The Caudabe Veil is the thinnest case available for the iPhone 6. At just .35mm thickness, it's more like a skin than a case. My experience with the Caudabe Veil on the previous iPhone 5/S was very positive and it quickly became one of my favorite cases for any iPhone form factor. The Veil XT is no exception. The XT improves on the original Veil by offering full-side protection as well as a raised .7mm ridge around the camera hole to provide lay-on-table protection for the iPhone 6's protruding camera. It should be noted that the original Veil is still being sold by Caudabe and now includes the same raised camera ridge.
The feel of the Veil XT for the iPhone 6 is exactly the same as the product line for the 5/S that I reviewed last year (link). On the slippery iPhone 6 form factor, the matte plastic feels very nice, provides an improved grip, and resists fingerprints which absolutely drive me batty when I constantly have to wipe down a case to remove them. The Veil XT attaches on to the iPhone 6 just below the edges of the rounded glass so the case does not interfere with the feel of your fingers on the glass. The way the case attaches to the curves also presents a bit of give and movement of the plastic if you happen to flick the plastic in a certain way. Based on the curved form factor and how thin the Veil XT is, I can't see any way around this particular issue. At the end of the day, it hasn't really affected my view of the case.
There are specific cutouts for volume buttons and the mute switch. The bottom of the Veil XT has specific openings for the headphone jack, microphone, Lightning port, and the speaker. Each cutout seems to be precision cut to the exact form on the phone so looking at the bottom of the XT is like looking at a bare iPhone 6.
The Veil comes in 2 colors: Frost (a translucent clear) and Wisp (translucent smoke color). I have had both white (silver) and Space Grey iPhones and I find that the Frost looks best on the white iPhone and the Wisp looks best on the Space Grey. I hope that Caudabe considers other color offerings for the iPhone 6 Veil lineup similar to what is offered for the 5c cases. I would definitely be interested in a translucent blue or red color case on my Space Grey iPhone 6.
What more is there to say? This is the absolute thinnest case you will find on the market. I call the Veil the "un-case" case. Obviously, the drop protection with the Veil is minimum to none, but will suffice in protecting your iPhone from scratching which is an accomplishment given how paper thin this case is. Adding the bottom protection offered by the XT is an added plus and is well worth the extra premium if you want the "maximum" protection from a case as thin as the Veil.
Much thanks goes out to Caudabe for sending me some review samples! The Veil XT (Frost and Wisp) can be purchased on Caudabe's site (link below). What are you waiting for? Go grab one and experience the magic of the Veil!
Caudabe Veil XT - $19.95 (Link)
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