I'm still not sure what Non Newtonian physics means, but it was wise of Tech 21
to ship me a gooey sample of the material used in their cool 'Band’ case so I could see and feel how different it is. It's not rubber and it's certainly not plastic, but it's a strong, protective grippy substance that feels very comfortable in your hand. And it looks snazzy, too, in the clear + orange model that I tried, as well as the many other variations on their website.
I've received a lot of positive compliments on the case and it has earned a spot as one of my go to cases. The Tech 21 case
is not waterproof, but I did bring it to a watermark yesterday as it felt like the most protective way to keep my iPhone in a crowded theme park.
Speaking of protection, Tech 21
has coined the phrase IMPACTOLOGY(TM) to refer to the science of protecting mobile devices, tablet and even laptops. Indeed Tech 21 provides cases for more than just iPhones. As they say, they are "obsessive about protection, so you don't have to be."