Provides: Protection from scuffs, minor drops and bumps
Developer: id America
Minimum Requirements: iPhone 5
Here, we have another case up for review: the Mist hardshell case for iPhone 5. This was sent to us by id America, and it’s just one of their many lines of protective cases for iPhone 5. It’s a pretty simple, no frills and no shrills type of case that will please those who prefer to maintain the minimalist look and feel of the iPhone.
In fact, when you’re using the id America Mist you will hardly notice your iPhone wearing it at all. From a distance, it looks as if the iPhone 5 isn’t using a case at all. You’ll only notice the Mist when you hold it in your hands, primarily because it has a subtle, non-slippery coarse feel when gripped.
The case is said to be scratch-resistant, as well, but I have some reservations when manufacturers make this claim. After a few days of using cases such as this, the back will usually show signs of scratches due to daily wear and tear. This is true for me since I’m fond of putting my iPhone 5 inside my jeans’ pocket. Surprisingly, the id America Mist is an exception; after more than a week of using it, the back part is still scratch-free. I have to commend id America for that.
The id America Mist case has the usual cut-outs and openings for the different ports of your iPhone 5. The fine crafting here makes it look as if the openings are actually part of the iPhone 5′s design.
Another touch is the “Born in New York” text at the lower back part of the case, a trademark of id America’s products.
Well, that’s pretty much what we can say about the id America Mist hardshell case for iPhone 5. If you’re looking for a simple, durable, no frills and no shrills type of case to protect your iPhone 5 from dents and scratches, you might want to check it out. The Mist is available now in eight different colors from id America’s site at the dirt cheap price of $14.95.