Scarf Minimalist Ultrathin case for iPhone 6

If like me you’re not into cases but do care about adding a layer of protection to your iPhone, then you might want to check out The Scarf, an ultrathin case made by California-based company Totallee. Self proclaimed the world’s thinnest case, The Scarf is 0.35 mm thin, and weights less than 0.20 ounces (about 5.5 grams), which equals to about the weight of a standard sheet of paper. In essence, The Scarf is the perfect case for the minimalists who usually wouldn’t use a case, such as me.

Made of lightweight yet tough polypropylene, The Scarf provides basic protection against scratches and daily wear and tear, while complimenting your iPhone with a minimalistic design.

Of course, it’s no OtterBox Defender, but it’s ok, because that’s not what The Scarf aims to be. In its quest for extreme minimalism, The Scarf will provide decent protection for the back of your device but that’s about it. The case wraps around the device and stops right where the curved screen of iPhone 6 begins, meaning that if your device was to fall face flat on the ground, your screen would most definitely shatter. Sacrificing protection over convenience and simplicity, the case doesn’t cover the bottom of the phone either, leaving the headphone minijack, microphone, Lightning connector, and speaker unprotected.

But again, The Scarf is a case for people who don’t use cases, and complaining about the lack of protection would be missing the point.

Scarf Minimalist Ultrathin case iPhone 6

I personally don’t care much about protection. I am very careful with my iPhones, and can’t remember the last time I dropped any of them. But I also know first hand that scratching the back of the device is very easily done. The Scarf has brought me peace of mind ever since I first put it on a few days ago.

Besides its ultrathin and minimalistic appeal, what really sold me on The Scarf is the grip it provides. Let’s be honest here, the iPhone 6 is just as slippery in your hands as a wet bar of soap, but the texture of The Scarf gives it more grip, thus less chances of accidentally letting it go, still without compromising the look and feel of the iPhone.

The Scarf is available in black, gold, and white, which really is more matte/translucent than white per say. On my silver/white iPhone 6, you can barely tell that the white Scarf is there. If you do pay attention, then you’ll probably notice, or else, The Scarf will go completely unnoticed. Of course, results may vary based on the color combinations. The fact that The Scarf has no visible branding makes it even stealthier.

In case you haven’t figured it out by then, I am a big fan of The Scarf, hence me telling you all about it today. If you’re looking for great protection, then move on because this is not what The Scarf has to offer. However, if you’re looking for an ultrathin and minimalistic case for your iPhone 6, then consider The Scarf one of the best options out there.

And if my testimony wasn’t enough to sell you on The Scarf, maybe its price tag will, as it is available on Amazon for $9.99 for either iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. At this price, it’s a no-brainer.

  • Newgunnerr

    I have had 2 see through slim iPhone 6 cases
    since release. They get REALLY dirty overtime, it sucks so much.

    Going to buy this one and see how this one goes. Else I’m just going buy a black hardcase..

    • I hear you, although The Scarf is more matte/translucent than clear. You can see through it, but it’s not crystal clear, which makes me believe you probably wouldn’t encounter the problem you’re describing. I obviously can’t guarantee it though.

      • Newgunnerr

        It looks very good. I hope it will get less dirty.

      • L8foregolf

        Sebastien, is it a grippy feel or a matte sand paper-ish feel? I have same style by Caudable Veil case and it is too slippery which they call a matte finish.

      • It is a grippy sandpaperish feel. It’s definitely better than what the naked iPhone 6 offers. It’s definitely not as grippy as the silicone case Apple sells though

      • JoshuaHulgan

        Love Apple’s silicone cases. Perfect if looking for slim and grippy.

      • arvindb02

        Does the case lie flush with the camera lens or does it still protrude?

      • The camera lens still sticks out by really not much at all. When you lay the phone flat on its back and press on the top left corner, you don’t feel the off balance movement you feel without the case. I hope that makes sense.

      • Delfos Sambucetti Arturaola

        Hey Sebastien is the gold color more of a yellow? I have a gold iPhone and wondering which one to go with.

  • James G

    I just love the smooth round edges of the iPhone 6. I feel like a case ruins that flush feeling when doing edge swipes.

    • Donato Bearint

      Every case does

      • James G

        Guess I’m still going commando, then!

  • sosarozay300

    oh great another case with the open bottom overpriced by $9

  • Techsticles

    This looks exactly like the $1 to $3 cases you can buy on Ebay.

    • Niclas

      $0,66 on aliexpress with free shipping… (Same case).

      • Techsticles

        Yep. I bought it just for fun to compare it. It’s exactly no doubt about it the same case.

      • Rupinder

        Would you mind providing a link? In trying to look for it and all I can find are the TPU ones.

  • jack

    This is a condom

  • battosai

    Powersupport is better 😉

    • khmi

      Yup! I like the closed bottom, but I understand some people might need to dock the phone.

    • JayDee917

      but this is just a third of the price

      • battosai

        A third of quality too

  • Jason Baroni

    Hey Sébastien, off topic, but there is an app that ads WhatsApp shortcuts to NC: appsto. re/us/BVwv4.i — check it out before Apple pulls it off the store

  • Neil Mersh

    Wow. Looks sweet.

