5 Android Apps Every for Everyone Business

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Business has gone digital in recent times. The good side is that you don’t need to have a computer for you to stay in touch with your clients or to access your documents. All you need to have is a mobile phone with the right applications. If you are a business person, here are five apps that you should have in your android phone:


It allows you to sync with your exchange server in order to get corporate calendars, contacts, and emails. You need to buy the app for $19.99 on Google play store. The good side is that you first have to install the 30-day free trial and after you have accessed it, you can decide whether you should buy it or not.

OfficeSuite Pro 5

This one allows you to create, view, edit and share Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft word document with a single complete feature. The good thing with the app is that is that it makes use of the popular desktop formats; therefore, if you are used to working on your computer you won’t have any problems using this app.

To help you manage your email, local, and file attachments, the app comes with a file browser that easily integrates with Google Docs.


This is a unique app that has the ability of capturing business card images. All you need to do is to take a photo of the business card and the app will recognize the card image content and save the contact information automatically in your contact list. The app also has email signature recognition.

Having the app saves you a lot of time that you would have spent saving the contacts.


For a long time business people have been forced to print documents, sign, scan, and send them back. This problem has been solved by SignMyPad. If you need to sign a document all you need to do is to import the document from your email into the app. you should then add text, date and signature and send it to from the app. How convenient!


It allows you to easily and quickly print your documents from your android phone. All you need to do is to connect your device to a wireless printer and print your document.

Benefits of Owning a Mobile Phone Car Mount

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While driving a car, there are times when you need to answer an absolutely important call. With the driving wheel in hand, it is too dangerous to attempt picking up the cell phone with your hand. So, what do you do to ensure that you can receive important calls when driving? This is exactly where a mobile phone comes in handy, as it holds the phone in a fixed position, which makes it easy for you to operate it. In fact, a lot of the smart phones today offer Voice recognition, so you can actually put the phone in the car mount and receive calls, talk with the person on the other end and do a lot more without even taking off your hands from the wheel.

Here are some of the benefits of owning a car mount.

1. Attend calls easily

A cell phone mount helps you to attend to calls easily, by putting the phone on the speaker mode. Some of these mounts even come with an amplification system, thereby making it even easier for the drivers who receive frequent calls during the trips. If you have got a car mount, you can put your smart phone in it easily.

2. Music access

Having car mounts can be very handy for those who like music while driving. Instead of holding the phone in your hands and precariously scrolling through the options, you can easily listen to your favourite songs while the phone is mounted. Some of these also come with the Bluetooth connectivity feature, which enables the driver to shuffle through the music using the buttons on his steering wheel.

3. Use the GPS

A cell phone mount is absolutely imperative for those who need to use the GPS for navigation, especially for the car taxi drivers, who need to keep track of their journey. It becomes all the more smooth to find your destination when your GPS is mounted right in front of you.

4. Charge on the go

Your cell phone mount can also act as a charger. Yes, you can put the phone on the mount easily and charge it. The mount might also need a cable to connect the phone with the car’s electrical system.

5. Play movies

For the passengers, a great way of killing time during the journeys is to watch a movie. A cell phone mount can keep the phone in an affixed position over the dashboard, from where everyone can enjoy the movies or cartoons. However, this is not for the driver – who can easily get distracted when watching the next romantic scene play.

Mistakes To Avoid When Designing Mobile Apps

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It’s usually very exciting to learn how to create mobile apps. If you have learnt how to create the apps, you should be careful and avoid making these mistakes:

Setting high resolution as a default

Although, it’s very good to have high quality work, you should be cautious when using high resolution files. This is because the files usually load for a long time. The files also have heavy data plan usage which tends to be expensive on your part and on the users.

Before you choose the type of resolution that you want for your app, you should analyze the resolution and see if it will be any value to you. If the high resolution is of no value, you should go for a lower resolution.

It’s also recommended that you save your image in vector format or use ultra-high compression such as Retina Revolution technique.

Creating small buttons

Many people make the mistakes of creating very small buttons such that the users’ index fingers are unable to hit on them.

Before you decide on the size of the button that you want to use, you should remember that the user’s index fingers are usually 1.6 to 2 cm wide; therefore, if you create buttons that are smaller than this the fingers won’t be able to hit the buttons.

To be on the safe side you should ensure that the buttons are big enough and spaced widely enough to be easily tapped by users.

Going overboard with animations

Although, the little animations that come up when the app opens are really nice, they tend to delay the users from accessing the app. To ensure that the users have a great experience you should avoid using the animations in your app.

If you feel it necessary to use the animations, you should ensure that they are quick, subtle and appealing to capture the attention of the users.

The best way of going about it is using a still image (as the app loads) then the image should transition into an animation. To avoid boring the user you should ensure that the transition is seamless.

Assuming that everyone will use the app the same way you do

Although, the app may look very good, you should test it for usability. Here you should ask a number of your trusted friends to test the app before you release it to the public.

