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Review: Urban Armor Gear’s Composite Case for the iPhone 6 blends style and protection

Review: Urban Armor Gear’s Composite Case for the iPhone 6 blends style and protection

October 31, 2014

Company: Urban Armor Gear
Product: Composite Case
Price: $34.95
Compatibility: iPhone 6
Date: Oct. 31, 2014

The Product

If you’re looking for an iPhone 6 case that stands out from the crowd, Urban Armor Gear has a great option with its Composite Case line for Apple’s newest handsets.

Available in a number of color choices, including black, white, clear, orange, and red, my favorite feature of the case is its lightweight construction. Even though it features two different layers – a hard outer shell and softer core – it’s really a joy to hold and feels great in my hand. It barely adds any additional weight or bulk to the already large iPhone 6.

The armor shell on the rear of the case is highlighted with an intricate and sporty design. I tried out the orange version, and it is definitely unique. Even so, the futuristic styling might not be for everyone, and isn’t exactly gender neutral.

I also like the extra-added protection that UAG provides on the corners and the top and bottom of the case – spots particularly vulnerable to damage in a drop or fall. UAG says the case meets military-drop test standards. And even though I didn’t purposefully attempt to drop my iPhone, I definitely feel like the case could withstand a nice amount of punishment.

Along with a raised lip that helps protect the screen, UAG provides an screen protector. While some people swear by them, I personally dislike protectors with a passion, and I’m glad to see that it’s optional.

Also, the oversized coverings protecting the power and volume buttons help make those easier to manipulate.

What’s Hot

  • Lightweight and easy to hold.
  • Extra-added protected on the corners and top and bottom of the case.
  • Made with scratch-resistant material.
  • Users can choose whether or not to use the screen protector.
  • Power and volume buttons are covered.
  • Available in a number of different colors.

What’s Not

  • Futuristic styling and might not be for everyone.

Our Advice

If you are looking for a great lightweight option for your iPhone 6, the Composite Case is a great choice. While the design might not be for everyone, the dual-layer construction and extra corner protection should easily help protect the handset from everyday bumps and falls. It’s highly recommended.

I didn’t get to try out the iPhone 6 Plus version of the case, but I suspect it’s a great choice for the larger handset as well.


Aesthetic Appeal: ★★★★★
Wow Factor: ★★★★☆
Build Quality: ★★★★☆
Value: ★★★★☆

Buy Now: Urban Armor Gear, $34.95 for the iPhone 6.
Also available for the iPhone 6 Plus for $39.95.

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