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Hot on the heels of the latest phone release from Apple, Incipio has released their latest in iPhone cases with the DualPro hardshell-silicone core case for the iPhone 5.

Incipio created a number of cases for the iPhone 4/4S that employed the silicone hard shell combo. Like its predecessors, the DualPro has a form fitting silicone core which softens drops and minor impacts to the iPhone. Outside, a hardened shell protects the iPhone from harder impacts. These two layers of protection will keep your phone nice and safe.

Cutouts allow for easy use of the camera, and easy access to the lighting and phone ports below. There is a cutout for the mute switch above the covered volume buttons, but it is fairly far recessed and more difficult to access. There is also an indention cut out on the front top of the phone allowing for full use of the centered front facing camera.

Due to the materials, this case is not the most minimal of designs. It’s very form fitting, but it obviously exchanges minimalism for protection. Fortunately, it is very light and does not add too much to the weight of the phone. In the hand, the hard shell has a smooth texture, and fits well in hand.

Overall it’s a strong case and works very well, despite the added size.

Included in the case is a cleaning cloth, screen protector, and a folding plastic stand to allow the phone to stand at an angle for viewing.

The DualPro for iPhone 5 retails for $29.99 in a variety of colors and is available at Amazon and on the Incipio website.

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Based out of of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Kien is a long time technology and internet enthusiast. With a background in corporate IT and software development, he spends much of his time freelancing as an IT consultant and is currently the studio engineer for Livid Lobster. You can reach him via twitter at @kientran where he rants about television shows.