You Need To Know About App Store Optimization

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There is a roughly equal number of apps on the App Store and on Google Play. This number has been growing in leaps and bounds, and now it’s somewhere around a million apps for each store. Windows Phone Store has one-fifth of a million, yet it’s a great number as well. For a newcomer app it’s easy to get lost and never found. Owners of smartphones and tablets go to application stores, look through featured apps, top-grossing apps, open the search and enter various words associated with the apps they want to discover; and it’s just great for you if your app can be found there.

You need to market your application properly, but as much you have to care about ASO, or app store optimization. The purpose of ASO is simple – gaining higher ranking in search results on application stores. The result is that your app can be found more easily. Simple search in application stores accounts for more than half app discoveries. That’s why making yourself visible is a great chance to reach your target audience. But first you need to understand how they try to find what they need. This means the words people use for discovering new apps on App Store and Google Play. It’s these searches that can lead to increase in downloads, and it’s the widest app discovery channel.

What influences your app’s ranking?
First we should mention keywords. You need to do a research to find relevant keywords, which can (and should) be regularly modified (read: optimized) for better visibility. There is a full app name, which must include main keywords. There are other factors, which are crucial, but cannot be directly controlled: ratings, reviews, and the total number of downloads. However, all of these affect the ranking – the better they are, the higher the ranking is. Let’s take a look at the first two factors, which are under your control.

App name. The full app name is more than the short word or two that people will see on their homescreens. It’s unique, and undoubtedly it must contain the basic search keywords associated with it. This name is a strong relevance identifier for search, so never miss this chance. On the other hand, the name mustn’t lack creativity and look boring, otherwise many people might as well pass it. Finding the balance isn’t easy, but it will be worth the time spent on it.

Keywords. What words would you type if you searched for an app like yours? What would others type? Look at the top keywords related to your app’s essence. Then comes the choice of the less competitive keywords which can help your app go higher – get the traffic channel missed by your competitors. And in between are the words that occupy medium search volume, which are useful as well. Pay special attention to localization of your keywords – more languages take more time, but it’s highly important for covering new markets. Don’t hesitate to put efforts and experiment with keywords for the sake of success. Then track their success over certain periods of time to find the optimal set – most probably you won’t be able to come up with perfect keywords at the very beginning.

App store optimization is not a momentary matter. You need to work with keywords, receive good ratings and reviews, and keep track of the results. Go for a perfect set of keywords by researching and optimizing. You shouldn’t start figuring them out a day before the planned submission. A great app always runs the risk of being unnoticed if it suffers lack of preparation and planning. The good results won’t show up soon. They will take time and efforts, but together with a great icon and a briefly informative description, the app’s chances to be seen and evaluated will rise higher.

Save Your Mobile Phone Battery Life

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Let’s start with the more obvious tricks first:

1. See what apps are eating power first

Although iOS8 does have a battery usage screen to tell you which apps are using more power, it doesn’t have a way to quickly close all apps. However, you may not know that you can actually close more than one app at a time. Double-tap the home button and then use up to three fingers to close three apps at a time. As Android is a more open OS than iOS there are various task manager apps available that will kill all open apps with one tap.

2. Enable any power-saver modes

Many mobile phones have power-saving modes that shut down all but the most essential functions. This should be your first port of call before anything else, as it will take care of pretty much everything you need to control with one quick flick of a switch.

3. Lower Screen Brightness

The screen is the single-most battery hungry component on your phone, so turn the brightness down to the lowest level you can work with.

4. Set a shorter screen-off period

You might have the screen-off timer set too long on your phone, so take a quick tip into the settings to check that it’s on the lowest. Better stil, whenever you put the phone down, press the off switch rather than waiting for it to time out.

5. Turn off 3G/4G or cellular data altogether

If you can bear to be disconnected from email, social media etc then turning off 3G or, better still, cellular data altogether. This will probably reduce your battery consumption by at least 20%. Of course, if you’re going to be somewhere where you have WiFi and you need to be online you can turn off cellular data altogether.

6. Turn off WiFi

Conversely, if you are out and about and therefore away from WiFi why not switch it off altogether? You can then rely on cellular data.

7. Turn off Bluetooth

Bluetooth does not use the same amount of battery as 3G/4G but it’ll probably add 10% to your day. If you don’t need to use any devices such as headphones or car kits then hit the Bluetooth kill-switch.

8. Turn off GPS/Location services

Many apps will use location services e.g. the GPS functionality of your phone, regardless of whether the app’s functionality demands it. Games are a good example, as they collect information such as this for ‘marketing’ purposes, often to deliver more targeted ads. Turning of GPS will not stop apps that don’t rely on that functionality from working, but don’t expect to use Google maps as a satnav with this disabled!

9. Close all open apps

Apple’s iOS does a relatively good job of throttling background app usage. Android apps have a bit more leeway, though. Either way it’s good practice to close all apps if you are watching the battery meter.

