We recently received Tech21’s new Evo Mesh Sport for iPhone 6 ($40) and Evo Elite for iPhone 6 Plus ($50) — though both cases are available for both of Apple’s current iPhones. Both cases provide button coverage and are integrated with FlexShock, “a new cutting edge hybrid impact protection material which absorbs, dissipates and repels shock away from your device when dropped.” It’s a TPU case with small strips of rubber lining to cushion the phone. Evo Elite sets itself apart with a scratch-resistant coating, and a built-in hard plastic bumper on the sides of the case.
Both of these cases aren’t too much different from Tech21’s earlier Classic Shell for iPhone 6. Evo Mesh Sport has a different look, but it’s hard to tell if it really provides any additional protection for the extra $5. Evo Elite is similar as well, but oddly, its port openings on the bottom of the iPhone case are a bit too large, allowing for possible dents on the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
Evo Mesh Sport and Evo Elite are both good cases, which we’re quickly coming to expect from Tech21. There’s nothing particualr about the design that make the cases stand out, but they provide a fair amount of protection in a thin package. Evo Elite gets a slight knock for the strange fit at the bottom of the case — and the higher price — but both cases are recommended.
Evo Mesh Sport for iPhone 6
Evo Elite for iPhone 6 Plus
Company and Price
Compatibility: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus