Spigen Rugged Capsule Case for iPhone 6/6s review

This entire Rugged Capsule Cover is made of a flexible TPU that features glossy accents with a carbon fiber texture on the back to enhance its rugged look. It's definitely a step up from your traditional skin case, offering excellent grip with its busy design along with Spigen's protective Air Cushion technology that can be found on all 4 corners of the case.

There's easy access to everything the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s has to offer, including the rear camera, mute switch, charging port, speaker, microphone, and auxiliary port. You'll find that the side buttons are covered in TPU for a more comfortable press while the Rugged Capsule is worn. The display is also protected from scuffing on flat surfaces thanks to the raised lip. Since the case doesn't utilize any extra layers, installation and removal is easy with that flexible material.

Inside the case is a glossy web pattern matched with the case's overall matte finish to keep the back of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s protected. Each corner is slightly thicker than the rest of the skin to ensure the major impact points are well guarded. On the back is a Spigen logo slapped in the middle with a couple mock screws on each side to compliment its overall design.

As mentioned before, although the name insinuates that the case is rugged, there's not a whole lot of serious protection going on. That doesn't mean the case won't handle a drop or two, because Spigen does show that it comes with a MIL-STD 810G military grade drop test rating. For severe impacts, however, you may end up wishing you went with hybrid solution. We certainly can't complain about the grip the Rugged Capsule Case provides — it feels comfortable and secure in your hand any way you hold it.

The bottom line

For a low profile skin case that adds an armored look your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, the Spigen Rugged Capsule Case is one worth checking out. It's a good balance of grip and protection that doesn't go overboard on bulk. You'll only find this cover in black and it's available for $10.99 if you want to scoop one up.

$10.99 at Amazon

Brent Zaniewski

Your friendly neighborhood accessories guru