10. Put the phone in flight mode (if you’re in a zero coverage area)

When you have no signal your phone goes into overdrive trying to latch onto the nearest cell tower, so can drain your battery extraordinarily quickly. Flicking the flight-mode switch will not only switch off the ability of making receiving calls/texts but will also switch off Bluetooth and WiFi at the same time, which will most probably double your battery life altogether.

So that covers the basics, but it does not stop there. Here’s a few tricks you may not have thought of:

11. Stop apps from automatically pulling data down

If you have your email client set to pull down emails say, every 15 minutes this is going to erode your battery over the course of the day. Set it to manual and just open your email client when you need to. Look for similar apps, such as Facebook, Twitter or news apps that regularly check for updates and disable background operations. Turning off Notifications in iOS also stops this, as many apps will power on your screen to pop up messages.

12. Update the phone OS

Often, an update to the OS (especially if you are updating from a first release of a new OS – iOS 8.0/8.1 anyone?) can bring significant benefits to battery life. My wide upgraded her Sony Xperia Z3 from Android Jellybean to Lollypop and her battery life went from less than a day to nearly two days on a single charge, due to Lollypop’s frugal power management options.

13. Choose a dark background (AMOLED screens only)

Some of today’s smartphones (such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG Flex 2 and Yotaphone) are fitted with AMOLED screens. These differ from other technologies such as LCD as AMOLED does not have a back light – each pixel has its own light, and the brighter the pixel, the more power is used. The battery drain on an LCD screen is constant, regardless of how bright or dark the screen being displayed is, but a darker screen on an AMOLED display will draw less power than a brighter one. So if you were to change your background to a cool black image it’s going to be better than a bright background picture. Test suggest a 10-20% saving can be achieved, which is not to be sniffed at!

14. Turn off vibrate OR your ring tone

If you receive a lot of calls or texts then that vibration alert is going to slowly gnaw away at your remaining juice, and of course generating a sound also requires power. Switch off vibration alert or turn your phone on silent to wring out a little more life.

15. Make a call instead of sending a text!

Most people assume that making a call will drain more power than sending a text, but think about it; when you are sending a text the screen is on and you’re tapping away on the touch screen. When you make a call most of the drain is caused by making the initial connection. You then put the phone to your ear and the screen shuts off. So when you’re down to 1% and have to contact someone make a call rather than sending a text and you might just get through.

16. Buy full versions of games without ads!

If you are not the customer, you are the product. Free games are not truly free. We mentioned earlier that many will be using your GPS data to load targeted ads. However, if you shell out a bit of cash for the full versions of games without ads not only will the software not connect to the servers to download adverts but it won’t often share location information either. If you are a serious gamer you might be surprised at where your battery life is going, even if you are playing games that are not processor-intensive. It’s a small price to pay for something that probably costs less than a prawn sandwich but which could deliver significant battery performance savings.

17. Keep your phone cool

Mobile phone batteries work better when they are cool, so never leave your phone out in the sun as it can also degrade the battery, exacerbating the problem.

Finally, if you cannot squeeze any more life out of your battery during the working day there are a few more tips that could keep you going.

18. Buy an external battery

It’s really handy to have a battery pack in your bag or purse. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be picked up on eBay for under a tenner.

19. Buy a battery case

Better still, carry the battery with you all the time by buying a case that has a battery incorporated in it. Your phone might get a bit bulkier, but you’ll most probably double your battery life.

20. Always have a charging cable on you

If you don’t want to carry a battery pack, but are not often far from civilisation then the Nomad Chargekey might be the thing for you. This keyring sized USB charger cable is available for both Apple and Android devices. You are rarely far from a USB socket – whether it’s a laptop, hi-fi or games console – so having a cable on you at all times could be the differences between a recharge and digital solitude.

Slimmer Vs Higher Capacity for Extended Battery Cases for Smartphones

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Extended battery cases for smart phones are becoming a necessity for users due to the limited battery life of these devices. Someone who spends most of the time outdoors and uses his or her smart phone for emails, calls and web browsing knows how difficult it could be to spend a whole day without a second recharge.

Good news is different companies are working on expanding the battery life of smart phones and making them more efficient on a single charge. While the work is being done on that there is a solution for you that can almost eliminate the problem of dying battery from your life. The solution is an extended battery case for your smart phone. These extended battery cases are available for almost all cell phones including Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5. They are capable of greatly increasing the battery life of the device and in many cases can double it.

The extended battery cases for smart phones come in two varieties. The first variety consists of cases that are slim whereas the second variety consists of the ones that are a bit thicker but provide more power. While the dissimilarity between the two isn’t huge but it can make a difference for someone who needs more extra power than the others?

The slimmer extended battery cases for smart phones usually provide lower extra battery life than the fat ones. But if that is not a big issue for you then getting these ‘slimmer’ cases is the way to go for a number of reasons. Firstly they don’t make your device bulky and in many cases they can even improve the look of the smart phone and make your device stand out. Also a slimmer extended battery case means you can keep it on all the time and not just when you are going out, which would provide extra protection to your precious device and prevent it from getting scratches.

