iPhone cases come in a wide variety of styles. Some cost under $10, while others can cost well over $100. Shopping for an iPhone 6 case can be fun, but it can also be frustrating. If you’re trying to stick to a budget, it can be hard to find a case that is in your price range, but also looks cool and sufficiently protects your phone. That’s why we have compiled this helpful list of great cases, organized by price. If you know how much you’re willing to spend on a new iPhone 6 case, then this list will help you narrow down your choices. Read on to see the best cheap iPhone 6 cases, mid-range cases, and premium iPhone 6 cases.
Best iPhone 6 Cases Under $10
In this section, we’re running down the best iPhone 6 cases you can buy for $10 or less. While many iPhone 6 cases in this range are simple shells that offer limited protection, some of these cases have some nice added features. It is possible to find a nice case for under $10, but those who are looking for waterproof cases, wallet cases, battery cases, or other iPhone 6 cases with a bit more functionality may need to spend more than $10 to find a case that suits their needs.
Please note that throughout the article, we’ll be listing case prices by the cheapest online price, rather than using the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. That means, in some cases, you’ll be seeing deep discounts on rather nice iPhone 6 cases. You should also note that the price of an iPhone 6 can vary based on which color case you select.
1. LUVVITT ARMOR SHELL iPhone 6 Case
Normally retailing for $29.95, LUVVITT’s ARMOR SHELL case for the iPhone 6 is ideal for people who want a lot of protection for a low price. This case consists of two components. There’s a soft inner sleeve, which wraps around the phone and offers shock-absorption. On top of that, there’s a hard outer shell, which provides impact protection. This iPhone 6 case offers a nice blend of protective features, and it’s perfect for someone who wants an OtterBox-like case at a fraction of the price.
This cool case from Omaker is semi-transparent, which lets you show off the Apple logo. It also has slightly reinforced corners, which is great in the event that you drop your phone. While this case is fairly cheap, it should provide decent protection from scrapes, bumps, and short drops.
If you want a simple iPhone 6 case that is slim and lightweight, these colorful cases from Obliq are a nice choice. The colors include the cute pink shade above, as well as mint green, white, navy blue, and black. The grippable texturing on the sides and rear of the case make this a great option for runners who need a firm grip on their phone while jogging, or for anyone with a serious case of “butterfingers.”
Looking for something that’s a little more trendy and fashionable? ESR has a line of thin, mostly clear cases decorated with cute patterns like polka dots, chevrons, or squiggles. They also make a bunch of other case styles as well. This case looks especially nice on gold iPhone 6 models.
It’s hard to find a wallet case for under $10, but it’s not impossible. This cool case from GMYLE is considered by some to be the “down market” version of this premium iPhone 6 book case from Twelve South. CHAPTER XVI also makes a similar case, and both that case and the Twelve South case are much more expensive than the GMYLE case. The GMYLE book-style case has four interior slots for holding your credit card, ID, or business cards. If you love iPhone cases that trick the eye, this is a cool case that won’t blow your budget.
Best iPhone 6 Cases on Sale for Between $10 and $35
If you’re looking for a simple, basic iPhone 6 case, you can find something nice for under $35. While it’s still hard to find reliable waterproof cases at this price point, it’s easy to spend between $10 and $35 and get a case that is durable and dependable. There are lots of reliable brands producing cases for the iPhone 6 at this price point, and it’s a price range that many shoppers feel comfortable with. Read on to see our top five picks for iPhone 6 cases that cost between $10 and $35.
6. Incipio DualPro iPhone 6 Case
The Incipio Dualpro case offers a blend of form and function. You can use this phone with confidence at the gym, while running, or just on the go. The impact-absorbing design and grippable case texture make you feel like your iPhone is protected, no matter what. This is the ideal case for iPhone 6 owners who want a case from a reliable brand, as well as those who prefer a case that’s relatively slender.
