- Size (LWH): 4.5 inches, 1.5 inches, 8 inches
- Weight: 4 ounces
Speck IPH-BLK-TS ToughSkin iPhone Case (Black)
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- Durable, shock-absorbing case for maximum protection
- Includes a custom holster swivel belt clip / stand for viewing
- Place screen inward for optimal screen protection
- Full access to all controls
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Top Customer Reviews
I also stopped using an iFrogz treadz case because it covered the proximity sensor (translation - you hang up on people because the touch screen isn't disenagaged when you put the phone to your head). This Speck case however is designed to leave the sensor open.
OK - the Speck -- I love it. It is tough. It's not pretty - but it's functional. The design lets you flip the phone in, so it has total screen protection.
The belt clip can pivot, so you can have it on its side, up, or anywhere in between.
Also, I have dropped this before, and the phone landed on its face on the sidewalk. The rubber case creates a raised frame around the screen, so there were no scratches-- it worked like a charm.
The only downside is the large belt clip. It's versatile, but it pokes my belly. I blame myself because I am FAT. :) Thinner people won't even notice.
One week old. Today, in fact.
After thoroughly reviewing what feels like every iPhone case available, I purchased the Speck Toughskin. I liked the look, and it appeared as though it had a high "grip factor." Like most silicone cases, it attracts dust. So what?
This morning, the clip proved to be a liability. It was clipped to an inside pocket of my tote bag (probably not in "clip mode" but more likely the clip was in the less secure "stand mode.") Anyway, as I was exiting my SUV my iPhone went flying and landed face down on the pavement - a vertical drop of 3 feet. My heart was quite literally in my throat, wondering how I was going to explain this $400 destruction to my husband.
Imagine my - what? Delight, Amazement...no, RELIEF to discover that my iPhone had suffered NO injuries during this potentially-catastrophic mishap. None - no internal issues, no cosmetic injuries. Nada.
I rated the Toushskin 4 stars. Now, the clip definitely needs improvement. My iPhone likely would not have flown out of my tote bag if it had a more secure clip. Although I am aware that some "operator-error" may have been involved here. But the fact that the Toughskin was able to save my iPhone (and my marriage) from destruction is beyond measure.
I'm not a fan of fancy cases that have built in clips or headphone winders or anything like that. I wanted something that was simple, slim enough to slide in my pocket but if I dropped the phone could take a beating. This case fits those needs.
The belt clip really isn't that great, it's very cheap feeling and only works to stand the iPhone up vertically. I don't use it, I don't trust it. So if you're looking for a belt clip solution this probably isn't it.
My only other complaint is that the material it's made out of and color picks up pocket lint and hair pretty easily. So it's not going to stay shiny black for more then the first few minutes. After that it gets very matte rubbery looking, which I kind of prefer, but I still find myself pulling hairs off of it.
It doesn't offer any screen protection, but then again the iPhone has a tempered glass screen so it won't scratch like video ipods. In fact I'm not sure putting anything on the screen would help at all. If it hits hard enough even a thin film protector isn't going to stop it from breaking and if you put a hard polycarbonate plastic cover over it you'll just have to annoyingly remove that cover every time you want to use the phone. When buying this case I was more worried about denting or scuffing the aluminum and corners while providing some level of shock resistance to falls.
Downside So far I've only seen this in black. I'd like to see it in a different color so I can tell the difference between mine and my wifes' phone. Another negative, but expected, is that you have to remove it if you want to use a dock. But it does not interfere with the charging cable and does not block the speakers or camera.
When this comes in a different color I probably will get another.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got mine and within days it started coming undone. Would never order one of these again! Waste of moneyPublished on November 10, 2011 by gls
The title pretty much sums up this product. Protects the phone like a tank, but adds quite a bit of bulk. Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by J. S.
Best protection for your phone. My phone gets thrown on the ground on a daily basis by my small children. Phone is in perfect condition. Read morePublished on October 15, 2011 by leticia elias
I bought this in Dec 07 and I have been using this ever since. Though the case hids the beauty of the iPhone itself it gives an excellent grip and most importantly the protect I... Read morePublished on July 27, 2010 by Vyom Khandelia
These little covers are great! I never drop my phone when it's in my hand and it never slides off a table. Read morePublished on March 5, 2010 by K. Crane
Great . tough and alittle bulky in your pocket but your phone is so protected in there. I will bounch outta of the carrier if im not careful when i put in, but if i put it in... Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by RxDaily
I had the previous version of this case, which gripped the iPhone on the sides. Eventually one of the sides broke from too much repeated stress. Read morePublished on May 26, 2009 by Michael Cowley
Compared to other cases in the stores this case is a great value. If you work outside and need a rugged case to protect your phone. This is the case.Published on May 16, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I recently bought this case for my phone and it wasn't a good buy. The case blocks the sensors on the upper left side of the phone. Read morePublished on April 24, 2009 by Demond Hicks