Review: Uniq Aircraft Clear for iPhone 6

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Uniq’s Aircraft Clear ($27) for iPhone 6 is a case option consisting of an aluminum bumper that fits onto a thin, clear plastic shell. The aluminum bumper is lightweight and comes in a variety of colors, some of which match the iPhone 6 colors. After the phone is inserted in the scratch-proof shell, the bumper is placed on — it may require a bit of effort to get it just right — to protect the sides. The plastic backing is scratch-proof, which is a nice change from a number of clear cases we’ve seen that become scratched fairly easily.

Review: Uniq Aircraft Clear for iPhone 6


Review: Uniq Aircraft Clear for iPhone 6

Review: Uniq Aircraft Clear for iPhone 6

Review: Uniq Aircraft Clear for iPhone 6

Review: Uniq Aircraft Clear for iPhone 6

Coverage isn’t the main selling point of Aircraft Clear — the aluminum bumper covers the volume controls and sleep/wake button, and offers bottom port cutouts, but there’s really no lip to speak of on the front edges for screen protection. The fit isn’t perfect either, as a thin layer of felt can be found inside the bumper — it may protect the device from the bumper, but it also tends to make the volume controls dip slightly inward. However, the bumper is aluminum, and once Aircraft Clear is on, it feels secure enough for a minimalist solution. And that’s the key — if you’re looking for something minimal with a nice look that shows off the iPhone 6, and you’re not too concerned with protection, Aircraft Clear is a fairly good option.

Our Rating

B-
Limited Recommendation

Company and Price

Company: Uniq

Model: Aircraft Clear

Price: $27

Compatible: iPhone 6

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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.