This won’t be a full review of the X-Doria Defense Shield series of cases, since we’ve already looked at this line in a previous review where it picked up a five star rating. The $49.99 Defense Shield cases combine a rubber case with a solid aluminum bumper to produce a very durable case that exceeds MIL-STD-801G. Now, take that aluminum bumper and give it an iridescent finish, and you have one of the more unique looking iPhone cases on the market.
At this point, the Defense Shield with the Iridescent finish is only available for the iPhone 6 and 6s, not for the jumbo-sized 6 Plus or 6s Plus. As such, I wasn’t able to try it out on my iPhone. But it is just beautiful!
The iridescent finish shows a constantly-changing palette of colors from across the spectrum, and the case never looks the same twice. Depending on the intensity and direction of light, it can look teal, yellow, deep purple, or a dazzling rainbow of colors.
As with the other Defense Shield cases (available in rose gold, silver, gold, red, sport orange or sport green), the machined aluminum bumper protects the phone from drops while an internal rubber bumper cushions the phone from blows. On the back is a clear polycarbonate rear shield that lets everyone know you’re sporting an Apple product while protecting it from scratches.
The case weighs just 37g (1.31 ounce), has outside dimensions of 145.5mm (5.73 inches) by 74.5mm (2.93 inches), and is just 10.5mm (0.41 inches) thick.
The X-Doria Defense Shield Iridescent is without a doubt one of the most attractive iPhone 6/6s cases I’ve had the pleasure to look at, and it gives your phone top-notch protection as well. Highly recommended!