Review: LUNATIK Seismik Case for iPhone 5 from TekCases.com

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Introduction

I’m pretty excited to bring you my first case review from our newest site sponsor TekCases.com.  If you’ve never checked out the TekCases web site you absolutely should.  I know this.  If I were to ever open up a case store of my own it would carry the same sort of brands TekCases does.  These include Element Case, Draco, Graft Concepts, Rokform and more. So many of my favorite case companies all in place, you’ve got to check them out.  In this review I’ll take a look at an iPhone 5 case from LUNATIK.  I’ve already reviewed the Strike and the Extreme from LUNATIK.  If you missed those reviews you can check them out here.  This time it’s the Seismik case for iPhone 5 that’s up.

Read on through for my full review and be sure to catch my video at the end for a more up close and personal look at the LUNATIK Seismik Case for iPhone 5 from TekCases.com.

Design

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Inside the packaging you’ll find just the case.  No other extras come along with it.

Here’s what TekCases has to say about the LUNATIK Seismik Case for iPhone 5.

SEISMIK Suspension Frame for iPhone 5 is built for the unexpected everyday drops in life. SEISMIK utilizes the same patent-pending Impact Truss system of the TAKTIK series, providing a lean and mean case with serious drop protection for your iPhone.

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The LUNATIK Seismik case comes in four different colors.  You can choose from Black/Smoke, Gray/Blue (which is the color seen in this review), Gray/Clear and Gray/Violet.

Function

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If you remember my review of the two other LUNATIK cases you’ll probably recognize the Seismik case as it looks very similar to the inner truss of the Strike and Extreme case.  The truss mythology is the key to the Seismik case.  It’s akin to wrapping a Super Ball around your iPhone 5.  It’s bouncing and therefore protective, ready to absorb shock and impact should you drop your phone.

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To place the case on your phone you start with the buttons first and then push or pop the opposite side in.  It’s a tight fight which means there’s zero chance of the iPhone 5 coming out unless you want it out.  You’ll get a small amount of “lay on the table” protection from the Seismik case.  The lip of the case does come up just a bit higher than the glass screen of the iPhone 5.

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Once your iPhone 5 is inside the case you’ll still have access to all of its ports and controls.  On the bottom of the case three individual cutouts give way to the microphone, Lightning port and headset jack.  You will likely be unable to dock your phone with this case on due to the recessed port.  The cutout does seem however large enough to accommodate third party charge and sync cables.

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The volume buttons and the sleep/awake buttons both get covered by the case and replaced with rubberized buttons that offers a great amount of tactile feedback when pressed.  The volume buttons have a plus and minus sign embossed on them while the sleep/awake button at the top has the letters “PWR” for power.  The mute switch is also covered and replaced by a rather unique button style mechanism that’s built into the case. Push it up towards the front of the case for sound or back towards the rear for silent.

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On the back of the case a large pill shaped cutout gives way the rear facing camera, secondary microphone and LED flash.  While the exterior rail, or sides of the case are made from a softer rubber material the inner section of the back of the case is made from a matte piece of polycarbonate.

Video

Check out my full video review below…


Summary

If you’ve been looking for a thin case for your iPhone 5 yet one that offers a good deal of protection the LUNATIK Seismik case might be the case for you.  I know it seems like it should’t make sense, “thin” and protective” together, but that’s just what LUNATIK has managed to do.  The Seismik case fits the iPhone 5 like a glove, it comes in multiple colors and it’s affordable too.  You should absolutely check out this case and all the others TekCases has to offer.

You can learn more about the LUNATIK Seismik Case for iPhone 5 by visiting this page on the TekCases.com web site.

MSRP:  $34.95

PROS:  Great fit.  Protective.  Multiple colors.

CONS:  Wide.

Five

 

 

 

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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  • Apocryphal_Surrender

    Does the material of this case make getting it in and out of pockets more challenging?
    How difficult is it to put the phone in and out of the case?

    • runaroundtech

      Not really. It’s not hard at all. Check out the video.