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 Tech 21 Patriot
 
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$59.00 USD
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ProsPros:
– Very tough (iPhone did survive a 13 ft drop_
– Well-built
– Easy access to buttons & ports
ConsCons:
– Screen sensitivity is reduced by this case
– Viewability of your iPhone is extremely poor
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– None that we noticed
Design Rating
DESIGN

(Tech 21 Patriot)
Weight/BulkWeight/Bulk (2.5/5):
– One of the biggest cases that we’ve reviewed
– Adds quite a bit of weight to your iPhone 6/6 Plus
InstallEase of Installation (4/5):
– Installing the Tech 21 Patriot is easy
– Taking the case off is much harder
Build QualityBuild Quality (5/5):
– Great texture on the case
– Good blend of materials
– Feels “grippy”
– Belt-holster is quite useful
– Holds up to abuse well
Protection Rating
PROTECTION

(Tech 21 Patriot)
Shock ProtectionShock Protection (5/5):
– 13 ft drop protection (check out the review video to see us drop an iPhone 6 Plus from 13 ft)
Water/Dust ProtectionWater/Dust Protection (1.5/5):
– This tough iPhone 6/6 Plus case isn’t waterproof
– Headphone jack/lightning port are well protected
– Most of the speakers/mics are covered with a membrane
– Touch ID area is covered
Screen ProtectionScreen Protection (4/5):
– Thick screen protector
– Edges keep the iPhone’s touch screen off a flat surface
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY

(Tech 21 Patriot)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (5/5):
– Power and volume buttons are easy to get to
– Mute switch access is really nice
– Touch ID membrane works
– Able to use larger than average cables and headphones
Screen UsabilityScreen Usability (2/5):
– Screen protector feels “rubbery”. Fingers don’t glide on the iPhone’s touchscreen
– Noticeable gap between screen protector and screen
– Sensitivity loss due to gap
Screen ViewabilityScreen View-ability (2/5):
– Increase glare and reflection due to the gap in the screen protector
– Diffuses the iPhone’s touchscreen
– Fingerprinting is very noticeable
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