Cover-Up WoodBack Case ($26)
These slim cases feature hand-crafted, natural wood set in minimalist, black polycarbonate shells that snap onto your Galaxy S6. There are openings in the sides for the buttons, and the case curves just round the corners, leaving the top and bottom edges almost entirely exposed. A small lip prevents the screen from coming into contact with a surface when placed face down. These are very minimal cases, so don’t expect major drop protection. The extensive choice of wood includes bamboo, cedar, blackened ash, cherry, elm, maple, and more. Every one is slightly different because of the natural wood grain, but they all feel and look lovely.
Seidio Dilex Pro Case ($27+)
You get the full works with the Dilex Pro package, including a two layer case that combines shock absorbing TPU, with a tough outer shell, finished in soft touch, matte black. The outer shell sports a handy, and durable, magnetic kickstand. There’s also a felt-lined holster with belt clip attachment that you can slide your Galaxy S6 into. The cut-outs are precise, and the button covers work well. This case offers solid protection and some handy extras. The black looks best, but you can often pick up the color versions a bit cheaper.
If you don’t like covering up that gorgeous Galaxy S6, then perhaps a bumper will tempt you. Rhino Shield promises that its special polymer blend will protect your S6 in falls of up to 11.5 feet. Unless you’re very tall indeed, that should be enough protection for most situations. The bumper is soft, it adds grip, and it protrudes to protect the screen and the back. The button covers are easy to find without looking, and they work well. The openings are exact, and generous enough for most accessories. You can get a version of this with front and back protectors, or combine it with your own, for full coverage.
Tmbr Wood Case ($24+)
They may have run out vowels, but Tmbr’s cases certainly have bags of style. They’re all wooden designs in rosewood, walnut, and wenge. You can even get a couple with tree designs on the back. The thin, wood veneer is set in tough polycarbonate, and there’s a black surround that’s slightly raised on the front to protect the screen. The sides are also textured for added grip, leaving the button covers smooth. The cut-outs are correct, and it’s a thin case, so there shouldn’t be any problems with jacks, or camera operation. These cases aren’t going offer rugged drop protection, but if you’re careful with your S6 they’ll be enough for you.
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You can choose from all kinds of designs for these Skinit cases, but what makes this manufacturer really stand out is the option to customize your own case with a favorite image or photo. It’s an easy process to upload your image and tweak your case design, and you’ll get a preview of what it will look like before you buy. The cases are a classic blend of TPU and polycarbonate, with accurate cut-outs, and tactile button covers that work as they should. If you pick a design, you’ll get a case for $5 or $10 less. As the name suggests, Skinit also offer adhesive skins for your Galaxy S6 (at $15 to $20), which cover front and back, and can also be customized.
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