As a rule I’m not much of a fan of “rugged” or “extreme” iPhone cases, but I’ll make an exception for Urban Armor Gear’s Navigator case. Truth be told, I’m not much for iPhone cases at all—I think they cover up the iPhone’s incredible beauty and I resent the added bulkiness (until I drop my phone at which point I’m reminded of how happy I am my phone isn’t naked).
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Since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus came out I’ve been slowly but surely testing what I thought were the best looking iPhone cases. Reviewed so far: the Incipio NGP, the Griffin Reveal, the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case, the Maple iPhone case from Grovemade (which is beyond awesome).
One of my complaints about “rugged” cases in the past is simply that they don’t look great. Because they are so big, they are very noticeable; the opposite of disappearing into the background. But the UAG Navigator (or Aero, Maverick or Outland—each color choice has a difference name) looks good for what it is; a rugged, more protective iPhone case than those I have reviewed thus far. The white of the Navigator is bright and is a good match for my white iPhone 6 Plus.
But compared to the Grovemade iPhone case it ...