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Good indoor-use case, iOS7 introduces a problem
on September 27, 2013
I bought an iPhone 5 not long ago, and purchased a heavy-duty Otter hard case at the same time. A case like that is great for outdoor use (e.g. hiking) or anytime a phone needs protection against knocks and tumbles, but for everyday indoor home/office use I found it overkill, so I bought the Belkin case. What I wanted it for it does perfectly: provides no-slip security in my hand and on gently angled smooth surfaces. It's trivially easy to swap out for another case, or for charging the phone using Apple's Lightning-to-30-pin adapter (whose plug is too short to fit into the iPhone socket with the Belkin case in place).
It's not optimally designed for iOS7, however: the bottom margin of the rubber case comes far enough up on the screen to make it harder to swipe upwards to open Control Center. Without a case, you can just swipe a flat finger from the home button upwards. With the Belkin case it's trickier: you have to angle your finger and/or pull down slightly on the rubber covering to swipe successfully. Not impossible, but takes some practice. To work well with iOS7 the bottom case margin should be a few millimeters lower.
I would have rated this 4 stars before iOS7, but the Control Center issue knocks off a star.