When it comes to the ultimate in drop protection for your mobile phone, Ballistic is one of the first brands that comes to mind. In this Ballistic SG Maxx iPhone Case Review, we’ll take a look at whether the latest case from Ballistic is a good choice for protecting your Apple iPhone.
Ballistic SG Maxx cases are designed for maximum protection. In fact, they are engineered for drop protection, drop tested at 15+ feet, and conform to military specifications. As such, their construction has to be very solid, so they are not as thin or light as other available cases. However, the case is neither excessively bulky or heavy, which is impressive given the extensive protection afforded. As expected from Ballistic, the SG Maxx features top quality materials with excellent fit and finish.
While I really like the look of the case (the review model we were sent is the white and black style pictured on top), the women I showed the case to thought it was a bit too “manly” looking for their tastes. It really has that tough, military look, which goes hand-in-hand with the rugged protection it is designed to offer. If that isn’t what you want, there are other thinner, lighter, and prettier iPhone cases available elsewhere.
Ballistic SG Maxx iPhone Case 4 Layer Protection
- Layer 1 – Molded screen protector provides impact protection for your screen
- Layer 2 – Ballistic shock absorbent polymer
- Layer 3 – Tough impact resistant polycarbonate shell
- Layer 4 – Soft silicone equipped with reinforced Ballistic Corners
If you drop your phone, chances are it will land on a corner. This is why the silicone corners of the SG Maxx are especially beefy. It is one way they increase the protection, without a big increase in weight. Another really cool feature of the case are the integrated opening and port covers. These automatically keep the ports clean and free of pocket lint, while still allowing easy access for recharging. You’ll especially appreciate this if, like me, you’ve ever had to clean the dust out of your iPhone dock connector to get it to work again.
The Ballistic SG Maxx case comes with a holster. Just like the rest of the case, the holster is solid and strong. Simply adjust the swivel clip depending on whether you prefer a horizontal or vertical alignment of your cell phone, and you are set to go. Your iPhone easily pops out when you want it, yet securely snaps in when you want it stowed. Naturally you’ll want to place your phone screen first into the durable holster, giving you even more protection when it is holstered.
It is worth noting that part of the four layer protection included with the Ballistic SG Maxx is a molded screen protector. This means that you don’t need to buy a screen protector separately. Unlike most screen protectors, the one included with the SG Maxx is not paper thin. As such it provides superior impact protection for your screen. It isn’t just a flat sheet either–it has molded edges providing for complete protection of your entire display screen.
Ballistic SG Maxx
- Molded screen protector design means greater impact protection for your mobile device
- Crafted with a “lay-on-table” feature, keeping your screen slightly lifted from any surface it may drop onto
- Four layers of protection delivers a durable solution, keeping your device safe against the worst of drops
- Optional rotating belt clip offers superior travel capabilities
- Models available for iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy S III
For the ultimate protection for your iPhone 4, iPhone 5, or Galaxy S3, Ballistic SG Maxx cases make an excellent choice. Purchase the Ballistic SG Maxx for iPhone $49.99 at GoBallisticCase.com in your choice of black/black, black/white, or hot pink/white. You can also buy Ballistic SG Maxx Cases for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy SIII at discounts of around 50% off list price at Amazon.com.