Scarf Minimalist Ultrathin case iPhone 6

We’ve been telling you about a variety of accessories for the iPhone 6 throughout the year. Our goal is to let you know the different options available so you can make a well-informed decision when choosing what to buy.

Below is an accessory round up for what we believe are some of the best ultrathin cases for the iPhone 6. You may recall our previous minimalist case list and wonder what the difference is. It’s subtle, and sometimes they overlap, but minimalist cases focus on design, while ultra thin cases are all about being nearly invisible. If you don’t see your favorite ultra thin case on our list, feel free to add it in the comments section.

Spigen Air Skin Soft Clear

Spigen Air Soft Clear Ultra Thin iPhone 6 case

This ultrathin, ultra clear case is practically invisible. It is form fitted and made from polycarbonate with a urethane coating designed to dissuade yellowing that often occurs with transparent cases. It is rigid, but has a soft coating, which helps with the grip factor. There are cutaways and holes for ports and the back-facing camera. The buttons are covered for dust protection. It does not have a protruding lip to protect the screen from scratches, and it does not protect the back-facing camera lens, but most ultrathin cases don’t. It is available on Amazon for $13. There is a version for the iPhone 6 Plus in multiple colors for between $15 and $18.

The Scarf

Scarf Minimalist Ultrathin case for iPhone 6

Sebastien’s favorite, the Scarf is the perfect combination of ultrathin design with a choice of material that makes it more secure to hold and grip in your hand. At 0.35 mm thin and 5.5 grams, you likely won’t be able to tell the case is on your phone to begin with. Like all other ultrathin cases, it does offer minimal protection from drops, but will definitely protect your device from day to day scratches. The Scarf is available on Amazon for $15 for the iPhone 6, and $16 for the iPhone 6 Plus.

Maxboost Liquid Skin

Maxboost Liquid Skin

Weighing in at only 0.3 ounces, this case measures in at 0.4mm thick, which isn’t the thinnest you can buy, but it comes close. It is made from flexible thermoplastic polyurethane and wraps around your iPhone 6 like a skin. It has cutaways for ports, buttons, and the back-facing camera. It does not have a protruding lip to protect the screen from scratches, and it does not protect the back-facing camera lens. It is available on Amazon for between $8 and $9, depending on your color preference. There is a version for the iPhone 6 Plus for $7.

The Veil

The Veil

Even thinner than its predecessors, the Veil measures just 0.35mm thick. It is made from rigid polypropylene, which has a level of flexibility that makes it possible to be so thin while still being able to snap around the iPhone 6. It has cutaways for ports and buttons. It does not have a protruding lip to protect the screen from scratches. However, one special feature on this case is that it does have a .7mm ridge near the back-facing camera to protect it. It is available on Amazon for $15. There is also a version for the iPhone 6 Plus for $16.

Incipio Feather

Incipio Feather iPhone 6 case

This case is not nearly as thin as the other ultrathin cases, but it stands out because it offers a minimal amount of drop protection. You may want to keep the bulk away, but know you have slippery fingers. It won’t do a lot, but due to its double layer protection of high-density carbonate and ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, it gives more protection than others in its class. It does not have a protruding lip to protect the screen from scratches. However, it is thick enough to extend past the back-facing camera lens for some protection. It is available on Amazon for $10. There is also a version for the iPhone 6 Plus for $14.

Oeago Ultra Thin

Oeago

As for the thinnest case you can get on the market so far, this 0.3mm one fits the criteria. It is so thin you can barely even see it when it is covering your iPhone 6. Plus, it only weighs 0.3 ounces, so you can barely even feel it, either. There are cutaways for the ports and camera, and the buttons are covered for dust protection. It does not have a protruding lip to protect the screen from scratches, and it does not protect the back-facing camera lens. It is available on Amazon for $7, which is the least expensive of this lot, too.

What do you think is the best ultrathin case for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Rob

    There are cheap cases sold at the local dollar store that are identical to the scarf. So that’s my budget slim case. And when it gets scratched I can just grab another for a buck.

    • blist

      that’s what I do too

      • Julioe Herzandes

        that’s what I do too

  • Bugs Bunnay

    great write up. got the spigen for about half a year now and it still look sick.

    • Julioe Herzandes

      great write up. got the spigen for about half a year now and it still look sick.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Damn right it does mr hernandez.

  • Matta Fakt

    Is the Oeago grippy at all? I’ve had some really thin cases that I’ve loved, but they’ve all had this frosted plastic texture that really doesn’t do much to keep it from being slippery. I’m looking for the perfect combo of thin yet grippy and have yet to find it.

  • elcomex99

    Actually I’m using the Ozaki O!Coat Jelly and it is a really really good case.

  • Malte

    All the cases you list do not fully enclose and therefore do not really protect the iphone, and most of the cases look a bit cheap (semi-transparent etc.). I tried many of them and you get most of them (or similar ones) for a few euros/dollars in every chinese onlineshop. Last week, I finally received the best one so far (because it is the only one with full enclosure and it has a solid colour), it is the shumuri slim extra:

  • The maxboost liquid one looks pretty slick. Upgrading next month to either the new iPhone or the 6 so will need a new case

  • sorrento

    Apple leather case is the best so far. I’ve used many cases before my 6 and I regret I have to done that before 😉

    • zabrawn

      I feel the same way, I tried a million cases, nothing fits and functions like the leather case

    • Malte

      The Apple Leathercase is nice, but it is definitely not “ultrathin”.

  • Vinicius Rodrigues

    What glass are u using on the front of the iphone?

  • Annoymous

    The Veil, is the worst case I ever used. After usage of month or so it will pop up over the volume buttons. i

  • Kei_Oz

    Anyone use InnerExile Hydra? Vouched for being a self healing case. Your usage review perhaps?

  • sorrento

    Sorry to hear that… I can leave it on with my Dock… JBL and all good. I think I’d rather to take the leather case off each time I’d have to charge it if I was in your position cause, like I said, best case ever… Till I cross a better one 🙂

  • Niclas

    That is exactly what I have been looking for!
    My iP6 slipped out of my pocket and hit asphalt bottom first, creating an ugly dent.
    I don’t want a bulky case but I still want to cover my bottom and my camera, this looks perfect!