Ballistic Smooth Series Case for iPhone 5 / 5s UnBoxing

Just a quick unboxing gallery this evening of the Ballistic Smooth Series Case for the Apple iPhone 5 / 5s.

I have this installed on my iPhone 5s, which also has a full body Zagg Invisible Shield installed on it and as you can see the case still fits. If you are too using a screen guard you will need to be very careful as the case itself is rather tight fitting. It is a plastic case, so unlike a silicon based case it is not very flexible. Care is needed when popping in the last corner as it is easy to lift the screen guard, which happened to me, thankfully it didn’t damage it and the case went ok with a bit of gentle persuasion on my next attempt.

The case comes with a nice feature, namely its bumper corners, they are interchangeable and the case comes with four sets, green, red, white and black.

The case is called Smooth Series and it is for exactly that reason, it is smooth, it slips into your pocket easily. and won’t pull out every piece of dust and lint in your pocket unlike its silicon cousins. The case feels well put together, sturdy and strong, the bumper corner adding a little extra protection.

All ports are open and easily operated, the rocker switch functions easily and well, as do the volume buttons. The Home button is open, which is great for iPhone 5s users and their fingerprint centre. There is no screen protection although the case is desk safe, in that the case is edged and if set down screen first the edging means the screen will be kept clear of the desk.

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Coming Soon : iPhone 4s Griffin Survivor and Ballistic HC Covers

Following on from my recent postings about phone covers I thought as I have a good bit of experience with them I would continue it on a touch.

I’m all about the extreme protection and to start off I thought I would go with some of the best known cases in the extreme heavy duty protection market, namely the Griffin ‘Survivor’ and the Ballistic ‘HC.’

These are not for the iPhone purists, they are not discreet in any shape or form. They are big, bold and chunky as hell. They have many layers and are designed to stand up to the worst situations a phone should find itself in.

These two would be my two favourite cases and rank higher in my opinion than the Otterbox ‘Defender’ which I will cover at some point also.

Anyway that’s what’s coming over the next few posts.