Even a thin case can make an iPhone feel more tactile in the hand.
Of course, slim cases provide scratch protection, too, which is handy if you’ll end up selling your iPhone when you upgrade. Last of all, a slim case can help provide a little impact protection — but only a little compared to more rugged cases. Most don’t offer protection when you set your iPhone face down, so you might want to consider a screen protector, too.
But the nice thing about a great thin case is that it lets the svelte design of your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus show through. iPhone owners tend to appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into a work of art, and a super slim case helps retain design elements while also offering protection in a form that lets you slip your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus into and out of pockets with ease.
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1. Power Support Air Jacket
Power Support has long been known as a premier screen protector maker — I’m a fan of the Power Support Anti-Glare film set — but Power Support also makes cases. Their super slim case is called the Air Jacket.
The Air Jacket is crazy thin and includes a rubberized coating on the surface that — for me, at least — significantly improved my iPhone 6 grip. It’s a minimalist case that hugs your iPhone perfectly. Excellent fit and finish, highly recommended. Comes in Clear, Clear Matte, Smoke, and Rubber Black.
2. Caudabe Veil
The Caudabe Veil case material is just 0.35 millimeters thin, and while it doesn’t offer much protection, it reveals your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in all its glory. Better still, Caudabe offers a 1-year hassle-free warranty. Within one year from the date of your purchase, if you’re unhappy with your case, email Caudabe, describe the issue, and include a few photos of the affected areas. Caudabe says they’ll send you a replacement ASAP.
3. Radius Case
The mod-3 Radius case got its start with a Kickstarter version for the iPhone 5, and is now producing a unique “case” for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The case is basically a light and thin aluminum X that fits over the rear of your iPhone and includes four-corner protection. Some assembly is required. How protective is it? Hard to say. Striking looks for sure, though.
4. ZAGG InvisibleShield Orbit
The ZAGG InvisibleShield Orbit includes a glass screen protector that fits a rigid bumper that includes soft and durable TPU for cushion with polycarbonate to help prevent damage. The back is left open.
5. Incipio Feather
The Incipio Feather is a lightweight snap-on polycarbonate case with an EVA interior for shock absorption.
6. Incipio Feather Shine
The Incipio Feather Shine is similar to the Incipio Feather except it is sold in metallic colors with a brushed-aluminum style finish.
7. Griffin Survivor Core
The Griffin Survivor Core blends an ultra-thin polycarbonate back with flexible TPU shock-absorbing crumple zones around the corners and edges.
8. Griffin Reveal
The Griffin Reveal is a thin polycarbonate shell that only adds 1.6 millimeters to the thickness of your iPhone. Also features an ultra-thin rubber interior lining and slim rubber edges for grip.
9. Cygnett AeroGrip
The Cygnett AeroGrip is a snap-on polycarbonate hard case offered in crystal clear, matte black, or white gloss. Features indentations on the side edges to enhance grip.
10. Peel Super Thin Case
The Peel Super Thin case are so thin they don’t even bother with branding case — brand free. Nice. At just 0.35 millimeters thin (case material thickness), it comes in black, gold, and white.
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