In 2010, I featured on Technopolis TV the phone-protecting products of west London company Tech21, which has the right to use that remarkable British shock-proofing gloop, D30. D30 is the stuff I demonstrated that flows freely as a liquid in its raw state, but under the force of a sharp impact the molecules lock together, allowing the material to absorb and dissipate damaging energy. And Tech21 has been making globally popular D30-protected cases for iPhones, and now most major brands, ever since.
The slick, curvaceous lines of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, however, have provided challenges for many mobile phone accessory makers, and it took a short while for Tech21 to rise to that. With the Classic Frame for iPhone 6, it has triumphed. My phone feels naked and vulnerable in its natural state, but I have no worries at all about its welfare in the new case. I’ve already dropped it dozens of times and it hasn’t been affected. The drawback is that the Classic Frame makes a biggish phone even bigger, to the point where about once a day someone asks if my 6 is a 6 Plus. A small price to pay to have your phone coddled and safe.