Review: Urban Armor Gear (UAG) Rogue Folio iPhone case
When it comes to protecting our phones, most of us are settling for less than what we deserve. This is of course, ridiculous, as most of us depend on our phones for work and other aspects of modern living. Why oh why then, do we take such needless risks when insuring the safety of our beloved smart phones? If only there was a protective phone case that actually did protect your phone and didn’t cost an arm and a leg!
Fortunately, there is such a case. Say hello to Urban Armor Gear and their range of military tested, tough-as-nails range of smart phone cases. Urban Armor Gear makes cases for all sorts of devices, but today we’ll be looking at two cases for the iPhone 6, the first being the Rogue Folio
The Folio is a flip case, meaning that is completely covers the phone and its screen and is opened like a book or wallet. It can hold up to 3 credit cards and has UAG’s unique “FrogSkin Technology” grip. The FrogSkin technology feels like a mix between rubber and leather. It’s water-resistant, but also keeps a grip in any condition. It can be wet or dusty as heck and you’ll still be able to yak on the phone throughout whatever apocalypse you’re braving.
The case structure itself is strong, but flexible. Both the Frogskin and the inside of the phone case have unique honeycomb designs, which aid the case in dispersing any impacts and protect your phone. If you’ve seen those amazing new tires on military vehicles with interlocked honeycomb design, you’d know that the design is actually quite advantageous, given it’s strength.
Each Urban Armor Gear case is military-tested for a number of factors. The MIL-STD-810G tests are absolutely punishing to most items, and this case has gone through that same series of rigorous tests. It has been dropped from heights, blasted with dust, water and sand, and even gunfire vibrations and random powerful vibrations. When these guys called themselves Urban Armor Gear, they meant it.
The Folio also has a number of unique precision cut holes in its design. These ensure your phone’s speakers aren’t muffled (unlike some phone cases on the market) and that you can even speak on the phone with the case closed. It also means the flash of your phone also isn’t compromised. Pretty neat. You can also avoid a bulky wallet and take a credit card or some cash notes with you as there are slots available store these items.
Last but not least, the inside of the “book cover” side of the case is lined with soft felt so that it doesn’t scratch the phone’s screen.
Overall, I quite like the Folio case. It’s smart and stylish, but also extremely durable and protective. You can tell a lot of effort went into its development, and that UAG want the case to be as protective as it can be, without it relegated to looking like a rubber and concrete brick.