The Logitech Protection+ is a deceptive case. It doesn’t look to be as protective as it is. It adds noticable weight to your iPhone 5 or 5s, and it does make it thicker, but when you consider it exceeds exceeds military drop standards (MIL STD 810 G)—tested at drops from 1.8 meters—it’s actually pretty svelte for protection it provides.
This comes from the “ultra-protective outer shell” which fully encases the sides and back of your iPhone.
There’s a camera opening, of course, and openings at the bottom for the headphone jack, Lightning port, and speaker/mic. The headphone opening was too tight to accommodate a couple of my pairs of headphones, neither of which were designed with the iPhone in mind, to be fair.
The mute switch is also open in a recessed area of the case, which may be a bit difficult for those with wider fingertips to reach. The power and volume buttons, however, are under buttons on the case to provide easy, responsive access.
The protection also comes from the shock absorbent corners and the inner TPR layer that spreads impact around the case. And to help make sure your screen stays scratch free, a raised bezeled edge means the glass will not come into contact with surfaces when laid faced down. Still, a screen protector is recommended, which Logitech does not provide with the Protection+.
Considering all the protection provided, you’d think getting the iPhone in and out of the Protection+ would be a chore. This is not the case. The somewhat soft lining bends just enough for you to easily slip the phone in and out, with no chance that it’ll pop out on its own.
And yet, perhaps one of the best achievements of the Protection+ is that it actually has an elegant design to it, despite being focused on protection. It’s available in four colors, ranging from professional to sporty to fashionable.
Considering all of this, the Logitech Protection+ has become one of my favorite cases for maximum protection, and I hope we get a quick release on an iPhone 6 version.
Provides: Scuff/scratch and military drop standard protection for iPhone 5/5s
Minimum Requirements: iPhone 5/5s