I do a lot of mountain biking, so bought this primarily for the shock protection it affords. It does this brilliantly, however there are some significant design flaws:
- The Otterbox protective film screen partly sticks to the iPhone screen, leaving a blotchy appearance. Despite using a dry microfibre cloth on both surfaces, is looks almost as if there are patches of moisture between them (there aren't).
- The apertures for both the recharge and headphone sockets are significantly restricted by the case. If you use a non-Apple charger or a 3.5mm headphone jack with a larger body, you may find they are obstructed. I had to buy another Apple mains charger, at rip-off prices, to get round this.
- The downside of the case and cover protecting the edge of the screen is that in portrait orientation, unless you have very petite fingers, accessing letter keys for SMS etc at the edges of the screen is difficult. For example I keep hitting the 'o' key instead of the 'p'.
If you don't mind these trade-offs in function, this is a good piece of kit.