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.



46. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

there ought to be just a clear sticker that wraps around your phone. i cant imagine these cases give you much more protection. clear sticker, super thin, super light, super cheap, no scratches. idea.

45. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I would go for the Ringke Air instead of this one.

42. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I don't always use a case, but when I do it's a thin one.

41. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

If it doesn't fit the iPhone 7 I don't want it!

38. Awaragardiyan unregistered

condom case? seems legit for the d!#k phone

37. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The neo hybrid is the one I use by Spigen on my note 5. I like it a lot but it is starting to yellow, I guess because it is clear.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

iPledgeAlliegence to the iPhone, the most popular phone of the United States of America. And to the dumb public for which it stands for, one nation, one phone, under Jobs, with limitations and overpricing for all!

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Looks to thin to actually protect the phone from anything other than scratches. This to me is equal to having a dBrand or Skinomi skin on the device. Even with skins I still use a clear case. This phone-dom is phone-dumb!


Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Omg omg........PA's world just ended.......

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This is why John V left.

23. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Doesn't cover the entire phone. No thank you!

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wait, what other part of the phone should it cover?

22. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Im using spigen fit thin case for mu 6s its wonderful and very thin

21. Macready

Posts: 1834; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Spigen generally makes the best cases. I've been using their ultra thin ones for over 5 years now.

20. mmajeski06

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Think Peel has this one beat. Spigen lists their case as 0.4mm, whereas Peel is listed at 0.35mm

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

My Spigen ultra hybrid tech is better, drop your iPhone on its side or corner in that super thin case and its guaranteed to be damaged. Might as well just get a cool ass skin instead of a case if you all you care about is thinness.

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

14. JOHNNY8573

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

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

10. Saioofi

Posts: 350; Member since: May 23, 2014

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

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.

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ringke or Spigen?

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Trash!? lol

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

There are kids here

44. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

annoying kids to be specific.

5. trnz007

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

casearena.... lol

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

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

7. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

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

19. xq10xa

Posts: 817; 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.

2. Phonehex

Posts: 778; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

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