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Tech21 - EVO CHECK Case for Apple® iPhone® 7 Plus and 8 Plus - Smokey/Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2790 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed After Time!

    Posted
    Dissatisfied2017

    I purchased this case in April 2017, my main reason for my purchase of this specific case was that it was clear and allowed my phone to be seen while offering more than minimal protection. I am rating the case as fair because 3 months later it has done a fine job of protecting my iPhone 7 Plus but unfortunately the case it self has darkened and yellowed. My only guess is that it was defective material that allowed the case to become darkened, yellowed and unsightly, but as stated earlier it still serves it intended purpose of protecting the phone. I did contact the company (tech21) under their Limited Lifetime Warranty, unfortunately I paid cash for my case and I failed to put the receipt in the original box which i still had and without the receipt the company was unwilling to honor the Warranty.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, good grip, power button hard to push

    Posted
    NormalTony
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    I purchased this case in the store because I wanted to physically feel it before getting it. This is the only case I could find that had any sort of "grip" to it. All the other cases were too slick and I was afraid the phone would slip and drop, especially if I was trying to hold the phone with one hand (since I have the iPhone 7 Plus and it's nearly the size of an iPad mini). While this case does have a smooth surface, it's made out of that flexible, rubbery (or whatever) material that your fingers sort of "stick" to (which is a GOOD thing), yet it doesn't show finger prints and it still allows the phone to slip in and out of pockets easily. I like the minimal design because it stays true to the iPhone "look" (I got the black case for my black phone) without adding a ton of bulk. As far as the protection factor, I haven't dropped my phone yet so I can't really give an informed opinion on protection, but I'm hoping it protects well (fingers crossed). The only complaint I have is that this case makes the power button on the side EXTREMELY difficult to activate, so it requires you to push REALLY hard to get it to work. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with this case and I'd recommend it, but I do wish the power button functionality worked a little better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good case but a major flaw

    Posted
    Cross
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    The case is good but the bottom of the case on the first one didn’t cover up to the glass of the screen. The bottom seemed deformed and was enough so that I couldn’t connect my charger to the port.. I looked at other ones (in different colors as they didn’t have another black one) and found the bottom wasn’t deformed. I returned my first one and exchanged for a new one. The second one I could connect the charging cord without as much interference but the bottom was still deformed. Imagine looking straight on at the charging port. The top of the case had a dip in the middle (smiley face). I kept the second one as i could still connect the charger and it did just barely extend up to the top of the screen. Raises that, I’ve had tech21 cases before and they are great at protecting your phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, secure, & seemingly indestructible

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    Discerningcustomer
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    This case is crazy-amazing. I love that the case does not add too much bulkyness, keeping the sleek shape of the iPhone’s design on full display. And it fits snugly around the edges of the phone to give maximum screen viewing and total protection from drops that result in the phone landing on its face, or that ever-reverberating crash onto a corner of the device that has a strong tendency to damage not only the screen but the casing of the phone as well. I buy the same case for all of my new phones. I am glad, too, because just hours after putting this on my new iPhone 8s, I dropped it. The phone landed face down, but all was well because of the quality and security this case offers. I have since dropped my phone at least three more times, on various landing surfaces and still not a scratch. The protection capacity for the case is a “10” and the overall “low profile,” sleek nature makes this case a must buy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish case for the ladies!

    Posted
    robroy0071
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    I bought the Tech 21-Evo case in pink for my wife as a surprise. Her original case was falling apart and she didn’t mind that it did. To her the slimness of the case was perfect but didn’t mind the rubber parts wearing out. She loves this case....it’s pink and thin. Now for the product itself although thin it has good protection. It’s soft plastic that protects from short distance fall say about 3 to 4 feet high. By no means is it like the other cases sold by life proof or otter box. It protects up to a certain height. I can attest to the hieght since she drop the phone coming out of the car. It fell out of her hand when she went to close the door from the top of the car window. The price is right for this type of case. Get it if you like pink, thin, and modern styled. Cheers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One network throughout the house is better

    Posted
    Tomd
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    Using this in bridge mode from a Google Fiber modem/router. The Google router is connected to the Velop with a HDMI cable.. It worked fine for my tv's and google home/mini boxes. The google speed test gave me over 100 Mbps on the volup network where I am getting about 60 on the Google fiber wifi (I have 1 Gbit service) and I saw NO reduction in speed at the second node. Big problem that I cannot connect my client computers to the server though the volep nodes. I have to leave the computers on the Google router network in order for the clients to access data on my server. (I'm still working on that and hope to find a solution.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome protection in a minimalist package

