If you’re still the proud owner of an iPhone 6S — the last of its breed complete with a headphone jack — your old case may be a little green around the gills. Like all smartphones, the 6S is delicate and even though it’s old, you’ll want to preserve its casing and glass for continued use either by you or perhaps a new owner. There are still plenty of 6S cases to be had, and we’ve rounded up the best of them to give you a hand with your selection. Oh, and by the way, if you’re still rocking an iPhone 6, these same cases will fit that model too.
If you’ve already upgraded to a newer iPhone, check out our guides for the best iPhone SE (2020) cases, the best iPhone XS cases, best iPhone XS Max cases, the best iPhone XR cases, the best iPhone 11 cases, best iPhone 11 Pro cases, and the best iPhone 11 Pro Max cases.
Speck CandyShell Grip Case
It’s almost guaranteed that with Speck’s CandyShell Grip Case, you will never drop your iPhone ever again. The rubber strips, in contrasting hues, provide a no-slip grip that’s almost magnetic. Beyond that, the case is military-grade drop-tested so that even if your phone manages to find its way to a concrete sidewalk, it shouldn’t suffer any damage. The patented design has two layers of protection in a single-body construction. The soft interior has reinforced corners to absorb shock while the raised bezel protects the glass from bumps and impact. A rubberized cover shields the volume and power buttons. This case is an absolute joy.
J.west iPhone 6S Case Vintage Floral
Sometimes it’s time to bust out the sunflowers. With the J.west iPhone Vintage Floral case, you will never lose your iPhone anywhere or have anyone confuse it with their phone. But don’t let the fun pattern fool you. This vivid case with its glossy finish is constructed with flexible thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and In-Mould-Decoration (IMD) tech. The cutout design accommodates the speaker, screen, camera, and ports, providing easy access to all controls. Raised front and camera lips protect the delicate camera and glass from bumps and scratches.
Perhaps the biggest name in personal phone protection, few case lists would feel right without the presence of at least one of Otterbox’s cases. If you’re worried your iPhone 6S won’t make it out in one piece, then the Otterbox Defender is what you need. The Defender offers complete protection thanks to a tough polycarbonate shell paired with a grippy slipcover on the outside. A built-in screen protector keeps the front of your phone safe, while the optional holster works as a belt-clip and a horizontal kickstand. If you’re looking for a negative point, the style could certainly be better. But if you’re not put off by the bland look, then the Otterbox Defender is the complete package.
Caseable Hard Case
Choose your own photo or design and have it printed on this hard case made of recycled water bottles. These cases function as slim shells, with cut-outs for accessing your phone’s many features. There’s a soft pad inside to help protect your iPhone, too, but it’s too minimal to provide rugged protection. The host of customization options are the real attraction, along with the bevy of stock options, many of which were developed in partnership with talented artists.
Twelve South SurfacePad Case
This stylish leather cover feels luxurious. It’s a typical folio-style with a couple of slots in the cover to hold credit cards or ID. You can also fold it back to act as a landscape stand. Your
Spigen Neo Hybrid Ex Case
This popular case from Spigen combines a flexible, clear TPU shell with a hard polycarbonate bumper. All of the cut-outs are generous and there are metallic button covers that are easy to find without looking. It provides a snug fit, the raised bezels at the front help to protect the screen, and it offers reasonable drop protection considering its slim build. Although the hard bumper comes in various different colors, we particularly like the rose gold and champagne gold options.
Vesel Wood Series Case
If you’re looking for something minimalist, protective, and luxurious, then Vesel’s gorgeous bumpers could be for you. Precisely cut from aluminum and quality woods, these hand-finished bumpers are eye-catching, but they don’t cramp the style of your
Noreve Tradition B Leather Case
If you favor a leather wallet-style case then this French-designed beauty should be on your radar. The hand-crafted case is finished with high-quality leather, and you can choose the texture and color you want. It opens like a book and there are two credit card slots with a larger pocket hidden behind within the cover. A small kickstand pops out of the back for propping your
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
Griffin Survivor Summit Case
Anyone seeking some serious protection for their new phone is 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 outdoor adventure. It can handle drops from up to 10 feet, while still keeping your
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
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