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I love my iPhone 6 Plus. It’s the perfect size for someone like me, who spends a lot of time working and taking photos on the go. Though I haven’t dropped it yet, I feel like it could happen at any time. The simple translucent case I picked up the day I got it is fine, but it doesn’t really offer much in the way of support. When the folks at Amzer said they wanted to send me one of their Crusta iPhone 6 Plus cases, I thought it’d be worth a try.

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The Crusta is a multilayered smartphone case that is crafted to take on just about anything you can throw at it. It has four separate layers that come together to make an impenetrable shield around your phone – including a tempered glass screen protector. After following the instructions to put it together, I realized that this thing is a beast. When properly assembled, the Crusta allows your phone to withstand moisture, dirt, oily fingers – even a drop of up to 6 feet. There’s also an included belt holster, but if you’re just looking for phone protection to take with you when you’re headed to the bar, you’ll probably find it to be overkill.

In order to offer this level of protection, the case does add some heft to your phone. If you’re a purist looking to showcase the sleek design that Apple intended, this might not be the case for you. It does feature an embedded tempered glass back that helps show off your phone, but the bumper around it covers each edge. When it comes to color combinations and customization, Amzer went the extra mile by offering 42 color combinations to choose from.

Amzer Crusta

The Verdict

Bottom line, if you need extra protection and can handle a moderate amount of bulk added to your iPhone, the Amzer Crusta might be what you’re looking for. For those wondering, it’s available for some of the other iPhones (5 & 6) and a few additional devices as well. See every color combination and learn more about the Amzer Crusta at