Apple Daily Report | January 23, 2015
NuGuard KX will guard your iPhone 6
NewerTech Media Coverage
NewerTech's NuGuard KX protective cases for the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus resemble Apple Smart Cases on steroids with their one-piece design. However, they're thicker than the Apple product. Due to this, and other features, the NuGuard KX is more protective than the Smart Case, but does add more bulk to your smartphone.
The NuGuard KX case (I tested the one for the iPhone 6 Plus) boasts X-Orbing gel technology that's designed to absorb and evenly distribute kinetic energy. The outside of the case — the grip shell — has a cross hatch design that helps prevent the iPhone from slipping out of your hand.
The NuGuard case is easy to install; it snaps into place just as the Apple Smart Case does. Once on, it offers easy access to all buttons and ports on the Apple smartphone. You'll be able to connect small- to medium-sized headphone and Lightning plug accessories; however, larger ones may not fit. Also, while the included button protection is handy in preventing accidental power-ups/power-downs, it slightly impedes the iPhone's tactility (especially the Sleep/Wake button).
How tough is the NuGuard KX? NewerTech says, in their tests, iPhones dressed in the case have survived 15-foot and 20-foot drops onto concrete, as well as a 131-foot drop test from an on-site wind turbine. I'm not going to drop my iPhone 6 Plus from 15 feet, much less 131 feet.
However, if you combine the NuGuard KX with the NuGuard KX Impact X-Orbing Screen Armor, your smartphone should be protected from all but the worst accidents. I definitely recommend using both products. By the way, you can check out the video of the KX being put through its paces here.
One caveat: I do wish there was a belt clip option available.
The NuGuard KX cases come in a variety of colors including black, blue, red, and "midnight." The iPhone 6 case costs $29; the iPhone 6 Plus version is $39. The NuGuard KX Impact X-Orbing Screen Armor is priced at $9 for the iPhone 6 and $11 for the iPhone 6 Plus.
ADR rating: 9 out of 10
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