. It’s not a surprising development, but it is something to be aware of before you pull the trigger.

Price: $79.99

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Comes in two variants: One with a screen protector, and one without
  • Rugged design
  • Offers opt-in warranty against device damage for $10
  • Optional flotation device for water use (not available yet)
  • Waterproof up to 6.6 feet

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • May not be compatible with other brand cables
  • Limited color options to choose from
  • Audio jack cap protrudes in an annoying way
  • Slow to come to market

Find more LifeProof reviews and product information here.


2. Otterbox Commuter Wallet Series iPhone 6 Case

Get a closer look at this iPhone 6 case in the video above.

This case isn’t exactly new-new, since it was available for the iPhone 5s. That being said, it’s newly available for iPhone 6 owners, since the case was pretty hard to find around the time of the original iPhone 6 launch in September. Otterbox makes one of the best wallet-style cases for the iPhone line. The Commuter Wallet case has a slider that makes it easy to access your cards, even with one hand. The compartment for cards will hold 2-3 cards and a bill fairly easily. If you want to combine your wallet and phone case into one seamless unit, this is a great option.

Price: $38.29

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Multiple color options
  • Storage for multiple cards/ID
  • Securely “clicks” closed
  • Access wallet drawer contents without turning case over
  • Comes with self-adhering screen protector

Cons:
  • Cases lack interesting patterns or designs
  • Not waterproof
  • Some dislike the “bump” where the cards go
  • Unlike some other wallet cases, this one doesn’t have a built-in kickstand
  • Can be hard to grip with wet or sweaty hands

Find more Otterbox Commuter Wallet Series iPhone case reviews and product information here.


3. Incipio Phenom iPhone 6 Case

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(Incipio)

Incipio has a broad range of iPhone 6 cases (though we’re still waiting on an iPhone 6-compatible version of the Atlas case.) One nice option is the Incipio Phenom, made from an elastomer foam that keeps the case lightweight and fairly slim. The case has a tri-molded one piece design, so you essentially get three types of protection in a snap-on case. The case is flexible, and feels soft to the touch.

Price: $18.22 (48 percent off MSRP)

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Easy to grip
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Multiple color options
  • Lightweight
  • Designed to handle drops and impacts with grace

Cons:
  • Not waterproof
  • Some people prefer more rigid cases
  • Could be more rugged
  • At least one user review argues case is a bit too big for the phone
  • Buttons can be a bit stiff at first

Find more Incipio Phenom iPhone 6 Case reviews and product information here.


4. PowerSkin PoP’n 2 iPhone “Case”

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(PowerSkin)

This sweet battery accessory for the iPhone 6 isn’t exactly a case, but it does give your iPhone 6 a little extra protection. The PowerSkin PoP’n 2 doesn’t wrap around the whole phone, or even the whole back of the phone, but it does cover part of the back of the iPhone 6. This battery boosting accessory protects part of your phone, while also increasing your battery life. If you don’t want a traditional case, this might be a good accessory for you.

Price: $69.99

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Multiple color options
  • 4000 mAh
  • Easy to put on or remove
  • Lightweight
  • Proprietary ultra-efficient battery cell formulation

Cons:
  • Does not protect whole phone
  • Adds a bit of bulk
  • Will take some time to recharge
  • You’ll have to keep track of another cable
  • Expensive

Find more PowerSkin Pop’n 2 battery pack reviews and product information here.


5. Incipio Rival iPhone 6 Case

Check out the video above, which features a comparison of the Incipio Rival case against Apple’s own leather case, Apple’s Silicone case, and the Speck Candyshell Grip case.

The Incipio Rival case is a co-molded model that has great textured pattern on the back. It looks cool, but that pattern also makes the case easier to grip with slightly wet hands (great for anyone who uses their iPhone at the gym.) If you want a lightweight and slim iPhone 6 case, this is a good option to consider.

Price: $17.95 (40 percent off MSRP)

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Slim
  • Lightweight
  • Variety of color options
  • Easy to apply or remove
  • Inexpensive

Cons:
  • Not waterproof
  • Not shockproof
  • No onboard storage
  • Some users might prefer a case with more bulk
  • Textured pattern does not cover entire case back

Find more Incipio Rival iPhone 6 case reviews and product information here.


