Unique smartphone cases are a bit rare these days, but Marware’s rEVOLUTION case offers a number of unique features and design elements that might make up for its $34.99 price (just $13.99 on Amazon, though).
The case itself is made of polycarbonate, and is primarily made up of three different pieces. In regards to the installation, it’s recommended that you start by placing the top and bottom pieces onto the phone, followed by the middle portion (button-side first). This ensures for a tight and proper fit.
The actual design of the case has two smooth pieces for the top and bottom, while the large, middle piece has a glossy square-ish pattern throughout, giving you an incredible amount of grip.
Right off the bat, I noticed that my anti-glare screen protector had a few small bubbles in just the upper-left and lower-left portions of the case. I found this to be a bit surprising, considering that, included with your purchase, is a screen protector that itself seems a bit thicker than my anti-glare film, so I can’t image it working out too well. This, however, appears to be the only downside to this particular case that I could find.
Going over the cutouts and button covers, the left side of the case features thin polycarbonate covers, both of which offer an increased “click” while being easier to press. Above that, you’ll find the cutout for the silent switch, which is large and easy to access. Moving towards the top, you’ll find a similar cover for the power button, albeit it won’t have as much feedback as the volume button covers. At the bottom of the case, you’ll find cutouts for everything at the bottom and, fortunately, the headset opening and Lightning opening are both larger than the average cutout, meaning third-party cables and headphones should have much less of a problem. Lastly, on the back of the case, we have a very large cutout for the camera, which has no issues with the flash, however it just seems too large and exposes more of the back of the iPhone 5 than it really needs to.
In the end, the case itself is a fairly good case that offers a unique design to give yourself a unique setup. While I don’t particular prefer the black version, the “metal jacket” variation seems a lot slicker, so don’t forget to take a look at Marware’s other color combinations of the rEVOLUTION.