Benks makes solutions to the every man that has something portable in their hands. Recently, with the release of the iPhone 14, some have chosen to upgrade; I’m not one of those people.
So I’ve stuck with the last model, the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which has been my main driver since I got it. Here’s what you can expect from Benks’ Biliz Cooling phone case in our review.
Benks Biliz Cooling Case Review
MSRP: $69.99 USD
Something initially, it’s labeled as a “cooling phone case” which means that when your phone gets a little too warm it helps vent the heat and disperse it through the case itself. While the design doesn’t provide any additional grip, it does provide good protection on the back and somewhat on the sides.
Where the volume buttons and lock button is located on each side, there is a groove in the case that allows for easy access to them. Grooving on the side opens to the screen instead of having plastic that piece there that can break if it gets snagged on something.
Located on the back, besides the grill and the protrusion where the cameras are, there is a spot labeled “magnetic zone”. It’s obviously the spot where you can connect an external phone cooler like the one Benks offers. Also, it serves as spot for you MagSafe charger if you happen to have one; and yes, you can wirelessly charge through the case.
The biggest negatives about the case overall is the cheaper plastic feel of it, which will still offer a bit of protection but it’s not meant for anything more than a normal to small drop distance. Your chances of screen damage are higher without the case but even with the clasping plastic on the front, it doesn’t provide much.
The charging port and speakers, as well as the top of the phone, aren’t covered either; so while it provides the easy access to everything along the sides, everything is still exposed for potential damage with no cushion. It shouldn’t be used for much more than minor protection when you’re around home since it can get sketchy when outdoors.
For the sake of its price point, it’s not truthfully justified. It’s much better to wait for a sale where it meets your expectation. It’s not a bad case for the cooling effect that it can provide and the minor protection, but it’s not made for much more than the casual phone game player since, like my iPhone, it’s fairly warm when playing Alchemy Stars.