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
268 of 292 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
254 of 283 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
184 of 216 people found this useful
Fantastic - one complaint but overall I love it
I truly love this case. I dropped my phone on the ground one time and it just made a little thud sound and the phone was perfectly I truly love this case. I dropped my phone on the ground one time and it just made a little thud sound and the phone was perfectly fine. It's a great material. My one complaint is that it is a little tough to push the lock button on the top of my iPhone. Other than that, it's perfect …
- Written by Emily E from Indianapolis
Unlike any other case!
I had been a loyal Otterbox customer for years until I found a speck case. I had a Speck for a little over a year because I loved I had been a loyal Otterbox customer for years until I found a speck case. I had a Speck for a little over a year because I loved how thin it was compared to the Otterbox. One day I was at the apple store to get a new Speck case. I asked an employee, "are there any other protective cases that protect like the speck and are thin?" The employee told me about Tech21 and how those cases work. I decided to buy one and try it out. I drop my phone more than 2x a day so I was really worried when I put the case on and realized that it was even thinner than a speck case. A few days passed without me dropping my phone (a new record for me) until one day it dropped in a hallway at school. My heart dropped, I wondered, "did that tiny case really protect? Is my phone shattered?" When I picked up my phone, it was in pristine condition. I was so happy. The impactology really does work! I finally found my case in shining armor! …
- Written by Victoria W from oviedo
I absolutely love this case. I have a black IPhone 5s and the blue case compliments the phone perfectly. I have cracked almost eve I absolutely love this case. I have a black IPhone 5s and the blue case compliments the phone perfectly. I have cracked almost every product with a screen that I have had so I was nervous that I would crack my phone but this case has done a great job of protecting it! I have dropped it a few times but my phone was totally fine. Unfortunately, I recently broke the bumper piece around the camera. I think when I sat down with the case in my back pocket it snapped and fell off. I am not sure if that piece matters too much but I am thinking about getting another tech 21 case! Other than that this by far is the best case I have ever had. …
- Written by Leah M from Naperville
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
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
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 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 make the iPhone 5 bulky and heavy?
- Asked by Amelia L
- Jul 3, 2013
NO!!!!!! It is awesome, smooth and very slim line.
- Answered by Ginger F from Evans
- Aug 10, 2013