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Otterbox’s new iPhone-only cases are as tough as they are attractive

Popular case manufacturer Otterbox has announced the Statement Series, a new model compatible only with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, and the Plus models. It’s the first time Otterbox has made a case that’s only for a single device, usually preferring to produce multiple versions for different devices. This approach means Otterbox has made a case which highlights the best, and most notable aspects of the iPhone, without compromising the shape for use on other devices.

If the pictures are anything to go by, it’s a little beauty. The rear has a transparent panel made to show the Apple logo and the iPhone’s aluminum body, plus the color you’ve chosen for the phone — important if you want people to know you splashed out on a 6S or 6S Plus. However, this see-through window doesn’t stretch the entire length of the phone.

Instead, the lower quarter is covered in leather, adding grip and texture, while the edges are raised to cope with drop shock. Around the front, a lip keeps the screen safe from surface scratches. The Statement Series isn’t only about looks. Otterbox has put the case through a series of drop tests, ensuring it meets the standard for the Drop+ Protection seal of approval. This means it has been through 24 different tests — from drop tests to make-up and hand lotion resistance — spanning 238 hours.

Otterbox will sell the new Statement Series case through its own online store, and you’ll also be able to find it inside Apple’s online store, and its retail branches. There are four accent colors available — black, gray, maroon, and blue. The price for the black model is $40, and it’s available right now. The other colors are the same price, but the exact release date hasn’t been confirmed.

Whether we’ll see more model-specific Statement Series cases from Otterbox, for other popular phones like the Galaxy S6 for example, remains to be seen.

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