• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case I've ever owned

    • Written by from MANHATTAN

    Got this case yesterday after researching for the perfect case over the past 3 days. Decided on Tech21 because of the enhanced protection capabilities while also being the most sleek/compact (I hate bulky cases).

    My decision came down to the Tech21 Mesh and the Tech21 Impact Trio. Both are solid cases, but I went with the Impact Trio because:

    A) The buttons are extremely easy to press; it is like the case is not even there (the inside is a soft shell which is what is resting on the buttons. The hard shell component wraps around the rest of the case but is not where the buttons are)

    B) Impact Trio is more compact and sleek than the Mesh

    C) Impact Trio looks better - this is just a personal preference though... I liked the orange band around the Mesh but figured in 2 months I would get sick of it.

    Case also fits perfectly around phone and it is fairly easy to get the phone out of it (just press through the camera whole to pop it out)

    Overall, best case i've owned.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than Speck Candyshell

    • Written by from Randolph

    Had a 4S prior to just getting a Space Gray 5S and I always stuck with either Speck Candyshell or the Otterbox Commuter. I never liked the snap-on cases because they don't seem to protect much however, I also don't like the all-encomponssing cases because they're just way too bulky. A friend of mine had recommended Tech 21 and when looking at all the cases on the wall at the Apple Store, this one stuck out to me. It doesn't show the orange D30 material through the case like the other Tech 21 cases yet, the orange D30 material is inside protecting your new beloved phone. (Didn't like the orange border on their other cases) The slick black goes great with the Space Grey. The case itself seems much more durable than the Candyshell which is known for its bottom cutout breaking and chipping from normal wear and tear. Also, the rubber border around the screen protects it just as well as the Candyshell and Otterbox but leaves more room around the edges. The Candyshell and Otterbox often made it difficult to use gestures which involved the edges of the screen. This case solves that. Only thing I could wish for is port protection like the Otterbox has. Overall, VERY happy.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite the right one for me

    • Written by from CASTLE ROCK

    Could be my own fault for choosing this one, but I bought the gloss black version and less than 18 hours of use, the back surface has swirl marks and you can tell the edges on the back will be the first area to wear down the gloss finish. Perhaps they make one like this already, but adding the same rubber bumper on the back would prevent both issues above. Maybe they felt the rubber bumper on both sides would not allow it to slide in and out of your pocket very well. The phone did snap in to the case really well.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect.

    • Written by from Sycamore

    I've been looking for a case for my 5s for a while now. I like Mophie, but their iPhone 5/5s offerings are not on par with past releases. I use a Spigen glass screen protector, so I tried a Spigen case, which I did not care for. I tried one from Acase, but it discolored from white to grey in two weeks.

    The Tech21 Impact Trio case is a great combination of thinness and protection. I have my concerns over how the shiny white finish will look in a few months, but as far as fit goes, this is top-notch. I do wish it came in more colors, though- maybe a white case with black trim?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Very shiny and smooth at first. After only a couple of weeks of usage, the case was scratched everywhere. And after I removed it, I saw scratches on the back side of my iPhone. Don't recommend it!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just terrible

    • Written by from Biloxi

    I just received this case, and I was impressed with the packaging and the looks of the case, at first. I eagerly removed my phone from the Speck Candyshell and inserted it into the Trio, and I was not impressed. If you guys are familiar with the Candyshell (this case is similar) then you would understand that the rubber is supposed to form a tight fit around the metal band of the phone and minute parts of the screen. Basically when you look at the phone, you would see just the screen and only the screen. No metal bits should be visible. Not with this case. I can see the metal band in large gaps around the bottom left and right corners. Minor gaps on the upper corners. I'm not sure if this was a defect or if this was how the case was made because I have not read any reviews of this case anywhere. Emailing Tech21 or Apple, and if I can't get a worthy replacement then I'll just return it.

    Note: Emailed Tech21 and they said the case was designed with a low rubber bevel so the gaps were put there on purpose. Great. Returned.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    This is the best case I have ever had. Very slim and is very protective without sacrificing anything.

    1 of 3 people found this useful