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: T21-2156
- UPC or EAN No.: 5055517310949
- 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
Smooth contours, grippy yet easy to pull from pocket, slick looks & D3O!!!
This is a really nice well made case. I ordered it on a whim as I prefer to not use a case with my iPhones, but the iPhone 5 is su This is a really nice well made case. I ordered it on a whim as I prefer to not use a case with my iPhones, but the iPhone 5 is such a jewel and so slippery. I have the black phone and the smoke color case and they look slick together. It is not really mesh, but a texture that is within the smooth semitransparent back. It has a shape that is comfortable to hold and very slim (perfect for someone who doesn't want a case but needs one). I ride off road motorcycles and my body armor is made of D3O material. This stuff is unreal. It's amazing impact absorbing properties is hard to realize examining this case, but my experience with this stuff in my body armor makes me very comfortable with the idea of dropping my phone. …
- Written by James R from Bozeman
251 of 277 people found this useful
Great iPhone Case
Before Tech21 was even in Apple Stores, I purchased the impact case for my iPhone 4 several months ago. It has a great feel in you Before Tech21 was even in Apple Stores, I purchased the impact case for my iPhone 4 several months ago. It has a great feel in your hand, fits the phone well, and the phone remains intact (good protection). Then I got an iPhone 5, gave my case to my dad, and bought 2 more (one for my mom). The iPhone 5 case is even better. It is slimmer and offers the same protection. The only weakness is on the bottom where material becomes thin to allow access across the speaker, lightning port, and headphone port. However, it doesn't harm the structural integrity of the case because the corners are strong. I would recommend to anyone. …
- Written by Jasper E from Calistoga
151 of 169 people found this useful
Great Product!! Looks Great!!
This is my First Tech21 Brand Case, and my First Case for my iPhone 5!! Nice and Light, does not add much Bulk, with the case on i This is my First Tech21 Brand Case, and my First Case for my iPhone 5!! Nice and Light, does not add much Bulk, with the case on it is still Lighter than my 4s!! The Case Looks Really NIce on my White iPhone 5!! No Cons!! Give it a try, I don't think you will be Disappointed!! Good Luck!! …
- Written by Dustin S from Franklin
135 of 157 people found this useful
Too Thin For iPhone 6+
The lip that surrounds the perimeter of phone on screen side doesn't protruded beyond the surface enough.
My screen took a direc The lip that surrounds the perimeter of phone on screen side doesn't protruded beyond the surface enough.
My screen took a direct hit 10mm beyond the edge. …
- Written by hector B from clarkston
Best case ever!!
I tried several cases before I got this one. I dropped my phone so many times and this case protected it on all surfaces. To give I tried several cases before I got this one. I dropped my phone so many times and this case protected it on all surfaces. To give you an idea how many times, I dropped my phone 5 times in the last 2 days on asphalt. I just got an iPhone 6 with the evo mesh case and will see if it holds up like the impact mesh for the 5. If you are looking for a slim, protective and good-looking case get this one! …
- Written by Rebecca C from Angwin
4 of 5 people found this useful
My 6 Plus gives it a B+
I replaced the Incipio case I just bought with the Tech21 Mesh (Smoke color). I am pleased with the Tech21. First, it allows me to I replaced the Incipio case I just bought with the Tech21 Mesh (Smoke color). I am pleased with the Tech21. First, it allows me to hold on to this big, top-heavy phone a lot better. The Tech21 case has more grip on the sides and back so the phone feels more stable in my hand. Second, it looks better on my white iPhone. The fit is good around the corners, with no sags. It is a thinner case and there is very little lip around the edge of the phone, so it lays almost flat on a table. Fortunately, I have a glass screen protector, which is not affected by the fit of the case. I am not prone to dropping my phone, but if I did, I feel confident in this case, given what I've read about it. But again, install a good (glass) screen protector if you get this case. I do recommend it. …
- Written by James I from Alexandria
6 of 6 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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 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 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
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