6. Prynt Smartphone Case (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Compatible)

See how this case works in the video above.

Prynt makes iPhone and Android phone cases that act as portable printers. Think of it as the next evolution of a Polaroid camera. Prynt will be starting their Kickstarter soon. Details are scarce about this upcoming iPhone case, but here’s some info from a recent TechCrunch report:

“The current version takes about 50 seconds from photo to printed paper and can only hold one piece of paper at a time. But the planned consumer version will hold 10-30 sheets of paper and take fewer than 30 seconds to print…

One neat feature that could help the Prynt case gain traction is an augmented reality feature built into the company’s camera app. When you take a photo with Prynt’s app, it actually records a video of the moments around when you clicked the button and sends it to the cloud.”

This case looks promising, but a final version of this case is still in the works, so we’ll hold off on our usual pro/con breakdown for this phone until it’s closer to release day.

Price: $99

Get more info here.


7. Amp iPhone 6 Case

Get a closer look at this new iPhone 6 case in the video above.

The Amp Audio case is coming next year, with pre-orders open now. This case is cool because it offers both 20 percent more battery life, as well as improved sound. The case offers dynamic noise reduction, and 24-bit digital audio directly from your phone. If you love music, this might be the ultimate iPhone 6 case for you.

Price: $79 (for a limited time, price will increase to $129)

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Improved audio
  • Added battery life
  • you can connect Amp to your car’s speakers with an auxiliary cable
  • Speakerphone
  • Reinforced corners

Cons:
  • Limited color options
  • Won’t ship until Spring 2015
  • Amp uses a micro-usb cable rather than a lightning cable to charge
  • Not waterproof
  • Could be more rugged

Find more Amp Audio iPhone 6 case product information here.


8. Case-Mate iPhone 6 Brilliance Case

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(Casemate)

While this isn’t the newest iPhone 6 case out there, you may have had a hard time finding it at your local big box store. Despite a premium price tag, this eye-catching case has been in high demand among women and teenage girls.

This iPhone 6 case is positively bling-tastic. If you want a case with a premium look and feel, this awesome case from Case-Mate really makes a statement. The back is decorated with genuine crystals, and accented with premium leather detailing. The case is very slim, making it easy to store in your pocket or in a slender clutch. While this iPhone 6 case might a be a little over-the-top for some people, it’s perfect for anyone who wants to make a statement.

Price: $79.99

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Beautiful design
  • Slim lines
  • Feminine
  • Sparkly
  • Makes a bold statement

Cons:
  • Some users have reported breaking or snapping
  • Partially covers speaker
  • Case scratches easily
  • Expensive
  • Some users say case smells funny

Find more Case-Mate Brilliance iPhone 6 case reviews and product information here.


9. Incipio STOWAWAY Case for iPhone 6

Check out Gear Diary’s review of this case in the video above.

Another great wallet case option for iPhone 6 owners is Incipio’s STOWAWAY model. Rather than a sliding compartment or a series of slots in a folio cover, this wallet case has a hinged “door” that opens up to give you access to your cards. The door can also prop up your phone like a kickstand, though this isn’t very sturdy.

Price: $22.99 (34 percent off MSRP)

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Five color options
  • Space to hold up to three cards
  • Trusted brand
  • Easy to access cards, but closure feels secure
  • Reasonably priced

Cons:
  • Some users may prefer wallet cases with sliding compartment
  • Case could stand to be a bit more grippy
  • Not waterproof
  • Could be more rugged
  • Slightly heavy

Find more Incipio STOWAWAY Case for iPhone 6 reviews and product information here.


10. BoxWave Keyboard Buddy iPhone 6 Case

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(BoxWave)

Can’t get over your old phone with that slide-out keyboard? Give your iPhone 6 a “retro” touch with this slide-out keyboard case. This makes it easier for some people to type accurately. The manufacturers say this case will stay charged for up to two weeks.

