iBand for iPhone review

Tech 21 makes some pretty strong claims as to the iPhone-protecting credentials of the iBand. Apparently it has a lining made of ‘intelligent molecules’ that are made for a soft and supple material that lock together upon impact to absorb shock.

The website has a video with a snowboarder whacking his friend on the knee with a spade, to demonstrate the material’s qualities, and the d3o material also appears in clothing made by scooterwear brand Armadillo.

The cast doesn’t offer much more than shock absorption – there’s no protection for the screen, and it’s basic aesthetically. It’s really a rubbery band that goes around the edge of your iPhone – there are bumps to let you use the hardware buttons, but operating the volume switch is tricky, while the vibrate button is out of bounds.

OUR VERDICT

If you’ve lost an iPhone to a fatal drop, the iBand may be just what you’re looking for.

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