If you’re interested in buying a new iPhone case, then you’ve probably realized how many different types are out there. First, there are differences in materials, shapes and overall design. Secondly, many cases are specialized in one function, so there are cases which provide additional extra-tough protection, some are bringing additional camera lenses, while there are also those which are able of amplifying the sound. So it really comes down to your budget and what your primary needs and wants are.
Speaking of sound amplifying cases, there’s a huge selection of this type. We already brought you reviews of some of these cases, including the Kubxlab’s AmpJacket which received the best possible rating. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take a look at newcomers, which are always trying to bring the next best thing.
Today we’re bringing you a review of the mik Sound Case, made for the iPhone 5/5S. This one is priced at $20, which sounds like a very good price for this phone case type. Continue reading to see how effective this one is, and what kind of protection it brings.
The mik Sound Case looks like just about any rubbery case, which I believe is its very compelling selling point. Most sound amplifying cases come in odd shapes, just take the AmpJacket for example. Some are using this odd shape to solve some protection problems, while this shape can be the main problem for many cases. With the mik Sound Case you won’t have to worry about that. When it comes to installation, all you need is to push your phone into the case, which can be a bit harder than you can imagine. It’s clear that this case is designed to hold your phone very tightly, but you’ll need to be very careful while pushing it, in order to place the phone inside. The same goes for removing the phone, which I believe can permanently damage the case.
Speaking of design, this case is very simple and even minimalistic. It’s available in several bright colors, so you’ll get to find the one which suits you the best. Some buttons are covered, like the sleep/wake and volume buttons. On the bottom edge you’ll see that there are two openings. One is for the headphone and microphone, while the other one is for the Lightning port. As you can see from the pictures the speaker is blocked, which reroutes the sound to the back of this case. There are two differently sized grilles on the back, whose main role is to amplify the sound. I need to say that this system works, since sound is clearly much louder than before. The only thing that I didn’t like is that the sound seems a bit more flat than usual, but you shouldn’t expect too much from a smartphone speaker.
The good thing about the mik Sound Case is its price, which is undoubtedly very competitive on today’s market. It offers good protection and sound amplification. The only problem with this is one is that it’s too tight, which can damage the case while placing the phone in or out.