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Best iPhone 5 case on the market, but...
on 7 February 2014
I've been through several, and without doubt this is the best overall. The iPhone 5 is poorly designed to have the headphone jack at the bottom, however with this design you can plug any headphones in (other models are very restrictive, some ludicrously don't even fit the bundled headphones, while others only those with very thin plugs while this works with my Senheissers). The battery life is very good (more than some competitors claiming larger capacity), it's fine with OS7 and and it doesn't obstruct the speakers or camera. It's about the only one to charge logically too - it first charges the phone then the battery, and the status lights aren't super-bright and gaudy to make you think the police are outside your house at night. The only gripe design-wise is I'd prefer a lightning connector to the micro USB, which seems very loose, and the connector can come out easily when charging.
The reason for only three stars is that I'm about to get my third unit. The first failed after 4 weeks, the second lasted about 4 months. Both times everything was fine til it simply stopped working - while the battery still charged, it no longer charged the iPhone. No-one else reporting this - maybe I've just been very unlucky?
However - and this is important - the retailer zero 50 have been excellent with regard to customer services. Both times they've shipped out a replacement very quickly and included stuff to return the broken one. Here's hoping third time's the charm.