Sleek Case for iPhone 5/5S
Sophistication is in the details. The Sleek iPhone 5/5S case impresses with a blend of sleek, sporty look and top-notch protection. The brushed aluminum effect evokes a modern and natural sophistication. The inlay flawlessly fits together with the hard shell, which surrounds the edges of your iPhone. This two-piece, slim design includes a raised bezel and a patterned silicone liner that provide extra protection.
I bought this case for 10.00 on the special deal Monday offer. It is sturdy yet professional looking. I dropped my phone on the kitchen floor the other day, and there was no damage to the phone or to the case. It's pretty tough.
I purchased this before the price decreased -- and I'm severely disappointed. The 'brushed aluminum' look is just a pattern stamped in the plastic, which is not sturdy and easily scratches. The case increases the phone's thickness by 1/3, making it awkward to handle. If return shipping were free, Case Mate would have it back, but for now, it sits in the back of a drawer, and my iPhone remains caseless.
Ok if you're not going to use a charging dock.
The case is very sleek and nice looking. Not as slim as I wanted it and it wont allow me to fit my iPhone 5S into my charging dock. It also wont allow me to stick my lightning/30pin adapter with this case. Aesthetically pleasing but not functional.
scratches the chrome outlining of iphone 5
I bought this case because I thought it looked very classy and that it would protect the already very fragile iphone 5 from impacts and scratches. Little did I know that the piece of this case which is meant to protect the sides and front of the iphone 5 has a flimsy yet hard feel to it, and it ended up scratching the outer chrome edges of my white iphone 5 completely. This case should have rubber in all its pieces and not only on the part that protects the back of the phone, and it resulted in scratches on my phone. I ended up buying another case from another brand to avoid getting my iphone 5 even more scratched up. Thumbs down to this case.
New iPhone 5 case fall short
The new case for the iPhone 5 has not been engineered for the new phone. The new phone is a little longer and is quite a bit thinner. The new case is longer, of course, but is the same dimension as the iPhone 4 case. They have included a neopreme liner to ensure a snug fit. I expected more for my $40. I say pass on this one.
Great Case but needs a hip carrier...
I do like the case as it has a nice feel to the phone. Unfortunately I'm not using it at the moment because it keeps slipping our of the old hip carrier. I hope Case Mate starts making a hip carrier that I can use with this case.