Price: $59.95 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Thin
  • Nice keyboard functionality
  • Individually spaced backlit keys
  • Keyboard on/off switch
  • Interesting design

Cons:
  • Uses Bluetooth 2.0 tech
  • Limited color options
  • Expensive
  • Not waterproof
  • Requires periodic recharge

Find more BoxWave Keyboard Buddy iPhone 6 Case reviews and product information here.


11. Logitech Protection [+] iPhone 6 Case

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(Logitech)

Logitech’s Protection [+] for the iPhone 6 is a relatively new case option. This case is ideal for people who are looking for both a protective iPhone 6 case, as well as an iPhone 6 car mount. The hidden metal plate in the Protection [+] case is compatible with Logitech [+] magnetic mounts for cars. If you’re always on the go in your car, this is probably the right case for you.

Price: $34.99

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Attractive case design
  • Easy to mount in car
  • Shock-absorbent corners
  • Exceeds military drop standard (MIL STD 810G)
  • 1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty

Cons:
  • Requires separate mount to mount easily in a car
  • Not waterproof
  • Somewhat expensive compared to other cases
  • Doesn’t come with a screen protector
  • Limited color options

Find more Logitech Protection [+] iPhone 6 case product information here.


12. Twelve South SurfacePad iPhone 6 Cover

Get a closer look at this new iPhone 6 case/cover in the video above.

Twelve South’s new SurfacePad case is getting rave reviews for its thin design, pleasing texture, and professional look. This folio-style iPhone 6 case has reinforced stitching around the perimeter for increased durability. If you like your iPhone cases to be thin, comfortable to hold, and polished, this is a must-have.

Price: $49.99

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Four color options
  • Professional look
  • Feels great in your hand
  • SurfacePad doubles as an instant viewing stand
  • Storage space for cards

Cons:
  • Limited card storage compared to other wallet cases
  • Should be used with screen protector in case raised numbers on cards scratch screen
  • Not waterproof
  • Limited drop protection
  • No port covers

Find more Twelve South SurfacePad iPhone 6 Cover reviews and product information here.


13. Tech21 D3O iPhone 6 Case

Get a closer look at this iPhone 6 case in the video above. The Tech21 D3O impact case is designed to be rugged, but it also lets you see the design of your phone. This case may not be waterproof, but it still provides great peace of mind.

Price: $33.99 (15 percent off MSRP)

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Easy access to ports
  • Military-grade impact protection
  • Slender design
  • Fairly lightweight
  • Frosted back plate

Cons:

  • Limited color options
  • No port covers
  • Not waterproof
  • Doesn’t come with a screen protector
  • No site to attach a lanyard or wrist strap

Find more Tech21 D30 iPhone 6 case reviews and product information here.


10. Incipio Dualpro iPhone 6 Case

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(Incipio)

The Incipio Dualpro case offers a blend of form and function. You can use this phone with confidence at the gym, while running, or just on the go. The impact-absorbing design and grippable case texture make you feel like your iPhone is protected, no matter what.

Price: $16.41 (45 percent off MSRP)

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Lots of colors to choose from
  • Great grippable texture
  • Solid impact protection
  • Dual-layer construction gives great peace of mind
  • Lightweight design

Cons:
  • Not waterproof
  • Not dustproof
  • No port covers
  • Some users have reported silicone warping over time
  • May be somewhat hard to remove from pants pocket quickly

Find more Incipio DualPro case reviews and product information here.


15. Griffin Survivor iPhone 6 Case

Get a closer look at this case in the video above. If you’re looking for a rugged case, this is one of your best options. It’s designed to withstand windblown dirt, sand, and rain, as well as shock and vibration. That being said, this water-resistant iPhone case isn’t designed to be totally submerged in water.

Price: $59.99

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Dual-layer material construction
  • Designed and tested to meet or exceed US Department of Defense Standard 810F
  • Built-in screen protector
  • Gives great peace of mind
  • Detachable heavy-duty clip

Cons:
  • Bulky
  • Somewhat heavy
  • Screen protector may make display dimmer
  • Expensive
  • Some users have reported TouchID issues

Find more Griffin Survivor iPhone 6 Case reviews and product information here.


