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New Otterbox case makes your iPhone look like it's wearing a backless dress

Only two-thirds of Otterbox's new Statement case is see-through on back, which gives it an interesting look.

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The Otterbox Statement Series lets you see part of the back of your iPhone.

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Otterbox has a new Statement Series case for the iPhone 6/6S that looks both cool and a little odd at the same time.

That's because two-thirds of the case on the back is translucent but the lower-third is covered in swanky premium leather.

Usually Otterbox cases have a good-sized Otterbox logo on the case, but the Statement makes a statement by showing off the Apple branding on the back of the iPhone and only having the Otterbox brand carved into the side in a more subdued manner.

While Otterbox wouldn't comment about the branding on the case, the Statement is being sold exclusively at Apple Stores (as well as on the online Apple store and at otterbox.com), which might make one think that Apple preferred it's brand get a little more exposure. Thus the backless look.

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The Statement case comes in black, gray, maroon and blue and lists for $40, though US customers can get it for $30 in a holiday special on the Otterbox website.

A version for the 6 Plus/6S Plus is also available in the same colors for the same price.

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The Statement series comes in gray, black, maroon and blue.

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