On the other hand the not-so-slim extended battery cases could make your beautiful smart phone look fat and ugly. But if that is not a problem for you then you should definitely get the ones that have higher power. These higher power battery cases could provide those valuable extra hours needed while you are working outdoors, travelling, camping etc.

So which one should you get?

Well choosing the type of extended battery case that could precisely fulfill your needs is certainly not a rocket science. You just have to analyze your priorities and ask yourself whether you want a battery case that looks good or a battery case that could provide you with maximum battery life.

Someone who works at an office, travels less often and goes out occasionally should get a slimmer extended battery case as it can be more than sufficient for your needs and can give you several extra hours before requiring you to charge the device. Having a slimmer case also means that you don’t have to worry much about how your device looks and can keep it on all the time for protection as well as battery.

For the fatter extended battery cases you only have to deal with the slightly bulkier case than the slimmer models but if this means having 3-4 hours of extra battery life, then in my opinion the bulkiness is worth it. Someone who works mostly outdoors, travels a lot and barely gets a chance to recharge his or her smart phone should definitely get the case that provides higher power.

As we are on the topic let’s look for the best cases available in the market right now for Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 that you can buy from each category.

Protect Your Phone With A Waterproof Phone Pouch?

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Most people today are already using touch-screen phones. And because of this, it is very important that you know how to properly care for your phone and ensure that it is safe and secure especially if you are bringing it with you all the time. One of the most common phone issues today is when phones get wet. This can be a major problem because it can damage your phone and you may lose all its memory. Hence, investing in a waterproof phone pouch is a smart idea.

Waterproof phone pouches give your smartphone invincibility against wetness. You can take your smartphone when you go water skiing, boating, and even snorkelling. Depending on what sort of pouch you get, your smartphone will stay nice and dry submerged in 10 metres of water.

This essential mobile phone accessory will protect your most precious device, whatever you may be doing at the beach or at the lake. And here’s the best part about this: It can also protect your phone against dirt, mud, and snow. So your waterproof phone pouch isn’t just ideal for water sports. You can also take it with you if you enjoy dirt biking. You can bring it along at a muddy music festival. You can take your smartphone when snowboarding and your pouch will safeguard it against any damage.

Additionally, moisture, dirt, grime, and other substances are not the only elements that can damage your phone. The device is also vulnerable to getting cracks and scratches. So, know some of the ways you can protect your phone. Learn from what the experts say. Never put it in your pocket if it’s filled with coins and keys. Coins are great for parking metres. As for keys, you need those. However, both are bad for your smartphone. So why put them together? They will leave scratches on your phone’s screen, especially when it doesn’t have film protection.

Next, mind the back pocket. If you have a habit of putting your phone in your back pocket, don’t sit on it. Don’t put your phone in potentially “disastrous” situations. Unless a waterproof phone pouch is protecting your phone, take caution when using it inside the bathroom. If you must take a photo of stunning pictures and breath-taking landscapes during a cruise, hold your phone carefully. Make sure that it is secured and protected so you won’t lose any nice memory saved in it.

Making Phones Entertaining with Mobile Accessories

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We live in the age of technology where most of the work to be performed by us is now being easily performed with the help of technology. Mobile phones were one of the best inventions of man, with the help of which we can now communicate easily with someone living far away from us. In the earlier days, communication between individuals living far away could only happen with the exchange of written letters. However, that slowly changed to trunk calls, telegraph, paging machines, telefax and then telephones. These have revolutionized the communication between individuals and distance no more is an issue with such technology.

The present times are such that phones are no more used as only machines with the help of which people can call each other and speak. Phones of today have multiple functions including accessing internet, taking pictures, listening to music, storage devices etc. People even love to beautify and add value to their mobile phones with the help of various mobile accessories. These include phone covers, screen guards, phone cases, head phones, ear phones, data cables, power banks, chargers, memory cards etc. These are purchased by people depending upon their utility for a number of different reasons. Power banks for example are a great accessory for people who are constantly travelling and on the move and have no access to charging stations. Screen guards and phone covers are a great way to keep the instrument protected from breaking or scratches on falling down etc. Depending upon the utility people can choose the accessory that they think would serve their purpose the best.

A Bluetooth head set is a great instrument to listen to music, audio or even speak on phone without any shackles of wires. These help people listen to music, take calls or even listen to any other audio source without the use of cables and provide hands free ability. Most of the headsets these days come with a number of added features including listening to the audio source with the help of voice command, receiving voice alerts in respect of calls, battery levels, talk time balance and other things, compatibility with instruments such as mobile phones, computers, music systems etc.

