ONGUARD Urban Zen Case for iPhone 5 Review

Want to get more in touch with nature?  How about taking it to the form of your iPhone case?  The ONGUARD Urban Zen case for the iPhone 5 incorporates a wood textured finish into a sturdy and protective hybrid style case.

Click on through for my full review.

Inside the packaging you’ll find just the case.  While ONGUARD doesn’t include a screen shield they do sell them.  I actually reviewed a set of them here.  You can browse through all of ONGUARD’s screen protectors here.

Here’s what ONGUARD has to say about the ONGUARD Urban Zen Case.

Technical Details

  • A textured wooden cover
  • Offers multi-layered protection through a shock absorbing TPU liner and a hard polycarbonate shell
  • Raised front edge for added screen protection
  • Slim, compact snap-on case with a perfect fit
  • Allows for quick and easy access to all iPhone features

The ONGUARD Urban Zen Case for iPhone 5 is offered in two different wood finishes.  You can choose from either Birch or Wenge.

The case itself is a hybrid design which consists of two pieces.  A soft inner TPU layer which is glossy and a hard exterior plastic shell which offers the wood textured finish.

To install the case place the soft layer on to your phone first then snap the plastic layer over it.  While placing the case on your phone is easy getting it off is another story.  The case is tight fitting and it can be a challenge, albeit not impossible, to get it off.

Once installed the case leaves full access to all of the iPhone 5’s ports and controls.

There is plenty of lay on the table protection thanks to the lip of the case which comes up on to the glass screen of the iPhone.

Check out my full video review below…

The ONGUARD Urban Zen Case for iPhone 5 offers a unique design with two layers of protection.  It’s grippy in your hand which means you should be able to keep a tighter hold on your precious iPhone 5.  The case, which is offered in two different wood  finishes, will appeal to most any iPhone 5 user.

You can learn more about the ONGUARD Urban Zen Case by visiting this page on Amazon.

MSRP:  $29.99

PROS:  Highly protective.  Stylish wood texture.

CONS:  Tough to get off.  A little bulky.




Larry has always had a passion for gear and gadgets. It all started for him with the release of the very first Palm Pilot. He has always had an interest in handheld electronics. From handheld PDAs, to cell phones, Mp3 players, watches and other products, Larry is the first person his friends, family and colleagues call when they need advice on tech.

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