Caliber Case for iPhone 5/5S
Inspired by the advanced materials used in modern tactical gear and military equipment, the Caliber Case for iPhone 5/5S offers rugged protection in a streamlined package. Features a genuine G10 ballistic composite for superior durability and enhanced grip.
Nearly perfect tactical and rugged iPhone protection!
This case means business. It has a metal frame and a G10 back. The metal doesn't affect the reception of the phone; unlike several other metal bumpers costing more than twice as much. The G10 back (a fiberglass composite) is grippy, and adds traction to keep you from dropping the phone, but doesn't inhibit sliding it out of your pocket. G10 is quality stuff... it's used in high end pocket knives as handle material for its ruggedness and grippy feel. This case is quite light weight, and only slightly thicker than an iPhone 4S without a case. My only complaint: due to the "bumper" part of the case overlapping the face of the phone (a protective feature) the very edges of the screen can be a little difficult to reach. This doesn't really affect typing; but certain multi-touch gestures such as the swipe to go back motion are harder to execute. I give it a 4.5 out of 5. Tactical guys, LEOs, Military, or anyone wanting a rugged, slim profile phone protector, this is your case.
Maybe I finally found it
I have tried most of the glitzy high-end cases--including at least three made by Case Mate. All start out as attractive, attention-getting cases, but then the wear and tear kicks in and they no longer seem as great as they were when new. This case seems to have it all. It isn't like anything else that I have found. It's looks are striking, it is tough, and it feels great in the hand. I rarely offer critiques that top out as this one does, but this is a great case. Is it worth the cost? That is to be judged by the user. But discounting cost as a rating factor, this one is a winner.