Spigen iPhone 5 Linear Blitz case hands-on1
Covering the entire side and back of the iPhone 5, Spigen’s Linear Blitz case undoubtedly provides protection against scratches. However, we wouldn’t necessarily say that it would handle drops from extensive heights all that well. Despite that, it’s wonderful to find that it’s form-fitting – without adding any bulk to the handset’s existing streamlined construction. And just like the other cases in the Linear series, it’s comprised out of three components that all come together for a seamless look. Additionally, there’s an element of personalization too, seeing that the bottom frame can be replaced with an alternative one for some color variety.
Naturally, it’s the 100% aluminum rear panel of the case that takes the highest precedence, as it sprinkles that premium taste to the case. It’s shiny, attractive, and clean looking – so it’s bound to attract some attention from afar. As much as we appreciate the tight and sealed look of the case, it’s still a bit of a pain trying to unhinge one of the corners, to remove the handset from the case.
Metal surely gets a lot of attention, but at the same time, it tends to be most costly than plastic. Essentially, that’s what we’re faced in this situation, as the aluminum packing Linear Blitz case is flaunting a higher $31.99 price point, which is a few dollars more than the Linear Pops and Linear Metal cases. Still, Spigen throws in its usual screen protector and jelly bean home buttons with the purchase.