X-Doria Defense Shield Case for iPhone 6 - Beautiful Yet Passes Drop Tests

| Quick Look Review

X-Doria has released a beautiful new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus case called the Defense Shield. It meets military standard 810G for drops, features an aluminum outer bumper, and is available in silver, gold, and red.

The case offers a 0.04 inch (1.0 mm) raised rubber lip around the front to protect the screen. It's composed of two pieces. The inner shell is composed of co-molded rubber and polycarbonate with a glossy clear back that shows the Apple logo while providing protection for the back of the phone. The outer portion is lightweight aluminum. 

X-Doria Defense Shield iPhone 6 or 6 Plus case.
Shown here: the inner and outer pieces.

All the ports and openings are of adequate size and fit the phone perfectly. The port around the camera lens is blackened to absorb reflections. The case weighs 1.4 ounces (40 grams).

The camera port. 

The Defense Shield case has an MSRP of US$49.99 for either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. This case is available beginning March 26, 2015. It includes a one year warranty. The company URL is not printed on the box.

The packaging is sturdy cardboard and includes a front lid that can be raised to evaluate both the look and feel of the case. 

Using The Product

There is a lot to like about this case. It is well designed and has clean lines. It is very easy to insert or remove the iPhone. First the iPhone is placed in the inner shell and then the bumper pops in place. The inner shell has a hard back, but flexible sides so it is easy to manipulate. Users with silver or gold iPhones should love this case as the color match is seamless. It is a remarkably thin case for one that guarantees military standard drop protection.

Case meets military standards but is thin.

The iPhone can be charged while wearing the case. The covered buttons are easy to push.

Do I Recommend It?

I do. I think the thinness of the case, combined with the military grade drop rating will appeal to many users. The price is reasonable considering the quality of the product and the color options should also be of interest. I also think the ease of removing and inserting the phone will be of interest to many.

Product: Defense Shield iPhone Case

Company: X-Doria

List Price: US$49.99



This case meets MIL STD-810G drop standards. Available colors are compatible with the gold and silver iPhones. It is easy to insert and remove the phone. Design is sleek and thin.


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Nancy, I usually go in for a black iPhone, so when I bought my 6, that’s what I wanted.  But as there was a special sale-and they only had gold phones—that’s what I ended up with.

When I hit the Apple Store for a case, this is exactly the kind of case I was looking for.  Exactly.  While I’m glad I got a case to protect my phone, I wish this one was available at the time.  Most other cases are not very complimentary to the gold, or they offer no protection.  This offers both!

If I ever need another, this is the one I’ll get.

Thanks for sharing!

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