Yes, I am a techie. I skipped the Iphone 5/5s release as my 4s was still working, sort of, so when the Iphone 6 and 6 plus came out, I was over-ready to make the jump. There was a good amount of comparison made between the 6 and the 6 plus, leading to my purchase of the 6 plus, primarily to fill the gap between the iPhone and iPad. After much wait, and already set-in buyers remorse for not picking the 6 on account of size, the new phone arrived. Really, it’s beautiful, at times the screen size is great, and now when I use my 5s work phone, it feels entirely too small. That being said, if you’re still in the market, if I had it to do over again I’d probably pick the 6 over the 6 plus, purely on account of size.
Anyhow, on with the review. I can’t say that any iPhone has had vendors so delayed in getting out cases, as the 6 plus. When I go on my long rides, I prefer to have my phone easily accessible in case I need to grab an incoming call (trust me, I screen calls while riding, come on, I’m exercising after all), text, or more importantly, to take one of my many selfies to spam you with, and hopefully guilt you into going out for a ride yourself.
Biologic was the first company on the scene with a bike mount case for the iPhone 6 plus, therefore, I jumped and ordered away, not willing to wait any longer. Unfortunately it was their Bike Mount Dry Bag, which in my honest opinion, wasn’t really designed specifically for the iPhone 6 plus, in fact, taking a look at their website and description of the thing now, it no longer has the iPhone 6 plus stamped all over the place. This is a product designed for other devices, Biologic jumped on their game and quickly re-worded their existing product and published it as something specifically for the iPhone 6 plus, and they were the first on the market with a bike mount solution.
This isn’t a bad product, I just feel like it was not designed specifically for the phone they advertised for, and I purchased. You have to cut out the foam that becomes the surround for your phone inside the bag, only with the size of the phone, you have to cut so much of the foam that it does not very well stay in place, inside the case, as advertised. Also, the camera lens locations can be tricky to line-up with the clear window portions of the case.
Taking pictures while your phone is in this case, well, having the clear film of the case in front of the lens, the distance exposure of the photos never quite came out right, and if you happen to get any smudges on the inside of the case in front of where the camera lens is, well, it’s near impossible to clean. It is very difficult to talk through this case, you can hear, but the person on the other end will barely be able to hear you, I suppose that’s what the headphone jack is for, so you can plug in your ear buds with a integrated microphone. On a positive note, this case will keep your phone absolutely dry, and free from dust and other debris, and it was not too expensive.
It looks like Biologic now has their nicer Bike Mount WeatherCase available, and it could be worth giving a shot, overcoming most of my issue with the dry bag as it lets you more readily remove the phone from the case altogether.
Stay tuned though, I just found a case that does fit my needs and I’ll post up a review very soon!
This case works, it will keep your phone completely dry and dirt/dust free, however, I also found the protection gained in this package, to not be a worthwhile sacrifice for lost function.