Many brands in the market have introduced such headsets in to the markets. However, a few names have managed to receive the attention and the loyalty of the customers and one such product is the Sony Bluetooth headset. These headsets come with the latest technology and great audio quality. They are designed and made to have long hours of battery charge, in a number of colours, great frequency response and connectivity. They come in different styles including ear hook, in ear, neck band and clip on ear. Most of these also have a multi point connectivity and a great display and a built in FM radio. They use high precision sound technology to give a studio recorded clarity feature to the listeners and authentic sound quality. The latest headsets of the brand also have the touch, tap and swipe technology where the listener can stop, play or change tracks by just touching, tapping or swiping the outer part of the headsets.

Bumper Case for Your Smartphone

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Most consumers spend a lot of money for procuring a fresh tablet or smartphone, but are not inclined to invest a good amount of cash for ensuring that it wouldn’t get busted or scratched. These devices continue to give good service if we take care that they don’t go down the toilet, slip out of hand and go down the staircase, or get fingered by toddlers at home.

The newer models that get introduced are tougher than the earlier models, and many of Android phones in the today’s market are waterproof. Nevertheless, it is rare to see one without any scratches. Should you be interested in understanding what could be consequences of a phone meeting with a blow, you may check various online videos. You would know why it is so vital to procure a cover or bumper case for you gadget. Next, here are the steps to help you select the most appropriate one:

The level of protection you require

The most important consideration is the toughness of the case. It all depends on how you handle things. If you are too carefree to let things slip from your grasp, you should go for something offering utmost protection. On the other hand, if you are quite careful in handling your possessions, you could look for a case that provides elementary protection at an affordable expense. The weight and size of the case is directly proportional to desired protection level.

Rugged cases

The more rugged is the case, the heavier and bulky it becomes. Such a bumper case is designed to contain air pockets along with reinforcements around its corners to significantly reduce the chances of your gadget getting damaged. All these safety measures add to the bulkiness of your gadget. They should provide an easy grip even if your hands were wet. But you may find it a bit more cumbersome to put in or remove the device from your pocket, making it practical to make use of a holster or belt clip to remain comfortable.

Tough cases

In the present market, you can find a large number of cases tough enough to withstand the consequences of an accidental drop. These are not too bulky and don’t sacrifice style altogether. The design of such a cover incorporates tough polycarbonate sheet plus an inner lining of a softer material, like silicone, for absorbing shocks. Covers of this type bearing the certification of military drop test are the best.

Thin or indispensable cases

Having got a device with a stunning design, you may not like to keep it covered with a case that gives it bulkier looks. When style is your priority, and safety a secondary issue, you should go for a thin case. The part of your instrument that gets covered with such a thin case is unable to attract scratches. So, the looks of your instruments are largely retained. It also enhances the chances of instrument’s survival in case of a fall. You may not be really keen to invest a lot on a thin bumper case. Yet, these are good in the sense that they provide the necessarily needed level of protection.

10 iPhone 6 Cases

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So your expensive phone finally arrived. You get enthusiastic, test the display, run a game, import contact list and then you remember you have to go buy some groceries. Perfect time for the first trip with your new phone. But then the universe decides it’s time for you to pay for every bad karma you gathered in your life. The phone suddenly becomes sentient, gets extra slippery and just jumps out of your hand or pocket and lands onto the pavement. The screen is now broken and you are in anguish, thinking what could you have done to prevent this situation.

If it didn’t happen to you yet, I am absolutely sure you know at least one friend who has experienced this horror story.

Everybody drops their phone sooner or later so what can you do to protect it? Buy a case or a protective screen? But wouldn’t a case make my phone look cheap and like a brick?

These questions are natural, you can’t compare the feeling of the phone the way it was designed, in it’s nude state (metal, glass or leather) with the somewhat cheap, bulky feeling of a protective phone case.

In an attempt to deliver a better phone experience some companies offer an interesting warranty offer. For example, the HTC One M9 will get replaced once if your phone gets damaged, including accidental drops or screen cracks.

But most companies will charge you extra fees (up to 200$) in order to repair your phone if you accidentally drop it.

So in order to keep your phone safe, but without it looking ugly or cheap, let’s have a look at what case manufacturers have to offer in order to satisfy both safety and design needs.

Note: A case will keep your phone’s value in case you want to resell it.

Since the appearance of the iPhone 6 and 6+, it has been observed that this phone is more prone to taking damage than the other high end phones (Samsung Galaxy S6 is also on the top list also because of its glass and metal build). From the occasional scratches to screen cracks, we definitely need to protect our expensive phones. So we have compiled a top 10 list of the best iPhone 6 cases that, hopefully, won’t empty your pocket.

1. Apple Leather Case

One of the first options you get when considering buying a case for your iPhone is actually from its manufacturer. Apple offers two types of cases for its iPhone 6, silicone and leather. We will have a look at the leather case.


Apple took on a more non-invasive, minimalistic design using a soft leather cover that doesn’t take away form the premium feel of the phone.

The case is durable, provides a sturdy grip and what we enjoyed the most is that it adds almost nothing in terms of bulk (5.91×2.76×0.59 inches) or weight(1.76 ounces).

Another good factor is the fact that the case is easy to snap in place and very easy to remove. It wraps around the back and the three sides (all corners are covered).

