• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor, poor quality - it had one job and it could not do it.. DO NOT BUY

    • Written by from Los angeles

    When I bought my iPhone 5S from the Apple store 10 months ago, I knew I needed a case for I would be bound to drop it. The Apple "genius" told me these tech21 things would totally protect my screen as well as the body etc.. I questioned them for several minutes but in the end, since APPLE says so it must be true right? Well I dished over 40 bucks and the very first time I drop it face down (from 3 feet, mind you) onto concrete, BOOM, its cracked, gg.

    Thanks Apple "genius" and Tech21 - I hope you enjoyed the profit you made ( and likely commission). I now not only need to pay for a replacement screen but I need to buy a new case.. Definitely won't be listening to any "Geniuses".. What a joke.

    0/5 stars. Come on man! Can't describe how annoyed I am and angry. This isn't cheap!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse Case Ever

    • Written by from West Bloomfield

    I recently replaced my cracked screen at the Apple Store & decided to get a new case. Apple Store reps swore up & down that this is a great case, that you could hit it against a counter and it wouldn't break. One month later and a fall on my wood floors seem to prove them wrong. The top left of my screen cracked all the way down the entire screen.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORSE CASE EVER!!!!!!!

    • Written by from quogue

    I bought his case thinking that it would protect my phone but I thought wrong. Within the first week i dropped my phone on the sidewalk and land on the case back but still cracked the screen and the back. Then when i got a replacement phone i dropped it again on a soft surface and once again it did not protect the front screen. BAD BUY

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Case, Turns Yellow

    • Written by from Chicago

    The case is nice, protects the phone. After only 3 months it turned yellow. Tried everything to get it back to the original cover, nothing worked. Waste of money!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good except for one thing

    • Written by from Manlius

    I had a tech 21 for my iPhone 5 and had it for 1.5 years before getting a 6 and a white tech 21 case. I really like the case and it's very protective except that when I was in the sun for a couple hours, and my phone was in the shade for a lot of the time, the white turned yellow. So definitely disappointed about that

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality

    • Written by from New York

    I love this case! It manages to be slim and simple, but still very protective
    I've had it for five months, and it hasn't yellowed very much at all. In fact, it is still in practically perfect condition in every way. Can't recommend it highly enough!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I have had this case on my phone for over a year now and this is the longest I've EVER kept an iPhone intact. I'm clumsy. I have 3 little ones who are always playing with (and dropping) my phone. I've dropped it on it's side, the corners, and face down on a hard surface countless times and everything's all good! My husband bought it for me because he knew my track record with phones and was tired of replacing them, but I'll admit I wasn't crazy about it as first. I thought my husband was over selling it's features and it wasn't exactly the fashion statement I would have chosen, but the proof is in the pudding and I wouldn't think of switching cases. So, if you've got butter fingers like me, or if you just like to be prepared for the worst like my hubby (he has one too), this is the case for you!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I like the idea of this case more than I actually like it.

    • Written by from OKLAHOMA CITY

    I really liked this case for a while, it's not bulky, it's all one piece, you don't really have to worry about the case itself breaking. But it didn't offer meivh protection when my phone slid off the bed onto the floor (3 ft onto wood flooring). It landed face down, there is a nasty spider in the corner of my screen.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cracked entire screen using Tech21 case

    • Written by from twentynine palms

    I as well ordered this case after hearing great reviews. I loved my slim, pink case until I dropped my phone and it cracked my entire screen. I now have a month old iPhone 6 with a $199 repair price. SO disappointed!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    5 of 6 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 2 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


    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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,


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