Pop! ID for iPhone 5
I like the case except for the thin plastic between the speakers on the bottom. Mine broke and had to be replaced. It is very flimsy and will probably get broken again, but otherwise I love the convenience of it.
I Would Not Recommend ID Pop Up Case
I purchased this case for my wife as a gift. We both really enjoyed have this case for our 4S so I purchased one for myself as well. I read all the issues stated in previous reviews and thought that I could live with the issues. Plus I loved the previous product so much. However, after only 4 months our cases broke in the exact same area. The plastic bridge located toward the bottom of the case, directly below the round home button broke in half. Sadâ€¦ We are now in the market for a new ID holder phone case. Iâ€™ve attached a photo so you can see the exact location of the break. I would not recommend this case.
Liked the iPhone 4 model much better
I had this case for the iPhone 4 and loved it. This new design for the iPone 5 is way to big and bulky. I hope CaseMate considers going back to the old style.
Too big and bulky
I purchase an ID/credit card case for my iPhone 4 on case-mate.com and LOVED IT. This new version for the iPhone 5 was very disappointment. It's large and bulky, completely covering the top and bottom of the phone - the previous version was open on the top and bottom. The little mute switch is almost impossible to reach through the thick case opening. The card storage is SO tight - it's difficult to get cards in and out, and you have to put the cards in together (you can't remove JUST your ID; your credit card comes too because of the tight compartment). It's made of a completely different material with a shiny/glossy material composing most of the back of the case - it looks cheap and shows fingerprints.
not as good as iphone 4 case, but not terrible
I agree with almost all of the reviews on here - the iphone 4 case was SO MUCH better. The big difference in this case is that the edges go all around the phone and have a lip that edges towards the face of the phone. It is also a rubbery / soft plastic material. It does provide more protection, but it also gives the phone a much bulkier feeling as compared to the iphone 4 case. That being said, most cases have that rubbery feel and encircle the face of the case, so there aren't really good alternatives. The other credit card cases I've seen definitely are larger and bulkier, so I think this is the best on the market currently. The only case left all side buttons / ports untouched - the top and bottom were free because the case didn't extend there. The volume side buttons and the silence slider were exposed in one large cut out making it very natural and easy to access all of these things. In this case, the volume and top "sleep" button are covered in the case, so while you can still push them, you have to use a good amount of force that doesn't make you feel like you are holding a $700 apple product. They left the mute slider open, but the hole is so small that I think people with larger fingers (especially men with very short nails) will find it pretty difficult to access. I don't have much of a problem with that (small hands) but then I do have a problem holding the phone + case comfortably and doing anything with one hand (hard to reach most of the screen with the phone in one hand). Also - the rubbery plastic makes it much harder to get the ID cards out. And since there isn't a V cut out where the top of the cards come out (look at the 4 case) you have to push the cards up a good amount before you can wiggle them out. Also, both ID cards come out at the same time -since everything is so snug in there - maybe its just because its new though. Definitely a down-grade from the 4 case, and I really hope they offer a new model - but its not terrible. And it does protect my phone well
Go back to the iphone 4 is case
This case is bulky. You guys had it right with the previous design. Referring to this one: http://www.case-mate.com/iPhone-4-Cases/Case-Mate-iPhone-4-4S-ID-Credit-Card-Cases.asp