• 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

    13 of 84 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!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet case

    • Written by from SOUTH GATE

    I been a apple owner since the beginning and I never like the fact on putting a huge case on my phones but since then I learned I always drop them (especially when I'm drinking ;-p) and end up scratching it but it was all good cuz I always get a new phone every year but not this time now that verizon doesn't let you up grade every year I'm stuck with my iPhone 5 which I love and paid full retail price cuz I didn't want to lose my unlimited data I got to make sure I take good care of it with out making look ugly so i did some searching and came across tech21 and wow it's impressing . Went to my local apple store to purchase the smoked case and got to say it looks dope and feels great in yore hand .

    7 of 12 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    Won't interfere with your screen protector!!

    • Written by from Miami

    First of all - I love this case! I'm very picky when it comes to cases, and I absolutely can *not* go without having one. My biggest issue with cases however, is the ones that interfere with my screen protector. (Which is also a MUST for me.) I have the iPhone 5, and am using the Power Support HD Anti-Glare Film for iPhone 5 - which is also - IMHO - the best screen protector for the retina display. So clear! The Tech21 Impact Mesh Case is perfect for the iPhone because it seems to be very precision cut. The edeges of the case go right to the edge of the screen protector, without causing it to bubble or peel, which drives me crazy. It's tough finding a durable case that's light, sleek, durable, non-bulky AND won't mess up your screen protector. Trust me, you want this case! :)

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I tried several different cases out on my iPhone 5 and none of them even came close to this one. The case itself is sexy and stylish. It goes in and out of my pocket very easily which is one of my biggest pet peeves with other cases, yet it is still provides excellent grip. It doesn't make my phone feel HEAVY like a lot of the other cases that are made for absorbing the impact of a drop. Usually you have to sacrifice one or the other but with this case you get the best of both worlds. I would recommend this case to anyone with an iPhone.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10 Star Case!!

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    This is hands down the best cell phone case I have ever owned. Through all of my iPhones (3/4/4S/5) and other phones. No other case Ive had could beat this one. It feels like it is actually part of the phone. If you have the chance, at least go try it on your phone. I guarantee you will want one.

    23 of 24 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

    Best case I could find

    • Written by from Erie

    This case is sleek, yet protective from damage due to drops. It's grippy on surfaces, yet slides out of the pocket easily.

    I've been an Otter Commuter user for years, but the low profile of this case barely rises above the level of the iPhone screen.

    The opening by the camera lens is flat though so I can take my pulse with my HeartRate app.

    It adds a couple of mm on all sides of the phone, but just a tad bit of thickness.

    There could be a few more colors, but the functionality is the best.

    17 of 18 people found this useful