I’m always looking for the best possible case for my needs. I’m not the type of person that requires a bulky case with a lot of drop protection, but it’s nice to have something there to protect against scratches and small dings. The only option I’ve had in the past is to use a skin. It’s not always the best solution though, as a skin is nothing more than a thick sticker that will eventually start to wear and peel up at the edges.
Recently, I discovered Caudabe and their ultra thin iPhone 6 and 6 Plus case, The Veil. This isn’t the most protective case in the world, but it’s the perfect solution to my problem. It offers the same protection as a skin, with the advantages of a case. If your goal is to keep an iPhone clean and thin, there’s no better option…
The Veil is only 0.35mm thick. Yeah, that’s crazy thin for a case. Putting on The Veil is as easy as you’d assume. Just plop the iPhone inside of it and press down around the edges. This case features an open bottom design, much like Apple’s leather case, and has cutouts for all of the buttons and the mute switch. Once installed on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus it’s almost like nothing is there at all. The case is made from plastic, slightly flexible, and is available in Frost or Wisp Black with a matte finish. It’s a bit slippery in the hands, but nothing worse than the iPhone 6 itself. I wish it had a rubberized finish to add some grip, but that’s not a deal breaker for myself.
Check out our review video below:
Just in case you were wondering, The Veil will not solve any protruding camera issues you may have with the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, but that’s because it’s thinner than the camera protrudes. So you’ll still have a little bump there, but that’s never been an issue for me. What you’re gaining is the experience of having a naked iPhone, but with added scratch and bump protection. Also, the front of The Veil is perfectly formed to the curved glass edges of the iPhone and leaves plenty of space for a screen protector.
Keep in mind, a case like this will not provide any drop protection. If you drop your iPhone with The Veil covering it, you might as well have dropped it without a case. I don’t see much protection coming from a case that’s 0.35mm thick, but that’s perfectly fine with me. I’m interested in this case because of its protection against scratches and small bumps.
I’ve never dropped a device before and The Veil will help protect the iPhone from things inside of my pocket and whenever I may put it down. Let’s face it, most of us sell our old device when upgrading and scratches will bring down its value. The Veil will help keep your iPhone looking fresh, but without the expense and sacrifices that come along with a traditional case.
Again, if you need rugged protection, you won’t find it here. That’s nothing I’ve ever cared for though. I’m a minimalist that needs a small amount of protection and combining The Veil with a screen protector is just enough. If you’d like to check out Caudabe’s Veil case for yourself, it’s currently available for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for just under $15. Just in case you don’t have Apple’s latest flagship, Caudabe also makes The Veil for the iPhone 5/5s and iPhone 5c. For more information and other products from Caudabe, check out the company’s website. We’ve also put together a nice roundup of the thinnest cases for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that you can find here.