• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    My iPhone 5 has been in this case since purchased 6 months ago. The phone has traveled to Asia, Africa, and Europe, been dropped, been in my pocket while doing all kinds of outdoor work and still looks new. The case is very light and the edges are soft so you are hardly aware it is even in your pocket. It really does protect the phone, but without the bulk of a case like the Otter Box. I was skeptical that the case would really work, but lots of outdoor work and 75,000 miles of travel have proven it does the job!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case, great price

    • Written by from Portland

    I ordered this case because it seemed to have the best reviews, consistently. It seems solid and if the hype is to be believed, it will protect my phone against falls. Pros: attractive; not too bulky (I like the streamlined case-less look); easy to put on and take off; allows access to all buttons. Cons: didn't realize that the charcoal color actually has orange on it too, and I'm not a huge fan of the two-tone look; not "grippy" and feels more like smooth plastic than rubber (this is a taste thing as well); doesn't come up as high on the edges so I am worried that it won't do much for the screen, if it comes to that *knock on wood*.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very nice, i have no scratches in my iphone 5

    • Written by from santiago

    very good it cares and keep safe the iphone very well.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Made A Great Decision

    • Written by from Carpinteria

    Buying this case... I was eying it for a while. Finally decided to give it a try and I love it! Very visually appealing with my black iPhone 5. Feels like a very good fit. I'm also very happy with the balance of protection and style, it offers fantastic protection while keeping the device sleek and comfortable to handle. I highly recommend this case.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from LIHUE

    I absolutely LOVE this case!!!

    It is the perfect combination of form and function...I love the security that it effectively protects my precious and expensive iPhone, as well as the fact that it doesn't take away from the elegance and beauty of my phone...the clear color case actually enhances and adds to the beauty of my white & silver iPhone 5...

    I am so incredibly happy that I found it...and you can only get this particular model at the online Apple store, or from one of the brick & mortar stores!

    Get this case!! You won't regret it!!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice case

    • Written by from Agawam

    Sleek, attractive, nice to hold, fits well, and offers good phone protection without adding bulk or extra weight to the phone. There is a lot to like about this one!

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What I was looking for!

    • Written by from MIDLAND

    This case is amazing and exactly what I needed. After having an Otterbox for a while, I got tired of the bulk and look and wanted something to protect my iPhone 5 while retaining the sleek look of the phone. This case is perfect for my black iPhone 5 and barely adds any thickness. I have dropped it a few time and it just bounces and gently lends. The D30 technology is used in the military so you now its good. I tried the clear and the smoke colors and decided the smoke looks much better with a black phone.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Small Fit Problem

    • Written by from San Jose

    I had the same fit issue as an earlier reviewer. It seems sometimes when I take my phone out of my pocket the top corners peel back a bit. Not all the way but enough where you need to push it back with your thumb. Other than that it is a nice case

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Aiea

    Had a cumbersome otter cover, but when visiting my local Apple store, one of the Techs showed me the Tech 21 smoke cover that had just come in to the store & we tried it on and I was sold! Outstandingly functional and simple effective design. Yup... I tested it un-intentionally soon there after a few days later from about 4+ feet to the ground and it works as advertised, not a ding, dent, scratch or anything in the cover or iPhone 5 which continues to work perfectly. Extremely easy to slip on and off the phone to wipe down & clean. Plus, it's grippy, and doesn't increase the phone's size hardly at all.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tech 21 D30 iPhone 5 case

    • Written by from Stratford

    The case adds to the appearance of the iPhone. I wish cases weren't necessary but I live in a reality based world where I sometimes drop my phone. It has a snug fit and works well. Buttons are a tad stiff but I prefer that to buttons that depress too easily. It feels great in your hands too. Not too hard, not too soft. I will recommend this case to friends.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fit could be better

    • Written by from Boise

    This is a nice case compared to the average rubber cover. In fact, it's not just a single piece of rubber, there are hard plastic buttons molded into the rubbery shell that reach through the shell to push your phone's buttons, but there is something just a little bit wrong with the fit. It does wrap around the front edges of the phone and definitely stays on, but I constantly feel like wrapping around a little more to seat it onto the phone for a better fit. When I pick it back up, it has kind of "slid" back around to the back a tiny bit. It's almost like the back panel is a millimeter too narrow. Colder temperatures make this much worse. I'm knocking one star for the fit, a half-star for the hard presses it takes to activate the volume buttons when the cover is cool (not cold), and another half-star for the price. $20 seems much more fair for this product. If the rating had half-star increments I would take one half star more for the thin strip of protection along the bottom-front that really seems to possibly be the weakest feature and will probably break before the rest of the case wears out. I'm much more impressed with my Android's Speck case.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It might deserve that fifth star...

