iPhone 5 has been out just a week and we’ve already reviewed a handful of nifty cases, yet Belkin’s Shield case is the simple design we’ve been waiting for. The Belkin Shield Pastels case is a one-piece shell with a form fitting design that has a sweet and laid back appearance and an ideal build for every-day usage.
While we do appreciate unique designs, button overlays, above-and-beyond protection, and/or textured finishes, there’s nothing like a truly simple case with a sharp finish and nice protection. The Belkin Shield Pastels has a thin, but rigid, polycarbonate shell with a patterned high gloss finish, of course in pastel colors.
The case snaps right on to iPhone 5. It exceeds iPhone’s face on all corners, which helps ease the impact from a drop and also keeps the screen from scratching when you lay it facedown. The top and bottom of the case are exposed for access to ports and buttons. This will come in handy as speaker docks and charging stations are released for iPhone 5. There’s a cutout for the volume buttons and toggle switch and an anti-glare cutout for the camera/flash.
From experience, this simple polycarbonate case design has proved itself to be a case that can withstand the test of time. The pastel finish should look just about as good as it ever did in a years time. The thin and lightweight form compliments iPhone 5′s sleek design. At $30, you won’t be disappointed. The Shield Pastels Case for iPhone 5 is currently available in a pink or orange color scheme from Amazon.com. Belkin.com has a variety of other Shield Cases too.
The Good: Simple Design, Protective, Durable, Good Cutouts, Easy to Apply/Remove.
The Bad: Nothing Yet.