Colorways for iPhone 5/5S
A great case
I get so many compliments on this case! I hate covering my beautiful iPhone with tons rubber and plastic... so this case is awesome. It definitely looks better with a white phone (or I guess gold now too...) rather than a black one because the case is translucent. Even though the case isn't thick or really meant to fully protect your phone, I have had no problems with it. I've dropped it multiple times and its okay... and the screen doesn't have any scratches from it either. The case is slightly raised on the front with the screen, so if you put in on a table your screen won't be laying right on the table. The case is also great because it fits into ihomes without taking the case off, and you can use pretty much any type of aux cord/headphones without having a problem.
Love how this case looks. Unfortunately nobody thought it was important that we be able to use our cameras with it. Any time light is at an angle, all photos taken with this case on will have a color cast from the plastic. Sort of like having a color filter. In my case, screamin' YELLOW. Too bad.
Happy but still in sticker shock
I am very happy with my purchase but am still in sticker shock. The only reason why I purchased the case was because there is nothing else out there like it but I was definitely not a fan of the $40 price tag, which doesn't include shipping and handling. I've never paid so much for a phone case. The other thing that was disappointing was that the case doesn't completely cover all areas of the phone so it's not as secure as I would like but it will have to do.
unique and beautiful, but a little fragile
This is the first case I've purchased from case-mate, and I think it is elegant and looks nice on the white iPhone. However, after the first month of use mine has a crack in the top section and it no longer fits together as tightly. I am relatively gentle with my phone (my last iPhone lasted me 5 years with no repairs), so I am disappointed that it has not held up. For the price I would have expected it to be a little more durable.
I love this case! Besides that is beautiful, it does protect the phone. I've dropped it several times with no damage to the phone or case. The case does separate (3 individual pieces) a bit when dropped, but they pop right back into place
It's a gorgeous case with a stained-glass look. Stunning. But I was dismayed when I tried to plug my iPhone into the gym stereo system for my aerobics class. I had to take off the little yellow portion because the stereo plug did not make a proper connection. My headphone plug works fine. My rubbery old (and ugly) case did not have this problem. I have not decided if the beauty is worth the hassle. Disappointed.