• 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 case for black iPhone 5.

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I've looked for a case like this since I first purchased the 5. It's slim, yet protective with the D30 technology inside the case. It feels great in my hand. Not too slick or "grippy." It actually makes the iPhone feel more solid, if that's possible. On top of the aforementioned items, it looks great! I love this case!!

    9 of 9 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

    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

    Best case i've found

    • Written by from San Diego

    This case is so minimalist and sleek you'll forget it's there. That, and it offers really sturdy protection for your phone.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Allentown

    Just bought this from the Apple Store yesterday. I've had over a dozen cases, this one tops them all. Has a great feel in the palm. Very high quality as well. Protects the entire phone well. Would highly recommend to anyone! It's also stylish and lightweight.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Edmonton

    I had shattered three iPhones before my current one, by carelessness or just bad luck. With this case, I have dropped my phone in every single way and on every single surface- facedown, face up, on concrete, tile, metal, sometimes knocking it so that it flies before it hits the ground. Not once has it shattered or broken- I've had heart attacks every single time because it looks like it falls in a way that should break, but the case just makes it bounce a couple of times before it comes, unharmed, to a stop. BUY THIS CASE. Your phone will never shatter.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek case, great casual drop protection

    • Written by from Newport News

    Recently purchased this for my 5S and have been extremely pleased thus far. The case material is quite grippy in your hand, yet slides smoothly in and out of pants pockets. The button presses are a bit firm, but doesn't require the ridiculous amount of force to depress that many other high-end protective cases possess. The ports for the mute switch, charging port and headphone jack all line up very well and have stayed that way.

    I went with the smokey color, which pairs well with the black phone. The unit remains very slim and the orange glow of the D30 material is very tame, allowing it to still look sleek and professional.

    My biggest concern when purchasing was how it would hold up to the inevitable first drop. I fumbled the phone about two days into owning it, with it landing screen side down on concrete from about four feet in the air. Not a scratch or crack could be found on the device and only the slightest of nicks was made in the case material. Overall, highly recommended.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case I've owned so far

    • Written by from Slippery Rock

    Great case for the iPhone 5. It doesn't add any thickness or noticeable weight to the iPhone.
    I have owned 3 different cases for my iPhone 5, and this will be the last one I own. In all regards it's perfect and appears to protect the phone well. The only thing I will advise people of is that there is no screen protection at all. By that I mean that it's exactly as thick as the iPhone, so if you drop it on it's screen, there's a possibility that it'll scratch or crack the screen. Other then that, it's perfect!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Case

    • Written by from MOHAVE VALLEY

    The case seem well done and has a nice feel with minimal bulk. The only thing I wonder is if the area at the bottom of the phone will hold up and not tear. The material is thin and seems a bit stretchy. All in all though, a nice case.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the color not so much the bulk

    • Written by from COLUMBUS

    I like my iphone cases to be as sleak and sexy as possible, at first I thought I had found the right one with this tech21 case. After about 2 weeks handling it and looking at I decided that the d30 material around the bumper of the case although is for better protection of the iPhone, it does take away from the compact size of the phone itself.
    Never the less dont regret buying this case just wish the bumper was a bit less bukly. Other than that the rubber feel is great for grip and case itself looks very sexy.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect mix of form and function!

    • Written by from Winter Park

    I'm a constant iPhone case buyer, always switching, swapping and forever changing my case to get the best mix of form and function. The Tech 21 case is by far the best I've found yet, and I think my search is over (for now).

    From what I've found, it offers the best protection without creating a massive bulky exterior to the sleek iPhone. I found myself either removing old cases due to the bulk or just wanting my iPhone to look like an "iPhone" and not a truck tire. The Tech 21 addresses all my case needs, as the phone fits snug, the material is light and slides out of my pocket easily, and it still maintains the sleek look.

    Overall, great case at a good price, highly recommended!

    5 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Case

    • Written by from West End

    Last year around October 2013 I cracked my phone for the millionth time. This was the fifth iPhone 5 I had gotten, not counting the times that I only replaced the glass. Lets keep in mind that the iPhone 5 released in Sept. 2012, meaning I got it in maybe January of 2013, and by October, I had cracked, broken, (annihilated) it more than four or five times. Well my dad had had the last of it, and he told me to buy the best case I could find. Dreading that I would have to get a bulky, expensive otter box or life proof, I went to the apple store and the guy helping me however gave me this case that was only 30 or so dollars, and told me it was the best case he had ever had. After having my phone in this case for almost 8 months now, I can honestly say its the best case you could buy. Not a single scratch or crack, and let me tell you, I drop my phone every hour, throw it, step on it, you name it. A lot of my friends have life proof cases that break easily after two months or so. It's not bulky in the slightest, and amazingly enough the small lip on the front is all it needs to keep the front glass protected. This is the longest I've gone without breaking ANY phone, let alone an iPhone. I recommend this to all of my friends and now y'all too!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    so far...

    • Written by from Riverdale

    I like the color and look. Not bulky slides in out of jeans (back pocket) the case is solid on all 4 sides. From the design the sides won't get damage like the iphone 4s speck case. Have not dropped it yet, since I just got my new iphone 5s (the new baby). I have always purchase speck but the material on speck breaks very fast...

    The only thing I have not gotten used to is the feel of it. It's that rubber, sticky feel to it. Going to give this case a try for a couple of months since I just purchased it.
    The buttons are hard to push but I think with time it will be just fine.

    The phone does look awesome and color too, have it in blue. It's just some getting used to. I want protection without looking like a RUBBER TIRE when I take my phone out. Plus I want to carry the phone in one of the side pockets of my pants.

    4 of 4 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!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and Protected

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I love this case because it adds little bulk to the phone, keeping it very sleek and compact. It is made of flexible material which also adds for a rubberized grip, and even if you do drop it you're guaranteed protection from the additional shock bumpers.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome case

    • Written by from Westlake

    If I took the time to rate this product, you know it's gotta be the best phone case I've ever bought in my life. After shattering my phone, I replaced my iPhone 5 and bought this case because it was recommend to me at the apple store. A year later, and my phone is still safe and sound. I drop my it multiple times each day and not a crack. It's well worth the $30. I'll never buy another brand of phone case again.

    3 of 3 people found this useful