You’ve got your nice new shiny iPhone 6. The salesman then asks the question – “how about a case?”. What used to be an easy chore is no longer a simple style and color choice. As with the phone itself, cases have developed beyond simply protecting the phone against your dropping it in the bath or standing on it when it accidentally falls onto the floor.
Depending on your plans, it now makes sense to have more than once case/cover for your phone. Cases can now provide additional battery power for extra talk and surf time , waterproofing, impact protection or signal enhancement.Rotating your covers/cases can also make them last longer. Obviously the case needs to be compatible with your phone, but we’ve had a look at cases for the new iPhone 6 and set out five different classes of phone cases to think about.
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iPhone 6 Battery Case, Trianium iPhone 6 Battery Charging Case
If it is often difficult or inconvenient for you to recharge, then this case will provide both protection for your phone and additional talk and surfing time.
The key usage features of the Trianium is obviously the iPhone compatible battery housed in the case. Connecting the case to a power source will simultaneously charge your iPhone and battery case. If you use the supplied Micro-USB cable to connect to a Mac, then you can also charge up both batteries as you sync your iPhone without having to take the battery case off. A LED battery level indicator lets you know exactly how much power you still have available.
In regard to ergonomics, the Trianium Atomic S protects your iPhone from daily wear and tear, yet remains small and convenient enough to fit easily in your hand or in your pocket. The resilient hard-shell design protects the iPhone and allows easy access to all the buttons and ports.
Definitely one to consider for the road warrior.
LifeProof iPhone 6 Case – Fre Series
Most urban users have little use for a waterproof case unless they plan to use the phone in the bath or shower. Having said that, you may well need one when on vacation at the beach, pool or ski-lodge. Outdoors types definitely need one when trudging through the snow or out fishing.
The LifeProof brand range is considered among the best of breed waterproof cases, and the Fre model is also shockproof, snowproof and dirtproof. Ideal for that activity vacation.
Great in preventing scratches to the touchscreen and water damage if you live above the snow line. Add this one to your gadget drawer.
OtterBox iPhone 6 Case – Commuter Wallet Series
A wallet case is great for the active among us who a single container to carry a phone, money, cards and other small bits and pieces when out and about. Obviously, you need to take care when your entire life is in the one place, but it does save you carrying several different containers with you.
Otterbox make a super range of covers for many different phones, and this is a splendid addition. The card holder holds up to three cards and a small number of notes ideal for the jogger or cyclist needing a cappuccino and pastry at the end of the trip. It has a one-hand operated easy-to-use sliding cover that stops them falling out.
Again, put it in your gadget drawer for when you need it.
Pong Sleek iPhone 6 Case – with built in antenna technology
There is nothing more frustrating than moving into a zone where you lose signal or the signal quality degrades to one where you cannot connect or speak or hear. Signal boosting covers, while not eliminating the problem can significantly ease it.
There has also been some discussion in the media about the effect of cell phone use on health. Covers can reduce exposure to cell phone radiation that is possibly injurious to health. Two cases you might want to consider are the Pong or Reach79. The Pong case is a soft to the touch case that they claim reduces the radio waves seeping into your brain. It also boosts the outgoing signal for better clarity. The “Sleek” variant is fine for normal use, but there is a “Rugged” version for greater protection.
Bottle Opener Shockproof Cover Case for Apple Iphone 6
The previous four cases are all entirely practical and should have a place in an iPhone 6 owner’s gadget drawer.
Special feature cases offer something different, a bit of bling, a funky attachment to reflect the owner’s lifestyle or simply something that’s a bit of fun.
I usually take beers to sports, so a case with a bottle opener would be a great help. A jogger might like a running armband with built-in key holder, and an outdoor music enthusiast could torment nearby folk with Fred Klute and his Nubian Monsters played through the new Zagg case. Cat burglars or outdoors men might like the iPhone 6 case with a retractable Kevlar cord. Go daft, buy a few to co-ordinate with your wild and funky side.