Note: On the back rests the Apple logo.

The Apple Leather Case comes in black, midnight blue, red, soft pink and olive brown.


The Apple Leather Case offers protection against daily use, average drops (around 6 feet) or scratches. If better protection is needed in rougher environments we recommend a tougher case (Otterbox and LifeProof are a good alternative).

Inside the case there is a microfiber that keeps the iPhone from getting scratches when you remove it or put it in your pocket.

Also, the case is thick enough to protect the camera lens and the screen.


The case has holes for headphone jack, lighting cable, speaker and mute button, basically leaving the bottom of the phone completely exposed.

The buttons are responsive under the case and although the buttons were a bit hard to press at first, after a couple of days, they eased up. In the camera cavity there is a black anti-glare section.

One problem we encountered is that because of the higher dent around the screen, some gestures (like swiping from left) are hard to perform.

The Apple Leather Case does bring an element of class to the iPhone 6 and although the leather ages, it does add character, but right now, the case is a bit overpriced. If you don’t complain about the price, then this case is perfect for the average consumer, melding together both a reasonable protection and a high quality design.

2. Otterbox Symmetry Series

Otterbox features three types of cases -Defender, Commuter and Symmetry – and we will focus on the slimmest in Otterbox’s portfolio, the Otterbox Symmetry.


The case is well-designed, it maintains the curve of the iPhone as much as possible, despite the fact that it is a bit bulky. The material is two-toned, with soft synthetic rubber on the inside and polycarbonate on the outside.

Although the Apple logo is covered, the back panel is rather stylish and has a premium feel. But like said before, the case is bulkier and heavier than other slim cases, measuring (LWH) 7.6×1.63×6.0 inches and weighting 6.7 ounces.

The case is made of a single piece, so installing and removing the case is rather easy.

The Otterbox Symmetry comes in two-toned colours: Black, Blue Print, Glacier, Teal Rose and Damson Berry.


In terms of protection, the Otterbox Symmetry features drop and scratch protection, the maximum drop height averaging around 6 feet.

Also, the edge of the case is slightly raised around the screen so when you drop it face first your phone will remain protected (if the surface is flat enough; in any case we recommend a screen protector to go with this case).


Access-wise, the case is reasonable. The buttons, although covered (except the Mute button), remain clickable and there is an anti-glare section around the camera port.

There are cut-outs around the speaker, lightning port, headphone and microphone ports.

Overall, the case feels solid (as expected from Otterbox) and it does manage to deliver a great iPhone experience to those who do not mind the bulky size of the case.

Also, considering the fact that the price dropped to about 30$, this is one of the best cases for iPhone 6.

3. LifeProof Nuud

LifeProof is a consecrated company that makes iPhone accessories since 2011. Since 2013 it has been acquired by Otterbox.


The Lifeproof Nuud is a light, slim case with a stylish design and solid overall feel. The case is very compact, it measures 7.75×4.25×1.1 inches and weighs 5.78 ounces.

Installing the case is simple and straightforward, it’s a matter of snapping the front and bottom parts together.

Note: You should always do the water test before exposing your phone.

The case comes in black, white, blue and pink.


The main thing you will notice is the fact that the display is uncovered, hence the name Nuud. There is an optional screen protector included in the box.

The LifeProof Nuud Case is waterproof, but we wouldn’t recommend it for surfing or any prolonged subaquatic activity. It works best when you accidentally drop it in snow or in a small puddle of water and you quickly remove it.

If you drop the phone from normal height (maximum 7 feet), it should not damage the phone, but there may be exceptions if the surface is not flat, as the screen is exposed.


Access to the iPhone is somewhat decent, the buttons are covered by durable plastic flaps and the headphone jack is protected by an attached screwed cap (which can be an annoyance sometimes, but necessary in order to be waterproof).

You may turn a blind eye to these minor inconveniences because you will have the full feeling of the display, thanks to the uncovered display.

Still, a major problem that a lot of users reported is that the LifeProof Nuud affects the sound quality of the iPhone 6. While listening to some some songs or watching a movie, the sound is less clear and at a lower volume than you would when listening with the bare phone. The microphone is also affected as a lot of people have reported that hearing the iPhone user on the other end was a hassle.

The camera and the flash have their own cut-out space so it doesn’t affect the photo quality at all.

All in all, the case does achieve its purpose, it is waterproof and shockproof, it allows perfect access to the display, has reasonable access to buttons, camera remains clear and if the sound quality was unaffected, this would have been the perfect case.

4. Mophie Juice Pack H2Pro

The Juice Pack H2Pro, is the first waterproof battery case from Mophie.


The Juice Pack H2Pro features a stylish design with a black matte finish (there is a glossy white finish available) that feels very comfortable in hand.

Although the case is quite bulky, comparing it to other external battery packs, it is rather slim. Still, the Juice Pack H2Pro will double the size and the weight of your phone, measuring 5.91×2.76×0.59 inches and weighing 1.76 ounces.

