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: T21-2159
- UPC or EAN No.: 5055517311038
- 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
Best case ever!
After owning many bulky Otterbox brand cases, I was looking for something that would survive drops, look cool, and not take up muc After owning many bulky Otterbox brand cases, I was looking for something that would survive drops, look cool, and not take up much space. This case is it! If you check out the website on D30 and Tech21's research that goes behind these cases, you will understand why they work. I can actually feel at peace in dropping my iPhone 5 because it just bounces and lands gently without any damage! I got the blue color and it is slim, attractive, and gets lots of attention. You cannot go wrong with this case. I do recommend purchasing a Zagg brand case-friendly screen protector because its hard to use normal cut protectors with this case as they will bubble up when the material of the case flexes. …
- Written by Nicholas H from MIDLAND
174 of 181 people found this useful
Makes the Case
This is my 2nd Tech21 Impact Mesh case. I had a clear one, which I loved till it yellowed and I couldn't stand to look at it anym This is my 2nd Tech21 Impact Mesh case. I had a clear one, which I loved till it yellowed and I couldn't stand to look at it anymore. I'll keep it as a backup though, since it saved my phone from a drop on a concrete floor more than once! That's the beauty of these cases: they look cool, make your phone easier to hold (bare aluminum is slippery!) and actually bounce when you drop them on hard surfaces. This case is a very good investment. Also, the blue color, aside from being pretty and cool looking, has an improved design over the clear and smoke color Tech21 cases. There are individual cutouts for the speaker/headphone jack, lightning connector, and second speaker. That's an improvement over the slightly flimsy clear version.
Great case! …
- Written by Molly F from Minneapolis
109 of 117 people found this useful
The case looks very good. I have gotten many complements about it. It is not too slippery and feels good in the hand.
The one bad The case looks very good. I have gotten many complements about it. It is not too slippery and feels good in the hand.
The one bad thing about the case is the fit. The one I have is very loose in the upper right hand corner. It will pull off of that corner when taking my iPhone 5 out of my pocket. This in turn results in the top of the case coming loose.
Unsure if I got a bad case that did not cool correctly after it was molded, but cannot risk my iPhone 5 coming out of the case.
I will be returning the case. …
- Written by Christopher S from Camarillo
103 of 136 people found this useful
I bought this case, at first i loved it nothing wrong with the case until my phone dropped, and shattered the whole screen..
- Written by Jeanett M from PASADENA
What they don't tell you...
I got this case at the recommendation of one of the Apple guys. He also recommended I take the screen protector off (I had one of I got this case at the recommendation of one of the Apple guys. He also recommended I take the screen protector off (I had one of the glass shields on my phone at the time). Color me unhappy when maybe 6 months after buying the case I drop my iphone on concrete and the screen completely shatters. I know it's concrete, but, it didn't fall from high up and the case was supposed to absorb drops like this. I took it to the genius bar to tell them what happened and found my Applecare expired a month before (this is the only time I've taken the phone to the genius bar in 2yrs). When I asked the guy what would have prevented this kind of a break he said the only thing that might have helped was the glass shield I was told to remove from the phone when I bought this case. Overall very unhappy with the case, as the screen still shattered, and really unhappy with my Apple Store because they weren't very helpful. Had I not listened to their advice in the first place, my screen may still be in tact. …
- Written by Kaitlyn M from Kirkland
6 of 7 people found this useful
Just love this case! The fit is great can't find anything wrong with it.
- Written by James W from Janesville
11 of 11 people found this useful
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 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
Will a tempered glass screen protector woe with my apple iPhone 6 case?
- Asked by Kishan G from North Wales
- Oct 2, 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