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iPhone 6 case review: SkinIt Cargo Case

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Yes, I’m that guy who likes for people to look at my phone and immediately know what professional sports collectives I support.

iPhone 6 case SkinIt Cargo Case

You may be the same with college teams. Or super heroes. Or animals, jet fighters, or Black Butler characters. Whatever your general interests, SkinIt has a wide array of designs to reflect them. But SkinIt is not just about skins. They’ve got cases, too, and today we’re taking a look at their Cargo Case for iPhone 6.

A combination of a plastic hard shell exterior and textured flexible TPU liner, the Cargo Case does an excellent job of wrapping and protecting your iPhone.

iPhone 6 case SkinIt Cargo Case

The hard plastic edges rise up over your screen to protect it when placed face down, while cutouts in the plastic for the volume and sleep/wake buttons allow for easy use while still under the TPU liner. The edges are also lined with textured TPU to give you a secure, comfortable grip when holding your iPhone 6.

Considering the rigid construction of the Cargo Case, I was a bit surprised that it wasn’t harder to get on and off the iPhone 6. I was never able to do so without activating the sleep/wake button, but at least there were no concerns about bending it.

I’m also pleased with the width of the bottom cutouts for the headphone and Lightning ports; they’re more than wide enough to accommodate to most headphone jacks and Lightning cables, so you shouldn’t have to remove the case for connection. Note that actually docking the iPhone 6 on a third-party device is another story; it’s not going to happen.

iPhone 6 case SkinIt Cargo Case

Finally, the “skin,” as it were, comes pre-applied to the back of the Cargo Case. This is good in that it’s not up to you to align it, but it really is not much more than a sticker on the back of a black case. For licensed case designs, there are more interesting options out there.

However, if you’re a fan of SkinIt’s designs or licensed franchises and prefer more protection than is afforded by a skin, the Cargo Case has you and your iPhone 6 covered.

Apple Channel Rating B

Pre-order the SkinIt Cargo Case for iPhone 6

Provides: Protection from scuffs/scratches and minor drops
Developer: SkinIt
Minimum Requirements: iPhone 6 (also available for iPhone 4/4s, 5/5s)
Price: $24.99
Availability: Now

For more iPhone 6 case options, see our full iPhone 6 Case Review Roundup.

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