If you’re looking for an ultra-thin iPhone 6 case — or a super-slim iPhone 6 Plus case — some excellent options are now available. There are three main benefits of a thin case, the first of which is grip. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are so thin and rounded that some people have a hard time holding them, especially while trying do active things like shoot video or take photos while their minds are on the action and not on holding their iPhones.

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.

Best Ultra Slim Cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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.

Learn more about the Air Jacket for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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.

Learn more about the Caudabe Veil for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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.

Learn More about the Radius case for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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.

Learn more about the ZAGG InvisibleShield Orbit for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

5. Incipio Feather

The Incipio Feather is a lightweight snap-on polycarbonate case with an EVA interior for shock absorption.

Learn more about the Incipio Feather for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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.

Learn more about the Incipio Feather Shine for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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.

Learn more about the Griffin Survivor Core for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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.

Learn more about the Griffin Reveal for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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.

Learn more about the Cygnett AeroGrip for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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.

Learn more about the Peel Super Thin Case for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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I've been writing about the tech industry since the birth of the email newsletter, and I still remember the clacking Mac keyboards from high school -- Apple's seed-planting strategy at work. I'm a big fan of elegant gear and sublime tech, but there's something to be said for turning it all off -- or most of it -- to go outside. Online I like to call out cool stuff on Wicked Cool Bite, share Apple-focused opinions on TechNewsWorld, and blog with my buddies at Man Makes Fire. For something different, check out If They Mistake the Moon for the Sun. To catch me, take a "firstnamelastname" guess at the url of this site.