The Case-Mate TANK: Is this the toughest iPhone case yet?

case-mate-tank.jpgPlenty of phone and tablet accessory brands have tried their hand at super tough and durable cases, we wrote a tough case round-up back in September and particularly loved Griffin’s Survivor case and Ballistic’s Hard Core series of cases.

However, a new offering from Case-Mate called the TANK (in CAPS to prove how agressive it is) may be the toughest iPhone case yet. As its name would suggest, the TANK is pretty tough and has passed U.S. Military Specifications and has exceeded the U.S. Department of Defense’s standard for ALL of the elements, from sand and dust to wind and rain.

It also withstands pretty much anything you throw at it, from high drops to beatings with a hammer, which you can see from the VERY extreme tests its put through in Case-Mate’s show me proof video.

According to the Case-Mate team, TANK’s polycarbonate exterior is 2.5 times more impact resistant than other rugged cases. Not only does it have a super touch exterior, but its retractable screen protector significantly shields the screen from all kinds of impacts, cracking and condensation if you drop it in water.

In keeping with the TANK’s tough guy image, it comes in khaki and orange, but being a bit girly at times we do love the black and pink exterior the most as it’s a little less GI Joe.

Available from Case-Mate for $60 (£44.95).

Becca Caddy