Tank Case for iPhone 4 / 4S
Modeled after motorcycle helmet engineering, Tank is designed with a hard, impact resistant exterior and a shock absorbing interior. A shatter resistant, polycarbonate hard shell combines with the thick, silicone cushioned interior. The retractable screen shields from impacts, cracking and condensation, fully protecting the iPhone screen. The Tank exterior is made of a premium, soft grip texture that slides easily in and out of your pockets. The Tank tests number one in impact resistance against the leading brand, and meets or exceeds US military standards.
What makes the Tank case a military grade case?
The Tank case is a military grade case and holster. It is one of the few tough cases on the market to pass U.S. Military Specifications. Testing showed the Tank case either met or exceeded the U.S. Department of Defense standard for sand/dust, shock/drop, wind/rain and vibration.
What is the Tank case made of?
The Tank case is made of two layers of protection. The exterior is made of a soft-touch, textured polycarbonate hard shell provides high-impact resistance. The inside is cushioned with a silicone interior absorbs impact.
What is the retractable screen protector? Can I take it off?
The retractable screen protector is an easy-slide, polypropylene retractable screen door that shields the screen from impacts, cracking and condensation. The retractable screen protector can be opened or closed and is part of the case design.
Will the Tank case get stuck in my pocket?
The Tank case exterior is made of a soft-touch polycarbonate that easily slides in and out of pockets.
Will my iPhone's ports get dirty?
The interior is made of a soft silicone and features plugs over the phone’s ports to keep the inside free of dust and dirt.
How protective is the case?
The Tank case's polycarbonate exterior is 2.5 times more impact resistant than the leading brand’s.
How do I put the Tank case together?
Instructions for assembly are available here http://www.case-mate.com/images/tank/TANK_instructions_online.pdf
Can I use a screen protector or shield with the Tank case?
Due to the close fit of the case the screen protectors will become damaged upon installation. Screen protectors, shields and the Stealth privacy screen are not compatible with the Tank case.
might as well get a less "military grade" case
I bought this case about a year ago, and until recently have had few problems. The case is necessarily bulky, the tabs that guide the screen protector can break off which makes the screen hard to open and close, and the rubber plugs and buttons are not very sturdy, so they are now worn flush with the hard plastic of the cover. That said, it has protected my phone from everyday scratches. I'm not prone to dropping my phone, but because I am in law enforcement and carry my phone on-duty, I thought it might not be a bad idea to have a "military grade" case. It has protected my phone fairly well, but today I found the case cracked on the side, to the point that if I close the screen protector, I have to hold the phone just-so in order to get it open again. There was no trauma to the case today; it has been in my pocket or in the cup-holder in my car all day, and has not been dropped, kicked, thrown or otherwise abused...it just cracked. The plastic they used on this is just too brittle, the quality of the screen cover construction too poor, and the rubber buffer/plugs too soft for the case to perform as advertised. If you're going to spend the money on a fancy case like this, go with another product with proven quality.
Case cracks at the weakest spot
My case CRACKED after very normal use at the weakest spot. near the sheild mover. I'm sure super glue will fix this BUT I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO USE SUPER GLUE. I'm just saying. Buyer beware
Love the concept, but it cracks!
I have loved this product, recommended it to people every since I got it at Christmas time. Until two months later the side of the case cracked. I super glued it back together. Then it cracked in a different place that would not stay super glued, so when I took it apart to try to glue it again last week, it cracked in another spot. I love the concept of the case so much with the screen protection, etc. that I now have a duct taped tank case ...
i had this case for some time now i dropped it twice it didnt break i drop something on the screen no crack or chips, or scratches
Good but not too good :(
Funky colors (I originally purchased a black one but got this one as a replacement because the black one is no longer available
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