This lightweight case doesn’t add much weight to your phone, and it offers a convenient storage area for stashing cash or cards. Why carry a wallet and a phone, when you can carry it all in one place? This case makes it easy to keep all your important cards with you. In addition to the cute color above, you can get this case in shimmery white or gold. This is a nice brand, and cases from Spigen have made lots of “best of” lists when it comes to their iPhone 6 cases.
The Otterbox Defender case is rugged, and also more affordable than other brands out there. It also has a nice slim profile, and offers some pretty serious drop protection. However, the Defender is not waterproof, which may be a deal-breaker for some folks. If you’re looking for a case that offers great protection, but for a fraction of what you’d pay for a more premium case, this is an option worth considering. Plus, it comes with a belt-clip holster for easy access on the go.
Check out a review of this iPhone 6 case in the video above.
Speck has been making the CandyShell Grip cases for many generations of iPhones now, and iPhone fans keep getting the same case from Speck, year after year. It comes in a huge array of colors. The grippy lines on the case make it easy to hold onto when your hands are a bit sweaty from hitting the gym. Finally, despite its low price, this phone has been military-grade drop tested.
While Speck cases generally get favorable reviews from bloggers and consumers year after year, not everyone is happy with the 2014 Speck offerings for the iPhone 6. Eli Hodapp of TouchArcade notes that the regular CandyShell case from Speck was particularly disappointing to him:
“First off, the back bows out so it doesn’t sit flat. This lets you quite literally effortlessly spin your phone like a top. It’s almost sort of laughable just how long your phone will spin, with even the slightest movement…the rubber that makes up the front lip and the button protrusions is laughably grippy, to the point that it was causing so much friction with my pocket when I pulled it out that layers of the rubber were peeling off.”
While some Speck cases may not to be everyone’s taste, the brand remains trusted. Not everyone wants a bulky, rugged phone case, and the spinning phenomenon that Hodapp reports may actually be appealing to some. This case may be a controversial choice, but despite some detractors, it’s still a solid choice for many people.
This case is constructed of polycarbonate and brushed anodized aluminum. Like some other aluminum cases we’ve seen, this case does leave a small amount of the top and bottom of your phone unprotected. While this case isn’t ideal for people who are prone to dropping their devices, or those who need a more rugged case with splash proof protection, Spigen’s aluminum case is great for people who want their case to mirror the color of the phone underneath. If your primary demands are lightweight build, slim design, and use of metal in the construction, then this case is probably going to tick all your boxes.
If you’re going to spend as much as $80 on an iPhone 6 case, you will be expecting to get a lot of bang for your buck. Cases in this price range may be out of the reach of some people, but those who can afford them will get cases that are truly deluxe. You can expect to see iPhone 6 cases in this price range to offer cool features, such as built-in batteries or waterproofing. These cases often take a little longer to get to market because the manufacturers have taken their time to get the case just right. These cases are usually designed with a lot of forethought, and have interesting or attractive features. If you’re willing to drop between $40 and $80 on an iPhone 6 case, here are some of the best options you should consider.
11. LifeProof Fre iPhone 6 Case
LifeProof is widely considered to be one of the best iPhone case brands out there. While these new cases are pretty expensive, fans of these waterproof, snowproof, dirtproof, and shockproof know just how awesome they are. Plus, the wraparound design of the case ensures that you will protect every corner of your device…and that means a higher trade-in value when it comes time to upgrade to a new device.
However, these expensive cases do have a couple of minor annoyances. While it’s awesome to have a case that’s so indestructible, you do need to keep track of a headphone adapter. Lose it, and it’s a pain to replace. Additionally, some of the thicker third-party charging cables won’t work with this case. However, if you need a case that you can use with confidence on the slopes or at the beach, this is one of the best cases on the market.
12. SUPCASE MFI Certified ‘Beetle Power’ Holster 3200mAh Battery Case for iPhone 6
Battery cases are an excellent option for any iPhone 6 owner who needs more juice. The iPhone 6 has a relatively small battery, at least compared to a lot of the flagship Android phones on the market. For people who play a lot of games on their iPhone 6, people who stream music all day long, or people who use battery-intensive apps like GPS all day long, it would be very convenient to have a battery built right into their case.
