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on September 30, 2012
First impressions are that this case is the best iPhone case i have ever owned hands down. I previously owned an iPhone 4 and had a variety of cases on it such as a Gryffin one with a fabric back, apple bumper and a speck candyshell grip. This case is very slim and feels very nice in the hand, it also has an adequate lip around the edge of the phone which is great for laying it face down.
I definitely think this lip is perfectly sized any bigger and it would make the case to thick, the other review says it should be bigger but i completely disagree. The lip is about 2mm which is great as it doesn't get in the way at all. With mine it is definitely a snug fit with no movement at all even when squeezing it. Also a good feature is it doesn't cover any of the screen as some cases come over the edge and would be trouble for any screen protector, this case will have no problem with any full sized screen protector.
The buttons all feel very responsive with no extra effort at all. One last great feature of this case are the cutouts. I measured the headphone cutout at approximately 7mm so double the size of the 3.5mm headphone jack which is large enough for most headphones. The charging post also has a large cutout as well as the ring/silent switch is easily accessible without needing to get your nail in there.
The only thing that i'm not really sure about with these speck cases are the speaker/microphone cutouts which are many little holes which don't seem to match up with all of the speaker holes on the phone. This doesn't seem to be a problem though as the speaker is still just as loud with the case on.
Overall this is a very good case for the money and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a long lasting case that is slim with a cool design.
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on September 28, 2012
I have had 2 Pixel HD cases for my prior iPhone 4 and loved them for the fit and raised edge that allowed me to place my phone face down on a table. Just got my Pixel HD for my new iPhone 5 and it just does not fit the same:

1. The depth is about a business card thickness too much inside causing the corners to wiggle a little.
2. The lip edge is much smaller with a lower profile and barely prevents the face glass from making contact with a flat surface when placing the phone face down.

This would have been a great IF Speck had used about an extra 1 mm of TPU all around and 1-2 mm more of a raised lip edge. It seems very rushed to market.

Unfortunately, this case is being returned and I cannot recommend this new model for the iPhone 5.
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on October 4, 2012
I bought this case because I had a Pixelskin HD case for my iPhone 4 and was very happy with it. This one seems to be the same... but for the iPhone 5.

Some other reviews mentioned that the fit is loose- maybe Speck adjusted their molds or something, but I bought mine a few days ago and it is VERY tight. The case does not wiggle at all.

Headphone jack hole:
The hole for the headphone jack is about as big as it can be based on the thickness of the phone (and case). If your headphone plug is large (thick), you may have to take the case off to plug it in (same as with the iPhone 4 Pixelskin HD).

Front "lip":
Another review mentioned the front lip was not deep enough to raise the screen off a surface if you put the phone face down. I find this is not the case. The lip is ~1.5mm, which is enough to keep the screen raised when the phone is face down.

Anyway I'm pretty happy with this case.
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on December 19, 2012
Loose fit jiggles a bit and the volume + sort of pushes and the - hardly pushes at all. I've formerly owned the 4/4S PixelSkin HD.

After giving Speck the SKU, Barcode, and Serial Number molded in the rubber when it was made...They sent me an email back telling me they believed it wasn't a authentic Speck case and I could ship it to them for replacement. However if they determined it wasn't authentic it would be sent to their "legal department" they wouldn't be sending the case nor a replacement back.

This was a Prime item that was purchased.
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on December 5, 2014
I purchased this case directly from Speck for my iPhone 5. I had this same case for the iphone 4 and i love it. Felt great, good amount of grip, and protected my case against many drops. What does a logical man do? Buy the same thing for his iPhone 5. Loved this case for the same reasons right up until I got my iphone 6 and I took my iPhone 5 out of the case. The back edge looks like it was chipped away somehow. What I thought was an iphone in perfect condition is in reality quite damaged due to this case. No clue how this could have happened. Put some felt in the case or something. Suffice it to say that I won't be buying this case for the iPhone 6.
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on October 5, 2012
While the exterior design, grip and functionality of the case are up to par with my previous case from Speck for the 4, the fit to the phone itself is poor. As with the 4, I expected a tight, wiggle-free fit that made me feel like the case was part of the phone. This one feels a bit like a bar of soap in a hallway. Ok I exaggerate, but that's my level of disappointment.

Right now I have two business cards in the case behind the phone, which helps the fit down the length of the sides, but the corners still wiggle. I'm debating on whether to tinker with this further or just send it back.

If you are a loyal Speck user, I'd recommend waiting a few months till they have a chance to correct the fit. I'm sure they will.
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on November 13, 2012
To start, I have the Speck PixelSkin for my iPhone 4. Unfortunately, the iPhone 5 case is nowhere near in quality to the previous version.

* Fit is poor - seems to be issue with quality control, a few out there may fit, but many do not. Odds are yours won't fit either. Mine appears just a tad on the small side, with the edges pulling away from the screen.

* The edges of the case are poorly cut, some areas are rough, and others have overhanging bits of plastic.

* The case simply feels cheap compared to the iPhone 4 case.

This case is very disappointing when compared to earlier versions, and I will be returning mine.
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on December 1, 2012
I previously owned a PixelSkin HD case for my iPhone 4. I had nothing but good things to say about it. My contract with AT&T recently came to its end and I was eligible for an upgrade to the iPhone 5. How exciting! Faster everything. Naturally, that was going to call for another case, seeing as I did not want to scratch or scrape this amazing piece of technology. And "why fix it if it aint broke?" I asked myself.

Now here's the real crux of the problem. I have a black couch. A black carpet. And black bed sheets. I'm not goth, it just looks really cool. Unfortunately, there's a huge downside to all this really well coordinated decor - I can never, ever find my black iPhone on my black furniture. Seriously. It's really annoying. So I decided that I was going to get a bright iPhone case (I know at this point, some of you are saying, well why didnt you just get a white iPhone? Because, honestly, I think white iPhones are just kind of pretentious) Anyway, my local Apple store had no PixelSkin HD cases in stock which is why I turned to Amazon. Specifically, a brighter colored PixelSkin HD, so that I could find my phone easier when it was hidden on my black couch. I picked Pomodoro Red, as that seemed to be a bright, easily distinguished color.

2 days later, I received my iPhone case.
It was pink.
Bright, bright pink.
My friends all think I am using my girlfriend's iPhone case.
It's super embarrassing.
Every time I take it out, people ask me things like "It's really cool that you can text message your gynecologist the way you do" and "It takes a real man to play Angry Birds on his little sister's iPhone"

So this isnt a knock on the quality of the Pixelskin HD. It's a great case. But Pomodoro means red in Italian.
And this case isnt red.
it's pink.
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on October 4, 2012
Very pleased with this iPhone 5 case. The soft touch finish is great - it feels great in the hand and offers enough grip to feel secure, while still allowing it to easily slide in and out of pockets or bags. It is very resistant to scratches, scuffs, and discoloration, a problem with other cases. The fit is almost perfect, the only issue being due to the new beveled design of the iPhone 5 front edges, which makes the fit ever so slightly looser than this same style case was on the iPhone 4S, but I have not found it to be a problem. Best of all this case maintains the great aesthetics and feel of the iPhone 5 while still offering a good level of protection, all without adding unwanted bulk to the size of the phone. Highly recommended.
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on January 1, 2013
Bought directly from manufacturer after this and got a perfect one. Not good for this distributor. Should see why it's not fitting.
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