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Griffin Survivor Journey Case for iPhone 6s/6s Plus Review
      #48697 - 10/14/15 06:19 PM

Griffin's Survivor series cases have been very popular with users who need more rugged cases with extra protections. The company recently released two new cases in the Survivor series: the Summit and the Journey. For water-resistant and 10-foot drop protection, the Survivor Summit is ultra rugged and looks like one. The new Journey case however, while offering drop protection for up to 6.6 feet, it's also very slim and light. The Survivor Journey comes in four color combos including black with blue accents, black with white accents, gray with pink accents and black with dark gray accents. The Journey is available for the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus.


For a rugged case, the Survivor Journey is surprisingly slim and light. The one-piece construction molds a very rigid layer of polycarbonate that protects not only the back but also all four sides and corners of the phone, with TPE that covers the exterior of the case as well as lines the interior on all four sides and corners in what Griffin calls the Impact Dispersion System that suspends and cushions the phone within the hard plastic shell. This design plus the materials are sufficient enough to meet or exceed U.S. Mil-Std 810-G and phones have been tested and survived 6.6-foot drops on concrete in the Journey case. The Survivor Journey can certainly protect the phone from lesser disasters such as shock, scratches, bumps and nicks. The stiff yet slim body does make the case a little difficult to take off.


The Griffin Survivor Journey Case for iPhone 6s/6s Plus has matted surface and it's not slippery to handle but it's also easy to slip in your pocket or your purse. The case covers the edges of the display bezel and creates a barrier between the front glass and any flat surface when you put the phone face down. The case cover power button and the volume buttons, but it doesn't make it difficult to use them under the protection. The Survivor Journey has adequate cutouts on the bottom for the speaker, the mic, the audio jack and the Lightning port. The case has a generous cutout on the rear for the camera cluster.


The Griffin Survivor Journey Case is for those who might drop their phones on pavements or hard floors yet desire to use something not as bulky as the Survivor Summit type of cases. The Journey doesn't protect your phone from water damage or the phone's screen from scratches, but it provides sure protection for drop shock as well as scratches and bumps to the back and sides of the phone. The case is well made with sturdy and long-lasting materials, and meets the Mil-Std 810-G test. We like the slim design of the case and the matte surface for better handling. The case is easy to install though not easy to take off.

Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Protection against tough drops, slim and light, and well made.
What's Not: Not easy to take off.
Price: $29.99 for iPhone 6s; $39.99 for iPhone 6s Plus
Website: Griffin

Reviewed by: Tong Zhang



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