Mengo Stealth Armor Shockproof Case for HTC One (M8) Featuring Cloud Cushion Technology and Matte Screen Protector (Sterling)
Weight / Size: 3.2 oz.
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review
Four stage safeguard system includes frontal defense shield, fingerprint resistant matte screen protector, TPU (hard plastic & soft silicon) cloud cushioned layer, and back door with built-in kickstand
- Fingerprint resistant matte screen protector included for optional use
- TPU cloud cushioned technology layer for shock-absorbent damage protection
- Built-in kickstand allows for easy horizontal viewing at a 45 degree angle
- Hassle free, 1 year warranty – no questions asked
Review: When I received my Mengo Stealth Case the packaging it arrived it was in tact and wrapped well. It was in a small padded envelope and inside it was in a plastic wrapped sleeve. It held up to the shipping but I would have liked to see it in a little something sturdier. All it would have taken is to drop a heaver package on it in error and the case would have been toast.
I picked this case for review because I just got my phone a little while ago and I have a case but was looking for something that would protect it a little more in terms of accidental drops. Once unpackaged I took the case apart and really looked into all of the pieces. There are three different pieces to this case, four if you include the screen protector. At first glance I wasn’t overly impressed. The outer shell is made of a cheap feeling plastic that looks like it would break on first impact with a hard surface. The middle liner is a rubberized material that is meant to go against the phone. The case also has a built in kickstand. Luckily I have fingernails otherwise I would have hard a hard tie pulling out the kick stand. This is also made from the same plastic as the front and back outer shell. The one thing I did like about this is that the middle layer has a rubber lining that is supposed to protect your phone. The downfall to this is that there is no protection between the phone and where the kickstand is. It is just a ruff plastic to rub against the phone.
I found throughout my use of this case that it made my phone feel bulkier than I like and the plastic outer shell slippery to hold. I would like to say I tested it on impact but I have to admit that I did not have the faith that the case would protect my phone from damage.
All in all it would be an ok starter case while I looked for the one that I really want. I would not recommend to people who have a fast paced job or use their phones a lot as I can see the slippery surface and the bulkiness as an issue.
The packaging and price were good but the product just doesn’t live up to what I was hoping to get. I will not be recommending this case, but would be open to trying another product from this company in the future. The idea is there I just think the materials used need to be improved upon.