There are lots of battery cases out there. SUPCASE’s battery case is a 3200mAh offering, which means it has enough juice to charge your iPhone 6 once from a zero percent charge, with a little juice left over.
Leather wallets are great for professionals, or for anyone who just wants an iPhone 6 case that’s a bit more distinguished than the average case. This cool case from Mujjo offers premium leather construction, along with a little pocket that lets you access your cards quickly. If you want an understated, premium iPhone 6 case, this is a great option.
Looking for a case that just looks cool? This iPhone 6 case includes an aerospace-grade carbon fiber polycarbonate back plate for added protection. This case may be a bit bulky, but it is rugged and has strong corners to protect your phone if it is dropped.
15. Blacksmith-Labs ‘Barrett’ Belt Holster iPhone 6 Case
Blacksmith-Labs makes a great belt holster case for the iPhone 6. It’s made from premium leather, and there are lots of color options available. The alloy belt clip is secure, and easy to use. The belt clip hardware is available in several different finishes, including gunmetal, chrome, and a “brushed gold” color. This model is the “Barrett,” but similar models are also available. There’s the Barrett Mezzano, which will let you store your iPhone 6 with a slim case on it (unlike the Barrett case, which only works with a “naked” phone). There’s also the Barrett Grande, which works with bulkier cases like the Otterbox Commuter case, Otterbox Symmetry cases, or Urban Armor Gear composite case.
The iPhone 6 is a premium phone, and many feel that only the most premium of accessories will do. If you’re willing to spend about $100 on a new iPhone 6 case, you’re going to get some innovative features. The cases are often made from premium materials, and they’re a bit showy. These iPhone 6 cases generally offer solid protection, but they’re arguably more like status symbols than mere accessories. If you thrive on having the latest and greatest gear, these cool iPhone 6 cases are bound to get you a lot of compliments.
16. Typo2 Keyboard for iPhone 6
This cool case gives you a way to type more accurately. While plenty of people prefer the iPhone’s virtual keyboard, many users find that they can’t type as well on the on-screen keyboard as they could when they had a phone with physical keys. If you want to give your iPhone a more BlackBerry-like feel, this case might be perfect for you.
The iPhone itself is a status symbol, so it makes sense that your phone case should reflect that. Bling My Thing is a cool company that’s headquartered overseas. The company makes iPhone 6 cases that are totally glam and blinged out. The case includes hand-applied Swarovski crystal elements. If you want a case that sets you apart from the crowd, this is definitely it.
18. Piel Frama Magnetic Leather Cover for iPhone 6
Piel Frama makes some of the coolest leather iPhone 6 cases out there. These cases are available in a wide range of colors, and some versions of the case are made from crocodile or ostrich leather, or include Swarovski crystal elements. This reporter-style folio case is great for privacy, and it’s also great for people who like wallet-style cases. It includes a removable swivel belt clip.
19. Dog & Bone Backbone Qi Wireless Charging Case for iPhone 6
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This starter kit from Dog & Backbone gives you everything you need to set up a wireless charging case for your iPhone 6. This case has been military tested (MIL STD 810F) to withstand drops up to 4 feet. The case is Qi-compatible. Qi is a globally recognized wireless charging standard, and there are charging ports for Qi-compatible devices at lots of cafes and airports around the globe. The case is MFi-certified as well. This starter kit includes both the wireless charging case and pad.
Squair is a Japanese company that makes aluminum iPhone 6 cases. While these cases cost a pretty penny, they are beautifully designed. These cases are made from a special aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, and they assemble without any screws. Still, it’s hard to justify spending two grand on an iPhone case. SQUAIR does have some cheaper cases options that start at just $300, but even that is pretty steep. If you want the cool factor of owning an iPhone 6 from Japan (and an iPhone 6 case nobody else in your circle of friends has), then you might want to snag this premium case.
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