  • neoamaru

    there’s just nothing that feels as good as the Original Apple Leather case..i really love it..even though it doesn’t provide the full protection as an otterbox defender does,
    however, i’d still pick the Scarf case because sometimes, i really like to marvel at the phone’s brilliant design..

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Ha, love it. Insta-buy!

  • Donato Bearint

    White and silver. It’s a white iPhone. Anyways I don’t see what the point of this case really is. It doesn’t really protect against scratches except on the back. If scratch protection is what someone is looking for then why wouldn’t you just put on a zagg protector and have it totally protected against scratches with a fraction of the width or the bulk. I don’t really get what the point of a case that doesn’t provide protection is. I’d rather not have a case on my phone. No matter how cool your case is, it will never look as good as a naked iPhone. Apple invests way to much time and money into the aesthetics of there products for anyone to improve on the look just by snapping something on. That being said a case always cuts down on the slim elegant profile, but no matter how careful someone is accidents will always happen. Eventually looking cool gets sacrificed for the sake of time and money. If someone has enough time to redown load all there info, and spend hundreds of dollars on a new phone then yea who cares about a case. That gets old really quick. Especially when you exchange the cracked screen in for a new phone and the softwear is updated and unjailbreakable now.

    • mmmPizza!

      You stoned or something?

      • Liam Mulcahy

        He’s eating all the damn food in the house.

    • GLL

      This case protects the sides of the phone where as a zagg protector does not. The “full body kits” never worked around curved edges after prolonged use and taking in and out of pockets for me. I have a case like this and it’s absolutely perfect for a minimalist who wants to protect their device from scratches.

  • iPhone 6 user

    If this case had a lay on the table design I’d be all over it.

  • TheShade247

    iPhone 6 condom is finally here!

  • Jonathan

    Anyone who has a 6 plus, have you ever dropped your 6 plus? The first time I looked at it in the Apple Store, I nearly dropped it. But, I don’t want to ruin the flushness feeling in the hand.
    If you dropped it, did it leave a nasty mark?
    Is it really as slippery as people say it is? I have rather larger hands, so I don’t know if that’d make a difference.

    • mike

      I have the 6, not 6 plus, I use Apple’s leather case while going out, and take it off at home since I use dbrand’s skin under it (so I can appreciate Ive’s design) …but I dropped it without my case for the first time last night.
      I was on my way upstairs for the night, and I stacked my iPhone 6 on top of my iPad since the leather Smart Cover usually keeps grip enough. Must have lost focus but it slipped off, on to the floor.

      Didn’t mean to write a novel, but TL;DR Its safe to use without a case, just treat it as your first born.

      • Jonathan

        Thanks for the reply. 🙂 I’ll probably buy a case if I’m going out to something, eh, phone dangerous. (parks, woods, etc)

    • Jeffrey

      Yeah it’s really slippery, especially compared to the iPhone 5s… To be honest I’m really hoping for an iPhone 7 with straight sides like the iPhone 5s again (in 2016 ofcourse).

  • C B

    I have one of these. It is very nice but almost as slippery as the iphone itself. It doesnt have a sand like material IMO, its much smoother than that.

  • Victor Molina

    Is there a scarf for the Ipad air 2??

  • Finally got my BookBook for iPhone 6, the best you can get.

  • Mister Guy

    Many cases leave the screen uncovered so you can supplement them w tempered glass screen protectors.

  • VictorMartino

    You can seriously get a case that looks just like that for 2 bucks on eBay. And that’s with free shipping.

  • rosssimpson

    I have the Spigen Air case and it does the job pretty well too

  • michaelrw

    @ Sébastien – I ordered this case and just got a chance to use it first-hand. The only thing I wouldve liked to see in your review is that the case is not made of rubbery material. Yes, you said polypropylene, but im not a materials chemist so i dont know exactly how polypropylene is suppsed to feel. You said that the case gives you “grip”, which to me suggests a rubbery texture that can grip a surface, not slide around. The case is made from a very thin hard, but bendable, plastic (sort of like a plastic milk jug). It provides more grip in that it’s not quite as slippery as the aluminum casing of the iphone, but its definitely still very slick. Using this case, if you place the phone on a hard surface (like a desk or table or dashboard in your car), it is free to slide around at will.. it provides very little grip advantage in that regard. The only thing it does it it makes it *slightly* easier to hold in your hand.. but not by much.

    Someone should make a case that is just as thin, but made of a rubbery material.. or maybe insert a few rubber strips into this case so it at least has some parts of it with true grip.

  • Niclas

    I got two of the exact same look/size from aliexpress. Total $1.32 including shipping.

    Based on the images, it’s the same case.

    I’d rather have it a liitle thicker so it is higer than the camera lens.

  • Neil Mersh

    Bought this case when I first read this article back in December. Still use it and love it. It’s very thin and has a nice grip. Really everything that is described in the article. The title says it all. It’s perfect for minimalists. I can recommend it, too.

  • GLL

    The
    Caudabe case is much better because it has a lip which surrounds the camera and prevents it from scratching, yet it is just as thin as the scarf. Search amazon for Caudebe