The Apple iPhone 6
is here and it's great, but as we already know, pretty things break pretty easily
. The 4.7-inch goodness already shattered a number of records, but does this mean that it has to literally break itself as well? Of course not. We bet that several thoughts will pass through the minds of most of the proud iPhone 6 adopters, the first one being "Oh my God, this is beautiful!"
and the second one "I should put a protective case on this thing as soon as possible!"
We've already showed you a collection of some iPhone 6 cases
that will surely protect your shiny new gadget from the elements and accidental drops just to a slight extent, but more harsh conditions will surely affect your beloved smartphone in a pretty bad way. Things might get a lot more uglier if you are clumsy and bring your new iPhone 6 while, say, trekking in the mountains. Thus, the need for a more rugged and durable case arises.
We've made a pick of some of the existing rugged cases that will provide your new Apple smartphone with a comparably-better protection against everything you might through it at. Check them out right below.
Best rugged Apple iphone 6 cases
Best rugged Apple iphone 6 cases
UAG's Rogue Folio rugged case for the Apple iPhone 6 is a accessory that will surely keep your phone safe from the elements and accidental rendezvous with the ground. It's impact-proof in accordance with the most common military standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6), while the outsides of the case are covered with grippy, water-resistant "FrogSkin" material.
This case is triple-layered and is designed to protect your device against “bumps, drops, and scrapes”. Thanks to the on-board screen protector, the front of the Apple iPhone 6 is also shielded against accidental scratches. It also has a optional belt holster and you can create your own color combination. The OtterBox goodness retails for $69.99.
This rugged solution for your iPhone 6 comes with three layers of protection, built-in screen protector, a couple of dust filters, water-resistance, shock-absorbing outer shell, and resistance to vibrations. All of the latter are in compliance with the corresponding military standards, which means that your phone will be perfectly safe in the majority of real-life scenarios you might put it against.
Enter the Survivor All-Terrain, a rugged case for your iPhone 6 that meets the MIL-STD-810G ruggedness standard issued by the US' Department of Defense. But what's it made of? "Foam-lined, shatter-resistant polycarbonate shell, clad in rugged shock-absorbing silicone", which covers all buttons and also has a built-in screen protector. That's more than enough to us.
If you are looking for ways to protect your new shiny iPhone 6, then you should definitely consider the Pelican's Progear Voyager case. Its multiple layers of protective polycarbonate PU rubber coatings, which encase your device and will shield it from accidental falls. The Progear Voyager also comes with a holster and a scratch-resistant screen protector. Pelican's lifetime guarantee is also on board – if you somehow damage the case, it'll be replaced for free.
It might not look as sturdy as the previous entries in the list, but Case-Mate's Tough Case surely deserves your attention because of its slim design. It's a two-piece, dual-layered case, which comes with a cushioned impact-resistant shell. However, the pretty compact design of the case has led to the omission of such additional extras, such as a holster or a screen protector.
Spigen is among the more popular manufacturers of smartphone accessories, and surely, it has already put several iPhone 6 ones on the shelves. Among them, the Tough Armor case would probably appeal to those who are looking for better protection of their iPhone 6. This is courtesy of the “premium polycarbonate” and anti-stretch polyurethane that Spigen's case is made of.
Dropping your phone straight on the ground is nightmare stuff, but should you opt for Ballistic's Hard Core rugged case for the Apple iPhone 6 will increase your device's chances of survival. This case provides protection against drops from up to 12ft and has extremely reinforced corner bumpers. On the other hand, a built in-screen protector will take care of the front of your iPhone. This ruggedness has taken its toll, however - the Ballistic Hard Core case looks like something your pockets might cringe at.
As per the maker of this three-layer case, it compresses when it's exposed to shock and disperses the energy that is being accumulated upon impact, thus offering twice the protection that is normally required by the MIL-STD drop test standards. The MightyShell overlaps the front of the device by 2mm (~0.1"), which shields both the screen and the side frames; moreover, the protruding camera at the back is comfortably protected as well. Sounds good to us!