With its heavy-duty rubber construction and flared Ballistic corners, the Ballistic Urbanite makes your iPhone 6 Plus feel super protected. This is a case where you can easily believe the 6 foot drop protection rating. However, somehow it doesn’t feel like a tank on your iPhone 6 Plus. It is extremely comfortable in the hand, with a nice, slightly grippy, rubbery feel to it. I will note that the black Ballistic Urbanite that I tested may have a different finish than the other colors in the Urbanite line. It comes in two other colors—red and white—and customer reviews of those colors seem to indicate that the back of those colors of the case has a glossy, somewhat slippery finish. The black version, at any rate, has a soft-touch finish on the back and a slightly grippier texture around the sides of the case. The sides of the case come up quite high around your iPhone 6 Plus, giving it a significant lip, and then the protective Ballistic corners flare out to give even more lip and overall protection. The back of the case is also quite thick, giving the Urbanite as a whole a very solid feel. Getting your iPhone in and out of the case is slightly more difficult than with the other Ballistic case that I tested—the Jewel—but it is by no means hard. The stiffer material of the Urbanite just makes insertion and removal a slower, more deliberate, process.
1. Good amount of grip, but not too much. Material does not attract lint.
2. High protective lip.
3. Fits the iPhone 6 Plus quite tightly but is reasonably easy to get on and off.
4. 6 foot drop protection!!
1. Not a thin case!
Conclusion: The Ballistic Urbanite is an excellent case. I really like the secure feeling it gives my iPhone 6 Plus, and feels very pleasant to hold. It isn’t quite as pretty as its cousin, the Ballistic Jewel, but it may wear better over time as clear cases like the Jewel can sometimes yellow. Overall, it is a super case and I would absolutely recommend it!
The Ballistic Urbanite for iPhone 6 Plus retails for $34.99 and can be purchased directly from Ballistic, as well as on Amazon and at other retailers:
Finally, if you’d like more details on this outstanding case, here is a link to my YouTube review: