Over the past few years, the iPhone has arguably been one of the most powerful smartphones in the market, but also one of the most fragile – no thanks to Apple’s insistence on using an all-glass chassis. One of the first things most, if not all iPhone owners will do once they get their hands on the latest and greatest, is getting a case to protect their iPhones. Element Case, a renowned phone case maker has recently come up with a case that will help the most butterfingered owner: The Element Case REV.
A cursory glance at the Element Case REV makes us think that this case is purpose-built for those careless enough to drop their devices when they aren’t paying attention. Made from a mixture of polycarbonate and reinforced rubber, this case was designed with military specifications in mind.
To prove its worth, Element Case ran a battery of tests on this case, which includes drop tests from 10 feet (three metres) off the ground, as well as from vehicles moving at 65 miles per hour (104 km/h.)
Other safety features included in the REV case include the DropShock Corners, which help prevent damage caused by drops that happen on the corners of the phone, as well as the X-Frame chassis, that helps protect the rest of the device from accidental scrapes and scratches.
Function Over Form
While the REV Case will protect your phone from an apocalyptic nuclear holocaust, the unfortunate sacrifice is down to its design, which will not be to everyone’s liking. If you’re into the minimalistic and understated looks, the REV Case will be an anathema to you. With the features mentioned above, the REV Case sports numerous sharp edges that doesn’t necessarily fit well into your hands Due to its shock-resistant nature, this makes your phone bulkier than it already is.
Some good news: the REV Case is relatively easy to put on and take off, no thanks to its rugged nature. The buttons on the case also function perfectly well, and are easy to detect and press without having to look around your phone.
Verdict: The ElementCase REV isn’t the most aesthetically-pleasing case, but it is effective in ensuring that your phone is scratch-free.