It takes something special to get a phone case to stand out from the rest of them — there’s just too many out there doing the exact same thing of being a protector. So how does Nite Ize’s Connect Wallet & Case for the iPhone 6/6S separate itself from others? By doing two things well that embody the idea of what makes a mobile phone useable.
The first is the obvious protection scheme in that there’s a case designed for enveloping an iPhone 6 or 6S. The case is of a hard material that will substantially protect the phone during the rigors of day-to-day use, while allowing access to the various tabs and ports through cutouts in the material. The case has a front facing lip so that there doesn’t need to be a screen over the touch-screen in order to keep the display’s front from making contact with a surface directly. And because the iPhone slips into the case from the top end, inserting and removing it is simplified since friction and gravity are employed in order to keep the phone in position.
That’s all well and good but obviously to this point the Connect Wallet & Case doesn’t seem any different from countless other cases. So lets press on with the fact that the case is meant to be attached to a flap-like section which does two things itself. The first thing it does is to enable a flip-over flap that covers the iPhone’s display and adds a second layer of protection as a cover. This makes putting the phone into a pocket a much safer event, especially if there’s the presence of keys or coins or other items that could end up scratching the display (hey, it happens!). But the second thing that the flap-like section does is obviate the need for carrying a men’s wallet in another pocket (or stuffed in with the phone). That’s because interior sleeves on the section will accommodate 4 credit cards or groupings of same of different items (such as a driver’s license). The sleeves are made such that their contents (i.e., the cards) will not make contact with the display when the flap is closed. To further add to the elimination of the wallet, there is also an opening for inserting paper money (i.e., cash) as well. It should be added that the overall dimensions of the iPhone plus case are minimal and certainly not now big and bulky, although it will now be bigger in all dimensions than would be the case without the Connect Wallet & Case.
The final thing that the Connect Wallet & Case does right is to make for an ability for the case to be held in different configurations. A clip is included that attaches to the back and can be used for holding onto a pocket by “pinching” over the material and that it is removable is sensible since it will not always be desired by the user (it doesn’t add significant depth to the case to be sure). Nite Ize makes a number of accessory connectors that could prove useful and which consists of a magnetic clip for use wherever desired, a vent-based clip for placing the phone in a car where it can be seen and accessed easily and a tabletop stand for having the phone up front and center. All of these are used with the phone removed from the wallet section.
The Connect Wallet & Case provides both protection and accessibility for a person during his/her daily life. The retail cost of $39.99 is reasonable and affordable for anyone looking for the specific use that it makes available for their iPhone 6 or 6S.