The iPhone 6 is out and it is truly glorious. Curved edges and seamless glass curves make this iPhone one of the most pleasurable iPhones ever to hold in one hand. However, it's still an iPhone and if you're like me, you'll want to protect your new investment. As most of you may know from reading my site and from the case reviews I do, I prefer minimal cases that keep the iPhone form factor and protect against minor drops, scratches, and other everyday dings that can mar a device. I placed an order with SPIGEN soon after the iPhone 6 was released and finally received it this week after the bombardment of orders that befell the company as they struggled to meet demand. It was well worth the wait.
The Thin Fit is a typical thin-shell snap-on type case. You apply the case by first snapping in one side (usually the side with the volume buttons) and then the opposite side. Once the case is on you can barely notice that anything is on the iPhone. I ordered the Smooth Black version of the case for my Space Grey iPhone 6. The Smooth Black is the only case in the Thin Fit series to have soft touch, matte feel. The matte polycarbonate (ahem plastic) gives the iPhone 6 a grippy feel and it certainly does feel great in the hand. As with most matte finishes, it can be a bit susceptible to fingerprint smudges, but I haven't really noticeable with this case and can be wiped off easily. The case is very thin, though not as thin as a Caudabe Veil (review of the Veil to follow). However, I truly feel that the Thin Fit is the perfect case for the iPhone 6 offering just enough protection while not adding any significant bulk to the device. I have other "thin" cases for the iPhone 6 such as the SPIGEN Neo Hybrid, the Apple Silicon case, and a CM4 Q Card (review to follow), and none of them keep the iPhone as comfortable to hold as the Thin Fit. It comes down to the width of the device with the added size of the case. In many ways, especially with the black Thin Fit, it's almost as though the case is part of the iPhone.
The Thin Fit, offers no top or bottom protection similar to most snap-on type cases for other iPhones in the past. For the bottom of the iPhone, the lack of protection is offset by the convenience of working with any headphones, charging cables, or docks that plug into the device. Why SPIGEN did not offer any protection on the top of the case, I am not sure, but overall the look and feel of this mimimal case is outstanding. The curved edges of the case flow nicely along with the iPhone 6 glass. There is a slight lip on the sides of the case which offers lay-on-table-design which allows you to place the iPhone face down and not have the screen touch the surface. This is a great feature when you have the iPhone out on a table and you just don't want to be distracted by notifications. The case is solid and there are no creaks or movement to speak of. The cut-outs for the volume, vibrate, and sleep buttons make each button easy to access.
Overall, for my needs this is the PERFECT case for the iPhone 6. When I need (or want) something with a little more protection, I will use the Apple Silicone case. If I go on vacation and want a wallet style case to hold credit and/or room key cards, I have the CM4 wallet case. For my every day needs, the SPIGEN will be my daily driver. It looks great on the Black/Space Grey iPhone 6 and keeps it feeling great in my hand.
If you can get a hold of one during these initial days of the iPhone 6 by all means do so. I highly recommend the Thin Fit for anyone looking for a thin, slim, and great looking case.
Spigen Thin Fit (Smooth Black) - $14.99 (Spigen site), $9.99 on Amazon (Link)
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