Are you looking for the best iPhone case to protect your phone?
Could your phone survive a drop into the toilet by an inquisitive toddler? What about being buried under sand at the beach or little sticky, food covered hands and drool?
Phones aren’t cheap, not to mention all that data (photos and contacts etc) so it pays to protect it!
My current iPhone case is a leather, wallet style type that offers very little protection as far as water and dropping goes. This week I received the tech21 Evo Xplorer iPhone 6/6s Case to review, and my first impression was good.
The Evo Xplorer Case offers the ultimate protection for your phone. It’s a nice looking case and quite lightweight. The packaging was slick and it looked like a quality product. The box had installation instructions and information but there was also a great little instruction book that was easy to understand.
Not only did I receive the case, I also received a box full of stuff to help me put the Evo Xplorer to the Ultimate Phone Protection Test.
I’ll get to the testing in a moment but first a little about tech21 and the Evo Xplorer. Tech21 has been around since 2005 and is known for their cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices. tech21 have also developed FlexShockTM, an ultra thin, lightweight impact material that absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops of up to 2 metres!
tech21 have a great range of device (not just iPhone) protection products that vary in price so there is something for every budget. The Evo Xplorer is the top of the line protection and will set you back $139.95. Although it’s on the higher $ side this case is a good investment – what you would pay to get your phone back if it was damaged beyond repair? (I bet it’s more than $139.95). The Evo Xplorer is waterproof, dustproof and snow proof and in addition, after testing I’ve found it’s baby proof, toilet proof and beach proof.
Some of the other features are:
- Waterproof up to 3m (will survive the toilet, kitchen sink and beach!)
- With FlexShock™, the Evo Xplorer provides 2m drop protection (will survive drops from the high chair and pram!)
A couple of things I really liked about the Evo Xplorer, first was the earphone jack. You unscrew the cap and insert the jack extension supplied with the case. The jack extension screws into place keeping the phone waterproof.
The second thing I loved about this phone case was you still had access to everything and using the phone didn’t change (or wasn’t harder) even though this is a pretty extreme case. The case has a clip at the bottom that opens up to reveal the charging port. The other function of the clip is to prevent the case from splitting open when it’s dropped. I did find the clip a little tough to open on occasion, but I suppose that’s a good thing really.
So on to the fun stuff, the Ultimate Phone Protection Test!
With the help of my eleven year-old son/videographer, I began to put the Evo Explorer to the test. It’s important to note that prior to testing we had to ensure the phone was inserted correctly. There’s easy to follow instructions in the booklet and if you don’t insert the phone correctly you may compromise the protection.
We did all the following tests and then opened the case and took the iPhone out to inspect the damage (if any). To see all the tests in action and to see if the phone survived, scroll down to the video below.
Challenge One – Baby Proof
We got messy, and squirted a whole heap of baby food over the case and then we rubbed it in, just like a toddler would.
Challenge Two – Beach proof
We covered the phone in sand and then poured sea water all over it!
Challenge Three – Toilet Proof
This one is pretty obvious; we put the phone in the toilet – eeek!
The Evo Xplorer Case passed with flying colours, watch the video here:
When my kids were younger they were obsessed with my iPhone. I bought ‘toy’ phones but there was no fooling them, they wanted the real deal. There have been times when my phone has got into the wrong little hands however I’ve always made sure I have some sort of case or protection so it hasn’t led to complete annihilation of my phone.
The Evo Xplorer gives your phone awesome protection without making it difficult to use all the phone features and it’s not just parents who will appreciate this phone case, it’s perfect for anyone because you never know what life may throw your way!
The Evo Xplorer case for iPhone 6/6s can be purchased for $139.95 at major retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and online at tech21.com.
Competition Closed – Winners announced soon.
Major winner: Sarah Mary E
Runners Up: Emily, Shannon W, Bethany C, Ernie D, Shani F, Tatum S, Tanya A, Genevieve F, [
Casey-Anne T, no contact after 2 weeks/2 attempts Redraw runner up winner: Kelly R]
Win a tech21 Evo Xplorer Case for iPhone 6/6s or one of 9 runner-up prizes!
The winner will receive the featured tech21 Evo Xplorer case for iPhone 6/6s, while the nine runner up entries will win a case for their phone from the tech21 range from the following available selection:
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Evo Check
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Evo Frame Wallet
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Evo Check
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Evo Frame
- HTC One M9 Evo Check
- iPhone 6/6s Evo Mesh
- iPhone 6/6s Plus Evo Mesh
To enter: Comment below and tell me what is your favourite feature of the Evo Xplorer and why?
Competition closes midnight 20 May 2016. Full terms & conditions can be found here.