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    MtnDew
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    I have been a Tech21 fan for many years. Each product I have purchased for my Samsung and Apple devices has been a top notch product in terms of style, performance and protection. This Evo Check case is no different. I would highly recommend this case for the following reasons: -The case adds almost no bulk to make the phone look "chunky" -The edges are extremely protective while adding minimal bulk. I have dropped my iPhone 7 plus numerous times on different points of impact with no damage to the phone or screen. -The case composition makes for easy grip of the phone. It also allows for minimal movement when on slanted surfaces or dashboards. -The clear back with a herringbone pattern and the white outside edging complement my iPhone 7 Plus nicely. I highly recommend this case or any case from Tech21. You can't go wrong with Tech21.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Durable but has design flaws

    Posted
    AZMatt
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    This case was purchased for a new 8 plus. I was looking for a firm rubber case as I feel they absorb impact better than those hard plastic ones. This case if pretty durable. I've dropped my phone a couple time since and it has done it's job protecting the phone. There's one major design flaw with this case. The opening for the Ring/Silent switch is so small and recessed, you need to put an object in there (paperclip, pen, anything small) in order to flip it on and off, unless you have really long nails. I'd say most men will have issues since we don't typically have nails that extend beyond our fingertips. Had I know this, I probably wouldn't have purchased. But if you have long (ladylike) fingernails, you might like it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks have improved

    Posted
    Pebbles
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    I have used Speck cases in the past, and this case is less bulky. I am using the iPhone 7 case with the iPhone 6 because there were limited colors available in the iPhone 6 cases. You can't use the headphone jack since the opening is different in that area. The opening is for the added speaker for the iPhone 7, but it isn't the right size to use for the headphone jack. The bottom of the case is a little flimsy, moves easily, since there are such large openings at the bottom of the iPhone now, and the bottom of the case is not stiff plastic. I'm not sure this will be a problem if the phone is dropped. I like the new colors that Tech 21 is now offering. I hear that it protects you phone better than any other case because it dampens the impact force on the inside components of the phone. Time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect slim case

    Posted
    Harbaur
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    This case was exactly what I was looking for after using the Lifeproof cases for years for my iPhone, which always resulted in decreased photo quality and muffled or even cutting out of sound when talking on the phone. This case is slim, flexible, and doesn’t distort pictures or sound because the openings are not covered at all. It’s even slim enough to use the charging dock that I couldn’t use with other cases because they were too bulky. There is no screen protection on this model but they are easy enough to find if you want to apply one for extra protection. I’ve had a few short drops (2-3 feet) and so far so good! I only wish they had the clear in stock when I bought mine, but the smoke color is a good compromise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    AZIZ
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    Was looking for a “catch my eye/durable” phone case and I came across this Tech21 case. This is a very popular and good protected phone case. I was recommended by iJustine who knows all the latest tech and phone protected phone cases. She’s very popular on social media and I seen her talk about how much she loves the tech 21 brand. So I figured I give it a try and so far so good! Dropped my phone a few times and my phone have came out pretty good! No scratches or anything. I would def recommend this to a friend. And it had a nice aqua green color that really draws you in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy & Used

    Posted
    PrintemUp
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    I purchased this item to protect an IPhone 7 plus and was truly disappointed. The case is very flimsy, felt really cheap and did not have a good feel when it was placed on my phone. I reminded me of the 3 dollar phone cases that flood the local flea markets. When I unpacked the case from the packaging, it was obviously used as it had scratches and marks on the case. The original packaging did not appear to have been opened prior to my purchasing it. I did not appreciate the fact that there was no quality control. Who knows if the case was used by someone at the company and repackaged as new. I am not a happy consumer and the product was ultimately returned to the store where purchased.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to...