16. Obliq Slim Fit iPhone 6 Case

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(Obliq)

If you want a simple iPhone 6 case that is slim and lightweight, these colorful cases from Oblique are a nice choice. The colors include the cute pink shade above, as well as mint green, white, navy blue, and black. The grippable texturing on the sides and rear of the case make this a great option for runners who need a firm grip on their phone while jogging, or for anyone with a serious case of “butterfingers.”

Price: $8.99 (64 percent off MSRP)

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Touchable gel texture
  • Slim design
  • Grippable texture
  • Material has been treated to reduce risk of yellowing/fading over time
  • Available in a good array of color options

Cons:
  • No dust covers/flaps to protect ports
  • Not waterproof
  • Could be more impact resistant
  • Some people prefer cases with dual-layer construction
  • Cute color, but lacks cute characters or design elements

Find more Obliq Slim Fit iPhone 6 Case reviews and product information here.


17. Thule Atmos X3 Case for iPhone 6

Check out a review of this iPhone 6 case in the video above.

Thule is perhaps best known for things like bike racks and roof racks for skis, but they also make iPhone 6 cases. This rugged case is easy to grip, and comes in a variety of interesting color combinations to help you express your personality. It provides great protection, but it is also easy to snap on.

Price: $39.95

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Nice color options
  • Easy to grip
  • Easy to install
  • Shock-Stop corners give added impact protection
  • Screen, power button, speakers and charging port are protected

Cons:

  • Won’t ship until later this month
  • Button covers might be stiff at first
  • Not designed for submersion
  • The lightning connector port is a bit narrow, may limit your use of third-party lightning cables
  • Lacks brand cachet of other iPhone case makers

Find more Thule Atmos X3 Case for iPhone 6 reviews and product information here.


18. BALLISTIC Tough Jacket iPhone 6 Case

Check out the Ballistic Tough Jacket and Urbanite cases in the video above.

The Tough Jacket case is rugged, and protects your iPhone 6 against any drops from six feet or lower. The case is a bit bulky, but that bulk goes towards cushioning for your phone in the event of impact. Overall, this is a very nice case.

Price: $19.98 (43 percent off MSRP)

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Six foot drop protection
  • Raised lips and corners
  • Corners designed to take the brunt of a drop or impact
  • Looks cool
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Limited color options
  • Not waterproof
  • Texture makes it hard to get out of a pocket quickly
  • Bulky
  • Some users feel case could fit a bit more tightly

Find more BALLISTIC Tough Jacket iPhone 6 Case reviews and product information here.


19. Slicoo Wooden Slim iPhone 6 Case

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(Slicoo)

If you’re looking for a wood case for your iPhone 6, Slicoo offers a wooden case that has some additional shock absorption built right in. The case is made from top grade wood, environmental TPU rubber, and plastic. It’s a simple case, but it has an elegance to it that plastic cases lack.

Price: $11.99 (70 percent off MSRP)

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Beautiful wood grain
  • Made with additional materials to increase durability
  • Easy access to ports
  • Lightweight
  • Doesn’t look like most other cases

Cons:

  • Limited color options
  • Not shockproof
  • Not waterproof
  • Lacks protective port covers
  • Doesn’t come with screen protector

Find more Slicoo Wooden Slim iPhone 6 Case reviews and product information here.


20. Speck CandyShell Grip iPhone 6 Case

Check out a review of this iPhone 6 case in the video above.

Speck has been making the CandyShell Grip cases for many generations of iPhones now, and iPhone fans keep getting the same case from Speck, year after year. This case has such a devoted fan following for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it comes in a huge array of colors. Secondly, the grippy lines on the case make it easy to hold onto when your hands are a bit sweaty from hitting the gym. Finally, despite its low price, this phone has been military-grade drop tested.

Price: $34.95

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Easy to grip
  • Military-grade drop tested
  • Great color options
  • Rocker volume buttons are covered
  • Raised bezel protects screen from impac

Cons:

  • Not waterproof
  • Covered buttons can be harder to use
  • Too easy to remove, for some
  • May not play nice with your screen protector
  • Case texture makes it hard to remove quickly from pants pocket

Find more Speck CandyShell Grip iPhone 6 Case reviews and product information here.