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Tech 21 Special Ops Patrol Case: Solid and Sleek Protection for the iPhone 5

This case could give Otterbox a run for their money!
This case could give Otterbox a run for their money!

Solid Protection for your iPhone 5

For the longest time Otterbox has been the go-to brand for solid protective covers for smartphones. Yes there have been challengers but none of them could really come close to the quality and design offered by Otterbox products… until now. We were at Digital Walk in Shangrila Mall yesterday and we stumbled upon a really good secure case called the Tech 21 Special Ops Patrol Case. We were so confident that it was great that we decided to do a drop test as soon as we bought it and slapped our iPhone 5 in it, lol.

What makes the case special? Think of it as two cases in one. First you have the Tech 21 Impact Band, which by itself is already considered an awesome protective standalone case. To secure your iPhone 5 even more though this product has front and back covers made from reinforced, soft-touch polycarbonate.

Here are some photos:

Tech 21 Impact Band is a case in itself. You can actually use this as is
Tech 21 Impact Band is a case in itself. You can actually use this as is
You put the iPhone with the Impact Band into the Special Ops Patrol case, making it a dual-layer protected iPhone 5
You put the iPhone with the Impact Band into the Special Ops Patrol case, making it a dual-layer protected iPhone 5
What it looks like with the full case on
What it looks like with the full case on

As you can see the iPhone 5 looks safe but at the same time it’s not as bulky as the Otterbox Defender. It’s very similar in bulk to the Commuter Series but with better protection.

So can it protect your iPhone 5? DROP TEST time!

Like what we said earlier the case looked so good we decided to do an on-the-spot drop test much to the delight and surprise of the staff of Digital Walker, hehe.


*Thanks to Bea for helping with the drop test

The Tech 21 Special Ops Patrol Case for the iPhone 5 is available at Beyond the Box and Digital Walker for Php2,200. Not a bad buy if you’re after good protection without breaking the bank. It comes in black and white colors.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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