In order to install the case you only have to slide the main case part over the phone and push the top part afterwards in order to seal the case.

The Juice Pack H2Pro comes in two variations: Glossy white and black matte plastic.


The Juice Pack H2Pro has a waterproof protection rating of IP-68, as the case has been tested to a depth of 4 feet for 30 minutes.

The case provides protection against scratches or scrapes and can withstand drops from up to 6 feet thanks to the screen’s protective layer.

Note: H2PRO meets Military Standard 810G-516.6 for drops and other potentially damaging situations.

Access and Battery

The front of the case is somewhat featureless, with small metallic vents for microphones and speakers, with cut-out holes for microUSB and headphone ports and on the sides there are protectors covering the buttons.

Over the display, you can find a flexible membrane that allows for reasonable access to the touch screen and the Touch ID.

The case features an on/off system and four light power indicator.

The Juice Pack H2Pro comes equipped with a 2,750mAh rechargeable battery that basically doubles (and more) the battery life of your iPhone. According to Mophie you gain 11 additional hours of video playback and about 50 additional hours of music playback.

During our testing, the battery delivered an additional 130% recharge.

Overall, the Juice Pack H2Pro delivers a premium experience, featuring great protection, a good looking design (although inevitably bulky) and a rechargeable battery.

5. Tech21 Classic Frame

Tech21 promises great protection using innovative materials (D30), without adding too much size to the iPhone 6. Let’s see if it delivers.


The case features a minimalistic design, sporting a tough polycarbonate back and flexible D30 material sides. The back panel is transparent (you can see the iPhone’s design through) and the edges provide a lot of grip thanks to the rubbery texture.

Tech21 Classic Frame has a thin profile, measuring (LHW) 3.03×0.69×6.15 inches and weighing 4 ounces.

Installing and removing the case is relatively easy. Because the bottom is exposed, you can insert the phone through (or pull from the bottom for removal).

The case comes into two choices of colour: Clear to Smokey.


Tech21 claims that thanks to their innovative technology, the D30 material, shocks should be absorbed and dissipated leaving the phone unharmed.

And they are right, the phone is protected from drops from up to 6 feet. We tested from around three feet and the iPhone 6 was safe and sound.

What about the screen? Well, the outer lip around the screen extends up a bit higher so that if you drop your phone face down, it will protect it from shattering (may limit the use of some swiping gestures). Still, it may be recommended to acquire a screen protector in case the phone is dropped on an dangerous surface.

All this protection comes without adding too much bulk, unlike other cases.


In terms of access the case behaves relatively well.

You have full access to the phones controls thanks to the cut-out on the bottom (easy access to the speaker, microphone, lighting port or headset jack) and on the side for the phones mute switch.

The volume controller and the power button are covered by built-in button into the case itself. Some complaints are that the buttons feel a bit spongy when pressed and pushing them may require a bit more force than you would expect.

In the end, the case does offer a good amount of protection, doesn’t take away from the native iPhone style and most important, it isn’t bulky, so in my book, this is a must have case.

6. Case-Mate Barely There

Just like the name suggests, the case is barely there, perfect for people who don’t really like to have a case but acknowledge the need to protect their iPhone.


The case features a minimalist design, with a matte finish (we tested the black version) and a cut-out for the Apple logo.

The Case-Mate Barely There is very thin, adds almost nothing in terms of bulk (2.8×0.4×5.5inches) or weight (0.5 ounces) and you will often forget it’s on the phone.

It is very easy to install, you just have to slide the right side and just clip the left side of the case.

The Case-Mate Barely There comes in a large array of colours: black, white, clear, pink, green, orange, brown, gold, silver, blue, grey, purple, red and mixed.


The Case-Mate Barely There provides a more basic protection than the other cases we have reviewed, being able to prevent only cosmetic damage (scratches). Still, there is a good protection for back, sides and corners.

Inside the case you can find a textured rubber that prevents phone scratches from dust stuck inside the case.

Unfortunately, if you want protection against drops (especially dropping your phone face down), this case does not deliver such a feat, but if scratches or scrapes are the reason you want a case, then this is the perfect case for you.


Accessibility is one of the best parts of this case. It features cut-outs for easy access to the volume controller, power and mute button, leaving the top and bottom of the iPhone exposed.

Thanks to these cut-outs, it is very easy to use the Dock Adaptor. Also, a great thing is that it doesn’t obstruct the swipe gestures.

7. Spigen Tough Armor Case

Let’s have a look at one of the toughest cases for iPhone 6, the Spigen Tough Armor Case.


The Spigen Tough Armor Case is surprisingly slim considering the protection it provides, featuring a dual-layer design, an inner TPU core (that prevents the hard outer frame from scratching the body) and a polycarbonate outer frame.

However, despite the fact that it is quite slim considering its capabilities, it does add some amount of bulk, measuring 3.75×1.0×7.0 inches and weighing 4.96 ounces.

