The Pong iPhone 5 Classic Case is an anti-radition case designed to protect you from radiation and to protect the phone from damage. The Pong iPhone 5 Classic is available for $59.99. Let’s see if this case is right for you.
The case, in my opinion, needs some improvement aesthetically. The cases come in one solid color. The come in black, red, silver or purple. They all look like great colors. The case has all the appropriate cut outs for ports and camera. Personally, I do not see the same quality in this case than the rugged series. I do not know how well it would hold up in a fall. Furthermore, this case has omitted front protection altogether. I would fear for the glass on my iPhone 5 if I were to keep it in this case. The case is, however, light. It adds almost no weight to the phone. The case is a backing only and because of this, it feels incomplete. While the case is sturdy, your phone will meet concrete some day and this case will not stop the phone from being damaged.
This case has 3 criteria for which I am reviewing it on when it comes to the function. How well does it protect? How much battery life is conserved from using it? and How much better will the reception be when using this case? We already know that it blocks radiation but that we can not test that ourselves to be certain. Therefore, those three criteria are fair. First, the case is not a protective case. If you want a protective case, this is not it. This case is more for people who want a thin, light case and are willing to risk damaging their phone for that and that actually turns out to be a lot of people. The second thing they promise this case will do is protect you from radiation. This I can not confirm from you but I will say this. Pong is a trustable company. They have posted their results from an independent lab. Wired, a independent news company posted results from the lab on Pong’s website and I recommend you check it out. I can not test it myself but I believe they are telling the truth about it’s ability to reduce radiation directed at you. In addition, Pong declares that this case will increase cell signal and battery life (when using cellular). This, I can confirm. In a day of a lot of talking, I saw a battery life increase by about an hour or more. This is because of the efficient signal performance in the case. Also, I saw an increase in signal by about 1-2 bars depending on the location, enabling me to use the phone in areas I couldn’t because of too weak of a signal. The case fails to deliver in protecting your phone but it delivers in protecting you from radiation, providing a stronger cellular connection and conserving battery.
-Strong material on the case
-Ability to protect you from radiation
-Preserves battery life
-Failure to protect the front of the case against anything
-Not as protective as the Rugged case
Ways to improve
I saw that the company added a screen protector in with the iPhone 5 case which is good but it doesn’t provide protection against falling the concrete. I would recommend putting a bumper border on the case so that the phone will not be hit by concrete when it falls out of your hands.
This case is not the best I have reviewed. It doesn’t protect well. However, it does have a few things that I like including the anti-radiative properties it has and the increase in battery and signal it provides. My recommendation to a customer who has the iPhone 5 would be to try the iPhone 5 Rugged case instead. The little extra money you pay will go a long way. I give this case 3 and a half stars.
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