id America Gasket V8 iPhone 5 Case Review and Giveaway

id America iPhone 5 Gasket idCase

Tech-savvy car enthusiasts with a sense of style rejoice!  id America has developed a new case for your iPhone 5 that looks great. The Gasket V8 case for iPhone 5 is a stand-out design that morphs your phone into what can frankly be described as a cylinder head gasket. This sleek brushed aluminum case provides just enough protection while delivering a design that is unmatched in a sea of boring cases. And with 5 colors to choose from, there is certainly one that fits your palette.

id America iPhone 5 Gasket idCase

I love cars and I hang out with other car enthusiasts just about every day of the week. Trust me when I say that the id America Gasket looks awesome and gets plenty of attention around the water cooler. Functionally, it’s one of the slimmest cases I’ve found and fits in my pocket better than my old case.

One of my favorite features is the incorporated slim, non-slip rubber edge that allows you to place the phone screen-side down on a table and, when combined with the included screen protector, I feel confident that my iPhone 5’s screen won’t be scratched with normal use.

Positives

  • Very cool design – it’s a cylinder head gasket!
  • Aluminum frame is light and thin
  • Soft internal surface won’t scratch your phone during installation or removal
  • Feels great in your hands – better than I expected
  • Small non-slip coated ridge allows the phone to be set screen-side down
  • Includes screen protector film, installation squeegee and microfiber cleaning cloth

Negatives

  • Not a lot of protection – the case is about aesthetics
  • The fit is adequate but could be a little tighter top-to-bottom
  • My signal strength is slightly weaker (about 1 bar) with case installed

Overall Opinion – I have received plenty of questions and comments from random co-workers when they see the Gasket case. It looks cool and it’s a conversation starter which means id America succeeded with their design intent. The Gasket fits in my pocket great and is one of the thinnest cases I’ve found.

Head over to idAmericaNY.com to buy the case for $29.95 in one of five colors.

If you have an iPhone 4 or 4S, Amazon is selling the Gasket case for those for $20-$30 depending on color.

Want one for free? Read on…

iPhone 5 Gasket V8 Case Giveaway

 Gasket V8 iPhone 5 case

Want one of these bad boys for free ($29.95 value)? Just click the “Share” and/or “Tweet” button below to share this contest with your friends, then fill out the short form to let us know you entered.

Hint: If you share on both Facebook and Twitter, you double your chances of winning!

On May 6th, we’ll pick one random winner. It’s that easy! Now get to it…

Congrats to the winner, Steven Tymiak! Thanks to all those who entered – keep an eye out for more contests soon!

Let us know what you think of this case in the comments below.

Disclaimer: id America provided this product to the editor for purposes of review. All opinions are true and unbiased.

Aaron Benson

Aaron Benson

Product Reviews Editor
Endurance driver for the infamous SciQuest Ford Escort, autocrosser and all-around car guy, Aaron resides in the South-East USA where he is known to tear up the track (or a set of tires) on a regular basis.
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  • Qatar Cars

    That’s a very good , back cover , where to buy

  • http://www.automoblog.net/author/csburdick/ Chris Burdick

    We have a winner! Congrats to Steven Tymiak, who won the Gasket V8 iPhone 5 case!