• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great looking case, but where is the protection?

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    I was really hoping this case would work for me based on the high reviews, but I think I will be returning it. Overall it is well constructed and looks nice but there is not enough of a bumper edge for protection on the case's front. The phone screen will probably not touch a flat, smooth surface but if you drop it on an uneven, hard surface (like cement) you will most likely break your screen's glass. The mesh back is great, but I wish it had more bumper edge protection on the front. Consider this when buying.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Miami

    This case is support to absorb the impact when it falls right? Well it doesn't my phone fell from my hadn while I was opening my house door, it fell on one of those welcome rugs people put outside and the whole screen is cracked now and I can't see anything, $40 bad spent .....

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved the case, until the color faded...

    • Written by from San diego

    I really like this case. Good grip, good protection without being too bulky. However after a couple of months the bright colorful blue had faded to an inky sea green. I tried cleaning it but that didn't help. It sounds like this is a common problem from other reviews. Not sure if they all fade/discolor or if it's luck of the draw. I currently have a clear/white iphone 6 tech 21 case and it has also faded/discolored. I'm going to give them one more try because I really do like the case and the colors but if they all discolor like this it's going to be a deal breaker. I showed my current one to a friend and said it used to be clear and he remarked "wow that was clear? It looks like it's a greyish green"

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    • Written by from PASADENA

    I bought this case, at first i loved it nothing wrong with the case until my phone dropped, and shattered the whole screen..

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What they don't tell you...

    • Written by from Kirkland

    I got this case at the recommendation of one of the Apple guys. He also recommended I take the screen protector off (I had one of the glass shields on my phone at the time). Color me unhappy when maybe 6 months after buying the case I drop my iphone on concrete and the screen completely shatters. I know it's concrete, but, it didn't fall from high up and the case was supposed to absorb drops like this. I took it to the genius bar to tell them what happened and found my Applecare expired a month before (this is the only time I've taken the phone to the genius bar in 2yrs). When I asked the guy what would have prevented this kind of a break he said the only thing that might have helped was the glass shield I was told to remove from the phone when I bought this case. Overall very unhappy with the case, as the screen still shattered, and really unhappy with my Apple Store because they weren't very helpful. Had I not listened to their advice in the first place, my screen may still be in tact.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome case!!

    • Written by from Janesville

    Just love this case! The fit is great can't find anything wrong with it.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If the case fits,wear it

    • Written by from brooklyn

    BEST CASE YET ! I have probably owned every case made for my 4s & now my 5s, so I know cases. It is everything it claims to be, shock proof, military grade,etc…& without the bulkiness of the Otter BOX !!! Very happy with it & I've dropped my phone numerous times & it's still works like I bought it yesterday. Bravo

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case!

    • Written by from PALOS HEIGHTS

    I bought this case in pink at the Apple Store when I picked up my new iPhone 5s--to use until my Ballistic case arrived in the mail. I thought it would be flimsy, but this case is great and has some great protection all the way around the sides. It also slides in and out of my purse pocket easily. My Ballistic case arrived and I still haven't used it, I like this one so much. The color is pretty and you can see the Apple logo with it on. Mine fits great (and I paid full price at the Apple Store)--I have heard that there are lots of low priced knock off cases out there....maybe that is why one reviewer had trouble with the fit. I have dropped my phone a few times onto a ceramic floor and it has stayed protected=)

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case for iPhone 5S

    • Written by from North New Hyde Park

    The Tech21 meets mil specs to protect the phone from drops. The impact changes the molecular structure of the case, thereby making the force dissipate away from the phone. And afterwards the material returns to its original structure. That's the tech part.

    The case fits perfect. The best case I have ever owned! All openings line up exactly with the phone. The only negative is that I find the volume buttons a bit hard to depress. The case is not really mesh, but you can see through the back of the case. The front side has a lip that allows you to place the phone upside down without hitting the screen.

    The case is amazing. It is thin and smoothe enough to easily slide into and remove from a jean's pocket. But it offers great hand grip and does not slide through my fingers.

    The Tech21 looks absolutely beautiful - I have the blue which goes well with my slate phone. And the case does not scratch even if I lay it on the back. It still looks brand new. BTW - The rep at the Apple Store highly recommended this case.

    Buy it, you'll love how well it works with the iPhone 5S.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case ever!

