Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

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Incipio has updated a number of its case lines for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. DualPro Shine ($35) for iPhone 6 is a dual-layer rubber and plastic case with an aluminum-style finish on the back of the plastic shell. Edge ($30), also for iPhone 6, is a hard plastic shell slider case with a matte finish. NGP ($20) is a soft shell, flexible plastic case for iPhone 6 Plus.

Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

DualPro Shine uses a rubber layer to surround the iPhone 6, which is then placed inside a hard plastic shell. The volume controls and sleep/wake button are protected, and proper port openings line the bottom of the case. If you wanted to just keep the phone in the inner rubber layer, you probably could — but placing it inside the outer shell as intended will give a better fit with solid protection. The “aluminum finish” isn’t really aluminum, but it looks pretty sharp nonetheless.

 

Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

Though it’s a slider, Edge still retains the same standard port openings at the bottom of the case as seen in the DualPro Shine. It offers similar button coverage as well, and comes in a nice matte finish. Unfortunately, although it’s a thin plastic shell slider, it’s a chore actually getting the iPhone 6 in and out of the Edge.

 

Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

Incipio’s tried-and-true NGP case returns in a number of translucent colors for iPhone 6 Plus. The flexible polymer case is thin and fits snug on the largest iPhone, with proper coverage for volume controls and the sleep/wake button. It’s not flashy, but NGP is always a good option for the price, and this version is no different.

 

Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

Review: Incipio DualPro Shine, Edge for iPhone 6 + NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

Both Incipio’s DualPro Shine and NGP earn our strong general recommendation — the former is an attractive two-piece case that should provide adequate coverage. NGP is a simple winner yet again, and a great value choice to defend your iPhone 6 Plus. Edge falls back a bit from the pack. It’s $5 cheaper than DualPro Shine, but it doesn’t feel as solid, and a slider case should be a bit better at doing what its name implies. Edge still earns our limited recommendation.

Our Rating

B+
Recommended

DualPro Shine and NGP

B-
Limited Recommendation

Edge

Company and Price

Company: Incipio

Models: DualPro Shine, Edge, NGP

Price: $20-$35

Compatible: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

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Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy was the Editor-in-Cheif at iLounge. He mostly edited and oversaw all site editorial content, managed staff and freelancers, made the final call on product review grades and awards, and led online coverage of all Apple events and live coverage of the International CES in 2015.