• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case I Ever Own

    • Written by from Pittsford

    I love this case! I stood in the store trying out different cases. Other cases felt like I had no control over the grip of the iPhone, and I wanted to make sure it was protected if I do drop my iphone.

    This case has the best feel and I love the grip. Also, the case itself covers the edge of the iPhone, which I do like. Make sure you get the Tech 21 Impact "Mesh" b/c there other cases did not have the feel as to this one.

    3 of 3 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

    the best cover

    • Written by from Terrebone

    this is the best cover i found from all of them, in fact the guy who works at the apple store recommended me this case, and now that i already used it i can tell you that this is the best!!!

    2 of 2 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case peels of screen protector

    • Written by from Novi

    This case is great with protection. I could throw it at wall and it would do nothing to the phone or the case. The impact technology is amazing. But the down side to all of it is it moves when it is on your phone. It never stays in a locked in spot. Since it moves it peels up your screen protector constantly. I just wish it was more like a bumper and didn't cover the black edges next to the screen.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Phone survived 4 story fall

    • Written by from Bountiful

    I work in the elevator industry here in the United States, so often, I work many stories up from the ground level. Recently I was on the forth story of a building when I accidentally dropped my iPhone 5. My phone fell four stories down onto a concrete floor, bounced up a couple feet and then back onto the floor. I have dropped phones before, including iPhones, and when that moment comes, you just expect the phone to shatter into many pieces. So there I sat waiting for that moment of impact. To see what damage would result. I couldn't believe what I saw when I picked up my phone to see not a scratch, chip or crack. In fact, I was using an app at the time to turn on the flash as a flashlight. The flashlight was even still on. Now the case was a little scuffed up, but I will gladly purchase another $35 case to save a $1000 phone. I truly believe this case saved my phone. Four stories down onto a concrete floor is simply amazing. Thank you Tech21 for designing a product that actually works!!!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really great

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The fit is perfect on this case. It really protects my phone all the way around while not adding too much bulk. I would describe it as a solid bumper case with a back. I appreciate the raised bezel so i don't worry if I set the phone screen side down. It was one of the most expensive cases and I would definitely buy it again. No regrets at all.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Style but Poor Functions

    • Written by from Livermore

    I just bought one of these bumpers. I was drawn to it because of style and color. However, I was disappointed by the functionality of the buttons. The buttons, especially the volume +/-, were insanely rigid!

    I used an iPhone 4 bumper for 3 years and loved it! The buttons were so easy to push you could hardly distinguish the difference between having or not having the bumper on.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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

    BEST CASE EVER!!!

    • 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!

    27 of 32 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

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • 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