Utomic Edge – Minimalist Design Phone Protection

When you buy an Apple phone you buy it for a lot of reasons including how great it looks.  These phones are thin, have a crisp clean look, and made to feel good in your hand.  Yet, as soon as you buy the phone you immediately put it in a case to protect it from drops.  Well, what if you could protect your phone from drops and STILL get to enjoy holding it the way it was meant to be held?  That is where the Utomic Edge comes in.

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The Utomic Edge protection system is a set of four shockproof and scuffproof rubber pieces, which Utomic calls FlexCore shells, that stick onto the corners of your phone.  With the help of their partners at 3M, they made a specially designed adhesive that also doubles as a shock absorber.  Plus, if you decide to take the corners off, there will not be any residue left behind.  Sweet!

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So how do these corner pieces work?  Well, because they are just slightly thicker than your phone, when you put it down, no part of the phone will actually touch the flat surface.  And in case you’re wondering, Utomic says their system can protect your phone from a drop up to a max height of 5 feet.  That’s about ear’s height.

My Experience

“I became comfortable with the idea that my phone was protected and yet I could touch and enjoy my phone the way it was intended to be used.”

Because I have always put full cases on my phones, using this system made me feel uncomfortable with how naked my phone was.  Whenever I put my phone down I did so very carefully thinking somehow my phone could get scratched.  Of course, physically, that would not be possible.  After a few days I did eventually got used to the concept and trusted the protection system.  I became comfortable with the idea that my phone was protected and yet I could touch and enjoy my phone the way it was intended to be used.

Unfortunately, there are some scenarios where this system could not protect my phone.

The first scenario is when putting the phone on the edge of a table.  Sometimes table space is lacking or I want to place it on the edge for easy access.  For the system to work all four corners need to be on the table.  Placing the phone on the edge of a table will leave the phone physically touching the table.

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The next scenario is when I put my phone in the car.  I don’t have a phone holder so I place it in a certain spot where I can see the screen.  Unfortunately, behind it are the cigarette lighters that hit the back of the phone.  The corners are no help in this scenario.

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Lastly, and I know you’ve been wondering, what about if you drop your phone on rocks or anywhere not flat?  Well, you’re right.  This system will not be very effective there.  But then again, how often do you find yourself in such a scenario?  I guess the closest I would get to such a scenario is dropping it on the stairs. Other than that, I would most likely drop it on the floor or over a table.

Overall this is a great product.  Simple design and sophisticated engineering are what make it stand out.  So if you are as curious about this product as I was, and you want to see what it’s like to protect your phone and STILL be able to feel and see it, then give this product a try.  Plus, if it turns out that this product is just not for you, Utomic has a 30-day full refund return policy.  It’s a no brainer!

Supported phone models and FlexCore piece colors

The FlexCore systems must be engineered to fit exactly on each phone.  Here are the phone models and FlexCore piece colors they support:

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Models

  • 5/5S/SE
  • 6/6S
  • 6 Plus/6S Plus
  • 7
  • 7 Plus

Colors

  • White
  • Black
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold

Leave me a comment below if you get them and what you think.  If you don’t get them, let me know why not.  I would love to hear from you.

If you’d like to learn more about this product, watch some drop test videos, and maybe give it a try click here.

8 comments

  1. Great reviews, I don’t even know this thing exists thanks a lot now I can have my iPhone without the protective case anymore.

  2. I like the idea of this phone protector. I never usually buy cases for my phone, only because I don’t like how bulky they make my phone, I like it thin and light. These are great for someone like me, it will still protect my phone in most cases, and I can still have the sleek light design of the phone. To bad I just bought a case for my phone, seeing that it has been cracking from drops, next time I will look into getting these!

    • Hi Summerly,

      Thanks for reading my review. I am intrigued by your response because someone at work also said the same thing. They don’t put a case on their phones but this product would be great for them because it only adds bulk where it matters and leaves the rest to enjoy. FYI, I will soon be giving away a set of the Utomic Edge protection system as soon as I hear enough people interested in this product. Stay tuned!

  3. I love this idea. I have a Samsung S5 and it is so bulky in the case that I have now. I have 4 kids, so a case is a Must-Have around my house.

    • Hi Amanda,

      Glad you like the concept. If you come from the same background of always having a case on all your past phones, this will feel very weird at first. if you get a set, let me know if you agree.

  4. I also loved the concept of the sleek design and tried it. 5 times if you put the phone in your pocket, or it gets warm , body temperature, the corners fall off in your pocket or your hand. The adhesive just doesn’t hold. But the utomic people were awesome. Gave me multiple sets to try . And we’re very nice. And when it just wouldn’t work. They refunded my money.

    • Hey John,

      Yes, I agree. The concept is innovative. Sorry it didn’t work out for you. I have to admit, I am surprised by your outcome. I’ve carried my phone in my pocket on a warm day and had no problems. Not sure why we are experiencing different outcomes. There could easily be other factors that we aren’t aware of. But if there something to say about Utomic is that they have great customer support! They really do go out of their way to attend to any questions or concerns you may have as you can tell by your experience. Glad you tried it!

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