Review: VRS Design Layered Dandy + Thor for iPhone 6/6s Plus
We first saw VRS Design's Layered Dandy Case for iPad Pro, back when (we swear) the company was calling it the Dandy Layered case. The faux-leather Layered Dandy ($35) has come to iPhone 6/6s Plus as a wallet case. We've also got our hands on VRS' Thor case ($28) for Apple's largest iPhone. The company calls the Hard Drop case on its packaging, but if we have to pick — and we do — we prefer the Thor moniker. A lack of attention to detail in product naming can be a bad omen, but we haven't seen any quality issues from the South Korean-based VRS in prior cases.
Layered Dandy (or Dandy Layered) is a fairly typical folio wallet case. It has slots to store up to three credit cards, and a small pouch for cash, as well. A small magnetic clasp is used to keep the case shut. On the plus side, the faux leather texture exterior makes Layered Dandy look more expensive than it is. The negative side is typical with these cases — not enough protection, as the buttons are left uncovered and the top and bottom of the iPhone 6s Plus are left mostly exposed while in the case’s hard shell.
Thor combines an inner TPU shell with a hard rear plastic shell for additional support. This case does have proper coverage, though like the Layered Dandy, it leaves an unnecessary cutout for the iPhone’s Apple logo. Thor is also notably wider than most iPhone 6/6s Plus cases, making the ringer switch a bit harder to reach. While some will appreciate the extra drop protection, those with smaller hands may find it uncomfortable to hold. It’s also worth noting that the case’s width could make an iPhone 6s Plus look more like an Android phone, at a glance.
Most users will find Layered Dandy to be a completely acceptable folio wallet case for its price. Thor has its quirks. It adds an undetermined amount of drop protection by adding to the width of the phone, and some users may find it uncomfortable to hold. The ringer switch is also tough to access. Otherwise, Thor is a perfectly fine case — and you might like its dotted rear pattern — but its hourglass shape limits our recommendation.