Review: Uniq Aircraft+ for iPhone 6

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Uniq’s Aircraft+ collection of cases for iPhone 6 ($33-$35) takes its cues from company’s previously released Aircraft Clear line for iPhone 6, with some important differences. Whereas Aircraft Clear consists of an aluminum bumper around a clear shell, there’s more to Aircraft+, as you might surmise. This time, the aluminum bumper slides over a separate rubber bumper, and a backplate slides into the back of the aluminum bumper to complete the case. Button coverage is present for the volume controls and sleep/wake button. The backplate contains a magnet for docking — the case will also be sold with a car mount as part of a larger package, as pictured further below.

Review: Uniq Aircraft+ for iPhone 6


Review: Uniq Aircraft+ for iPhone 6
Review: Uniq Aircraft+ for iPhone 6

While we found Aircraft Clear’s fit to be a bit iffy, Aircraft+ is an improvement, as the backplate makes the case feel more solid and secure. One wonders if three separate parts are necessary — inserting the backplate can be a bit tricky — but the case does have a different sort of look, with a variety of color options. We think they all look pretty sharp.

Review: Uniq Aircraft+ for iPhone 6
Review: Uniq Aircraft+ for iPhone 6

For only $6-$8 more, Uniq’s lightweight Aircraft+ is a definite improvement over the Aircraft Clear line. The ability to use Aircraft+ with a magnetic mount might be important to some users, though our rating isn’t taking Uniq’s own mount into account. Aircraft+ is a neat option for those iPhone 6 users seeking a different case, and it earns our general recommendation.

Our Rating

B
Recommended

Company and Price

Company: Uniq

Model: Aircraft+

Price: $33-35

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.