Slide Into Protection with the Bodyguardz Link for iPhone 5S

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If you prefer a slider-style case for your iPhone 5S, then you’ll want to check out Bodyguardz Link. Available in six colors, the $29.95 case is a simple and stylish way to add color and protection to your iPhone 5S. Here’s a look at our CES 2014 review sample; stay tuned because we will be giving the sample away!

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Here is what Bodyguardz has to say about the case.

Link has been specifically designed to join with ScreenGuardz Pure and create a total protection solution that enhances the design of your device. Link offers case lovers a sleek, durable and stylish form factor. Available in multiple colors, Link is easily interchangeable and provides maximum protection for your phone. The soft touch finish enhances grip while embodying the style that is synonymous with the BodyGuardz name. Say goodbye to bulky cases.

And here’s a look on camera.

The case features open access to buttons and ports, a soft-touch matte finish and interchangeable two-piece construction.

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The inside of the case includes a soft spacer that prevents the case from coming into direct, and potentially scratch-laden, contact with the phone as it is slid in and out. This is a great addition that keeps dust from scratching the back of the iPhone.

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I appreciate the fact that the Bodyguardz Link adds just a bit of lay on the table protection to the iPhone. Add that to the fact that the Link is designed to work perfectly in conjunction with Bodyguardz tempered glass screen protectors and you have a protective system that surrounds your precious iPhone with layers of safety.

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The bottom portion of the slider case features the Bodyguardz name and logo; it’s obvious without being obnoxious. I appreciate the fact that the two pieces of the case come together as cleanly as they do.

It is worth noting that the design of the cutouts may preclude the use of some third-party Lightning cables.

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The cutout for the volume buttons and mute toggle is generous without being too large.

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The same goes for the sleep/awake/power button on the top.

The Bodyguardz Link is a simple case that does its job quite well. If feels good in the hand, protects your iPhone quite nicely and comes in numerous colors. Add in a price of under $30 and this is a great option for many who are looking for quality ways to keep their phone pristine. Check out all the colors here.

MSRP: $29.95

What I Like: Available in six colors; Inexpensive; Highly protective; Interior spacer helps prevent scratches when placing the case inside; Designed to work with Bodyguardz screen protectors

What Needs Improvement: Screen protection is additional; Some Lightning connectors may not work

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.