    • Written by from Reston

    I love this case. It's sleek and slips into my purse without a wrestle while also providing just the right amount of grip to stay in my hand and still reach all the phone's features. I went to the apple store seeking a difference case altogether (one with a [superficial] design and color that I fell in love with online). But when I compared the two, this one seemed it would be the most prudent choice given its [amazing, tried and true] impact-absorbing feature (why purchase a sturdy case if it won't actually protect your phone?). At first I didn't like the color at all, and, in full disclosure, since this purchase was for my first smart phone / iPhone 5, I wasn’t happy about feeling the need to purchase a case since part of this new fancy phone experience was that so much could be packed into something so inherently sleek, but now I really love how it looks too. So, why not five stars? I doubt there’s a case out there that would receive a fifth star as I am suspicious that the extra casing around the microphone area disturbs voice clarity (if I determine otherwise and the option is available, I will revise this review). More about me: I’ve owned the phone for about two months, and I’ve owned the case for about 6 weeks.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best iPhone 5 Case I have bought

    • Written by from LARCHMONT

    I picked this case up at the Apple Retail store yesterday. By FAR the best iPhone case I have bought or seen to date. Light weight; easy to put on, nice grip, Smoky version looks amazing with white iPhone 5, seems like it will provide great front and back protection. Surprisingly fits easily in pocket without sticking.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice. Adds very little bulk

    • Written by from Westlake

    When I first purchased my phone I got an OtterBox defender. Very protective case, but adds too much bulk for daily use for my taste.

    The Impact Mesh case from Tech21 is very nice. It adds very little bulk and seems like it will provide good protection from minor mishaps. Not as slippery as carrying the phone 'naked', but almost as light. Fits extremely well.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impact mesh-I5

    • Written by from Atascadero

    Tech21 did a great job on this case. For a slim, yet solid feel? This is it!
    The 'mesh' is on the interior of the case. Smooth and semi rubbery on the outside.

    I just wish there were more color options.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    • Written by from San Diego

    Wouldnt recommend this for anyone id return it but im not paying to ship it back, doesnt even fit the phone correctly, it ripped from front zagg screen protector off on the edge, buttons arent easily pressed on sides, just a horrible design, too bulky

    15 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best phone case I've ever owned

    • Written by from Fairfield

    I bought this on the recommendation of a sale representative ("genius"?) at the Apple Store at Grand Central in NYC. It is easily the best phone case I've ever had. Besides being attractive and affording considerable protection, it adds less bulk to the device than most other cases and seems to be highly scratch-resistant. True, no case has yet been created that does not detract in some way from the beauty of an unadorned iPhone, but this comes closer than any I've seen.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing material, looks and feels great, protects well, doesn't smudge!

    • Written by from Nashua

    I tried several cases for my iPhone 5 before choosing the Tech21 Impact Mesh. The case adds virtually no bulk or weight to the iPhone, yet provides very good protection to the corners, edges, and back. The bezel side is slightly raised so you can set the phone face down without scratching on a flat surface. The bezel edges don't extend too far into the phone face, so the case works well with full-sized screen protectors (I'm using the Tech Armor HD; forget the "case-friendly" Zagg protector, which leaves too much of your screen unprotected).

    The T30 material is remarkable. I've never seen anything like it. It's glossy smooth and translucent, yet still grippy, yet slides easily in and out of my pocket. It's very hard to scratch, and it doesn't hold fingerprints or smudges. I think it looks elegant and high-tech at the same time, and I've gotten numerous compliments on how "classy" my phone looks. The truest testament is that my wife now wants one for her phone!

    The only downside to the case is that the bottom front strip, just below the Home button, is perhaps a little too flexible and unsupported. Having said that, the design does leave the grates and ports on the bottom edge available for all manner of accessories, while the corner bumpers, back edge, and what's there on the front edge provide, I think sufficient protection. The material itself is so strong that I don't think it's really a problem.

    Highly recommended!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality plastic; too heavy of a bumper

    • Written by from Rye

    The quality of this case is well made, the plastic is strong, glossy (but does not attract finger prints because it is textured), and the phone goes in easily. For those who are truly concerned about dropping the phone from a good distance, this is a great option. However, for those looking for a little more protection than the ultra slim, low profile cases but not necessarily the bullet proof version, the bumpers on this are a little thick. The phone overall becomes notably wider (you can feel the difference in your grip, and I am a guy) and the phone definitely feels less sleek. Again, good quality product, just very wide bumpers. Would be great if they had a 'lite' version.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool Case!

    • Written by from Mumbai

    I bought this case 2 months back, it has a real good fell to it.
    Only you have to keep cleaning it a little bit since there are chances it becomes a little slippery with sweat etc...
    Besides that it a super buy!

    6 of 8 people found this useful