During CTIA 2012 in New Orleans I met Tech21, a company with a neat motto, Impactology. This motto means, "Science in Protection" and it is used to describe what they are currently offering, more protection than their respective competition.
Their product was presented during ShowStoppers in a particular way, with a fish tank filled with what their protective cases are made of. They offer an orange colored material, called D30, that in normal condition it's kind of flows freely, molds to any shape, but when applied pressure, like punching it, it is essentially receiving shock, it gets very hard, thus protecting whatever it is engulfing.
We got our hands on a Impact Band for the iPhone, that resembles Apple's Bumper, to test since then. I've carried it for some time and I got to say that from the very first time you see it, you know it has to protect more than Apple's Bumper.
It looks more solid, it goes all the way to the front and the back on the borders to protect on the eventuality that the iPhone is dropped flat. But this case is made to protect better on the sides and corners.
The design itself is appealing; it is no that bulky, fits well in your pocket, which is always a good sign. The material, or D30, is in form of an orange strip inside the Impact Band, that is visible in every case.
In my tests the Impact Band protected the iPhone very well. So if you are on the market for this kind of case for your iPhone, this is the one you should get. Looks good, offer a variety of colors, but most importantly, it gives you the peace of mind that your iPhone will be protected.
The Impact Band retails for $39.99 and you can get it through Tech21's website.