The DropSuit Rugged Case by Body Glove for the iPhone 5c, available now in the iMore store, aims to provide moderate protection without adding a lot of bulk. It also features shock absorption and a design that lets you maintain a sturdy grip on your iPhone. But does it really protect? Let's find out!
After putting the DropSuit Rugged Case on my iPhone 5c, one of the first things I noticed was that it didn't come all the way up around the edges like I expected. Body Glove states that it still has enough of a lip to allow you to place the phone face down on a flat surface and not sustain and scratches. While I feel there's a tiny edge, I wouldn't be comfortable enough placing my iPhone face down on a table and sliding it around.
The actual design of the case however is sleek and provides moderate protection without adding hardly any bulk. The case is lightweight and allows you to keep a tight grip on your iPhone 5c due to the grooves in the edges. This is especially handy when talking on the phone.
I found the DropSuit Rugged case to be easy to slide in and out of pants pockets, even tight jeans. It's also easy to pull off and put back on — even though you probably won't have to do that very often since the port openings should be large enough to accommodate any charger or accessory you want to connect.
Minimal design that still manages to absorb shock from minor drops
Doesn't accumulate pocket lint and is easy to slide in and out of tight pockets
Comes on and off very easily
Embedded anti-microbial agent prevents odors and bacteria
The edge around the front of the screen is very shallow, I still wouldn't trust laying my phone face down on a table in fear of scratches
The bottom line
If you're looking for moderate drop protection and don't fancy a bulky case, the DropSuit Rugged Case by Body Glove is a decent choice at a super reasonable price. Just don't expect it to withstand water or drops onto hard surfaces from too high up.