My first thought when I eagerly unwrapped my brand spanking new iPhone 6+ was “This phone is thin! How can I protect it without compromising on the sleek design?”. I knew my phone would need protecting; I’d seen and repaired many a cracked/smashed iPhone screen in my day, and I wasn’t the most careful person in the world. But I knew that anything that would offer any REAL sort of protection would be bulky and not fit in my pocket properly.
When I purchased my phone, I took a look through the cases and covers available for the 6+. There were lots of stylish, designer covers that only protected the back of the device, and the only two options for full protection were the Dog & Bone Wetsuit and an Otterbox case. The Otterbox case looked way to large and cumbersome to use comfortably. The Dog and Bone, however, looked much nicer. It was thin, stylish and looked like it would fit nicely in my pocket.
The best thing about this case is the access it gives you to your whole screen. I’ve used cases in the past that had a thick hard edge against all four edges of the screen, making it hard to use the interactive gestures such as accessing the today screen and control panel. This case makes it easy to access all of these features, whilst still give 100% protection against the elements.
As for the cameras, they are protected by glass covers, providing crystal clear image while ensuring your phone is safe.
At the base of the phone, dual dust/water proof plugs block both the headphone and lightning jacks. When these jacks are not in use, the plugs fit in securely providing outstanding protection.
The switch and buttons on the side are given little rubber buttons on the case, allowing you to adjust volume, turn the phone on, and switch the phone from silent to loud. The silent switch, I’ve found, isn’t the most effective means in the world. I’ve had to struggle several times to switch my phone from loud to silent, and now I just opt to leave my phone on loud and turn the volume down if need be.
The fact that this phone is 100% waterproof (to 6.6ft/2m) is very handy, especially with a two year old. When I change Archers diaper, I have taken to handing him my phone to keep him distracted, as he can kick and thrash about otherwise. Because he’s two, and doesn’t know any better, he will put the phone in his mouth and suck on the edge. Having the case on means that I don’t have to worry about him damaging my phone. I have also, on more that one occasion, got the phone dirty (using it to look up a recipe and spilling ingredients on it, or Archer taking it with sticky hands) and then I’ve just been able to take my phone and rinse it under the tap. This is an amazing thing to be able to do, and it really does make life easier.
As I mentioned earlier, I’m not the most careful person in the world, and my phone is often the victim of such carelessness. More often than not, its something as simple missing my pocket while trying to stow my phone, and having it hit the pavement. Archer has thrown my phone across the room during meltdowns. My phone has fallen out of my SUV and landed on the asphalt of a carpark, or the gravel of my driveway. Normally, the sound of a phone falling onto the ground send a chill down anyones spine, but with my Wetsuit Impact case, I’m confident that the phone will be in one piece when I pick it up.
Overall, this is an EXCELLENT phone case, made by an Australian company, but is available worldwide through their website. Despite being on the more expensive end of many of the phone cases I’ve looked at, the fact that what its protecting is worth upwards of 10 times the price of the case, it really is worth the money.
If you’re reading this and your iPhone or Galaxy isn’t in a protective case, or the case that you’re using now isn’t up to scratch, do yourself a favour and get your hands on a Dog and Bone!
Thanks for reading
As always, Be Kind
Note: tassiedad was provided a Dog and Bone Wetsuit Impact case for free to review, and also in exchange for a faulty item. All views are my own, and I was in no way influenced in my opinion by the manufacturer or any other third party.