Review: Element Case Sector 5 Black Ops Elite iPhone 5 Case


The Element Case Sector 5 Black Ops Elite is the company’s premier iPhone 5 case.  Offered in four different color combinations this is the case to own if you’ve been lusting after the best of what Element Case has to offer.  The Sector 5 Black Ops Elite comes with a ton of extras, including a screen shield and special tactical holster.  This case is a site to behold and will compliment any iPhone 5, taking the iPhone case to an entirely new level.  Ready to see what one of the best looking iPhone 5 cases around does for you?  Check out my full video review and be sure to watch the video at the end to see the case in action.

Read on through for my full review.


Inside the packaging you’ll find the case along with a ton of extras.  These include, a holster, speed wrench, backplate tack sheet, instructions, set of 2 rash guards, alcohol swab, extra screws, screen protector, microfiber, install card, wrench for belt clip, back plate and Element Case brochure.

Here’s what ElementCase has to say about the Sector 5 Black Ops Elite iPhone 5 Case .

The Sector 5 Black Ops Elite is the new flagship case in the Element Case Tactical line. It features a machined G10 back plate and matching knurled G10 side grips made by Hogue. It is available in two colorways: Black or Desert Tan. Each colorway has an alternate Hogue G10 kit (OD Green bullets, and Dark Earth Lava).

G-10: G10 is a high-pressure thermoset plastic laminate consisting of multiple layers of woven fiberglass mesh cloth impregnated with an epoxy resin binder. Our G10 parts are proudly manufactured by Hogue Inc.

More Sector 5 Details…
NOTE: The 8 pin connector port on the bottom of the Sector 5 iPhone case has been designed to accommodate the original connector included with the iPhone 5 and additional accessories may not be compatible.

  • Ultrathin and lightweight CNC machined aluminum perimeter frame
  • Type III hard-anodized non-glare black mil-spec finish (T3)
  • Hogue CNC machined G10 back plate with accessory clip
  • Hogue CNC machined G10 side grip
  • Each case is serial numbered and registered
  • Stealth™ privacy screen protector included
  • Tactical holster included
  • Speed wrench included
  • Made in USA


There are four versions of the  Element Case Sector 5 Black Ops Elite iPhone 5 Case.  You can choose from Black/Black, Black/OD Green, Desert Tan/Black, Desert Tan/Dark Earth.


Let’s start with the bumper frame itself.  This thing is ultra thin and lightweight and it’s CNC machined into an aluminum perimeter frame.  It also features a type III hard-anodized non-glare black mil-spec finish (T3).  Like the other Sector cases I’ve reviewed installation and removal requires only the speed wrench and a single screw.


The backplate is a Hogue CNC machined G10 back plate with accessory clip.  I’m no gun expert but it doesn’t take much internet surfing to learn that Hogue is regarded as one of the premier maker of gun grips around.  You can learn more about them here.  Element Case includes a special tool so that you can positon the belt clip in one of two positions along the backplate, or simply remove it entirely.


The included tactical holster is a great way to carry your phone with the case installed.  It offers a snap on style belt loop which secures easily to your belt, of almost any thickness.


This case is flat out beautiful and the finish looks spectacular.  The Hogue liner, which runs along the right side of the case not only looks great but offers an unparalleled amount of grip as well.  This liner is removable, so if you’d rather keep the look of your case more simplistic, or just want to change things up, you’re free to take it out.  You’ll have plenty of access to all of your iPhone’s ports and controls when the case is on.  Element Case does however warn against the use of third party Lighting cables as they might not fit with the case on.  Using only the Apple produced cable is recommended.


Even the sleep/awake button of the iPhone 5 gets treated to a bit of the Hogue material.  This makes for a great feel when pressed.

Check out my full video review below…

You can learn more about the  Element Case Sector 5 Black Ops Elite iPhone 5 Case by visiting this page on the company’s web site.

If you’ve read any of my Element Case reviews you know already what I fan of them I am.  The Sector 5 Black Ops Elite is no exception.  Each Element Case I check out seems to get better and better.  The Sector 5 Black Ops Elite is one of the company’s premier cases for the iPhone and it’s easy to see why.  From the fit to the finish plus all the extras goodies which come along with the case, this is one case that will push any iPhone 5 to the upper echelon of case nirvana.

MSRP:  $219.95

PROS:  Easy to install and remove.  Four colors.  Amazing feel.

CONS:  Probably best suited for black phones only.







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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