With the release of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Incipio had already sent out their latest offerings for us to review. The first of which will be the Incipio EDGE Hard Shell Slider Case for the iPhone 6. It was one of our favorites from the previous generations, but will it impress us again? Find out in the full review after the break!
While the new design of the iPhone 6 is sleek and sexy, it does feel slippery in the hand. The Incipio EDGE cures this with its soft touch matte finish on the outside of the case. While testing the case, we never once felt we were going to drop it or lose our grip on it. The matte finish provided a really good grip for the iPhone 6.
With regards to protection, the rigid polycarbonate frame on the Incipio EDGE provided a decent method of scuff protection on the outside of the iPhone 6 while also providing impact protection from falls. The installation of the case on the iPhone 6 was really easy sliding right on without any issues.
Incipio does make it a point to promote the fact that the case is radio transparent, not interfering at all with signal strength. In our tests, signal strength was the same with or without a case.
Case construction was flawless in our sample. There were no examples of leftover manufacturing material on any of the interior areas of the case, and all port cut outs were well aligned. One of the key design changes on the iPhone 6 was the improved camera, but the fact that it protrudes poses an issue with laying the phone on the table. With the Incipio EDGE installed, the iPhone 6 can be laid on the table without any fear of scratching or damaging the camera lens. The case also provides a lay on the table design, crucial in preventing potential damage to the iPhone 6 screen (especially since we all now know the iPhone 6 does not possess a sapphire screen).
Overall, the Incipio EDGE Hard Shell Slider Case has remained an awesome light weight case. It has not lost any of its charm from previous generations and with the newly designed iPhone 6 it actually feels even more refined this time around. If you’re looking for a lightweight slider case, the Incipio EDGE will not let you down.