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Incipio Frequency iPhone 5 Case Review

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The Incipio Frequency iPhone 5 Case is a slim, form-fitting iPhone 5 case available in an array of colors with a simple EQ design on the back.

Incipio’s Frequency iPhone 5 case gets its name from the textured equalizer like design on the back of the case which is otherwise a solid color with a soft touch finish.

While many cases offer bright colors and flashy designs, I’m drawn to the flat black finish with glossy accents on the back of this case from Incipio. This iPhone 5 case isn’t designed to deal with harsh conditions, but for users looking for a good every-day case, it fits the bill.

Read: Best iPhone 5 Cases

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Incipio Frequency iPhone 5 Case.

The Incipio Frequency iPhone 5 case includes a small lip on the front of the case to keep the iPhone 5 display from touching a table when placed upside down. This also increases the chance of a dropped iPhone 5 hitting the case before the screen.

On the back is a small smooth indent at the top of the phone. This runs the width of the phone, including a cutout for the iPhone 5′s rear facing camera. While holding the phone, this small indent acts as a catch for my index finger, offering a better grip than the soft finish of the main back, and making it easier to hold the phone with one hand and still reach all touch points on the display.

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The indent at the top makes gripping the iPhone 5 easier.

The case covers the power button and volume buttons with a cutout for the mute switch. The bottom of the case includes openings for the microphone, speaker, Lightning dock connector and headphone jack. Most headphones fit with no trouble, though the large headphone cable in my car has trouble connecting, like it does to most iPhone cases.

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A small lip protects the display.

Users looking to protect the iPhone 5 from scratches and bumps should check this case out. It won’t offer as much protection as the OtterBox iPhone 5 case, but it’s one of my favorite minimalist iPhone 5 cases so far.

Read: Best iPhone 5 Accessories

The case includes a small folding stand that props the iPhone 5 up in landscape orientation for watching videos or using FaceTime.

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The Incipio Frequency iPhone 5 case includes a small foldable stand.

Incipio offers the Frequency iPhone 5 case in a variety of colors including black, grey, pink, purple and teal. The case is available at Best Buy, Radio Shack, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint stores for $24.95.

Incipio offers the DualPro, a similar style case with two layers of protection, including a soft inner layer and a hard shell outer layer for more protection. Read the Incipio DualPro iPhone 5 case review

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

7 Comments

  1. andrewsouls

    10/01/2012 at 10:35 am

    thanks, just the sort of case i was looking for :)

  2. tammy

    10/01/2012 at 9:21 pm

    If you are looking for slim iPhone 5 cases, check out here http://etopmost.com/6-slim-iphone-5-cases-and-covers

  3. Justin Version

    10/07/2012 at 8:30 pm

    thanks for very nice review. if you want to make a review for iphone 5 wood case, may may check out this collection
    http://makedirect.com/wooden-iphone5-cases-collection-114

  4. jawind

    11/20/2012 at 6:03 am

    Cool but I’m super happy with my Aktiv case from EDGE Design http://www.edge-design.

  5. Harrison

    04/26/2013 at 12:11 pm

    Nice case, but I prefer the Pong Research iPhone case . The amount of radiofrequency energy a cell phone user is exposed to depends on the technology of the phone, the distance between the phone’s antenna and the user, the extent and type of use, and the user’s distance from cell phone towers. Then I researched ways to avoid the danger from cell phone radiation. In the end though, I found a couple of reviews of Pong Research’s cases, that convinced me to give it a try. This case is built with an antenna in between layers of the back cover, which reduces exposure to radiation while optimizing the mobile reception.

  6. [email protected]

    10/25/2013 at 10:39 am

    You know that your kick stand is backwards and upside down, right? It has the Incipio logo on it and its not facing the right way.

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