Urban Armor Gear Monarch Series Now Protects Your New iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

I arrived home from work recently to discover a UPS delivery box on my porch from Urban Armor Gear. Inside were the new Monarch Series phone cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Fortunately, the cases fit on 6 and 6S series phones as well so I was able to put one to the test.

Urban Armor Gear Monarch Series Cases/Images by David Goodspeed

Urban Armor Gear Monarch Series Cases/Images by David Goodspeed

I haven’t fully decided on which new 7 series iPhone I will end up purchasing so I am content to stay with my iPhone 6 for now. The Monarch Series case slipped right over my phone and all outlets, buttons, and accessories were usable, including my now-antiquated 3.5mm headphone jack. The new UAG case fit perfectly and snugly and I really like the graphite and black finish. The case for the iPhone 7 Plus was done in platinum and black and is very attractive, but I prefer the lower sheen of the graphite finish. The Monarch Series cases offer six-sided protection for your new phone and are constructed to 2X MIL-SPEC Drop-Test standards.


Inside the armor frame ribbing on the rear of the case is top-grain leather inserts, all of which wraps up a polycarbonate shear plate and armor shell with impact-resistant rubber around the border, also featuring a honeycomb traction grip. The case is relatively light and easy to handle. Despite its protective quality and materials, the case is not overly bulky. It does slide a little on slick surfaces but grips to any surface with some friction. And I found out the UAG Monarch Series case is teething resistant after I caught our little granddaughter gnawing on last weekend.


The 5-layer protection in the Monarch Series case for iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is $59.95 MSRP and can be purchased on the company website at www.urbanarmorgear.com. UAG offers each case in choice of graphite or platinum finish.


Source: The Urban Armor Gear Monarch Series cases were provided by the manufacturer.

Likes: Rugged build quality; ease of installation; backwards compatible with 6 and 6S series phones.

What Can Be Improved: Phone slides a little on slick surfaces; would love to see an option for a black metal finish.

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David Goodspeed
David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.