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5.0 out of 5 stars First class protection from a very well designed product, 6 July 2013
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This review is from: Taktik Premium Protection System for iPhone 4/4S - Black/Red (discontinued by manufacturer) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
This product is very well designed and fits the iPhone 4S as if it had been made by Apple. It was very easy to fit the case to the iPhone and there is an assembly video on YouTube, which is helpful to watch before fitting the Taktik Premium Protection system to the iPhone 4S. [...]

There is no doubting the solid feel of the case when it is in place. All of the ports and buttons lined up perfectly. The material choice is excellent and the case slips into and out of pockets without the resistance felt with Otterbox products, for example, where the rubberised surface tends to make it difficult to slide the phone into or out of clothing pockets. I don't find the additional weight of the iPhone with the Taktik case to be objectionable although some may not like the additional 105 grams of weight.

The case is water resistant and very shockproof. The iPhone is enclosed inside a silicon rubber envelope which is secured inside the polymer bezels. The gorilla glass screen protector is sensitive to touch adds a layer of security against damage and scratches to the iPhone's glass front. The rear glass of the phone is fully protected from scratches and damage and is covered by silicon rubber with a small Lunatik trade mark pressed into it.

The red headphone port cover is a smart addition to the styling of the case and adds a design detail that assists the user to find the right end of the case to plug in the headphone, which cases such as that produced by Otterbox may make less than 100% certain. Some users who have moved away from Apple's own earphone may need to extend a right-angled headphone plug (often found on Sennheiser products for example) to get it to fit. There is no need to modify Apple's supplied earphone. The amplified sound from the speaker of the phone was clear rather than muffled. I have found that people have some difficulty in hearing my phone conversations when the Otterbox product is fitted.

The 30 pin charging port is very well protected but it is clear that docks and other non-standard Apple charging units may need extending if they are to fit the iPhone which is enclosed within this Taktik case... I thinl that this is a small trade-off for this level of protection.

The vibration/silent switch is easy to operate and cleverly designed. I have not found it changes position when the iPhone is in my pocket. Overall... having used Otterbox, Elements and other rugged cases, my opinion is this is the toughest and best designed case you can buy at the moment. I don't use the iPhone in a wet area and if you need reliable waterproofing, there are other options which may suit you better.

If you do not need waterproofing, then the water resistance of the microphone and speaker ports is likely to be more than sufficient. The case is rock solid in feel and use and I can recommend it highly. Like many users, I have dropped an iPhone more than once and screen replacement is costly and inconvenient while insurance is often a joke. The upfront cost is on the high side but as a proportion of your investment in an iPhone, it is reasonable. Your investment is likely to be realised when dropping the iPhone and when you come to sell it to update to a later model.

The Taktik case is clearly very tough and it inspires me with confidence that the iPhone will survive any accident. Lunatik have done a great job and their industrial design iPhone case is so well-fitting, that it makes me feel that my iPhone 4S is now indestructible. If you need this sort of protection for your iPhone then I can wholeheartedly recommend this product.
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