Thanks to the soft interior finish, installing and removing the case is easily done.

The Spigen Tough Armor Case comes into 4 different colour variations: Gunmetal, Satin Black, Smooth Black and Champagne.

This case is compatible with screen protectors.


The Spigen Tough Armor Case offers great protection to your iPhone with the air cushioned technology, meaning shock is absorbed and dispersed through the TPU core.

The case offer protection for drops from up to 6 feet.

The screen is left exposed, but the case lip is a bit higher so it may protect your screen, but it is recommended to purchase a screen protector just to be sure.


The case has cut-outs for easy access to ports, buttons, camera and dock connector.

On the back of the case you can find a circular cut-out to show the Apple logo (the area can easily scratch).

This case manages to achieve a solid, elegant look, while giving enough protection for almost every cosmetic and even heavier damage.

8. Incipio DualPro Shine

In the past, Incipio cases were OK-ish, nothing impressive, but the DualPro tends to change this perception.


The design of the Incipio DualPro Shine is quite unique, using two layers, instead of one, each with its own style and role.

The first one is a shock absorbing dLAST TPE rubber layer and the exterior shell is made from polycarbonate, featuring a brushed aluminium finish.

To install the case all you have to do is simply slip the iPhone into the rubber layer and afterwards clip the plastic layer onto the back.

While uninstalling we have noticed a problem. Because the cut-out for the camera is thin, you can easily break the case around it.

One surprising fact about the Incipio DualPro Shine is that although it features two layers, it isn’t very bulky, measuring 5.65×2.88×0.45 inches and weighing 1.6 ounces.

Incipio DualPro Shine comes into Gunmetal/Black, Silver/Grey, White/Grey, Gold/Black and Gold/Pink


Each of the two layers of the Incipio DualPro Shine has its own role. The inner layer is stretch resistant and the outer shell provides protection to scratches and scrapes.

Overall, the case protects your phone from falls from up to 4 feet and the edges do provide a little screen protection if falling face first.

One minus is that the outer shell is quite slick (slicker than the iPhone itself) so it can fall out of you hand easily.


The Incipio DualPro Shine allows you to access all the iPhone’s buttons. It features cut-outs for the lighting port, for the headphone jack, speaker and camera.

Buttons are covered with a rubber material that can be pressed with ease. The exception is the mute switch that can be a little hard to manoeuvre if you don’t have bigger fingernails.

The Incipio DualPro Shine is compatible with other screen protectors.

9. Griffin Reveal Case

The American company, Griffin Technology, features a large array of cases for the iPhone. To name a few: The Survivor All-Terrain, the Survivor Core, the Survivor Slim, and the Reveal case, which we will review right now.


The Griffin Reveal Case is a slim and lightweight case featuring a simple, minimalist design, with slim rubber edges (that provide good grip) and a sturdy, completely transparent, plastic back.

The case itself doesn’t add too much bulk, it measures 6.3×0.4×3.25 inches and weighs 1.6 ounces.

The transparent back is made of polycarbonate and although it shows the back of the phone, it retains fingerprints and scratch marks with ease.

Thanks to the rubber edges, the Griffin Reveal Case provides really good grip and makes it really easy to install or remove the case.

The frame is available in black, white or pink.

Overall, the case feels solid, the design is simple and will please every user who desires to see as much of the iPhone 6 as possible.


The edges of the Griffin Reveal Case absorb shock and the back does protect the iPhone 6 from scratches or other cosmetic damage but it doesn’t offer too much protection for serious drops or any heavy inflicted damage.

Because the case wraps around the edges, there is a bit of protection for the screen, especially if you drop it face first.


The Griffin Reveal Case has it’s ups and downs in terms of access.

It does feature cut-outs for lighting port, microphone, headset jack and camera. Also, there is a cut-out for mute switch large enough for it to slide easily and a black rim to prevent reflecting flash.

But, the case covers the power and volume buttons, making them a lot tougher to push.

10. Pong Sleek Case

Pong Research comes into the market with two case models for the iPhone 6: Sleek and Rugged. Pong claims that the cases reduce radiation and strengthen the signal of your phone.


Pong Sleek Case features a sleek design, with a smooth exterior and diamond shaped grills on the back revealing a part of the gold metal antenna.

The case covers the phone corners completely, but it doesn’t add too much bulk, measuring 6.75×1.25×4.25 inches and weighing 4.64 ounces.

Note: To install the case all you have to do is to snap it on the phone.

One complaint would be the fact that the case is more slippery than the iPhone itself, even on the edges.

The case is available in black, white and red.


One of the main aspects of this case is that it should reduce the radiation (using a micro-thin gold-plated antenna) by 89% under SAR limit – great for prevention as there is no definitive study to show that there may be harm from using cellphones.

Other than the radiation protection, the Pong Sleek Case can withstand drops from up to 6 feet (certified by US military standards).

The case also protects from scratches and other cosmetic damage.


In terms of access, we had no problem while using this case because all the ports and buttons are uncovered.