Review: Pelican Protector for iPhone 6 and Voyager for iPhone 6 Plus

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Pelican has brought its two smartphone case models to Apple’s newest iPhones. Protector ($40) for iPhone 6 is a co-molded rubber and plastic case — unlike some past versions of Protector, the iPhone 6 edition is just one piece. Voyager ($60) for iPhone 6 Plus is a bulkier, more protective offering — it offers complete button and port coverage. It also comes with a screen protector and a holster that doubles as a stand for the case. Both cases meet military drop test specifications.

Review: Pelican Protector for iPhone 6 and Voyager for iPhone 6 Plus


Review: Pelican Protector for iPhone 6 and Voyager for iPhone 6 Plus

Protector is a fairly standard co-molded case, but that’s a good thing. The case has very good button coverage and responsiveness, appropriate port cutouts, and a substantial lip on the front of the case for screen protection. Protector feels solid without adding a lot of heft, though the design is a bit bland.

Review: Pelican Protector for iPhone 6 and Voyager for iPhone 6 Plus
Review: Pelican Protector for iPhone 6 and Voyager for iPhone 6 Plus
Review: Pelican Protector for iPhone 6 and Voyager for iPhone 6 Plus

There’s a bit more to say about Voyager for iPhone 6 Plus. The two-piece case is mostly plastic with a thin rubber layer underneath the iPhone. All of the buttons and ports are covered — even the ringer switch, which can be a bit tricky to access. We don’t really care for holster belt clips, but the way Pelican turns the holster into a stand is clever. Voyager is certainly a solid case, but if you’re looking to use it as a second case to be used in situations that require extra protection, be warned: it’s a chore to remove from the iPhone.

Review: Pelican Protector for iPhone 6 and Voyager for iPhone 6 Plus

Both Protector for iPhone 6 and Voyager for iPhone 6 Plus are solid cases. There are few faults with either option, but we do wish Pelican’s design was a bit more inspired. Protector and Voyager are both a bit boring — they certainly won’t grab your eye when looking for an iPhone case. It’s also worth noting that Voyager has increased $10 in price since its release for iPhone 5/5s. Nevertheless, both of Pelican’s cases provide very good protection and merit our general recommendation.

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Our Rating

B
Recommended

Company and Price

Company: Pelican

Models: Protector for iPhone 6, Voyager for iPhone 6 Plus

Price: $

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.