Christmas is just weeks away, and lots of lucky Apple fans are going to get an iPhone 6 under the tree this year. But considering the iPhone 6’s high price tag, there’s another gift that should be under that Christmas tree: a compatible iPhone 6 case.
The best iPhone 6 cases combine form and function, protecting your case while also helping you to express your personality. If you’re planning on buying an iPhone 6 case for someone this holiday season, we’ve got ten solid options for you to consider. Whether your recipient is looking for a rugged case, a fashionable case, or just a basic case, there’s something on this list that will appeal to their taste…and your budget. Read on to see which iPhone 6 cases made our list.
1. HEX Focus iPhone 6 Case
Shopping for an iPhone 6 case can be frustrating, simply because so many of the cases look the same. It sometimes seems like all of the iPhone 6 cases out there are practically identical, despite the wide range of casemakers out there. If you’re looking for a case that looks and feels different from the majority of what’s out there, the HEX Focus case is an awesome option.
The Focus case comes in a couple of different finishes, but our favorite is the “woven” case pictured above. The case has a plain leather bottom, with an upper of woven leather. It looks very distinct, and it feels cool in your hand.
LifeProof is widely considered to be one of the best iPhone case brands out there. After releasing the cases in limited quantities to newsletter subscribers in late November, LifeProof has now made their Fre iPhone 6 case for sale online. You should note that the Fre case is only available in black, at least for now. We expect this case to be available in more “fun” colors like blue and lime green in the coming months.
While these new cases are pretty expensive, fans of these waterproof, snowproof, dirtproof, and shockproof cases refuse to settle for less. Do note, however, that some users are saying that their third-party charging cables won’t play nice with this case. This makes a great gift for anyone who loves winter sports. They’re also fairly new to market, so few iPhone 6 owners have purchased them. This would be a great case to replace someone’s existing, rather cheap iPhone 6 case.
Check out the video above, which features a comparison of the Incipio Rival case against Apple’s own leather case, Apple’s Silicone case, and the Speck Candyshell Grip case.
The Incipio Rival case is a co-molded model that has great textured pattern on the back. It looks cool, but that pattern also makes the case easier to grip with slightly wet hands (great for anyone who uses their iPhone at the gym.) If you want a lightweight and slim iPhone 6 case, this is a good option to consider.
Get a closer look at this new iPhone 6 case in the video above.
The Amp Audio case is coming next year, with pre-orders open now. This case is cool because it offers both 20 percent more battery life, as well as improved sound. The case offers dynamic noise reduction, and 24-bit digital audio directly from your phone. This might be the ultimate iPhone 6 case for someone on your holiday list who is a huge music fan.
However, because it won’t ship until next year, this may not be the ideal gift for people who want to have something tangible to present on Christmas Day. That being said, a photo of this case and a nice card should take the sting out of having to wait for this cool case to ship.
Price: $79 (for a limited time, price will increase to $129)
Available for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, this furry case comes in your choice of two colors. If you want a fuzzy, cuddly case that just feels nice in your cold hands, this is it. This would be an ideal gift for the woman or teenage girl in your life who loves bling, fur, and luxury goods. While it may not be a case that’s vegan-friendly, it is glamorous beyond belief. Plus, it won’t break the bank.
Carved makes iPhone 6 cases out of wood, with no two cases being exactly alike. These cases are made in the USA, and feel premium in your hand. Carved offers a number of plain wood designs with finishes like cherry, lacewood, mahogany, and black limba. Carved also has a whole line of wood cases with designs burned or inlaid into them. You can see all available options here, or visit Carved’s site to build a custom iPhone 6 case.
Genuine leather is such a great iPhone case material. It’s easy to grip, feels nice in your hand, and wears beautifully over time. Leather is also a great material to give as a gift, since it has such a premium look and feel. There are a lot of leather iPhone 6 cases out there, but this model from Benuo is worth special attention.
It’s a folio-style case that has three slots on the rear, giving you easy access to your cards or ID. There is a magnetic closure that ensures your screen is protected, and you can get the case in either brown or red.
Despite a premium price tag, this eye-catching case has been in high demand among women and teenage girls. This iPhone 6 case is positively bling-tastic. If you want a case with a premium look and feel, this awesome case from Case-Mate really makes a statement. The back is decorated with genuine crystals, and accented with premium leather detailing.
The case is very slim, making it easy to store in your pocket or in a slender clutch. While this iPhone 6 case might a be a little over-the-top for some people, it’s perfect for anyone who wants to make a statement. And all that bling makes this a perfect gift for your wife or daughter.
9. Tech Candy Radiant Orchid Barcelona iPhone 6 Case Set
This iPhone 6 case set is definitely eye-catching, and it gives you some options for styling your case. The outer shell is made of a “Space-Age Polycarbonate,” while the two inner wraps (which come in different colors) are made from “cashmere” silicone. This would make a nice gift for mom, a sister, or anyone who wants a fashionable smartphone case.
Is there someone on your Christmas list that just can’t get over their old phone with that slide-out keyboard? Give their iPhone 6 an old-school touch with this slide-out keyboard case. This makes it easier for some people to type accurately. The manufacturers say this case will stay charged for up to two weeks. Seniors on your gift list may find this case’s keyboard easier to use than the on-screen keyboard.