SwitchEasy BONDS Case for iPhone Review

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I’ve often confessed my admiration of hybrid style iPhone cases here on the site.  The SwitchEasy BONDS case isn’t what I’d call a true hybrid style case.  Although it’s made up of two different materials, each contributing to protection and style, the BONDS case for the iPhone 5 is one of the more unique hybrid designs that I’ve had a chance to review.  Most of you are probably already aware of SwitchEasy’s reputation for providing a ton of extras along with their cases.  They really do.  But more important is how the actual case performs.  How did the BONDS fare?

Click on through for my full review.

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Inside the packaging you’ll find the case along with a ton of extras.  SwitchEasy says they give you “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” and they’re not far off.  As a SwitchEasy tradition, they include everything you need to protect and accessorize your new iPhone 5. In addition to the BONDS case, you’ll get the following:

  • Two Front Screen Protectors
  • One Back Protector
  • One Microfiber Wipe
  • One Squeegee for your Screen Guard application
  • Two Lightning Connector Protectors
  • Two Headphone Jack Protectors

Here’s what SwitchEasy has to say about the BONDS Case for iPhone.

BONDS™is a Super Strong, shock-absorbing case. Designed for those who are not afraid to show their feisty side, we bonded the rubber with a metal clip creating great tactility and grip. The soft curving surface of the case that contrasts with the metal frame give you that special feeling of not wanting to let go. On top of that the special x shaped volume buttons give you that little tactile sensation on your finger tips. In every sense, designed just right! With such a thick rubber edge, the ease of use is crucial for the BONDS™. Through a perfect combination of material and engineering we secured an excellent touch and tactile feedback of the buttons. At SwitchEasy™ we protect not only your phone and your image, but we also care about the inside of your phone as well. With the color matching connector protectors, dust and grime are the problems of the past. Therefore Bonds™ is the ultimate case for your iPhone.

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The BONDS case is available in five different color options.  You can choose from 2 types of Black, White, Green or Purple.

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The BONDS case is composed of two different pieces each made of a different material.  You’ve got an inner TPU case along with a sturdy metal, outer frame.

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To put the case on your first place your phone into the TPU portion of the case.

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Then wrap the metal frame around it.

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

The BONDS case doesn’t offer a ton of lay-on-the-table protection so it’s a good thing SwitchEasy includes a couple of screen protectors with the case.

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You can choose to cover up and protect both the lightning port and headset port with the covers included with the case.

Check out my full video review below…


The SwitchEasy BONDS case isn’t what I’d describe as a traditional hybrid style case, and that’s not a bad thing.  It’s a unique case comprised of two heavily protective materials.  The added items SwitchEasy includes are always welcomed as well. You can learn more about the SwitchEasy BONDS Case for iPhone by visiting this page on the company’s web site.

MSRP:  $29.99

PROS:  Tons of extras.  Multiple Colors.  Hybrid Design.

CONS: Little lay on the table protection.

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Larry

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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