Incipio [PERFORMANCE] Series Levels 1 Offers Lightweight Protection

Incipio has released a line of cases offering five different levels of protection. Each case looks good and reflects the thought and care that went into creating their design. And with each number you get a bit more protection. This time out, we will look at the two lightest cases in the lineup; the Level 1 and the Level 2.

Incipio [PERFORMANCE] Series Levels 1 Offers Lightweight Protection

Five levels of protection in a variety of styles.


The Incipio [PERFORMANCE] Series Levels 1 offers lightweight drop protection for your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.
For $24.99 the case gives you the lightest protection in the series. In this case lightest not only refers to just how thin and featherweight the case is but is also a euphemism for “least protective.” That’s not a bad thing if you don’t tend to drop your iPhone and don’t participate in extreme sports. The tradeoff for giving up some degree of protection is that you get a case that doesn’t add a huge amount of bulk to the thin phone.

Here’s what Incipio has to say about the case:

Take everyday protection to the next level with the Incipio® Level 1 [Performance] Series case. Its specially engineered design delivers a finely crafted balance between sturdy protection and lightweight style. Constructed of highly durable, semi-flexible TPU material, it also features an integrated impact ridge bumper for enhanced shock absorption. For day-to-day smartphone defense, trust the [Performance] Series Level 1 case.

Incipio [PERFORMANCE] Series Levels 1 Offers Lightweight Protection

The case has a simple design and an unassuming look.

Incipio [PERFORMANCE] Series Levels 1 Offers Lightweight Protection

It offers just enough lay-on-the-table protection without doing anything to limit the access you want and need to the iPhone’s screen.

Incipio [PERFORMANCE] Series Levels 1 Offers Lightweight Protection

It offers a plentiful cutout for the camera, microphone, and flash without having to be larger than need be. That’s important since any exposed area translates into potential damage. Incipio strikes the right balance here.

Incipio [PERFORMANCE] Series Levels 1 Offers Lightweight Protection

And in keeping with the desire to keep your phone as protected as possible, the company saw fit to keep the bottom as covered as possible while still giving full access to the all-important ports and connectors on the bottom of the phone.

Incipio [PERFORMANCE] Series Levels 1 Offers Lightweight Protection

Then there is the side ridge built into the case. It is a simple design but it adds nicely to the protection this light case has to offer. In all, this case impresses.

I like the Level 1 case from Incipio and appreciate the way it keeps scratches off your iPhone. And since I don’t tend to drop my phone a lot I can definitely see using something like this. And at under $25, the case is an affordable way to keep your iPhone pristine.

Check it out here for $24.99.

If, however, you need a bit more protection you might want to go to the Level 2 case. That review is coming tomorrow!

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Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Thin and light; Looks good; Well-considered simple protection; Under $25

What Needs Improvement: Offers only limited protection; If you need more drop protection check out the other cases in this line

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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.