• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth contours, grippy yet easy to pull from pocket, slick looks & D3O!!!

    • Written by from Bozeman

    This is a really nice well made case. I ordered it on a whim as I prefer to not use a case with my iPhones, but the iPhone 5 is such a jewel and so slippery. I have the black phone and the smoke color case and they look slick together. It is not really mesh, but a texture that is within the smooth semitransparent back. It has a shape that is comfortable to hold and very slim (perfect for someone who doesn't want a case but needs one). I ride off road motorcycles and my body armor is made of D3O material. This stuff is unreal. It's amazing impact absorbing properties is hard to realize examining this case, but my experience with this stuff in my body armor makes me very comfortable with the idea of dropping my phone.

    255 of 282 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great iPhone Case

    • Written by from Calistoga

    Before Tech21 was even in Apple Stores, I purchased the impact case for my iPhone 4 several months ago. It has a great feel in your hand, fits the phone well, and the phone remains intact (good protection). Then I got an iPhone 5, gave my case to my dad, and bought 2 more (one for my mom). The iPhone 5 case is even better. It is slimmer and offers the same protection. The only weakness is on the bottom where material becomes thin to allow access across the speaker, lightning port, and headphone port. However, it doesn't harm the structural integrity of the case because the corners are strong. I would recommend to anyone.

    153 of 172 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!! Looks Great!!

    • Written by from Franklin

    This is my First Tech21 Brand Case, and my First Case for my iPhone 5!! Nice and Light, does not add much Bulk, with the case on it is still Lighter than my 4s!! The Case Looks Really NIce on my White iPhone 5!! No Cons!! Give it a try, I don't think you will be Disappointed!! Good Luck!!

    136 of 158 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What I was looking for!

    • Written by from MIDLAND

    This case is amazing and exactly what I needed. After having an Otterbox for a while, I got tired of the bulk and look and wanted something to protect my iPhone 5 while retaining the sleek look of the phone. This case is perfect for my black iPhone 5 and barely adds any thickness. I have dropped it a few time and it just bounces and gently lends. The D30 technology is used in the military so you now its good. I tried the clear and the smoke colors and decided the smoke looks much better with a black phone.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate cases...but I love this case

    • Written by from Greenfield

    I hate putting cases on my iphone. I believe they kill the natural beauty of the device. On my iphone 4 and 4S I could never find a case I liked better than the Apple bumpers. With that being said, this case is a bumper case on steroids and doesn't fully obscure the apple logo on the back either. Somehow it actually manages to make the iphone 5 look slimmer and sleeker and adds a level of protection that I've never seen on a case this small. If you're like me and you hate big bulky cases and the snap cases seem like junk to you, buy this case! You will not be disappointed.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I tried several different cases out on my iPhone 5 and none of them even came close to this one. The case itself is sexy and stylish. It goes in and out of my pocket very easily which is one of my biggest pet peeves with other cases, yet it is still provides excellent grip. It doesn't make my phone feel HEAVY like a lot of the other cases that are made for absorbing the impact of a drop. Usually you have to sacrifice one or the other but with this case you get the best of both worlds. I would recommend this case to anyone with an iPhone.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice case

    • Written by from Agawam

    Sleek, attractive, nice to hold, fits well, and offers good phone protection without adding bulk or extra weight to the phone. There is a lot to like about this one!

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Small Fit Problem

    • Written by from San Jose

    I had the same fit issue as an earlier reviewer. It seems sometimes when I take my phone out of my pocket the top corners peel back a bit. Not all the way but enough where you need to push it back with your thumb. Other than that it is a nice case

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10 Star Case!!

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    This is hands down the best cell phone case I have ever owned. Through all of my iPhones (3/4/4S/5) and other phones. No other case Ive had could beat this one. It feels like it is actually part of the phone. If you have the chance, at least go try it on your phone. I guarantee you will want one.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Phone survived 4 story fall

    • Written by from Bountiful

    I work in the elevator industry here in the United States, so often, I work many stories up from the ground level. Recently I was on the forth story of a building when I accidentally dropped my iPhone 5. My phone fell four stories down onto a concrete floor, bounced up a couple feet and then back onto the floor. I have dropped phones before, including iPhones, and when that moment comes, you just expect the phone to shatter into many pieces. So there I sat waiting for that moment of impact. To see what damage would result. I couldn't believe what I saw when I picked up my phone to see not a scratch, chip or crack. In fact, I was using an app at the time to turn on the flash as a flashlight. The flashlight was even still on. Now the case was a little scuffed up, but I will gladly purchase another $35 case to save a $1000 phone. I truly believe this case saved my phone. Four stories down onto a concrete floor is simply amazing. Thank you Tech21 for designing a product that actually works!!!

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Aiea

    Had a cumbersome otter cover, but when visiting my local Apple store, one of the Techs showed me the Tech 21 smoke cover that had just come in to the store & we tried it on and I was sold! Outstandingly functional and simple effective design. Yup... I tested it un-intentionally soon there after a few days later from about 4+ feet to the ground and it works as advertised, not a ding, dent, scratch or anything in the cover or iPhone 5 which continues to work perfectly. Extremely easy to slip on and off the phone to wipe down & clean. Plus, it's grippy, and doesn't increase the phone's size hardly at all.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing material, looks and feels great, protects well, doesn't smudge!

