Review: Incipio Octane Pure, Phenom + Tension Block for iPhone 6/6s

Three Incipio cases for iPhone 6s all offer good protection at affordable prices. Octane Pure ($30) is a thin, translucent co-molded polycarbonate case. Phenom ($35) is also a polycarbonate/TPU case, but it’s bulkier and adds a bit more protection. Tension Block ($20) is a single-layer, flexible TPU case. All cases feature button coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls. All three cases come in a variety of colors.

Review: Incipio Octane Pure, Phenom + Tension Block for iPhone 6/6s
Review: Incipio Octane Pure, Phenom + Tension Block for iPhone 6/6s

Octane Pure is a straightforward co-molded case, best compared to Speck’s CandyShell Clear. Though this case isn’t quite as sturdy as Speck’s offering, it’s thinner, which some may prefer.

Review: Incipio Octane Pure, Phenom + Tension Block for iPhone 6/6s
Review: Incipio Octane Pure, Phenom + Tension Block for iPhone 6/6s

Phenom’s packaging bills the case as “the future of drop protection,” advertising “three layers of defense.” That third layer is a honeycomb-shaped TPE cushioning inside the case. There’s no doubt Phenom is a protective case, though some will like the soft-touch back more than others. We also weren’t crazy about the feel of the thick buttons.

Review: Incipio Octane Pure, Phenom + Tension Block for iPhone 6/6s
Review: Incipio Octane Pure, Phenom + Tension Block for iPhone 6/6s

Tension Block is even simpler than Octane Pure, though the TPU case has a notable pattern on the back top half. If you’re looking for an affordable case, it’s a good choice. All three of these cases are fine options, and they all earn our strong general recommendation.

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Our Rating

B+
Recommended

Company and Price

Company: Incipio

Model: Octane Pure for iPhone 6/6sPhenom for iPhone 6/6s, Tension Block for iPhone 6/6s

MSRP: $20-$35

Compatibility: iPhone 6, iPhone 6s

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