This is the thinnest iPhone case I've ever used and I can't go back to using other cases

This article may contain personal views and opinion from the author.

Are you looking for a thin case for your phone?

We all don't like cases, but once you drop your phone on the ground a few times and have to pay pretty penny to get a screen replacement or a new phone, you learn. But you never get used to it. At least that's the case with me: I've seen all sorts of cases from the rugged ones that make your phone look like a tank, to waterproof abominations, to the crazy and weird ones, to the exotic wooden and bamboo cases, and finally, the thin ones.

My personal preference lies with thin cases: I've tried flexible cases in various colors, thin plastic shells and plentiful others. I have tried many and while I've found all of them offer good protection for my phone, I have found that even the thinnest ones - either added too much bulk, or ruined the looks of the phone.

Until I found the one

Well, kind of. There is no perfect case, like there is no perfect phone, but the Spigen Air Skin Case that I'm using right now on my Apple iPhone 6 gets damn well close.

Here is why it's different than all other cases that I've tried. Reason number one is that it truly is a thin case. I've seen case makers advertize their cases being thin, but often that's just a word with little meaning attached to it. When I use the Spigen Air Skin I forget that my iPhone has a case on it. I've looked for ways to describe it and I think 'the condom case' does it justice. It's not just the thinness: the case fits surprisingly snug. That's what a case would look like if Trojan or Durex made cases (and that's an idea!).

There are a couple of other things I love about the Spigen Air Skin: it has a large cutout at the bottom and not a small hole for the 3.5mm headset jack. I have big troubles plugging in headphones and hooking up my car stereo to surprisingly MANY cases. No such issues here.

I also like the frosted finish and translucent look of the case that allows you to actually see your device and its looks. I find it absurd that phone makers spend so much time designing extremely beautiful devices that one would then hide in an ugly and bulky case.

This is not an advertorial, though, and the Spigen Air Skin has its downsides: being so thin, it won't protect your phone much from falls. It protects it from scratches and will keep the edges from churning, but once you drop your phone screen down, you'd better pray because this case will not step up to save it. I'm okay with this personally: I have dropped phones, but I've never had one fall so badly as to shatter, but some people who are less cautious might find this a big flaw for this case. 

Still, for the sub $20 price that you can find it for, it's my personal favorite case and I can't imagine going back to using other cases. Unfortunately, the Spigen Air Skin only seems to be available for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, but not for any of the cool new Android flagships like the Galaxy S7 Edge, the Nexus series, or the LG G5.



1. trnz007

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

what is with this site and iphones?

11. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Its the most popular phone in the world. This is a site that talks about phones. This is a case for said phone.

13. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Let me go *bonkers* as some always do,,, "iPhonearena iCondomCase" :-|:-P

16. trnz007

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

like there aren't any other phones....

27. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

looking at the home page, I see mostly android articles.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yet we know they write for more Apple articles.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because there are more Android phones. DUH! One iPhone vs at leats 5 selling models for Android from every OEM What you just said is equal to looking at a globe and saying their is more water than land. I'm just buckin' with you. LMAO! No pun intended (YES IT WAS!!!) Lol

17. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The problem with this site is the fanboy inferiority complex - there are loads of Android, Samsung, Huawei, HTC etc articles all on the main news page too, but you guys all only seem to hone in on the thing you hate then complain about it...

25. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

hater is actually fanboy in tsundere mode.

39. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

A freaking man!!

43. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

fanboys nowadays...u know.,..

26. MSi_GS70 unregistered

That guy on photos said maybe 15 times he's going and still is he scaring here..

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Honestly?! I can even answer that without getting banned. lol

40. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Site generates money by bringing in tons of traffic. Traffic is generated by talking about things that are either very popular or hated by most visitors. Site needs money to operate. It's like someone asking you "why do you work?"

47. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Best comment in this thread.

2. Phonehex

Posts: 764; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Advert Alert !!!!

12. torr310

Posts: 1661; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

"thinnest protection" as well !

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

"I Call It a Condom Case, Its that thin" ROFL

7. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Too bad it won't protect the phone from drops. Or even worse.....herpes lol.

19. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

It protects against. Bumps. Just wouldnt pay for the name Spigen. Plenty of cases that are exactly the same as Spigen...just cost way less.

48. BakoD

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 07, 2016

I actually keep my iPhone in a condom. Just don't use lubricated.

5. trnz007

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

casearena.... lol

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

There are kids here

44. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

annoying kids to be specific.

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ringke or Spigen?

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Trash!? lol

9. AlikMalix unregistered

I used this case... It really isn't good based on my experience. I hate using cases and often I like to take them off for most of the time. This one was my choice as it was really thin. Unfortunately it is just clear plastic, so when u remove or put on it usually warps in areas around volume buttons at early stage of use I discovered a crack next to headphone jack hole. My main gripe is it leaves side buttons exposed. When I did drop the phone - I still got a mark on the device rught thru the case where it hit. Overall the case itself would probably be more resistive to damage if it was made this thin from flexible material. Maybe it's because I put it on and remove often - but I dint like the quality of this one.

10. Saioofi

Posts: 343; Member since: May 23, 2014

Since this doesn't protect the phone from accidental drops then why not just get a skin

14. JOHNNY8573

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

basically just helps you hold the phone cause the iphone is so slippery

15. submarinerz

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

I aint even mad... That is amazing... Keep going phone arena, dont mind those stupid fanboy

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