The review of a cover of Tech21 Impact Band from «the liquid reservation»
We are written by Marat Bliyev.
Actually a month before start of sales of iPhone 5 I broke practically in stuff old 4-ку. The annoying that dropped it many times earlier – there were numerous chips on glass edge, the back panel which gratuitously changed in Apple Store once burst. And here sat on a low chair, phone slipped out a pocket, having fallen from height least 40см, and to the screen there came the end of its burning cycle. Before the moment never took neither covers, nor protective films, and here decided that it is time to get something comfortable and the malekhanky size.
After Ballistic Lifestyle Smooth Series review I took it in hands and decided that it is more suitable option. But for the end of September of Ballistic did not manage to update the model range though it was already possible to leave preorders. Therefore it was necessary to find further, and finally тормознул on Tech21 Impact Band. It represents analog of Apple Bumper plus a demountable back cover with cut under the chamber.
The difference is that for protection the material d3o is used. It is possible to look at a roller (to a meeting pass by 30th second) with properties of this material, and in 2 words below: in a usual condition is soft, orange color weight, a cud is not more rigid. At sharp influence, say, shock type this substance becomes outside of rigid, but at all this inside remains soft, absorbing energy of blow.
Hammer – on fingers
d3o is filled in in a cover and though the used quantity absolutely tiny, on a manufacturing company assurance, is enough of it that phone did not break when falling from height about a meter. As it was already noted above, the Impact Band form differs nothing from an unusual bumper, but at all this he is much thicker and is made of softer ukhvatisty material reminding firm rubber.
Before passing to the impressions, I will shortly depict a complete set and appearance. The cover is delivered the 3rd color options (smoky, transparent and pink) in nicely issued plastic box complete with a transparent plastic overlay for protection against scratches of the back panel. The slip, in my opinion, only spoils a look therefore I to its meeting threw out. Phone simply got inside – even unduly simply – there was a fear that can drop out from there. But experience of use showed that fears were excessive.
In a cover there are two cuts – big from below, opening loudspeakers, an entrance for earphones and synchronization. And small cut for the switch in a silent mode. Buttons of loudness and inclusion are closed. Quality of performance is at high level – all cuts are made accurately, there are no agnails or visible seams.
The 1st reminiscence from Impact Band after it appeared on phone, is a feeling of reliability. Plus improved the successful fellow in hands – it became more convenient to have control over phone. At first I threw iPhone in a cover on a tiled floor – at first from height of knees, late from a belt and, eventually, from level of eyes. I admit, at the last father-in-law thought that glass will burst, but the cover executed the mission ideally. I.e. at malekhanky configurations in dimensions, phone is rather reliably protected in everyday use. It if about pluses. Let’s at present have a talk about minuses which came to light after several days of operation.
Because there are no cuts under loudness and inclusion buttons – it is necessary to use rather bolshushchy effort to press through a cover and to press the button. In principle the pressing is felt, but all the same on me it would be more convenient, if simply made cuts. the 2nd minus – cut under the switch of a silent mode of the malekhanky size therefore a bolshushchy finger it any more you will not include. It is necessary to hold phone one hand and to switch it actually a nail of a finger of other hand.
The price for Impact Band quite high – $40 which with the delivery price to Australia pours out already in $50. But, despite all these negative moments, with purchase more than it is happy – phone is perfectly protected from falling and at all this not so exchanged in the sizes.