Most iPhone owners use cases. They’re the easiest way to keep your device looking and feeling new, even if you accidentally drop your iPhone, or keep it in a pocket or bag with other items. But when Apple releases new iPhones, it can be hard to find a case on day one (or even week one) that’s guaranteed to fit, especially if Apple makes subtle changes to the iPhone’s body.
That’s why Spigen’s new lineup of iPhone 6s cases is so appealing. Each of the 5 designs has been custom-molded with the little bit of extra space Apple’s slightly thicker iPhone 6s will need, so you can have protection ready as soon as your iPhone arrives. Starting at under $11 and topping out at $28, they’re also surprisingly slim and super-affordable, with a lot of cool color and texture options. Our top pick? The impressively slim, brand new design Perfect Armor…
All of the cases use specially molded flexible plastic to fit the iPhone 6s, as well as the iPhone 6. Four are certified against drops to the MIL-STD 810G-516.6 military standard, and each improves upon Spigen’s earlier cases in both size and durability. They’re all impressively strong, yet thin enough to let the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 feel slender in your hand.
Perfect Armor: 360° Military-Grade Protection, Slimmer + More Affordable Than Ever
Spigen has released many cases in the Armor series, but Perfect Armor ($27.99) really earns its name. Amazingly thin despite including both front and rear pieces, Perfect Armor has full screen protection, a built-in video stand, and pop-open caps for the headphone and Lightning ports. It’s your best case option if you want iPhone 6s/6 anti-drop, anti-scratch, and anti-splash protection without adding bulk, inconvenience, or extra cost. Perfect Armor is available immediately in black.
Rugged Armor: Military-Grade Body Protection With Carbon Fiber-Style Panels
Rugged Armor ($10.99) is a simplified version of Perfect Armor that gives up protection for its lower price. Made entirely from flexible TPU with glossy carbon-fiber styled panels on the rear, it’s a budget case that looks way cooler than its price, with the same military standard anti-drop protection as Perfect Armor. The iPhone 6s’s buttons are protected, but the ports and screen are not. Just like Perfect Armor, it’s thinner than you’d expect, yet has air cushions inside to keep your iPhone safe. It’s available now in black.
Neo Hybrid Carbon: Metallic Buttons + Bumper With A Carbon Fiber-Styled Body
Spigen’s Hybrid cases always bring two materials together so fans of different cases have an option in the middle. Neo Hybrid Carbon ($16.99) blends the TPU and carbon fiber-styled design of Rugged Armor with one of Spigen’s signature hard plastic bumpers. You can choose from a handsome gunmetal gray, a bright Dante red, or a bright Reventon yellow, each with metallic silver buttons. Spigen has redesigned the iPhone 6s bumper from ones it was using for the iPhone 6, upgrading the frame around both port and switch holes for added resilience. Military standard anti-drop protection is included in this design, too. If you’re thinking of getting Rugged Armor but want to preserve more of the iPhone’s metal and curves, Neo Hybrid Carbon is a better pick. It’s available today.
Neo Hybrid EX: Metallic Buttons + Bumper With A Protective, See-Through Back
iPhone purists love to show off their devices, and Neo Hybrid EX ($16.99) is their best case choice. Each version of Neo Hybrid EX includes a completely clear semi-soft TPU case that shows off the iPhone’s entire back, plus a hard plastic bumper to either accent or match the iPhone’s natural color. You can choose from champagne gold, rose gold, white, blue, or mint bumpers, each with silver metallic buttons. Despite the low price, this is a very elegant-looking and -feeling case, and like Neo Hybrid Carbon, the bumper is redesigned for the iPhone 6s with added resilience. The only thing you give up is military standard anti-drop protection, but you’re still much better off than with a bare iPhone. All five colors of Neo Hybrid EX are shipping today.
Ultra Hybrid: The Tri-Tone Case With A Clear Back, Colored Edges + Buttons
Spigen’s fifth iPhone 6s case is the new Ultra Hybrid ($14.99), a simplified alternative to Neo Hybrid EX. Built with special button protectors, each one-piece case combines soft TPU edging with a completely clear hard plastic back. You can choose from mint with metallic buttons (above), black with metallic buttons, or three tinted clear versions with matching buttons: rose crystal, clear crystal, or gray “space crystal.” Spigen has updated a familiar design with military standard anti-drop protection, tiny anti-scuff ribs on the back corners, and button covers that look and feel great. All of the colors are available now.