So if your all up to date you will have seen my video posted on YouTube last week (which you WILL have LIKED and SHARED) and now it’s time I shared my thoughts and observations on the Macaron case for the iPhone 5 by iOttie.
For me a case is purely for protection, it’s looks are an added bonus, IF it looks nice but then looks are down to individual taste after all.
Now from a protection point of view this case performs amazingly well with a hard poly shell on the rear giving impact protection and a tough rubberised material forming the rest of the case and no drop in functionality of the device.
The hard shell at the rear is a bit of a fingerprint magnet but wipes with a soft cloth very easily and only shows very light scratching after a week and a half bouncing around my pocket in a workshop environment where i occasionally lean against benches and machinery.The rubberised part of the case is still fairly impact resistant and stands up to knocks very well. My iPhone 5 suffered no damage whatsoever.
My only gripe is the depth of the recess for the mute switch being a little too deep for my fingers which are reasonably slender.
My personal feeling towards the looks in photos and video is that it looks rather bulky and awkward but in the hand I find it not to be so bulky at all and grippy enough to hold one handed and looks (although a little different from the slew of cases out there) rather handsome.
This case can be bought in 6 different colours for the iPhone 5 and 5 different colours for the Galaxy SIII from iOttie.com for a very (in my opinion) fair price of $29.95.