It's a $2 case, you get what you pay for. If you use the speaker phone a lot, then this case might help you a bit...
PROS: Thin case, reasonable protection from scratching, and short drops. This case provides reasonable protection if you are careful with your devices. This is not an Otterbox.
CONS: Changes Mic direction for video recording. Makes finding headphone jacks nearly impossible. I'm using the Monoprice "made for mobile" headphone cables, and they don't fit in the jack with the case on.
Good product but would like more if I had gotten it in black so the rubber case would not change color so fast
PROS: There are two separate pieces that fit together nicely to protect phone well
CONS: I got the white one. While the plastic cover looks great the softer rubber piece that fits up against the phone has already turned brown and picks up everything it touches making it have a less than ideal appearance
Case too fat at bottom for ProClip vehicle dock! :(
Would be fine if they offered a transparent backside to show off the iPhone, and a much thinner bottom so the case can dock with a ProClip vehicle mount w/out having to remove it first! Video linked shows the vehicle mount, but not this specific case. Also, as another said, combining the white case with the black ring from the black version looks better than all the same color, but the back should really have a clear option!
PROS: Directs speaker and microphone towards front of phone, holds iPhone snug.
CONS: Does not work with ProClipUSA vehicle mount 514434 http://www.proclipusa.com/phone-holders/device/apple/iphone-5-5s-with-a-case/adjustable-holder-for-cable-attachment-514434-19369.cmsv?p_leftorright=0 because the bottom of the case is too fat which prevents the lightning cable from connecting! This means I will not use this case, since I am always docking in the vehicle.
Works well. The only problem I had was using my car charger which has the 30pin to lightening adapter, it won't fit. Works fine with the lightening cord alone, but the adapter base is wide and the opening on the case is too small to allow the connection.
I purchased this for my wife's iPhone5 as a replacement for another Monoprice case. This case is really nice and slips in and out of a pocket really well without sticking. The main issue we have with it is the inner soft case material has discolored with use. It has absorbed both makeup and dirt, so now it appears very dingy. We've tried cleaning it but have had very little luck getting it back to its original white color.
I have had this case for half a year now. It still properly protecting my iPhone 5.
Let me first explain that there are 2 parts to this cover. The first is a silicon(?) or rubberish band that acts as a bumper around the buttons and front fascia of the phone. It is locked in place by a hard plastic case in the back and parts of the side.
The buttons are covered with the rubberish parts of the case, while the rest of the case is protected by the hard plastic. There are openings for the mic and the speaker which are designed to redirect the sound toward the user instead of down which improves the use of the phone as a speakerphone and lets the caller on the other end hear the user better.
On the back, unfortunately, the camera and flash are not protected. They are left in the open, possibly due to the mic placement on the back or Apple requested design specs. That being said, i do wish the camera lens was protected somehow.
When I dropped the phone from 4ft on to cement, the case absorbed the shock by splitting open. I simply picked up the case and popped both pieces back together again without damage to phone or case. Please note, don't experiment by dropping your phone on cement for fun. Although the case does its job to protect the phone, it may fail or the wrong part of the phone hits the ground, causing damage.
I do notice however, after prolonged use, the rubber half of the case is changing colors. It is slightly turning yellowish or greenish due to the environment and dirt/grease exposed to it.
PROS: Very Inexpensive, Protects the iPhone from drops.