Review: Tech 21 Classic Frame Case For the iPhone 6

Tech 21 cases have always been about supplying the iPhone with the utmost in protection in a design that’s slim and sleek.  The newest offering from Tech 21, the Classic Frame Case, provides a hybrid style design that incorporates a tough polycarbonate back with flexible shock absorbing sides.  The sides of the case have the special Tech 21 D30 material inside, which is unparalleled when it comes to protection your device from the impact a drop can cause.  Want to see more of the Tech 21 Classic Frame Case for the iPhone 6?  Check out my full review below.

Read on through for my full review and be sure to catch the video at the end of the review for a more up close and personal look at the Tech 21 Classic Frame Case for the iPhone 6.

Inside the packaging you’ll find just the case.  No other extras come along with it.

Here’s what Tech 21 has to say about the Classic Frame Case for the iPhone 6.

“Our Classic Frame Impactology™ case for iPhone 6 utilizes the ingenuity of our original Impact Band with a permanent frosted hard PC back plate.

Scientifically proven D3O® impact material absorbs and dissipates damaging impact away from your device, ensuring that this clear iPhone 6 case provides only the most intelligent impact protection.

The Classic Frame is slim-fitting and wonderfully minimalistic, allowing for access to all features of your device, so you can experience ultimate impact protection without adding any excess bulk.”

The Tech 21 Classic Frame Case for the iPhone 6 comes in your choice of two colors.  You can select from Clear or Smokey.

The Tech 21 Classic Frame Case features a simplistic design comprised of a tough and rigid back along with softer more flexible sides.  The back of the case has a frosted finish so that you’ll still be able to see all of the Apple design yet still keep your phone safe.  The back of the case is made from polycarbonate so it’ll keep your phone protected from scratches and dings.  Whereas the sides of the cases are made from Tech 21’s Scientifically proven D3O® impact material, which absorbs and dissipates damaging impact away from your phone.

You’ll find plenty of “lay-on-the-table” from the Tech 21 Classic Frame Case.  The outer lip of the case extends up higher and onto the glass screen of your phone once installed.  This way if you were to place your phone screen side down on any flat surface the lip of the case would make contact with the surface not the screen of your phone.  This also helps when and if you were to drop your phone.  The hope being that if the phone lands screen side down the case absorbs the impact not your phone’s screen.

Once it’s installed on to your phone 6 you’ll find that the Tech 21 Classic Frame Case yields full access to all of the phone’s ports and controls.  The bottom of the case is completely cutout and open so there is no issue getting to the Lightning port, speaker, microphone, or headset jack.  Same holds true for the cutout around the phone’s mute switch.  Both the volume buttons on the left side of the phone and the power button on the right side of the phone get covered and replaced by buttons built into the case itself.  These buttons give a good amount of tactile feedback when pressed.

Tech 21’s cases have always been about providing a sleek yet super protective product for the iPhone.  The Classic Frame Case is no exception.  For starters there are two colors to choose from, clear or smoke.  Then you add a tough, rigid back plate and combine it with Tech 21’s futuristic D30 material, which absorbs copious amounts of shock and impact as well.  All that and a semi-translucent design which lets you enjoy the look of your iPhone 6 without covering it up much.  The Tech 21 Classic Frame Case for the iPhone 6 is certainly worth a look for any iPhone 6 owner.

You can learn more about the Tech 21 Classic Frame Case for the iPhone 6 by visiting this page on the company’s web site.

MSRP:  $34.99

PROS:  Multiple colors.  Protective.  Partially transparent.

CONS:  Might not work with certain screen protectors.

Original Author: Larry Greenberg

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