Three tough protective cases for your iPhone 6 Plus
It’s important to protect your phone while on a trip, whether especially if you’re planning for outdoors fun. Soak up sudden impacts, and prevent dented corners and smashed screens, with these rugged, drop-proof cases for the iPhone 6s Plus
Griffin Survivor Core
A nicely priced way of protecting your smartphone without obscuring its polished good looks, the Griffin SurvivorCore (HK$247.99, hk.mobilefun.com) uses a transparent polycarbonate shell that protects the back of your iPhone. It puts tough rubber around the edges and corners to absorb impacts from drops and creates an easy-grip edge all the way around, and yet leaves the phone’s ports and controls open and unhindered for easy access. It can help an iPhone 6s Plus survive a drop onto a concrete floor from a height of two metres, but it’s not waterproof.
Perfect for the poolside or base camp, there’s some serious protection on offer from this heavyweight cover. The serious-looking Otterbox Defender (HK$468, Elite Store, Hong Kong Computer Zone, 298 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, tel: 5178 6575) protects against two-metre drops, dust and scratches using a clever three-layer protection system. Foam cradles the phone itself, though those extra layers does mean it’s difficult to put on and off. It’s got a built-in screen protector and a belt holster, too, and even a protective membrane across the Touch ID button. Perfect for outdoors activities and near water, though overkill for most people.
Tech21 Evo Mesh Sport
A simple, though rather generic-looking one-piece jacket that protects the back and sides of an iPhone 6s Plus, the real trick of the Tech21 Evo Mesh Sport (HK$298, apple.com/hk) is its use of D3O, an industrial material used in laptop bags that acts as a barrier to the shockwaves that do the damage when a something brittle is dropped. Since the edges sit just proud of the screen, a phone that falls on a flat surface should be fine, but there’s no dedicated protective layer that guards the glass. Best used for casual urban protection, and not out on the trail.