Protect your iPhone 11 with a classy, protective, and responsive case from ITSKINS.
When it comes to my electronic gear, I try to maintain a near mint condition. Whether I am discussing my vehicle, my MacBook Pro, my iPad, my iPhone, my Nintendo Switch, or any other devices, I do not want scratches, scuffs, dents, or marring. Unfortunately, this may approach a near obsession. It is for this reason that I opt for protection services like Apple Cares + combined with screen protectors and protective cases. With so many options for a phone case on the market, I have a few minimum requirements: 810G MIL-STD drop protection, added grip, responsive buttons/screen, a protected camera, and full access to buttons/toggles/ports. I recently had the opportunity to review the ITSKINS SUPREMESOLID case and found their iPhone 11 case to exceed my expectations.
The ITSKINS SUPREMESOLID iPhone case arrived in a trendy 4 1/4 inches wide by 7 inches tall by 3/4 inches thick hanging package. The cover panel listed the ITSKINS name along the top left, “UP TO 3M Extreme Impact 9.9 FEET” along the top right, the SUPREMESOLID 4 layer rugged protection name along the bottom, and for “iPhone 2019 along the bottom right.” The cover promised two sets of covers for the volume up and volume down buttons and showed an unobstructed volume mute toggle switch. There were three icons along the left of the panel, detailing advanced antimicrobial technology and the drop protection corner technology. The main focus of the panel was the colorful 3 5/8 inches wide by 4 7/16 inches tall image of the back of the phone case and an oblique front/side image. The top panel had a robust white product hanging tab, the white bottom panel was left unadorned, and the yellow spine reiterated the 3M Extreme Impact 9.9 foot drop rating, the Orange/Khaki color of the case, and the “ITSKINS BUILT TO OUTPERFORM” name. Turning to the back panel, I was impressed to see a vivid image of people BASE jumping and a very strong statement: “IF IT CAN PROTECT HIS PHONE IT WILL PROTECT YOURS!” Furthermore, the panel detailed the 3M drop rating, 3X military standard 810G, 19 patents, 6000 drops, and 876 days of research.
Returning to the cover, I lifted the yellow magnetic flap and opened the packaging. The inner panel provided a labeled grey/yellow image of the SUPREMESOLID case. The diagram listed details about the raised bezel, the rugged frost finish, the dual-layer air-pocket technology, and the impacthane+ built-in antimicrobial defense. I enjoyed the lower impact-absorption diagram, which showed the injection air-pocket crowns and edges. Similar to an egg drop challenge, trapped air can provide a rather lightweight, yet high impact resistant cushion. Each of the icons had a short descriptive paragraph, which allowed me to quickly understand the features of the case. When done, I slid my gaze to the right to enjoy a direct view of the case behind a thin layer of plastic. Beyond a simple visual inspection, I loved that I was able to gain tactile knowledge of the case as well, through the included 1 1/8 inch diameter window. I cut the two pieces of tape, lifted the plastic window, and subsequently removed the remove the case, you will need to cut the two pieces of tape
The 1.37-ounce case paired nicely with my 6.1” iPhone 11. Please note that the case is too big for the 5.8” iPhone 11 Pro or the 6.5” iPhone 11 Pro Max. I slid the volume toggle side of the phone into case and then walked my thumbs around the top, power button side and then bottom of the case. I found a 3/4 inch by 1/4 inch cutout with plastic orange power button on the left side of the case. The right side of the case had a 1/2 inch by 1/4 inch cutout for the volume toggle and a 2-inch by 3/16 inches long cutout housing the orange volume up/down plastic buttons. The bottom of the case had dual 9/16 inch by 1/8 inch speaker cutouts flanking a 9/16 inch by 1/4 inch lightning port cutout. The four squared corners corners turned the oval-shaped phone into a tall octagon. The back of the case had four raised arcs along each of the corners and slight raised lip around the 1 1/16 inches wide by 1 3/16 inches tall camera cutout. The raised external rim elevated the iPhone above the resting surface and added protection to the camera.
To test the drop rating, I slid the phone and case off of my table (29 inches) mimicking an accidental swipe. I repeated this several times and found no damage to the screen, to the sides, or to the back of the case or phone. Next, I held the phone at ear level and dropped it flat onto the lightning port and onto each of the lower corners. Surprisingly, the case bounced when impacting my hardwood floor. I suspect that this was due to the air pocket surrounding the phone. Pleased with the drop tests, I turned to the ports. The rounded shape of the lower lightning port accommodated every plug that I tried. The speaker cutouts, camera cutout, and volume toggle cutout were well placed and worked quite well. I liked that the company chose to use plasticized buttons in lieu of silicone rubberized buttons because they are markedly more responsive. If the orange color is too bold for your tastes, you can change them out for a more subdued look.