Review: Spigen Ultra Hybrid Tech case for iPhone 6s

By , Nov 25, 2015

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I’ve been using the Spigen Ultra Hybrid Tech case for my iPhone 6s since the device launched. As many of you know, I’ve never been big on cases, but the dings and dents suffered on my previous generation iPhone 6 Plus convinced me that I needed to reconsider the case-less strategy.

I decided that I would try a case, but it had to be one that wasn’t overly bulky or gaudy. Thankfully, the choice was fairly easy, because the folks over at Spigen sent us a package with no less than 20 cases and accessories.

I’ve already covered some of their products in previous posts, but today I’d like to talk to you about the Ultra Hybrid Tech case for Apple’s latest flagship phone. Is it any good?

The Ultra Hybrid Tech is a simple case with a couple of features that make it worthy of your consideration. First and foremost, the case looks great when paired with my rose gold iPhone 6s. This particular version features a pink hue that perfectly complements my iPhone’s color.

Most importantly, however, is the case’s inclusion of what Spigen calls Synergy Technology and Air Cushion technology. These buzzwords basically amount to the fact that the case features a bumper that surrounds the outer perimeter of the phone, providing it with extra protective layers of cushion. These protective layers come in handy for those (hopefully rare) occasions where you drop your phone, especially at odd angles.

The addition of the Ultra Hybrid Tech case also means that my once slippery iPhone 6s is now much easier to grasp and hold, and the likelihood of it slipping out of my hands is greatly reduced.

But regardless of how non-slippery a case is, or how careful you may be, it’s virtually inevitable that you’re going to drop your iPhone at some point during your ownership. I’ve dropped my phone on several occasions, with one drop being particularly bad, but the Ultra Hybrid took the lick and kept my iPhone ticking.

Everything else about this case functions in a way so that you’re not always reminded that your phone is in a case. In other words, the product does a good job of protecting your iPhone without needlessly getting in the way at every opportunity.

I have to be honest and admit that I’m not a fan of everything Spigen makes. Some of the cases it sent over just didn’t appeal to me visually and form-factor-wise. The Ultra Hybrid Tech isn’t one of those cases, though. It’s a genuinely good-looking and well-functioning product that I can recommend for all iPhone 6s owners looking to protect their investment.

You can snag the Ultra Hybrid Tech case for $14.99 on Amazon.

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  • Merman123

    Usually like your taste Jeff, but that’s one butt ugly case lol wouldn’t be able to throw that on my phone.

  • I found the Spigen to be very very slippery. Had to put grip tape on it. Eventually I switched to another case

    • Husam Hamed

      I bought two of their Thin fit cases, a black one and a white one.. The Black one has a matte finish (almost rubbery) which is the best I’ve used so far, and the white one is super slippery like you said.
      It’s weird that your color choice can change your experience because of the texture.
      I’ve been using the black one for a year now, and it’s still in good shape!

      • Yeah mine was the white one. GRIP; it’s the most important factor of a case besides protection.

  • Jayy

    I’m using the “Incipio – Octane” case on my 6s plus. It’s not bulky, yet provides a good amount of protection for the phone, screen and camera. It’s probably cheaper on Amazon but I got it officially from Incipio’s website cause I don’t trust Amazon / eBay for certain products. Lol that’s just me though!

  • Martynet

    Hi Jeff, I would recommend apple leather cases. They are really nice and have great grip. My previous generation (iphone 6 plus space grey- black leather case) was in perfect condition after one year of use. Not one scratch. Went for brown saddle with my new 6s plus. Looks awesome.

  • rockdude094

    In mother Russia the phone protects the case

    • the hood

      For the rest of the workd, nothing beats Rhino Shield bumperx and screen protectors. Good enough to be used by International Rescue. 🙂

  • Midlledim

    very good case…grab is great,overall feeling too.Looks awesome on iphone 6s

  • M2

    Dude, you lost me at rose gold.

  • Christopher Young

    My Samsung s6 edge plus have one spigen case look OK nice just like iPhone 6 plus well 🙂

  • My buddy has the exact same case and swears by it. It surprised me he was using such case, but for some reason he loves it too.

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Loving Spigen air.

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Agreed

  • BulletToothTony

    How can you not show the front? It’s very important to know how much the case may or may not protect the screen if I drop my phone.
    Some cover way too much and some barely cover any. Very hard to find a well balanced case.