With Christmas less than two weeks away, you can be sure that a whole lot of iPhones are about to be given as gifts. A whoooooole lot of iPhones. Apple’s iPhone 6s was the most popular Google search term of 2015 in the consumer tech category, and it’s also undoubtedly on the top of plenty of holiday wish lists this year. Well, if you get a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus this year, there are a few things you need to know. First, you now have your hands on the most powerful smartphone in the world, so congrats. Second, it might also be the most slippery smartphone in the world, so you’re absolutely going to need to slap a case on it.
There are thousands upon thousands of options out there for iPhone cases, so it’s tough to know where to start when you shop for one. Good news: You can start right here.
We’ve covered this iPhone case a few times here on BGR, and our coverage generated tons of buzz. It makes sense, of course, because it’s not every day that you get your hands on an iPhone case that heals itself from scratches. You can see a video of it in action here, and links to a few different models follow below.
There are plenty of leather cases out there for the iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus, but none of them are quite like Alto’s. Alto uses high-quality Italian leather in fantastically vibrant colors that you won’t find anywhere else. Our favorites are the bright pinkish-red, the even brighter green, the yellowish-tan and the deep navy blue.
If you want a wallet case that looks fantastic and still keeps your phone nice and thin, Mujjo’s wallet cases might be your only option. They come in black, gray and our favorite, tan, and they’re gorgeous.
Mujjo Wallet Case: Approx. $38
Invellop Thin Fit Case
If your only priorities are cheap and thin, this case is the perfect one for you — it just doesn’t get any cheaper or thinner than this.
The Nodus Shell Case is another example of a gorgeous high-quality leather case, and our favorite color is definitely the yellow pictured above. The grain on these cases is wonderfully unique, and there’s a cool magnetic docking system that adds practically no bulk but makes the phone easy to dock anywhere.
Nodus Shell Case for iPhone: $75
OnePlus Sandstone Case
You read that right… OnePlus.
The company behind one of hardcore Android fans’ favorite phone lines also now makes iPhone cases, and they’re terrific. They sport the same sandstone texture as the back of the OnePlus 2 for the best grip money can buy, they’re thin and sturdy, and they come with an invitation to purchase a OnePlus X if you decide the iPhone 6s isn’t for you.
OnePlus Sandstone Case: $19.99
Rhinoshield Crash Guard
Looking for a plastic bumper that lets you feel how thin your phone is but still actually protects it from all kinds of drops? The Crash Guard is exactly what you need.
Willing to pay a premium for the highest-quality materials and a unique look? Definitely check out this all-aluminum and natural wood bumper from Vesel.
Vesel Wood Bumper: Approx. $148
Vaja Leather Back
Last but not least, the perfect accessory for people who hate cases. Vaja’s Leather Back provides grip so your phone won’t slip out of your hands as easily, but it provides no protection whatsoever. If you want a sleek look and a grippier back surface that won’t hide your iPhone’s design, follow the link below.
Vaja Leather Back for iPhone 6: $40 Vaja Leather Back for iPhone 6 Plus: $45