The Tech21 Impact Mesh case is the ultimate impact protection design, fully integrated with D3O for your iPhone 5 or 5s. The D3O material provides a barrier between your iPhone and everyday accidents. If you should drop your iPhone, the molecules within D3O lock together upon impact, absorbing the energy and dispersing the energy away from it—so you have an added layer of durability.
- Fully Integrated Case with D3O military-grade impact protection material
- Dotted design offers sleek and minimalistic look
- Impact Mesh encases the corners and back of the iPhone 5 or 5s to provide a secure fit and feel
- Full access to all ports and function buttons
- Slim design ensures full protection without the bulk
- Fits iPhone 5 or 5s
- Raised screen bezel
Did you notice?D3O is a military-grade impact protection material.
Apple Recommends ForEnsure that your iPhone 5 or 5s stays as pristine as the day you purchased it.
What's in the Box?
- Tech21 Impact Mesh Case for iPhone 5/5s
- Form Factor: Snap On
- Material: TPU
- Height: 0.39 in./1 cm
- Width: 2.6 in./6.6 cm
- Weight: 0.81 oz./23 g
- Length: 5.16 in./13.11 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: T21-2157
- UPC or EAN No.: 5055517310970
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One year from date of purchase
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Ratings & Reviews
This thing is fantastic!
I purchased this for my iPhone 5. I really don't like those cases that wrap around the front of the phone but this one does a goo I purchased this for my iPhone 5. I really don't like those cases that wrap around the front of the phone but this one does a good job of minimizing that. Also I would say its comparable to otter box protection without the bulk. Great purchase. I hope they come out with other colors. …
- Written by Tina H from Dallas
274 of 298 people found this useful
I Love this case. It keeps the thinness of the iPhone 5. The side bumper shock absorber works. I've dropped my iPhone a few times I Love this case. It keeps the thinness of the iPhone 5. The side bumper shock absorber works. I've dropped my iPhone a few times up to 4 feet high & the side bumper protected it perfectly. It is clear at front & back, so it still shows the beauty of your iPhone. Pair it with a Zagg skin protector & your iPhone 5 will be fully protected while showing off it's natural size & beauty! :) …
- Written by cristina O from BRAMPTON
261 of 290 people found this useful
very good case
have had a lot of cases otter box lifeproof and griffin and i got to say i really like this case and i would say buy it you will l have had a lot of cases otter box lifeproof and griffin and i got to say i really like this case and i would say buy it you will like it …
- Written by TIMOTHY L D from TULSA
187 of 219 people found this useful
short drop resulted in corners of screen chipping
After all the raves about this case at Apple, I ordered it and loved it until I dropped my iPhone 5s on my kitchen counter (only a After all the raves about this case at Apple, I ordered it and loved it until I dropped my iPhone 5s on my kitchen counter (only a distance of about 18 inches), and both top corners of the screen chipped! I am soooo disappointed in this case and wish I had stuck with the less sexy, but more reliable case for my spendy iPhone. Going back to Otterbox, but NO LONGER with a flawless phone thanks to Tech21. …
- Written by Kim L from BELT
LOVE THE THINNESS OF IT
This is the perfect case. Never heard of it or saw it before until I got at Apple store on a whim. LOVE IT. Makes my old Otterb This is the perfect case. Never heard of it or saw it before until I got at Apple store on a whim. LOVE IT. Makes my old Otterbox look like a dinosaur and it keeps the sexiness of the Iphone alive. …
- Written by Dan H from encinitas
Great Idea, Poor Execution
This case is thin and the impact technology is wonderful, if your phone happens to fall and land on any of the four sides. The po This case is thin and the impact technology is wonderful, if your phone happens to fall and land on any of the four sides. The poor execution in the design is related to the lip surrounding the screen. The lip is extremely minimal and if you phone happens to fall and land with the screen facing down the screen WILL shatter. I have had the Tech21 Impact Mesh for one week and my screen has already cracked from a very minimal fall. The design of this case would be flawless if the lip around the screen was increased to 1.0 mm. If you buy this case you better buy a screen protector with it or you screen will crack!! Again, great idea, but poor execution and design. …
- Written by Brett V from Kenner
3 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the color on the blue or pink version fade like with Speck cases? Should I just go for "smoke" to avoid discoloration?
- Asked by Vanessa R from Long Beach
- Feb 11, 2014
My friend's case is blue and has stayed true to color for 4 months. I have the smoke - ditto. Hope My friend's case is blue and has stayed true to color for 4 months. I have the smoke - ditto. Hope that helps! …
- Answered by Lauri S from Virginia Beach
- Feb 12, 2014
Does this case have the best protection of all cases one can buy for the iPhone5?
- Asked by Laurel R from Walnut Creek
- Mar 10, 2013
I have used otter box, life proof, ect. this case is in their class when actually dropping the phone I have used otter box, life proof, ect. this case is in their class when actually dropping the phone on cement...how do I know this, well I dropped mine getting out of my car slid down and hit hard and slid again and my phone and this case look untouched. If you want water proof or dust proof then go with another but if you want protection without bulk and instant port access give this case a try. …
- Answered by Tiffani J from Washington
- Oct 29, 2013
Will a tempered glass screen protector woe with my apple iPhone 6 case?
- Asked by Kishan G from North Wales
- Oct 2, 2014
Yes i use the iloome tempered glass screen protector and it fits perfectly with the case
- Answered by Thomas L from San Ramon
- Oct 19, 2014
do i need a screen protector for the Tech21 Impact Mesh Case for iPhone 5
- Asked by Adele L from Schenectady
- Aug 12, 2013
I always use a screen protector. Pretty cheap to prevent scratches. This case does not include one.
- Answered by Paula C from Aurora
- Sep 23, 2013
Does this case work with a tempered glass screen protector?
- Asked by Randy C from Aurora
- Feb 6, 2014
Yes. I have one on mine. ( :
- Answered by Lauri S from Virginia Beach
- Feb 12, 2014
does this protect the front and back of the iphone 5s from drops
- Asked by Lupe Y from Winston Salem
- Mar 12, 2014
Does it protect the back? From drops, no. Scratches, yes.
Does it protect the front? Yes, more than Does it protect the back? From drops, no. Scratches, yes.
Does it protect the front? Yes, more than the back. It has a raised bevel.
I had this case on my phone, and it fell from a height of about two-three feet, square on its back, onto a hardwood floor. It really wasn't a long hard fall at all, but a connector inside became partially dislodged, and only about a third of the touch screen worked. Also, the screen displayed weird lines and was distorted as a result of the fall.
I love this case, but buyer beware, if your phone falls flat on it's back, it's likely to get damaged. Apple DID cover this for me (thankfully) under Applecare, but I can't guarantee you'll be as lucky. I have had many drops before and after that incident, and never had any other issues.
The sides of this case are awesome, and make the case bounce like a bouncy ball when struck on it's side. Definitely does a good job dispersing the energy of a hard drop on a corner. Despite the one time it didn't save my phone, (I'm not sure what case could have) I love it. …
- Answered by Carter B from Purcellville
- May 21, 2014