    • Written by from Nashua

    I tried several cases for my iPhone 5 before choosing the Tech21 Impact Mesh. The case adds virtually no bulk or weight to the iPhone, yet provides very good protection to the corners, edges, and back. The bezel side is slightly raised so you can set the phone face down without scratching on a flat surface. The bezel edges don't extend too far into the phone face, so the case works well with full-sized screen protectors (I'm using the Tech Armor HD; forget the "case-friendly" Zagg protector, which leaves too much of your screen unprotected).

    The T30 material is remarkable. I've never seen anything like it. It's glossy smooth and translucent, yet still grippy, yet slides easily in and out of my pocket. It's very hard to scratch, and it doesn't hold fingerprints or smudges. I think it looks elegant and high-tech at the same time, and I've gotten numerous compliments on how "classy" my phone looks. The truest testament is that my wife now wants one for her phone!

    The only downside to the case is that the bottom front strip, just below the Home button, is perhaps a little too flexible and unsupported. Having said that, the design does leave the grates and ports on the bottom edge available for all manner of accessories, while the corner bumpers, back edge, and what's there on the front edge provide, I think sufficient protection. The material itself is so strong that I don't think it's really a problem.

    Highly recommended!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case I could find

    • Written by from Erie

    This case is sleek, yet protective from damage due to drops. It's grippy on surfaces, yet slides out of the pocket easily.

    I've been an Otter Commuter user for years, but the low profile of this case barely rises above the level of the iPhone screen.

    The opening by the camera lens is flat though so I can take my pulse with my HeartRate app.

    It adds a couple of mm on all sides of the phone, but just a tad bit of thickness.

    There could be a few more colors, but the functionality is the best.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tech 21 D30 iPhone 5 case

    • Written by from Stratford

    The case adds to the appearance of the iPhone. I wish cases weren't necessary but I live in a reality based world where I sometimes drop my phone. It has a snug fit and works well. Buttons are a tad stiff but I prefer that to buttons that depress too easily. It feels great in your hands too. Not too hard, not too soft. I will recommend this case to friends.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fit could be better

    • Written by from Boise

    This is a nice case compared to the average rubber cover. In fact, it's not just a single piece of rubber, there are hard plastic buttons molded into the rubbery shell that reach through the shell to push your phone's buttons, but there is something just a little bit wrong with the fit. It does wrap around the front edges of the phone and definitely stays on, but I constantly feel like wrapping around a little more to seat it onto the phone for a better fit. When I pick it back up, it has kind of "slid" back around to the back a tiny bit. It's almost like the back panel is a millimeter too narrow. Colder temperatures make this much worse. I'm knocking one star for the fit, a half-star for the hard presses it takes to activate the volume buttons when the cover is cool (not cold), and another half-star for the price. $20 seems much more fair for this product. If the rating had half-star increments I would take one half star more for the thin strip of protection along the bottom-front that really seems to possibly be the weakest feature and will probably break before the rest of the case wears out. I'm much more impressed with my Android's Speck case.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice. Adds very little bulk

    • Written by from Westlake

    When I first purchased my phone I got an OtterBox defender. Very protective case, but adds too much bulk for daily use for my taste.

    The Impact Mesh case from Tech21 is very nice. It adds very little bulk and seems like it will provide good protection from minor mishaps. Not as slippery as carrying the phone 'naked', but almost as light. Fits extremely well.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the case!!

    • Written by from GRAND FORKS

    I love the case, just wish it was the Impact band and not the Impact Shell. The difference between between the Impact Shell and the Impact Band, it the band has a nice clear backing so you can show off the beautiful back. So I think Apple should also offer that, cause if it would I would love the case 100%. I spent the money for this beautiful phone and lost to show it off.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case for your iPhone 5

    • Written by from Roxborough

    Great protection with a slim profile and easy to grip. Good color match for the black phone. Would definitely recommend.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impact mesh-I5

    • Written by from Atascadero

    Tech21 did a great job on this case. For a slim, yet solid feel? This is it!
    The 'mesh' is on the interior of the case. Smooth and semi rubbery on the outside.

    I just wish there were more color options.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't interfere with your screen protector!!

    • Written by from Miami

    First of all - I love this case! I'm very picky when it comes to cases, and I absolutely can *not* go without having one. My biggest issue with cases however, is the ones that interfere with my screen protector. (Which is also a MUST for me.) I have the iPhone 5, and am using the Power Support HD Anti-Glare Film for iPhone 5 - which is also - IMHO - the best screen protector for the retina display. So clear! The Tech21 Impact Mesh Case is perfect for the iPhone because it seems to be very precision cut. The edeges of the case go right to the edge of the screen protector, without causing it to bubble or peel, which drives me crazy. It's tough finding a durable case that's light, sleek, durable, non-bulky AND won't mess up your screen protector. Trust me, you want this case! :)

    14 of 17 people found this useful