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Case Mate Tough Case for Apple iPhone 5 - Black

by Case-Mate
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)



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  • Combines a hard exterior with soft interior for the ultimate protection
  • Provides excellent impact resistance
  • Part of Case-Mate’s Play Hard range

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Case Mate Tough Case for Apple iPhone 5 - Black + MediaDevil Magicscreen Screen Protector: Crystal Clear (Invisible) - Apple iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C (2 x FRONT screen protectors)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 6.1 x 1.3 cm ; 14 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: CM022627
  • ASIN: B008U6Q3DE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 12 Sep 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Case-Mate’s ever popular Tough case has been reinvented and there is now a new edition to the rugged collection. With the Case-Mate Tough case, your precious phone can be protected at the same time as adding a splash of vibrant colour to your day. The latest Tough case has a two-piece design that combines hard exterior with a soft interior for the ultimate impact resistance.

Product Description

Case-mate CM022627 - Tough case f/iPhone 5 - Black - Warranty: 1Y


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Style Name:5S| Colour Name:Tough - Black|Verified Purchase
This is the second case I've bought for the iPhone 5 following my recent purchase of the Snugg iPhone 5 Case / The New iPhone Case - Snugg Squared_ Skinny Fit Protective Case Cover- Superior Quality, Non Slip Material, High Protective, Lightweight Case - Lifetime Guarantee (Black) - for Apple iPhone 5/The New iPhone - From Snugg, The Creato..., which I found to be a very poor product.

The Case Mate comes in two parts, the first is a rubber bumper that fits snugly (no pun intended) around the edges of the phone. There are protective 'bumps' for the power button at the top of the phone and the volume controls, and you don't require any extra force to operate those buttons with the bumper on. There are openings for the silent switch, audio jack and lightening power cable, and an opening on the rear of the case for the camera. Once you've put the bumper on, the phone+bumper slot neatly into a hard protective case, which provides solid protection to the rear and the sides of the phone. The case+bumper combo means that there is a small raised ridge around the front of the phone, which will come in handy in protecting the screen when placed face-down on a surface. It takes less than two minutes to take the case out of the box and set up on your phone.

I disagree with the reviewer who has said this case adds too much bulk and weight to the phone - most decent cases will add some bulk and a little weight. In this instance, I would say the bulk/weight issue is minimal and are far out-weighed by the protection the case offers. We're talking a few grams of extra weight and an extra couple of mm of "bulk". As for the argument the case is slippery, well it's not as slippery as the phone on its own.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny 23 Jan 2014
By Jwls
Style Name:5S| Colour Name:Tough Naked-Clear|Verified Purchase
i gave it five stars be cause it looks nice, protects my phone, fits well, has stood the test of time. I bought the white one first but it quickly got stained the clear one has remained clear. I did a lot of research before I bought and it paid off
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tough 30 July 2013
Style Name:5S| Colour Name:Tough - Black|Verified Purchase
Brilliant - probably the best case on the market - and I know cos I've had a few!! Comes in two parts, a rubber bumper, which then slots firmly into the rigid case. Fits like a dream, and my iphone is now cosy and protected from damage!! The only slight downside is that converters from 30 pin to lightening tend to not fit into the gap, so you need to remove the case for charging on anything but a lightening lead. Highly recommended
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good case 14 Jun 2013
By Niall
Style Name:5S|Colour Name:Tough Naked-Clear Black
This is a sturdy case with two separate parts, a rubber surround to cover the edges, sides and buttons, and a plastic case for the back and sides. The rubber surround should also protect the screen from a drop. it feels good to hold because it's not too thick, but also feels as if it offers a lot of protection. I've always been happy with case mate cases, as I have used for previous phones. This case is definitely worth the money
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good strong case but doesn't fit properly 7 Jan 2014
By JJK2112
Style Name:5S| Colour Name:Tough - Black|Verified Purchase
Having had and loved a Case Mate case for my previous handset, this was the go-to manufacturer when I got a new phone. Unfortunately and disappointingly this seems to be a very poor case. Upon fitting the case to the handset it rendered the power/lock button useless as once it was pressed it remained pressed so the phone kept asking if I wished to turn it off. Similarly the volume control buttons were very hit and miss.

As a result this case was returned and refunded and a cheaper (and better) case has been purchased in its place.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars iPhone Casemate 30 Aug 2013
Style Name:5S| Colour Name:Tough Naked-Clear/White|Verified Purchase
Appears to protect the phone well without compromising the way the phone looks. Slimline and practical. I would recommend it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job 13 Jun 2014
Style Name:5C| Colour Name:Tough Naked-Clear|Verified Purchase
Goes on ok. Looked ok. Now looks scuffed and grubby. Bit like me. Not bad for the money. Hey ho
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4.0 out of 5 stars Needed a case to protect when carried 4 Jun 2014
By Alan
Style Name:5S| Colour Name:Tough - Black|Verified Purchase
Case Mate tough case is a quality item, which does the job required in protecting my phone whilst being carried, without hampering view or function.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great product protects the phone as it should.
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Good quality strong case but a bit of a shame ...
Good quality strong case but a bit of a shame about the discolouring of the rubber bumper which was once white but is now blue
Published 3 days ago by Lewis Szilvasi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great case
Excellent product
Published 14 days ago by Steven
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor quality indeed
Very poor quality indeed. The gold cover has peeled away already and it looks like a cheaply made piece.
Do not buy this!
Published 20 days ago by David J. Newman
4.0 out of 5 stars iPhone case
Good simple case which holds the phone securely. Only niggle is the small plastic buttons for the volume controls are quite flimsy and one fell off in the first week.
Published 20 days ago by todd nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars It has been dropped a couple of times and the phone is not damaged and...
I bought this case for my son's phone. It has been dropped a couple of times and the phone is not damaged and working fine. Great value for money.
Published 22 days ago by Mrs. C. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Very robust
As with any case mate product, quality is second to none.

I had a barely there case in originally, but my little girl has a tendency to drop the phone. Read more
Published 1 month ago by 2espresso
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very pleased with this item, great value.
Published 1 month ago by margaret banks
5.0 out of 5 stars Good low cost case.
Al described, good fit and look. Comments about not being able to press buttons are somewhat true but what do you expect? Use a finger nail. Read more
Published 2 months ago by D. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars superb
This is fantastic. Really good price. High quality. phone is still in good nick after a few drops and a few months.
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Rupert W. R. Atkins
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