    • Written by from Montevideo

    Don't doubt it! It is perfect. I dropped my Iphone several times already and it is in perfect condition. It is thin, slips easy in the pocket and buttons are not to hard to press at all.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Might be the best iPhone 5 case?

    • Written by from Buda

    I've had an Otterbox, a Belkin, a HEX and finally this case, and I have to say this has been my favorite one so far. The Otterbox, too bulky; the Belkin, bad quality material; I don't have any complains for the HEX except the fabric ripped after about 5-6 months of use... But this case is truly amazing! The fit is perfect, extremely thin case, that does offer a lay on table design, it almost feels as thin as the phone itself. It is bigger around the sides, like a bumper, but because of the D3O material. Feel great, looks great, great protection. Definitely worth the price. The blue is a very nice touch, looks good on black, on the white not so much.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dope case!

    • Written by from Easley

    That's an awesome case guys. I have had many cases and if you want a protective case you will need a thick one, but the Tech21 Impact Mesh case is beautiful and thin plus it provides great protection to the device and looks phenomenal. Totally recommended.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow...just outstanding!

    • Written by from Austin

    Love this case! The blue Impact Mesh on a white iPhone 5 looks just marvelous. The case is very sleek--just barely wider than my CandyShell Grip and no thicker or longer--but it seems as if it would be very protective. The TPU feels very premium in the hand--just grippy enough, but still sliding easily in purses and pockets. For the reviewer who said his case didn't fit his iPhone well, I really think he got a defective case or something. My case fits my iPhone perfectly, and I am very particular about things like that. All the port openings and button covers line up perfectly, and the button presses are tactile and do not require extra force. The case has just enough lay on the table design to provide a decent lip without being overly deep. Trust me...it is a great case. You will love it. Buy it!!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in class

    • Written by from Cary

    Let me start by saying I hate cases. The tech 21 impact mesh is the exception to this rule.
    It is a slim no noticeable weight added case. The fit is perfect the buttons have a nice tactile feel to them. I feel this is a very protective case, especially when taking into account the amount of bulk or non bulk this case adds. Love the blue case on white iPhone.
    I will be back to purchase the smoke next. I can't believe I just said I'm buying another one. This has never been the case (no pun invented) for any generation of iPhone.
    Do not hesitate to purchase this case.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Case for iPhone 5

    • Written by from Lewiston

    I have searched the world over for a thin and protective case for my iPhone 5. My search is over.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Real Nice Case!

    • Written by from WHITEHALL

    I bought my iPhone at ATT because they had a special trade in offer for the 4S but they had UGLY cases. I got this case at my Apple Store and I think it's great. It feels nice in the hand, has plenty of protection. The only thing and it's minor is that the volume buttons are hard to work. But overall, i love this case!

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes the Case

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    This is my 2nd Tech21 Impact Mesh case. I had a clear one, which I loved till it yellowed and I couldn't stand to look at it anymore. I'll keep it as a backup though, since it saved my phone from a drop on a concrete floor more than once! That's the beauty of these cases: they look cool, make your phone easier to hold (bare aluminum is slippery!) and actually bounce when you drop them on hard surfaces. This case is a very good investment. Also, the blue color, aside from being pretty and cool looking, has an improved design over the clear and smoke color Tech21 cases. There are individual cutouts for the speaker/headphone jack, lightning connector, and second speaker. That's an improvement over the slightly flimsy clear version.
    Great case!

    116 of 126 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Fit

    • Written by from Camarillo

    The case looks very good. I have gotten many complements about it. It is not too slippery and feels good in the hand.
    The one bad thing about the case is the fit. The one I have is very loose in the upper right hand corner. It will pull off of that corner when taking my iPhone 5 out of my pocket. This in turn results in the top of the case coming loose.
    Unsure if I got a bad case that did not cool correctly after it was molded, but cannot risk my iPhone 5 coming out of the case.
    I will be returning the case.

    115 of 149 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case ever!

    • Written by from MIDLAND

    After owning many bulky Otterbox brand cases, I was looking for something that would survive drops, look cool, and not take up much space. This case is it! If you check out the website on D30 and Tech21's research that goes behind these cases, you will understand why they work. I can actually feel at peace in dropping my iPhone 5 because it just bounces and lands gently without any damage! I got the blue color and it is slim, attractive, and gets lots of attention. You cannot go wrong with this case. I do recommend purchasing a Zagg brand case-friendly screen protector because its hard to use normal cut protectors with this case as they will bubble up when the material of the case flexes.

    184 of 192 people found this useful