Nodus Shell Case
We loved the folio style Access Case by Nodus, so we were excited to hear about the new design for the Shell case. It’s crafted from the same full-grain Italian leather, but this case is a slim, polycarbonate shell with a soft, microfiber lining that your iPhone 6S will fit snugly into. It’s very slim, has accurate cut-outs for your ports and the camera, and sports subtle button covers. There’s no distracting detail, just an embossed octopus logo on the back. The Shell case also comes with a small magnetic dock (a square of metal bearing that same stylish octopus logo) that you can stick wherever you want. It’s a handy way to keep your iPhone 6S safe while charging, or to use it hands-free.
Here’s another iPhone 6S case with a magnetic touch. The MagBak, as the name suggests, has a magnetic strip inside it, and it ships with two MagSticks, which are small magnetic strips with adhesive backs that you can stick on the car dash or the kitchen tile for mounting your iPhone. The case itself comes in four different colors, feels malleable and soft to the touch, and has a black microfiber lining inside. There are cut-outs for the ports, switch, and camera, and subtle button covers. It’s very slim, so it may not provide much drop protection, but the magnetic docks are potentially very handy.
Zagg DropGuard Case
This case from Zagg features something called Reflexion Technology. What this means is it’s durable and highly protective, meeting military drop test standards, but remains a fairly slim case. It certainly looks interesting, with a triangular pattern that will come in various colors. The colored, textured part of the case is soft and flexible, and there’s a transparent, hard plastic bumper around the outside. The button covers have a metallic finish. The openings for the ports, camera, and the switch are generous.
Speck CandyShell Clear Case
There are at least two good reasons to take a look at this new case from Speck: it’s crystal clear, so you can enjoy the iPhone 6S design, and it meets military drop test standard 810G, so it will survive a fall. This is the first clear case Speck has offered, but it didn’t have to compromise those protective credentials. Unlike other clear TPE cases, there’s a special layer to prevent yellowing over time, so it should keep its perfect transparent look. The cut-outs are exact and big enough that the case doesn’t interfere with everyday use. The button covers are easy to find without glancing at the case. There’s also a raised bezel to protect the screen.
Griffin Survivor Summit Case
Anyone seeking some serious protection for their new phone are going to want to check out the Summit case. This is part of Griffin’s Survivor series and capable of withstanding all the trials of a rugged outdoors adventure. It can handle drops from up to 10 feet, while still keeping your iPhone 6S safe inside. It’s also impervious to rain, sand, and dust. The textured finish provides added grip, there are covers for the buttons and ports, and there’s a built-in screen protector. It is quite chunky, so it masks Apple’s elegant design; but think of it as an overcoat for your phone, with a bulletproof vest inside.
Silk PureView Clear Case
Originally the cheapest case on this list is a slim bumper with an internal tread that promises to absorb shock. It has a clear back to allow Apple’s iPhone 6S design to shine through. The button covers are quite large, and there are big openings for the ports and camera. It looks quite good for such a cheap case and should provide basic protection. You can pick it up in gold, black, transparent frost, or grey. It’s easy to customize this case by slipping a picture into the clear back section — there’s even a template provided so you can trim the picture for a perfect fit. You also get a screen protector in the box.