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Best rugged cases for the Apple iPhone 6

Best rugged cases for the Apple iPhone 6
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. 

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posted on 24 Sep 2014, 03:37 11

1. LeBrownJames (Posts: 201; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)

Are these bendable too? :P

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 03:59 6

3. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3575; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

No need, these cases make sure they won't fit your pockets

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:17

20. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 2011)

Not all people have that issue. I have had the Note 1,2 and 3 all in Otter Boxes. They fit in my pockets. Sure I have a few pairs of shorts that barely keep my keys in them.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:37 3

7. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 151; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:15

14. slh163 (Posts: 140; Member since: 19 May 2014)

OMG.. these phones with that case became the most ugliest and thickest phones i ever seen

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 07:06

22. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Don't wanna lose quality features

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 03:43 3

2. JonathanAlexander7 (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)

Spigen is good,i use spigen for my note 3

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:05

4. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

And it actually looks good, if not the best out of all these cases.
I also have a Spigen (a slim armor for my M8), great looking and tough case without too much ugly uncomfortable added bulk. Highly recommend.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:10 3

5. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

iPhone 6 & 6+ need tank armour to protect them ;-)

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:23

6. StarKiller (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)

with some missiles

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:46 2

8. phantom_six_man (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)

Cases at its best because they have to protect them(iP6/iP6+) from bending

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:48

9. LuckyS (Posts: 154; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)

Only stainless steel cases for iphonez.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:55

10. Jimrod (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

I don't know anyone that tries to bend their expensive devices - here's a newsflash though: Bend anything metal hard enough and... it bends. Same for HTC One, same for any metal product, I don't know why this is news to people.

10 Million iPhone 6's pre-ordered and how many people have a problem with bending?

Mine is fine, my case hasn't arrived yet, I put it in my pocket, I don't have a problem with it.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:18 1

12. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

There's quite a lot of people who are reporting that their 6+ bent from just being in their front pocket
Even in that guy's video his 6+ was already damage before he started bending

That's completely unacceptable, especially since its most of the most expensive phones around

It shows poor design, e.g. too thin
Or poor choice of materials, e.g. aluminum is soft, so its not suitable for that very thin design, they probably should have used a harder/stiffer metal like steel/stainless steel

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:29

13. Jimrod (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

I agree, I'm just wondering with such a big deal being made over a relatively small number of "incidents" so far compared to units sold, how much of it is a problem or how much is people (and the media) trying to find one for sensationalism.

The exact same stories came about when the iPhone 5 was released. Turned out to be a non-issue...

I agree thin metal is a problem, it's a stupid design direction when most people wanted better battery (the battery is still very good in mine but the longer it lasts the better!). I'm not sure why Jony Ive has this obsession with "thin" when ergonomic fit would be a better design direction.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:58

15. medtxa (Posts: 1341; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)

i don't think it's defect product, blame the built quality and unfortunately it can happen to that 10 million iphone,

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:11

16. Jimrod (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

It's nothing to do with build quality - the build of Apple products is great and no-one can realistically deny that.

It's a design problem with weak areas of Aluminium around the buttons, if indeed this does turn out to be a common problem for people in the real world. Like I said though - exactly the same stories came out about the iPhone 5 and quickly disappeared again. We'll only know as time goes on! :)

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 14:16

21. medtxa (Posts: 1341; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)

I mean construction when i said built quality, the problem is more worrying than iphone 5, iphone 5 are less prone to bend that's why it's easier to ignore. iphone 6 may not pass easily, no matter what, problem is still there with millions sold iphone 6.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:12

11. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Lol rugged against human touch

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:50

17. ABC_123 (Posts: 49; Member since: 11 Jul 2014)

anti-bend cases!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:12

18. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

iPhone 6 Plus easily prone to accidental bending in your pocket !. Note 3 is far more durable, survived more than what iPhone 6+ failed !!


posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:20

19. NKS05 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)

Use Amzer Crusta

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 23:13

23. shatterarmor (Posts: 11; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


posted on 11 Feb 2015, 23:42

24. shatterarmor (Posts: 11; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


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