• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fell apart in 3 months

    • Written by from Columbia

    This case is a piece of junk. While I enjoyed it at first, it fell apart to unusable condition in 3 months. The rubber edge quickly frays and falls off, and the plastic pieces around the lightning port and mute switch quickly break. I put my phone through moderate use, it just isn't made to handle sliding in and our of your pocket regularly.

    While earpods will plug in fine, most other 3.5 mm cables will not fit through the narrow hole for headphone jack. This requires you to take off the case to plug it in to most car or home theater systems, which in turn speeds up the rate of decay.

    This is NOT a high quality case, and is not worth $35. I contacted Speck about replacing my case, and they require you to mail it in for a week before they will issue a new one... leaving your phone vulnerable the entire time. If you enjoy Apple level quality and service, do not buy Speck.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Protects your phone, but at the cost of the case.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    I was thrilled to have gotten a speck case for my iPhone 5, since I am the type of person who has nightmares about my phone breaking. It looks fantastic and does the job... For maybe a few months.
    A lot of the rubber begins to fray and peel off from being handled, pieces of the plastic snap, leaving things exposed and it doesn't look oh so pretty anymore. I was very disappointed because I really did love this case but in the end, I had to get rid of it.
    As far as the cost, it's pretty high for a case that can't even survive a year, not to mention Speck's "warranty" that doesn't cover wear and tear. Of course it doesn't. Everyone would be wanting a replacement.
    In the end, I bought a case off Amazon for $2 TOTAL. This one has lasted much longer, has a lot more protection to it, and looks like it did the day it came in the mail.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    All-around great case

    • Written by from Daly City

    I first purchased this case about a half a year ago during summer of 2013. I got the black one with grey rubber. It has been awesome! Til this day its been great and has protected my phone from many possibly screen-fatal falls! Highly recommend getting it, great investment! Also makes a great gift!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Hero!!!

    • Written by from san jose

    This cover is unbelievable!!! My phone drop so many times and survived it all!!! Last week went to the beach forgot my phone was on my pocket i got swept away with a big waves and was soked with water and sand all over my phone is under water for atleast 10-15 secs and luckily my phone survived with NO DAMAGE at all!!! I cant thank you enuf SPECK for making this cover!!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, limited audio access, weak points in case

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    I wanted my white iPhone 5 to look case-less, and this one does the job: maintains the phone's slim profile, and the white/gray mix blends with the phone. The rubber lining gives the front of the phone a buffer, so if it's face down, the screen itself still won't be touching the surface below.

    Unfortunately the audio port hole isn't wide enough for almost anything other than the really slim Apple cord (default headphones,etc.). If you use third party headphones or other 1/8" cords to connect to stereos, etc., you will want to try your cord or simply move on to another case. I found a small extension cord as a work around.

    Because of the audio hole, I have had several reasons to remove the phone from the case, which is rather difficult. After a couple of removals, I ended up breaking the case where the shell is really thin near the volume. The gray rubber lining that fills the gaps in the hard shell can take a beating and start to split if you remove the phone often.

    If you don't rely on your phone for audio much (or only use smaller cords/USB) and don't need take it out of the case, this case will do what you need it to do.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to clean

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This a great case overall. I do find that the ports get clogged with dust fairly quickly and its next to impossible to take the phone out to clean. But I do enjoy the case and haven't found a better one while keeping the phone's slim profile.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Chantilly

    Giving it a 4/5 because I question the durability of the rubber banding around the front of the phone - I put mine in a belt holster and it's beginning to show wear. i would prefer no banding at all but still a very nice and durable case. Although it's plastic it doesn't feel slippery in your hand unlike others, and it doesn't feel big like the Incase brand.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Audio port is too small

    • Written by from San Jose

    I bought this case at the local Apple store. It was easy to install and seems to protect fairly well, though I haven't really put that to the test. The main issue with this case is the size of the access holes. The mute switch is difficult (though not impossible) to operate for medium to large fingers. The headphone jack is useless for most standard stereo cables. Apple headphones work fine as the jacket around the plug is very narrow. However, I have yet to find a standard audio cable (for plugging into car, stereo, etc) that will push in far enough to work at all.

    41 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Case

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    I love the exterior of the iPhone 5, but i needed something to protect it. I had gone through 2 cases already (mainly because of bad build quality) and I bought the speck. It is amazing, it looks stylish, feels great in hand, and best of all protects my phone. I would recommend this case to people who want a stylish iPhone case that protects your phone. It looks best on black iphones.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I wanted

    • Written by from Cordova

    I bought this case yesterday at local Apple store. It fits my needs as it provides a bit of a bumper-type grip on the sides of the phone and protects the back while maintaining the white, clean look. (I have a white phone.) Very easy to snap it on, and it looks durable.

    73 of 81 people found this useful