MIL STD 810G – 516.6 … Now to most this just seems like an acronym and jargon, but to UAG (Urban Armor Gear) it’s a proud and strong badge of honour. UAG cases are certified and approved through Met Laboratories Inc. Achieving this certification is no easy feat. Drops from 48” on each face, corner and back totalling 26 falls is quite the amount of impact. To still have a perfectly functional device and no touch screen damage after that is definitely something to wear proudly on your brand.
Urban Armor Gear produces cases for Apple, LG, Microsoft, Google, Samsung and HTC we will be reviewing UAG’s black iPhone 6+ case.
PACKAGING & CONTENTS
Without reading too much into the case, the pictures and the MIL STD badge give you an initial thought that this case can take some damage.
Not that you plan on putting your phone through the gauntlet, it’s nice to assume you could and it would make it through. A mid-air skier, a off-roading jeep and hikers geared up on an adventure all kind of give you the idea of what kind of crazy things you’d feel comfortable doing while still having access to your favourite music, camera or any other functions you prefer from your device. Through the clear packaging you see the case, it looks aggressive, which to us makes it look cool and exciting. Visible from the outside of the case is the enticing patterned case, with 5 rivets placed around the back side giving it the feel it was engineered on a higher level of stability. These rivets have no actual purpose other then reinforcing your confidence in the rigid stable frame. Then promoted down the centre, you’ll find the UAG logo.
Around the back side of the case posted on a white background UAG starts to boast some of their cases greatest attributes:
- Impact Resistant- along with the MIL STD their impact resistance is a proven selling point for this case
- Easy Access- talking about the buttons and the Ring/Silent switch, the case edges come out a bit and then the buttons are receded in so dropping directly on the edge of the buttons won’t switch or break the button/switch on the phone.
- Skid pads- little rubber pads on the back of the case hold the device secure on some pretty strongly angled surfaces and ensure it is not sliding all over the place if in a vehicle.
- Feather-light- case weight can often be the detriment to most cases
- Glare-Free Flash- because who wants glare in their photos anyways right?!
- HD screen protector- an adhesive screen protector to keep the scratches off your screen.
Opening the package and taking the case out you see the case, the screen protector set inside the case as well as a small package with a cloth and a stiff cardboard piece which is for the screen protector application.