    Posted
    flzl
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    Had a tech 21 case for my iPhone 6. Bought a speck case when I upgraded to my iPhone 7. I liked it but missed the feel of tech 21. It is more expensive than I would expect for it to just be one piece, but the feel and overall protection I guess is worth it. Still makes the phone lightweight and thin while giving added protection. I'm not one to drop my phones so I don't know how good it would sustain in a drop, but the bezel makes leads me to believe that it would be fine. I did perhaps maybe choose the wrong color. I have a black iPhone 7 and got the white/clear case. The white bumper looks good, but kind of clashes with the clear back of it. Probably should have got the black/smokey one. I don't know, it might just be me lol.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty red color.

    Posted
    Jaycee
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    My first iphone. Special Edition Candy Apple Red is very attractive. The phone product seems to be okay but absolutely no support from Apple. Very poor customer service. Difficult to set up on my own. Absolutely no support in setting up phone. Very disappointed w/Apple's support when I paid a premium price for their product only to be left in the dark on how to set-up phone and obtaining advice on security issues. Very poor job of support by Apple but phone is beautiful and, hopefully, I'll figure out how to set it up and put it to use. Would return it to vendor and buy a Samsung if I were able to do so at this date.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fit and aesthetically pleasing

    Posted
    Soulfactor
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    I originally ordered another case by a different manufacturer from another online retailer for my new iPhone 8+. There was an issue with delivery and I didn't want to take any chances so I thought I'd buy a lower cost temporary stop gap till the other more expensive case arrived. Well, I picked this one up and I love it. It fits snuggly, it's aesthetically pleasing and the rubber actually adds a bit of grip to the all-glass construction of the iPhone 8"s outer shell. I like it so much I canceled the other case. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is that I cannot vouch for the drop protection. I am not a rich youtuber that can afford to do drop tests :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not user friendly AT ALL

    Posted
    TooMuchNerd68
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    I’m fairly certain this case would protect my phone a little if I dropped it but that’s where the convenience ends. You can’t get at any of your phone’s controls because they are set SO deep now. Forget turning off the ringer unless you have fake nails. Forget plugging a charger cable because the cover gets in the way and will force your cable out. Forget trying to take a screen shot. I’m returning this and getting another mophie. It’s 8 times heavier but at least I can use my phone’s controls without frustration

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect case for new iPhone

    Posted
    MRTGroo
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    LOVE this case! This was exactly what I wanted. I just got a new red iPhone, so naturally I didn't want a case that would hide the phone color. But at the same time, I didn't want a cheap, hard plastic case. This one is made out of a rubber material, making it really easy to have a nice, secure grip on your phone. But at the same time it's not big and bulky. And it doesn't feel cheap. Bonus is that it has drop protection of 9.9 ft and a lifetime warranty. And FYI: the case does not get in the way of the charger cord, despite what another reviewer stated in their review. You just have to pay attention to what you are doing when you are inserting the cord.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case but gets dirty very quickly

    Posted
    Awhitty
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    I purchased this white case for my new iPhone 7 plus, silver. Within a couple weeks I noticed that the case lining was already starting to become very dirty and dingy. It started out pearl white but now has dirt in the crevices and the case itself is starting to turn brown. (See pictured below) If you don't mind a rustic look to your new phone get this case, but otherwise, I strongly recommend that you don't. The case itself is great, albeit slightly ill fitting on the bottom, consider getting the black version of this case instead. I hope this review helps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beast slim case

    Posted
    Chad
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    My wife and I had these cases for our iPhone 6plus phones as well, and loved them. So when we upgraded, we purchased the EVO CHECK for the new phones as well. And they have gotten even better. The one complaint I had for the older model was the hard plastic ring around the photo lens (it cracked on mine and would jab me in my pocket from time to time). But Tech 21 fixed that and it is now a raised lip of silicon that is tougher and unobtrusive. The case adds little to the dimensions, is very grip friendly. As well as extremely good at protecting your devise against the occasional fall, regardless of how it lands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better than no case?

    Posted
    Robin
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    All the soft cases were super flimsy but the harder plastic seemed like they would scratch my phone. All cases were ridiculously over priced averaging $50 for the simple cases - merely a piece of clear rubber.. this case serves the very simple purpose of covering and keeping my phone from being scratched, for a high price. I do not believe it will stand a chance in protecting my phone from damage if dropped though. (I wasn't ready to drop $100 on a lifeproof case, that would truely protect my phone). Case is clean, soft, easy to get on and off without worrying about damaging phone in the process. Not worth the price tho but didn't have time to shop.

    I would recommend this to a friend