Review: Cygnett Khaki Workmate Case for the iPhone 5


The Cygnett Khaki Workmate is a protective hybrid style case for the iPhone that’s available in three color choices.  The case offers a surprisingly slim finish for a case that’s very protective.  It has a soft touch grip which helps insure you don’t lose a hold on your iPhone 5.  The Workmate comes with a screen shield, making it a good value for those looking for a little added protection for their iPhone 5.

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Inside the packaging you’ll find the case along a single clear, front screen shield, a microfiber cloth for cleaning your screen and a squeegee.

Here’s what Cygnett has to say about the Khaki Workmate.

WorkMate combines a heavy duty shell and impact resistant inner to defend your iPhone at work or play. The slim fit, dual material case is extra protective and pocket-friendly. Enjoy access to all functions and screen protector.

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The Cygnett Khaki Workmate is available in three different color options.  You can choose from Slate, Khaki or White.


The case consists of two pieces.  A soft inner silicone layer and a harder outer plastic layer.  The outer layer is coated in a soft-touch finish so it offers a good amount of grip.


To place the case on first stick the inner silicone layer on your phone.


Then snap the outer plastic layer on top.


Once installed the case yields access to all of the iPhone 5’s ports and controls.  You’ll find cutouts for the lightning port, speaker, microphone, headset jack and vibrate switch.  The volume buttons and sleep/awake button get covered by the silicone material but still offer great feedback when pressed.


The back of the case, which is coated in a soft touch material for added grip, also has an area with ridges carved into it for even more grip.

If you should ever lose a hold of your phone while it’s in the Workmate case fear not.  It’ll be safe and sound.  Just check out the drop test Cygnett performed on the case below.

Check out my full video review below…

The best thing about the Workmate case is how protective it is yet how slim it manages to be.  With two layers of protection, an inner soft silicone layer for shock and impact and a harder plastic exterior shell for bumps and bruises, the Workmate is a good choice for those needed more protection than a snap on the back case offers.  With three colors to choose from there’s sure to be one that appeals to you.  All of Cygnett’s cases come with a lifetime guarantee too.  If at any time something should happen to your case that wasn’t your fault the case gets replaced.  You can’t beat that.

You can learn more about the Cygnett Khaki Workmate by visiting this page on the company’s web site.

MSRP:  $24.99

PROS:  Multiple colors.  Hybrid.  Protective.  Slim.

CONS:  None.





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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