I love getting a new gadget, not just because I love the gadget itself, but because it means I get new cases and covers! Of course, I expect a case to protect my device from bumps and bruises of everyday use, but I also want it to either disappear from view or to add to the beauty of the device. The Grip LP Premium iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case from Vaja Cases meets both my requirements for an iPhone 6 Plus case. Let’s check it out!
The Grip LP case comes packed in a cardboard box. Inside the box is the Grip LP case itself and a sueded leather pouch to protect the Grip LP case while it’s in a pocket or bag. You can see the sueded pouch in the top photo.
Like most Vaja products, the Grip LP case is available in a few color combinations that are in stock and ready to ship. Those cases are $90. This case is also customizable. You can choose either Bridge-Caterina leather or Floater-Caterina leather. There are many colors to select the main color and the accent/interior color from when you customize. The in-stock selection varies with time. I selected the Dark Brown and Iceberg Green combination. (It looks a bit like black and blue-green in some of my photos.)
The interior is lined with a smooth leather that’s been embossed with the Vaja logo. The case measures about 6.2″ X 3.2″ X 0.24″ thick. It weighs 1.23 ounces on my digital kitchen scale. The sueded pouch adds 0.95 ounces more.
The core of the case is a hard shell that’s completely leather wrapped. The exterior leather wraps over the sides of the shell to protect your phone from being scratched as the case is installed or removed. Look at the top photo for this review, and you’ll see how straight and even the stitches are at the meeting of the two colors of leather.
The leather-wrapped shell wraps slightly over onto the front bezel of the iPhone 6 Plus. It doesn’t interfere with using the touchscreen at all. The overlap does keep the phone’s screen from touching the tabletop when you lay it facedown.
The opening for the camera has a black plastic edging around the inside, which Vaja says makes the “camera eyelet compatible with the True-tone flash”. I didn’t notice that the case caused any interference with using the camera and flash.
The bottom of the back has a silvertoned Vaja metal badge. The inside edge of this metal piece is covered by the leather interior, so you don’t have to worry it will scratch the back of your phone.
The openings around the volume buttons and the mute slider on one side and the power button on the other side are large enough that I had no trouble using the buttons. These openings do leave quite a bit of the iPhone’s metal casing exposed. You can see and admire the color of your phone here, but these big openings leave quite a bit of the phone open to scratches.
Although there are no controls on the top of the iPhone, there’s a big opening in the top of the Grip LP case. The bottom also leaves a lot of metal uncovered, but you’ll certainly be able to use Lighting connectors and headphone plugs without trouble. The bottom microphone and the external speakers are left open.
By the way, the two images just above show the best rendition of the color of the leathers on the Grip LP case.
Because I tend to be a bit insane about keeping my gadgets, my cases, covers, and bags in pristine condition, I do like to have something to protect my expensive leather goods. I was excited to see that the sueded pouch was included to protect the Grip LP case, but I was disappointed to see how much of the leather case it left uncovered. It seems that this pouch was designed for smaller phones than the iPhone 6 Plus.
As you expect from Vaja Cases, the Grip LP Premium iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case looks beautiful and is beautifully made from quality leathers. The sturdy hard shell will protect your iPhone 6 Plus, while the leather exterior adds a new layer of beauty.