• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short drop resulted in corners of screen chipping

    • Written by from BELT

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THE THINNESS OF IT

    • Written by from encinitas

    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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea, Poor Execution

    • Written by from Kenner

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case I've ever used

    • Written by from Humble

    i got the blue version of this case. It looks great, it's thin, and offers amazing protection! I've dropped my found 3-4 times since I've had it and nothing has happened to it at all. GET IT! You will not be disappointed

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic - one complaint but overall I love it

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unlike any other case!

    • Written by from oviedo

    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!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Case

    • Written by from Naperville

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful!!!

    • Written by from Lowell

    When I first bought my iPhone 5s in silver I had to get a nice sleek case to slip it on under right away for easy protection durable and no added bulk. Looks great on and have received many compliments. Thanks Apple :) Reminds me alot of the Speck Gemshell, but case has not yellowed after a couple months so far looking good and shows the back of the phone which I like. Don't really like cases that hide the apple logo and detailing in back and wanted to showcase the overall structure of this beautiful phone in a clear with orange strip case.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case on the market

    • Written by from Montgomery

    Very durable yet sleek case. Provides excellent protection without the bulk of an otter box. I've had this case for about 9 months and it still looks brand new (kind of unheard of for an iphone case). Best case out there in my opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Case Rocks! I have 6 Tech21 cases & Love them all!

    • Written by from WEST COLUMBIA

    Awesome case! I own around 70 cases and this is my top case for all around use. It's great with durability, fits great, etcetera. I read a review about it messing up a screen protector. IMO that individual messed up the screen protector. They should understand these cases are meant to fit exactly. So you should use caution and/or call tech21 for assistance, it doesn't matter who put the screen protector on. Someone didn't like the orange band that encompasses the edge of the case. Come on, seriously? Do a little research. Google...use it. It is the foundation of this company. D30?! Really. If you are a fishing guide, scuba diving instructor, rock climbing guide, think that you are Rambo, etcetera, then obviously you need a $400.00 case and don't expect this case to be some supernatural entity that is going to surround your phone with a magic force field. I love it. It fits great in my hand. It's not slippery but it's not sticky and hard to get out of my pocket. Being a man and generally going with neutral colors, I have clear, blue/teal and smoke colored cases. I also found one online that was in a T-Mobile branded case that was a green variation and two of band style products. Great cases. They provide great corner protection, which is the screens most vulnerable area. Great fit. Quality feel.
    I'll buy ones for my iPhone 6 when it comes out.

    Pros:
    • Quality overall case
    • Great corner protection
    • Aesthetically pleasing
    • Perfectly fitted for iPhone 5 & 5s
    • People compliment it. Which, even though I had nothing to do with making the case, it is a good sign.
    • Edges come up and over face which offers great protection but not obtrusively so.
    • Offers great protection without hindering the multitude of qualities my iPhone offers.

    Cons
    • Not a miracle worker. Not really a con but if you need a waterproof, bulletproof, etcetera and you're a fighter pilot or work for NASA and need a case that will protect your iPhone from 1,000 G's, asteroids, gasses from Jupiter and Mars dust then you need a slightly different case. Call Tech21 they can probably make you a special order one.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Defying gravity!

    • Written by from Kenner

    My older iPhone 4 recently gave up the ghost and upon the precient advice of Adrian, an energetic and informed youngster named on the Apple dial-in Mobility Team, a Tech21 Impact Mesh 5s case was included in my iPhone recovery plan. Little did I know that within a month the new iPhone would confront certain death by mysteriously launching itself from my top pocket on a ballistic trajectory toward the hard ceramic tile on my office floor. What followed at the point of impact was amazing - "virtually nothing." As I watched wide eyed at impending doom there was simply a dull energy absorbing thump, with very little bounce or skittering, and no cracking, shattering, or screams of tortured passage. The terminal deceleration event was very much the equivalent of dropping a handful of Play-Doh on the same vertical track. I'm tempted to retest this baby with another drop test but think that Siri will strenuously object if I do not take a rain check.

    Eventually yours,

    ~Doc

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic! Clear colour prone to yellowing though....

    • Written by from Port Moody

    Dropped my phone so many times, and not a single scratch or dent. I had the clear one for about a year, and it started to "yellow". I contacted the Tech21 support team, and complained. They sent me a brand new one, in blue, even though my warranty was like 2 months over. Great case, great service, highly recommend. (Yellowing will probably be way less obvious on a gold iPhone. Mine was white).

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot say enough about this case.

    • Written by from Monterey

    I dropped my phone many times while it was wearing this case. It withstood every.thing. The other day I was on a ten-foot ladder and I dropped my phone. It landed facedown. It was probably the most defining moment of my life thus far. When I got off the ladder and picked it up there was not even a scratch. If I were the president I would give Tech21 an award for this case.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended

    • Written by from Antigonish

    I owned many cases but this one tops them all. Perfectly fits the phone and no dirt slips through. Nice low profile edges on the top and feels great in the hand. But it!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case Ever

    • Written by from Coronado

    great protection, minimal bulk.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good protection

    • Written by from Franklin Lakes

    I used this case for a month or so before switching to something different.

    I liked its shock resistance and overall protection without much added bulk. Some things I didn't like, which are completely subjective, are the color combinations. I wasn't a huge fan of the orange and other neon colors. Also, due to the nature of the material, the volume and sleeps buttons become much less responsive and are rather difficult to press. I went with the clear case on a black phone, and I thought it made for a very attractive combination. The black aluminum looked gray through the case, which was very similar to the iPhone 5S Space Gray.

    Some things to watch out for: It appears that the case was reengineered some time during its life cycle, but the part numbers stayed the same. There used to be a lot of droop in the case around the charging port/home button. The later models came with structural reinforcements that completely eliminated this problem.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Button Issues?

    • Written by from Pottstown

    All the reviews of praise are correct so I am going to go right into the issue that some have had. There have been some questions about the buttons (sleep, volume) being hard to push. I noticed this issue as well with the sleep button. You need to remove the case and reinstall from the top being sure to align the sleep button with the cases sleep button. This case fits so well that when it is in alignment you will have no regrets. You wouldn't just put on a screen protector would you? It's not a Hard case so to say. Take the extra 15 seconds to align the case with the phone for proper fit.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely useless when the iPhone lands on its back.

    • Written by from AIEA

    I purchased this with my new iPhone. I dropped my iPhone from a height of under 3 and a half feet. The iPhone landed flat on its back and the front of the iPhone completely shattered. The phone landed on a paved road that was nearly flat. The phone hand never been dropped before and there were no cracks or scratches on the screen before this incident. When I get my phone fixed, I will not be using this case again.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great protection!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I've had the case for over a year now with my iPhone 5. The only thing I could complain about is the clear parts of the case gets a slight yellow tint after some time. But that is to be expected. The protection for the phone is great! It's like the protection of an otter box without all the bulk. Pair this with a screen protector and you're golden!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from mesa

    I've had this case for 1 month and it has saved me from two drops already. One drop on asphalt and another on concrete, both from waist high. Case is amazing. No sign of any problem. Also love the feel and grip of the case. Great purchase.

    1 of 2 people found this useful