Mobile Like your iPhone 6 naked? The SurfacePad is a case for you
There are a lot of cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and most are designed to protect the phone from dents, scratches and dings.
But some of us prefer to carry our phones without cases — going naked, if you will.
Going commando with an expensive smartphone might look great, but with it comes significant risk. After all, it just takes one drop or slip of the fingers to turn that polished glass and anodized aluminum into scrap metal.
That’s where Twelve South’s new SurfacePad comes into play. It’s less case and more small, thin cover for protecting your phone.
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The leather folio “case” sticks to the back of your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus with adhesive. The adhesive is easy to apply and can be taken off and reapplied with ease (just hold onto the plastic card that comes with the case to keep the adhesive area clean and dust free when it’s not in use).
The leather feels really nice in the hand and smells good to boot. There is reinforced stitching on the perimeter to improve durability and underneath the front flap is microfiber, which keeps the screen clean and protects against scratches.
At $39.99 for the iPhone 6 and $49.99 for the iPhone 6 Plus, the SurfacePad is easily the best-looking case I’ve seen for the iPhone 6 thus far.
Available in four colors (camel, black, white and red), the SurfacePad is a great case for users who either want or need only light protection. Because you can re-adhesive the SurfacePad later, it’s even good for users who might want a “regular” case for more rugged situations and a fancier, more minimalist case the rest of the time.
In addition to offering light protection against drops and dings, the SurfacePad can also be used as a stand for your phone, so you can set it up to watch videos or take a photo.
Also new with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus version of the SurfacePad are two card slots inside the front flap.
There is just enough room for two cards, which makes it easy to use the SurfacePad as an emergency wallet.
We do have to be clear — the SurfacePad is not really designed for hardcore protection — in that case, something like Speck’s CandyShell line is more appropriate.
And if you need a full wallet case for an iPhone, Twelve South’s upcoming BookBook for the iPhone 6 is probably up your alley.
Still, for those of us who prefer a case-free experience, the SurfacePad is perfect.
By Christina Warren