The official iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release date was September 19, 2014 – at least for the lucky ones. Some of us stayed up until 3:00am ET on pre-order day to place our order, and we still have to wait until October 14 to get our new iPhone 6 Plus. While I contemplate the unfairness of this situation, I have also given some thought to how I want to outfit my new iPhone 6 Plus. Here are some ideas to consider if you, too, are getting a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
I like to have a case on my iPhones to protect it from scratches and drops and bumps. I am finally getting a gold iPhone, and I want to make sure I can see the metal back and sides. I’ve decided that a clear case is the way to go. Spigen makes a nice Ultra Hybrid Case with Air Cushion Bumper for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The cases have a flexible matte bumper along the sides and a clear hard back panel for complete protection. You can get the bumper in clear, or in gunmetal, black, mint, gold, or metal slate colors. The iPhone 6 case is $13.99; the iPhone 6 Plus case is $14.99 at Amazon. My Spigen Air Cushion case is waiting for my iPhone 6 Plus to show up.
The new, bigger iPhones are probably too big for most shirt and pants pockets, so you may want a holster to clip onto your belt to keep the iPhone within reach. eBay offers the Black Vertical Leather Belt Clip Holster for the iPhone 6 ($7.95, on left) or the PU Leather Holster Pouch Case Belt Clip for Apple iPhone 6 Plus ($6.98, right) to keep your new phone at hand.
For the ladies who prefer a wristlet to carry the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, something like this Vera Bradley Quilted Sophie Wristlet will fit your phone and still have room for your keys, ID, cash, and a couple of cards. It will make a nice bag to take with you for a quick lunch or to run some errands. It’s $98.00.
And because these new iPhone 6 models are bigger than any of the previous iPhones, you may find them a little awkward to hold up to your ear for phone conversations, especially the iPhone 6 Plus. The Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset with Charging Case would work wonderfully as a hands-free device for making and taking phone calls. It uses Bluetooth 4.0, so it will be easy on your phone’s battery, and its noise-cancelling design will make your calls clear and easily understood. It comes with a charging case with a backup battery built in to keep your headset charged through long trips. It’s $129.99.