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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for price...could be better., November 1, 2012
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This review is from: Monoprice109783Sure Fit TPU Case for iPhone 5 - 1 Pack - Retail Packaging - Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I bought this case on recommendation from a reputable tech site. First I want to get out the way, for what you pay, this case is remarkable. I think it could be better, however, but it all depends on what you like and look for in a protective case for your phone. My personal preference is a matte finish and I know this case has "gloss" in its title, but I just think it is way too "shiny" and I feel scratches too easily showing marks after only one day of use with my phone. Granted, this thing is made to protect but I don't think it "shows off" my new phone. It just makes it look dingy with the wear and finger prints which are attracted like they're going out of style. So, if you're okay with the "candy" like finish similar to the $30 speck cases, by all means this is your best alternative.

Some notes about the case itself:

+ I actually really like the dual layer case structure. You put on a tough band which sits nicely on top of your glass or screen protector and once the glossy outer shell is in place the case feels bulletproof.

+ The design of the bottom of this case filters the sound from the speakers towards you, making songs a bit louder (not better) but clearer. This is also nice when watching videos as you can more clearly understand voices and sounds even if the volume is at lower sounds so you don't have to turn it up to eleven.

- Along the lines of the bottom design, I didn't realize how bulky this case makes your phone. I've rocked the iPhone 5 previously in a snap on "barely there" case and liked the slim profile. This case makes it feel as thick or thicker as an iPhone 4 in a snap case. This can be jarring for some. Of course its smaller than an Otterbox so your opinion counts here.

Overall, I'm on the fence about this case. I'll continue to use it for a while and see how it fares, but I feel I'll most likely go back to my slimmed down snap cases.
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