• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but poor fit and slippery!

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    When I first saw this case in the Apple Store I was impressed. The carbon-fiber pattern is gorgeous and the case weighs almost nothing. I normally prefer something a little more protective, but I recently bought a speaker with lightning dock and I have been on a mission to find a good minimalist case with an open bottom to allow docking. This case works great with the dock, and I'm sure the woven Kevlar fibers offer better protection than a simple poly carbonate or plastic clip-on case. Unfortunately this case has two fatal flaws...first the one I got fits rather loose. The phone can actually slide a millimeter or so up and down the case lengthwise which annoys me no end. Looking at other reviews, it seems that some fit perfectly and others are loose. Such variance should be unacceptable to a case manufacturer. I shouldn't have the "try on" several cases at the store to find one that fits. Incidentally, it fits the same on both my personal iPhone 5 as well as my work 5S. Second, while the material feels great in the hand it is extremely slippery. I'm not sure how anyone could consider it "grippy". It's smooth as silk and if I'm not gripping it tightly, it pretty much just oozes out of my fingers. Sadly, as cool as this case is it's going back.

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