✉️ inbox@nafisa.co.za

Tech21’s-Impact-BandTech21 cases for iPhones, iPads and MacBooks have made their way to South Africa and is exclusively available through the iStore.

What makes Tech21 cases unique is the impact protection integrated into these cases, which have great design too. The cases have D3O inside them, which is an orange impact protection material visible through the clear cases.

The way they describe the D3O substance is: “in everyday use, the molecules flow freely, but upon shock or impact they lock together, absorbing the impact force and spreading the shock evenly across the surface of the material.” D3O Impact Material is also used by the military (impact protection on the battlefield), and for sportswear.

I visited the iStore HQ about two weeks ago for a demo on this very substance (unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to take it home to play with). It’s bright orange and works exactly as described above.


To test it, we were given Thor’s hammer (yes, that’s what was written on the hammer in the logo above) with the D3O substance, which I chose to wrap around my finger and get straight to it. I may have had a little too much fun:

As you can see, that is essentially how your phone/tablet/laptop is protected by the D3O substance upon impact. Tech21 says its intelligent impact protection cases features:

– a selection of ingenious raw materials that provide optimum impact protection
– minimalist look and feel, with access to all handset functions
– revolutionary design

I quite like the minimalistic look of the cases. I’m using a clear one at the moment, with the orange D3O substance clearly visible on the edges. It doesn’t add a lot of bulk to the handset but protects it all round. The back has a mesh like design, which is also clear. It is also available in gray, but I prefer the clear one as it matches my white handset better.

I have been asked to drop my phone as a demonstration, which I’ve chosen NOT to do. I do not recommend buying the case and doing a drop test either. If you’re interested in any of these impact covers for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, MacBooks, and some Galaxy handsets, contact your nearest iStore – http://www.myistore.co.za

To read more on impactology, check out the impactopedia on the Tech21 site: http://www.tech21.com/impactopedia/

The prices are as follows:
iPhone 5/5S – R299
iPad (3rd/4th gen) – R499
iPad Mini (1st/2nd gen) – R449
iPad Air – R499
Macbook Air and Pro – TBA


I have 3x Tech21 covers up for grabs – 1x iPhone and 2x iPad covers (mini and regular). All you have to do is comment below saying which one you’d like to win. I will pick a 3x winners via random.org in a week from now on 24 June at midday.

Good Luck!

The winners randomly selected are:
Jenty (iPad Air); Jonno (iPhone); and Zaakirah (iPad). Congratulations! And thanks to everyone who entered.

About the Author

Always online... except when I'm offline.

Related Posts

I’m obsessed with phone covers. I can’t go into a Typo and not buy a cheap cover. My classic...

If you haven’t already heard, OnePlus handsets are now available in South Africa. They will be sold...

I’ve been using the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for just under two weeks now, and I’m currently in Cape Town...

  • sgs2

    I would like one for the iPhone. Watching that makes me want to try it, definitely looks like fun.

  • Waseem Dawood

    Imagine if they made wolverine out of this instead of adamantium, so much funnier 😀 I’d like the one that would fit my S3

  • Glass

    Definitely want the one for the iPhone. I would probably try a drop test 🙂

  • Not a Cop

    Give it to me tho

  • Aubrey

    Definitely the one for iPhone

  • Yodas alter ego

    Would prefer the IPhone 5 cover.

  • MoselmirGerbilwaffle

    I would like an Ipad cover please!!

  • The Jess

    I’d love to win one for my iPhone 5c!

  • Megs H

    Would love to win the iPhone cover *Wink Wink* 😉 I have shared this giveaway on Twitter (@flutterbymegs)! Fingers crossed! xxx

  • farzana

    ‘Accident-prone’ me would like the one for the iPhone.

  • Jodi Kassel

    Traveling to and from clients means my Ipad takes a beating! Would love to have the cover for this reason 🙂

  • Mark Patterson

    Would like one for either my iphone 5 or my iPad gen 4

  • Nadia

    iPad please 🙂

  • Jonno Cohen

    iPhone cover for me, please 🙂

    • Congratulations Jonno! You’ve been selected randomly as a winner! 🙂 Please send me your full name, delivery address and contact details to inbox@nafisa.co.za so we can get your prize to you!

  • Arno Dolz

    iPad Cover would be great 😀 Mines looking a bit worse for wear!

  • Mofo2010

    Would love the iphone 5/5s case.

  • Zaakirah Simjee

    This cover is the perfect thing for me and my clumsiness!!! iPad regular cover for me please!!!

    • Congratulations Zaakirah! You’ve been selected randomly as a winner! 🙂 Please send me your full name, delivery address and contact details to inbox@nafisa.co.za so we can get your prize to you!

  • emlyn thomas

    ipad kanalla

  • Aysha Asmal Mayet

    Would love to win one for my iPhone5, there’s slways a 1st for everything. Fingers crossed maybe wit some of the orange goo…

  • Taryn

    These are amazing! I want the iPad 4th gen one please 🙂 Pick me PICK ME!

  • Fit Sole

    Hi I’d love one for my iPad Air as I drop this every other week. One screen change already. Thnx and also thnx for all your reviews

  • RehanaSeedat.5

    rehana seedat email: dseedat@telkomsa.net I would like to win an Ipad cover (Regular)

  • Very cool! I need a new cover for my iPad Air… so that’s what I’d choose.

    • Congratulations Jenty! You’ve been selected randomly as a winner! 🙂 Please send me your full name, delivery address and contact details to inbox@nafisa.co.za so we can get your prize to you!

  • Juanita Van Heerden

    One for a (regular) iPad, please.

  • Shahanah

    I would love to win the iphone cover 🙂

  • I would love to win the iPad regular one, or even the iPhone one, I’m not fussy 🙂

  • iPhone please. My phone’s current case has been dropped a few times to many…

  • stephanie

    iPad regular cover for me please 🙂

  • Dan Mwasi

    I would love the one for the iPhone 5, and orange is a good color for me

  • Zarina

    iPad regular

  • Sumaiyah

    iPad regular would be perfect for me

  • Raeesa Simjee

    Amazing!!! iPad regular

  • thohira mitha

    I need this for my iPhone 5S because I’ve somehow managed to even break my lifeproof cover *sigh*