Tech21 Impact Trio for iPhone at #CESlive: Can it survive the hammer?

A while back I was doing a review of a Tech21 case, which uses non-Newtonian material to absorb impact and protect your phone, when I did a drop test and... promptly broke my phone. I was an edge-case — literally, I somehow managed to hit an edge — and not only did the Tech21 case remain my favorite of the year, I simply had to seek them out at #CES 2014 and see what more they'd come up with for this year.

You can see the "now" up top, and journey back with me to re-live the "then" below!


Senior Editor at iMore and a practicing therapist specializing in stress and anxiety. She speaks everywhere from conferences to corporations, hosts the ZEN & TECH podcast, and should be followed on Twitter @Georgia_Prime.

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oscaramzz says:

Very impressive technology. I will be looking into this for my next case and screen protector. Is it already available? How about pricing?

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Nathan Bael says:

I remember seeing a video on a similar material several years ago, back during the iPhone 3G days. At the time it was just a couple of guys who had come up with it in their garage or something. It was grey in color, but it worked the same way.

asuperstarr says:

They really thought out why we want a case. More than just to prevent scratches.

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ame says:

Wow, that looks fantastic and worth a further look upon release! I would like to see more of that orangey material in the case than they appear to be using presently, though.

zdn1042 says:

I'm surprised to hear Georgia choosing Tech21 as her case of the year even after her iPhone screen cracked whilst using the case. I don't think I'll even buy another product from that same manufacturer if that happened to me.