BikeBiz has plenty of iPhone cases flagged up to us as being cyclist friendly, often with much justification – Case Mate’s Tank is an exception, however.
Having been tested with hammers (says the manufacturer), it’s safe to say the polycarbonate exterior offers fair protection against impact. The case has been designed to exceed US Military specifications for device protection, including offering coverage against sand and dust, rain and vibration.
According to the firm “sixty seven per cent of breakages to iPhones are down to screen cracks,” something which the roller shutter protects from, unlike much else on the market at present. The product was in fact designed with the principals of a motorcycle helmet in mind, primarily focused on impact resistance, with the added bonus shock absorption properties of a silicone interior.
At £44.95, it’s at the more expensive end of the scale for these kind of products, but for those keen to keep things in working order the case is available in black, green/orange, black/pink and white/pink.