• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great protection and doesn't hide phone's beauty!

    • Written by from Aliso Viejo

    I am very happy with the Tech21 Impact Band case for my new iPhone 5. I've had iPhones for the past 5 years and have used many cases/brands. Speck and Otterbox have been my consistent favorite until now.

    I like that the Impact Band lips over the screen edge (like the Speck cases), so if you drop your phone screen side down, it's should be protected. Band fits secure and once on properly, all the buttons work as expected.

    You can use band as a 'bumper' or a full case, (the clear back piece can be separated/removed). I have the clear back on mine so the back of my phone doesn't get scratched. My favorite thing about this case is that you get to see the beauty of the phone and it's protected!

    As someone who's purchased many many cases through the past 5 years, I am happy to give 5 stars to Tech21 Impact Band Case for iPhone 5.

    And by the way, I probably would have never purchased this brand had it not been sold at the Apple Store. I'm glad I gave it a chance. You should too.

    65 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great protective minimalistic case for the iPhone

    • Written by from Centennial

    I recently got the Impact Band in clear for the iPhone 5 from tech21. The case features a special D30 material that hardens when dropped to protect the phone and say that this can make the case up to 21% better than the otter box. The case can be used as a bumper or a real case by putting the included plastic cover into the case before installing it. The case has good build quality and comes in a very nice package. I have dropped my iPhone 5 a couple of times in this case and nothing has happened. The buttons are easy to press and all of the ports are easily accessible.
    Overall a wonderful iPhone 5 case.

    40 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but not functional

    • Written by from New York

    I loved the case in the box, but then realized that the band and the clear backing are two different pieces. Aside from being difficult to snap on to the phone, the back scratched as soon as I tried to slide my phone into the case. Once the case was on, it looked bulky and made the top power button and +/- buttons difficult to push. I would not recommend this case.

    50 of 71 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Adequate protection but does not work with a lightning dock

    • Written by from Riverside

    The Impact band is well designed and provides adequate protection. The patented material is solid.

    I have a Bose Soundock with the lightning to 30-pin adapter. Unfortunately it does not work with the Impact Band because of the thickness of the band near the lightning connector.

    This is a fair compromise. I would rather have my phone protected.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked well!

    • Written by from Dulce

    I like this case because it is very light and minimalistic. I have dropped my iPhone a few times now and the case has protected it against damage.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    For a person with bad phone Karma, this case has been the best. I have had numerous phones and cases (probably close to 30 of both in my 36 years of life). The case is fairly streamline for the protection it offers and it still shows off the nice sleek look of your iPhone. I was being a bit cheap about the case after purchasing the phone and finally bit the bullet - glad I did. Love this case (and it fits the phone well, all buttons can be used). Highly recommend.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Big for the iPhone 5

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    Apple doesn't make a bumper yet for the iPhone 5(which is what I had on my iphone 4 and really liked), so when I saw this I was really excited because I thought it would be just as good and it is not. If you have a Zagg screen protector, like I do, this case will rub it off and make it begin to lift. It does this because the case is too big for the phone. It gradually will slide up for down. It comes in nice colors and I think it really would protect the phone, but it just doesn't fit well and since the Zagg protector is almost $30 on its own I had to remove the case. Still looking for another one : (

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great-looking, great protection!

    • Written by from Tulsa

    Just got this case yesterday and I really like it! Feels great in my hand, looks great on my white phone, easy to install, and appears to offer great all-around protection. I went to the Apple store in Baltimore where they apparently did some "drop tests" with the phone in this case and the phone survived every time. Love the neon pink color as well!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by

    The bumper Apple could have made!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BlewMyMind

    • Written by from Edgewood

    Putting oil in my car...phone light was helping me....walked away...hood SLAMS down full blast on my phone...knew for a FACT my phone was destroyed...not a freaking scratch. it's unbelievable...and the little rubber thing barely has a mark on it as well....totally blew my mind. this phone case's performance can not be overstated.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Ventura

    While the bumper functions well, the back plastic piece scratched before I even had it placed properly. I would not recommend using the back cover and would suggest a durable shield for the keeping scratches off the back.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Protection

    • Written by from hollywood

    It's a great price, it's worth the 30 bucks! you won't regret it at all :)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best phone case I've ever used

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    I LOVE this case! It's not bulky at all and protects great! I wish they came in more colors. I would recommend this case to everyone and have actually purchased them as gifts for friends.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case!!

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I have dropped my phone at least 10 times and it doesn't even have a scratch. My sister had a different case and after the first drop her phone was ruined. This case is awesome.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this case but...

    • Written by from Gardena

    I absolutely love this case. I have had it for about 9 months now, in hot pink. The hot pink looks awesome with my gold iPhone 5S. The design makes it relatively thin and aesthetically pleasing in addition to being very protective. I have dropped my phone more times than I can count, and this band has saved it. It is extremely durable and keeps the phone safe.

    I moved from at Otter Box to this case, because I was sick of always choosing functionality and durability over style and aesthetics.

    I do have two complaints though:
    1. I am on the website today, as I need to purchase a new one. In almost 10 months, the color has faded so drastically that it no longer looks as awesome as it once did, and is now very dull dark pink and looks somewhat like a dirty eraser.

    2. The plastic cover that protects the back of the phone is a seperate piece and scratches quite easily.

    So, in order to keep the aesthetics of the case and phone, I have to buy a new one after a lot of wear and tear.