• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice feel

    • Written by from lawrenceville

    The cases looks nice and seems to have enough protection but until it is dropped this is a speculation. I do not like that it must be removed every time I want to dock it to the bose . I will return it today and look for something else.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from West Barnstable

    I've owned many iPhone cases, most were decent but this is perfect.
    This case makes me feel that my iPhone is very secure without a lot of bulk. There are times that I wanted to use my iPhone without a case but when using the Tech21 case I don't have that feeling, GREAT JOB TECH21!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very light and minimal!

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I was looking for a very minimal looking case for my iPhone 5. The Tech21 Impact Mesh Case for iPhone 5 was my choice. Not only does it add protection in case of a fall, it doesn't add any bulk to the phone or look of the phone. You can grip the phone with ease. Never does it feel as if it's going to slip out of your hand. Why I feel this is a superior case over the Tech21 Impact Band Case ? Less bulkier, one piece fit with the mesh. The impact is a two piece application. Also the mesh backing is going to show less scuff marks then the impact band case backing which is clear. If showing off the back apple logo is important to you? Go with the impact band, if not. The mesh still shows a hint of the logo through the mesh backing depending on the color of your phone and case color you get.

    So, if you want a minimal snug fitting, light feeling one piece case that's excellent to grip?
    This is the case to get. Highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Clear case turns blue each time

    • Written by from Chicago

    I am at my 3rd case , the clear one with orange . I love the case but a month or two after i purchased them they all started to get bluish. They looked like ink is being injected into them .
    I do not put it in the jeans pocket , nor in a bluish pouch . I have no clue what triggers this sort of chemical imbalance and the color change . I hate hard cases and i do not have other options for soft ones , plus i like the tech behind it but i do not lik ethat i am into my thrid one and each one of them turned blue .

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clear vs colored mesh cases

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Noticed in the store today that the clear version has a single large cutout on the bottom for headphone, lightning, and speaker openings. The colored versions have three separate cutouts. There are pros and cons with each, but concern about breaking the flimsy thin unsupported span of molded silicone along the front edge of the clear version seemed to outweigh the added port obstructions that the additional two spans of silicone cause on the colored versions. We opted for colored versions, as a result. Though aesthetically, the clear one was my wife's first choice.

    Our first annoyance was the added structure prevents attaching the 30-pin-to-lightning adaptor. Oh well. No case is perfect, but we're overall very happy with the look, hand-feel, and protection these offer.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleep button wore out

    • Written by from Porters Lake

    Loved this case, still do...but after only 5 months, I have to press the sleep button 3 or 4 times to click the phone off :(. Works fine with the case off, I guess it has compressed too much, and now is not very effective. A lot of money for a case that wears out...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case... But...

    • Written by from Miami

    I love this case. It protects all the edges of the phone, which was one my concerns. Most of the cases I've seen didn't do much for the top/bottom ends which left the ends very vulnerable to scratches. I also love the material - it gives you a great grip. My ONLY complaint is how easily it starts turning blue! I'm guessing its from my jeans.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case Love It!

    • Written by from MINNEAPOLIS

    I have had many cases including the Griffin Reveal, The adopted lens and others. This case is by far the best it feels good in hand and will protect my Iphone 5. I personally like the orange color. It feels it adds zero wait to the phone.The case makes the phone a bit wider but not much. As far as adding thickness to the phone it adds zero I feel. I highly recommend this case to anyone.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps iPhone 5 slim but protected

    • Written by from El Segundo

    Originally I didn't want to get a case for iPhone 5. But I dropped my iPhone 4 too many time to feel comfortable going naked. I love this case because its super protective where matters yet keeps the phone looking slim. It's also super light for an ultra protective case. Only complaint I have is the piece near the home button flexes a little.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case, not too bulky.

    • Written by from Melrose

    I looked all over for a case, ended up with the this one mainly for its drop protection. It fits very well. The only thing I'm slightly concerned about is the strip of material under the home button on the front. It's pretty flexible and time will tell to see how it holds up.

    1 of 1 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,


    2 of 4 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

  • 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.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bloomfield

    So I picked up this case off an exchange, and I absolutely loved it...

    Until five minutes in when the right edge of my screen protector, and little bubbles on the top and bottom formed. My protector was installed PERFECTLY by an Apple rep, and worked fine with all other cases but the tech21.

    I love this case, but sadly, am going to have to sell it online. It doesn't work with ANY screen protectors, know that before you buy it!

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic case and great protection

    • Written by from Silverton

    I bought this case as a replacement for an Otterbox Commuter case. I keep my phone in my pocket and yes, it does take a dive now and then. On two occasions the Otterbox definitely protected the phone, but in the process, broke a thin tab on the bottom corner. It was easily replaced both times, but what a pain in the rear.
    I bought the Tech 21 case with an ArmorSuit case friendly screen protector and what a difference. It has protected the phone from a couple substantial falls without an issue and is so much easier to remove when needed. I'd highly recommend it to anyone.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case .... Perfect Fit and Feel

    • Written by from Aurora

    This case adds has a very nice feel .... And fits nicely into my Levi 517 Pocket and makes it easy to pull out of pocket .....

    With my old slim design case, it had a slippery feel and I always was worried about the iPhone slipping out if my hand, as it did on a couple occasions but with this case I have no fears .....

    Showed off my case to a couple friends and actually loaned overnight (case comes off / on easy) and both ordered one ....

    Highly recommend for anyone looking for a non-bulky but protective case .....

    Oh yea, while I love Apple I did shop around and actually found the best deal was at Apple!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase!

    • Written by from Brockton

    I was really skeptical at first about buying this case, as I have always sworn by Otterbox. I bought it and haven't been happier. It protects the phone really well and it keeps the phone lightweight. I put a really great quality screen protector on it to cover the front. I would definitely buy it again.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case I've ever used

    • Written by from Evanston

    My wife and I both have this case and love it. I've avoided any kind of cases for years because I never found one that was unobtrusive enough. This one is perfect. You have to push the volume buttons slightly harder than without a case, but it's no problem.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    There're two versions of this case!

    • Written by from Volcano

    After extensive research, I'd decided this was THE case for my iPhone. The product description at the online Apple Store did not specify whether there was one or three port openings. I want the latter, and had seen it in a few review videos. It fits the phone well, has a really nice feel, and gives me a sense of drop security. But the edge at the bottom is too flimsy. I'm sending it back and thankful for Apple's return policy. I wonder how long I should wait for the single-opening, older version to sell out before ordering again. It would be nice if there was an option to order with or with dock capability.

    3 of 6 people found this useful