I got my iPhone 5 just a few months ago. Since then I have been on the hunt for a case that offered practicality as well as GOOD protection. There truly are very LITTLE options for a GOOD case. I ran across Incipio and I seen many very unique and practical cases. I seen them at my local wireless provider first, but the selection was very limited. I decided to head to the website and see what they had before making my purchase. The Stowaway (the pink case pictured to the right) immediately caught my eye. I loved the features of it. Some of the main features include: Rigid Plextonium shell with impact resistant core, back compartment holds 3 IDs or credit cards, back door doubles as a built-in kickstand and most importantly it has excellent shock absorption! I used this case over the Thanksgiving holiday. I was traveling and in and out of the airport. I kept one of my credit cards in there as well as my ID. I had so many people commenting on how convenient and how amazing my case was. My case is purple and white. It worked so well. I loved that I didn’t have to keep going in and out of my purse and risk dropping something out of it. I actually think this will be GREAT for me during the summer too when I take the dog for a walk. Truthfully this HAS to be my favorite case to date! I just ordered another in the pink and grey color! The downfall of this case is the bottom. It charges with no problem and connecting headphones works well. The AV cord is too wide though and it will not go into the bottom with this case on.
Incipio also offers a wide variety of other cases. The Stashback dockable credit card case is also another option that is available for storing your credit cards and/or IDs. The bottom of it flips open and the cards slide in. Some of the main features include: Rigid Plextonium shell with impact resistant core, stealth rear compartment holds 3 IDs or credit cards, rear compartment door retracts for easy docking, sleek low-profile design, gloss finish frame and excellent shock absorption. This case is also available in a wide variety of colors. I do like this case because it’s a little harder to open the back. I feel like the Stowaway door could flip open if it was dropped the right way. The Stashback is much more solid in that aspect. The case is nice and provides a nice protection all the way around the phone. The aqua colored ring that is around the front of the phone is a soft rubber. It works nicely. The bottom of the Stashback is open so there is no problem connecting it to a charger or AV cord for connecting it to a radio.
In case you want a case that is a little slimmer and doesn’t have the option of the IDs and/or credit cards, the Frequency is a great option. I am not a huge fan of the hard silicone cases, but I really did like this one. Most of the time there is some cracking from wear and use and they are hard to clean. This is NOT the case with the Frequency case. Some of the main features include: Impact resistant semi-rigid NGP soft shell, co-molded camera ring (which is black to stop the flash from ruining the picture with bounced light), matte/gloss graphic finish, easy wrap around design, tear and stretch resistant and it will not fade. This case also comes in a wide variety of colors. Since this case also has the wrap around bottom like the Stowaway, if the AV cord or the headphones plug is wider, you will have some difficulty plugging it in. The charger fits fine without a problem.
All in all, I am really loving the Incipio cases and I think they are perfect for me. I love having the ability to change my cases out, so having options is nice. I frequently make short errands to bring the kids to school or what not, so I love to have the Stowaway or the Stashback on my phone to carry my card and my ID with me. Prices range from $24.99 to $39.99. They are quality cases that you won’t be replacing though. Incipio offers a wide variety of other products as well. While these cases are for my iPhone5, they have a variety of cases for other devices, tablets and Macs, as well as bags and audio solutions. Stay up to date with Incipio and the new products, sales and more on the web. Be sure to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
FTC Disclosure: I was provided with Incipio cases for this review, no other compensation was given. All views and opinions with regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced, nor reviewed, by the company prior to posting.