iPhone 6 and 6 Plus “Bend” Problem Solved! (no Apple modification required)
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appear they will be worthy additions to the iPhone line. But since their introduction, they have been plagued with valid concerns that the phone can be deformed if pressure is exerted primarily across the back, near the side buttons of the phone.
The simple fact is, you never have to worry about bending your cool, beautiful phone.
Just put the right case on it.
But not one of those cheap, thin color wraps for $8 bucks. They flex, slip and some fly off when impacted, as your phone launches in the opposite direction with zero protection when it lands back on earth.
You just bought a $600+ smartphone that you will get very used to, very quickly. Don’t make the romance be a short courtship.
Spring for a rigid case that is slim, but wraps your incredible technology in engineering specifically designed to keep it looking good and alive.
Even when you’re not as kind to your expensive companion as you should be.
If you’ve ever dropped an iPhone (or any other smartphone) without a case on it and it lived, you already know it was never as pretty again.
If it landed on a corner, it scratched or dented it. If it landed on pavement on its glass face, well, you likely applied to your phone insurance plan (you did buy the insurance, didn’t you?) to replace the cracked glass screen. Even if you managed to drop it with little visible damage, without a shock absorbing case, the g-force internally can damage internal parts.
Here’s what our GreatStuffThatWorks research found is a Proven Solution:
The “Candy Shell Grip Case” made by Speck.
Speck has a solid reputation for making top quality cases for laptops (MacBookPro, etc.) and a wide variety of smartphones, Apple included.
I’ve had a Speck case on my MacBookPro now for three years and it’s still looking good with a lot of travel under its belt.
I’ve been testing the same Speck model case I’m recommending here on my Droid Maxx smartphone with a 5.0″ screen for about seven months and it still looks good and has saved my phone multiple times.
Here’s a few of my averted disasters:
I’ve (by accident) knocked my phone off a table onto a concrete floor with it landing glass face down; had it fly loose from my headphones on a treadmill, where it flew across the treadmill track and out onto the floor; I got up out of the car, forgetting the Maxx was still on my lap and it skated across my driveway…. and wrapped in this Speck case, my phone survived it all without any damage.
Now even a great case won’t turn your smartphone into Superman. But it will really up the odds (by 3rd party testing estimates up to 70% in your favor) that your beautiful piece of expensive technology will live to fight another day with you.
The raised front edges around the face of the Speck Candy Shell Grip case is lined with a high rubber ridge, so if the phone lands on it’s face, the rubber ridge keeps the glass screen from impacting the floor (the #1 reason the glass gets broken or cracked, #3 is corner impact).
The side edges and back section of the Speck Candy Shell Grip case has inlaid rubber ridges that make it a sure grip, even with sweaty hands, whenever you grab it or pull it out of your pocket.
And another benefit of the thin rubber ridges, is that it also keeps the phone from sliding up and out of your pocket accidentally, the second most common reason a phone hits the pavement.
It’s contoured, stylish but rigid MIL-STD-810G military spec enclosure with inlaid rubberized details, let this body guard cure “Bend Gate” for any iPhone (or any other phone) and keeps them living out a natural life in a bumpy world. It also comes with a 1 year warranty from Speck.
Here’s the link to the Black version of the Speck “Candy Shell Grip” case we tested, approved and recommend. (other colors at same link)
One note about the cases: As the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are just out, the availability of this case may have a longer than usual order time while they catch up with demand. My advice is order the case now, even if it takes time to get it.
Just treat your phone with care while you wait and then wrap that jewel in your new Grip case as soon as it arrives. By simply using smart case technology to protect your pocket supercomputer, the odds are high your cool smartphone will outlast your upgrade period this time without going down for the count.
All the best,