Hey gang, Valkor here. When it comes to the “who has the best smartphone” debate, I choose not to get in the middle of it; I mean everyone has their own preference right? So if you use iOS and you like it, stick with it. And if you’ve grown accustomed to Android, then by all means stick with that too. Either way, companies such as Tech21 has you covered to ensure the best protection of your smartphone, no matter your choice. Last round they scored big with their Snap case and Impact band. But can they do it again with their Impact Mesh (for the Note 3) and the Classic Trio Band (iPhone 6)?
Both cases are made up ofTech21’s patented “Impactology” featuring “D30 Impact Protection” formula. What is it? Taken from the company’s press release:
It's all about the molecules inside the revolutionary D3O® Impact Material. In everyday use, the molecules flow freely, but upon shock or impact they lock together - absorbing the impact force and spreading the shock evenly across the surface of the material. That means your device stays in one piece, no matter how hard the impact!
The Impact Mesh case is similar to that of their Impact Shell line, but this one features a softer feel with a clear mesh print on the back. It’s very thick along the edges and protrudes at the face just enough that it leaves room for a screen protector, but hangs back well enough to not get in the way. The case is designed well enough to give you access to the ports, S-Pen, buttons and camera. As far as protection goes, the Impact Mesh covers just about every side, except for the face so you’ll still need a decent cover for it.
The Classic Trio Band is different than the Impact Band we tested prior; the Trio Band has similar features as the Mesh, but offers up triple layer bumpers for the iPhone 6, which covers along the side with a translucent back. The Trio protects all around the sides, but not the front or the back so it appears. You have easy access to all ports, buttons and camera, with a clear back that allows you to show off the iPhone 6’s metallic design.
In any case, both the Impact Mesh and the Classic Trio Band were put through the same level of testing as the previous Tech21 cases, which was to similate a drop at different heights and angles, though none too high and neither flat. Both cases offer up some of the highest levels of protection seen here in the cave, So lets not waste much time and head on over to the TOV Breakdown.
Tech21 scores yet another win in the Val-cave with their Impactology cases – the Impact mesh and the Classic Trio band; with either smartphone, the cases were a snug fit and survived minor, not so high test drops, which I’m still a bit shaken that I would do that. But in the end, pleased with the results as the phones continued to do their thing with nary a dent, scratch or messed up screen. Tech21 products, thus far do not disappoint, as their latest products are most definitely worthy of your purchase and your smartphone protection.
You can’t beat the kind of protection that Tech21 is offering with their Impact Mesh and Classic Trio Band cases. And with the cost of smartphones these days you want the best protection your money can buy. Both cases are a solid fit, provides excellent coverage from those daily drops people are prone to have with their phones and saving you money from expensive repair. So, out of TOV 5 stars, I give Tech 21’s Impact Mesh and Classic Trio band a perfect score of 5!