Urban Armor Gear, or UAG, has been around for a few years now and has recently been making a big marketing push towards their new line of cell phone and tablet cases. We got the chance to checkout their Scout Folio lineup for the iPhone 6 and iPad Air. The Scout Folio lineup is geared towards those individuals who take their devices with them everywhere – whether it be to work or to play. The cases are made from a soft to the touch, yet rigid rubberized material with what the company has trademarked as Frogskin Technology™.This material promises to provide a solid grip even when the case gets wet. Surprisingly, it does this and does it well. The inner side of the Scout Folio cases are lined with a microfibre material which is nice and soft against your phone or tablet’s touch screen and won’t scratch it.

Both the Scout Folio for iPhone 6 as well as the iPad Mini are military drop test rated – standard: MIL-STD 810G 516.6. To achieve this certification, a device must be dropped from a height of 48 inches, on each face, corner, and back. The device is dropped a total of 26 times and must function properly after the test, while not sustaining any damage to the touch screen. That is a serious array of shock tests and it means you can rely on the cases to protect your precious electronics.


I did experience a couple of issues while using the Scout Folio line of cases. The first was with the Scout Folio for iPhone 6. While taking a call on my iPhone 6, it got a bit annoying to have the folio flap keep hitting the side of my head. I ended up having to hold it back each time. On the Scout Folio for iPad Mini, I had some difficulty reaching the lock button on the side of the tablet. Also, the iPad Mini case does not have an easy way to open the front flap. The product imagery on the official website shows a small tab similar to the one on the iPhone 6 Scout Folio case – but the one we received did not have it. I can’t say for sure whether or not the one you order will have the tab or not.

Overall, Urban Armor Gear’s Scout Folio line-up is a very economical choice for protecting your devices while also being very good at their jobs. Additionally, the ability to store some important cards in the iPhone 6 Scout Folio case adds some excellent, utilitarian function to the unit. The Scout Folio for iPhone 6 retails for $39.95 while the Scout Folio for iPad Mini sells for $49.95 – both very reasonable on the wallet.

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