I'm a big fan of the texture of this case. The grippy sides with the textured back makes the Evutec Aergo one of the better handling cases in my arsenal of iPhone 7 cases.
It is a big thicker than the average case though but that hump houses a magnet so it's not just wasted bulk.
For my Evutec Aergo review, I've given this case a score of 4.1 Eh's out of 5. It is a better than average iPhone 7 case. If you were looking for a similar case with a magnet on the back, check out the iFace, the Mous case, the Mophie Force Hold and the Budu case.
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Amazon US: Amazon CA: Amazon UK: Amazon DE: Or get it on eBay: Case Comparison Tool: it comes to design, the Aergo looks lighter than it actually is. The bump looks like it would add weight to the iPhone but it doesn’t really. The bump does make the case thicker but since it occurs in the middle of the case, it isn’t that noticeable. I will note that the bump has been cleverly marketed as the Aergonomic Arch. The ergonicmoics of the arch is probably going to be more noticeable on the bigger iPhone 7 Plus rather than the iPhone 7.
The case fits well together though the nylon back is going to slide around easily and like a top, which might be a good thing if you’re figidy. Through my review period, the back didn’t show any signs of excessive wear and tear though I’d imagine the ballistic nylon might pull apart if caught on something sharp. The ridges along the edge of the case coupled with the texture from the ballistic nylon back puts the Aergo a notch above the average case in terms of texture.
For protection, the Aergo is drop rated to mil-spec 810g at 4 ft. So it will protect your iPhone from texting height at most. There are multiple layers to the case as the box claims there are three while the website shows a plethora of layers. Well, if you count the 7 polyurethane coatings as layers that is. The Aergo feels quite solid so I’m not terribly concerned about my iPhone breaking during day to day mishaps.
The edges of the case will keep the screen off a flat surface but I’m not sure how well edge to edge screen protectors will fare as the edges creep up the edges quite a bit.
I didn’t have any issues accessing the iPhone in the case. Buttons are easy to use, the cutout is large enough for third party cables and the hump doesn’t get in the way of the camera or flash.
The last thing I’ll talk about is the Afix mounting system. The Aergo comes with a magnetic vent mount that attaches magnetically, durrr, to the hump of the Aergo. The AFix mount only has one orientation which limits the viewability of the iPhone in the car. For vent mounts, I personally like the iFace version of the mount since it allows you to turn the iPhone towards you.
The Aergo magnet works with any mag mount so if this is an issue for you, you can definitely swap out the default mount with a different one if you can find it.
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