Today’s introduction of Apple’s new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has already led a number of companies to reveal cases for the upcoming devices. We’ve already received plenty of new iPhone 6s cases from Spigen, including Liquid Crystal, Neo Hybrid, Neo Hybrid Carbon, Neo Hybrid EX, Perfect Armor, Rugged Capsule, Thin Fit and Ultra Hybrid. All of those cases are advertised as 6/6s cases — once we have the iPhone 6s in hand, we’ll see how they all measure up and post plenty of reviews, but until then, you can take a look at these other newly announced offerings.
Griffin has expanded its Survivor line of cases, adding the Summit and Journey models to its existing All-Terrain offering. The multi-layered Survivor Summit ($50 for iPhone 6s, $60 for iPhone 6s Plus), can withstand a maximum 10-foot drop and provides a textured grip. The case fully weather seals all ports and device controls to protect against rain, dust and sand.
The Survivor Journey ($30 for iPhone 6s, $40 for iPhone 6s Plus) offers a slimmer profile than the Summit. An interior protection layer suspends the device inside a rigid snap-on shell. Griffin’s Survivor All-Terrain ($50 for iPhone 6, $60 for iPhone 6 Plus) that we reviewed last year is still available too, but doesn’t appear to have received any sort of update as of yet. The entire Survivor line can be found at the company’s website.
Native Union says it is offering its Clic 360 ($40) for the iPhone 6s, but it’s unclear if the new model is any different than the one we reviewed for iPhone 6 last month.
CM4’s Q Card case ($40) is also touting its compatibility with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but aside from a little updated text on their site, the company doesn’t seem to have updated the case from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models we reviewed in February.
Silk Innovation’s existing PureView ($12) and Vault ($15) cases claim to fit iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, as does the more involved Silk Armor ($18) case that appears to be a rebranding of the Stealth Armor case we reviewed in February.
Prong’s PWR case ($100 for iPhone 6s, not available for iPhone 6s Plus) features fold-out prongs that plug directly into a wall outlet to charge both the phone and a detachable battery, which claims to offer up to 100 percent additional battery life. A backup micro-USB cable allows the case to charge when no outlet is available and an LED indicator lets users know when the battery is charged. The case is available for pre-order on the company’s website.
X-Doria’s Defense Lux case ($60 for both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus), not pictured, is a new addition to the company’s case lineup, made of machined aluminum and providing drop protection with an oversized lip to guard the screen against surface scratches. An inner rubber layer cushions the phone while rear panels come in carbon fiber, leather or croc skin to add a little flair. The new case isn’t yet featured for purchase or pre-order on the company’s website.
PureGear’s Smart + Buttons screen shield ($40) claims to contain a special circuit that links the iPhone’s bottom corners with the top corner, adding a “back button” to the bottom of the phone, which will allow for more one-handed navigation options. Time will tell how that functionality will interact with and/or hinder the new 3D Touch features in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The screen shield includes an installation tray to ensure it goes on smoothly with no bubbles. The product isn’t yet featured on the company’s website.