But (to me, at least) the iPhone 6 is quite slippery—much more so than my iPhone 5. And given my history of dropping my iPhone 5 in some really bad spots, I decided a case was a good idea.
At the Apple Store, they had Apple’s own leather and silicon cases, and some cases from an unknown (to me) company, Tech21. The Apple cases are nice, but they completely cover the gorgeous phone. So I tried one of the Tech21 cases, and came away impressed enough to buy one.
The cases in the Apple Store—the Evo Mesh for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus—aren’t even on the Tech21 site yet. However, it’s the same design as the Evo Mesh for iPhone 5s, just upsized. You can find the case listed on the Apple Store, though not the color I purchased (smoke with the protective edge bits in orange).
I like that the case is really thin and light, that I can still see the back of the iPhone, and that the important bits are all protected. I’m not sure about the effectiveness of Impactology, and I hope I never have to find out.
Even in the case, my iPhone 6 is slimmer than my iPhone 5 in its also-very-thin case, as seen in the image above—the iPhone 5 is the blue case in the background.
The Evo Mesh case is grippy soft plastic, making the phone easy to hold. It’s not, however, so grippy that it won’t slide in and out of pockets, which is good. The cover slips on easily, fully covers the volume and power buttons, and leaves the important ports uncovered. The top protrudes just slightly above the height of the phone, so I can set the phone face down without worry. The case is also just thick enough that the protruding camera lens no longer protrudes, which I love.
Overall, I’m impressed with this case. We’ll see how it holds up over the next few months, but initial impressions are good.