These attractive cases, that are part of the Artist series, are straight-forward basic shells (we didn’t select the Kreashun Pink Stars case for our review sampling). Given that these are novelty items, the $24.99 retail price is at the upper end of "fair". The application and removal of the cases was simple and the shells provided a secure enclosure to the sides and back of the iPhone 5.
The only issue I had with the finish was on the unit I was assigned for review (Kreashun Mural 1). There were two miniscule but noticeable bubbles but these did not significantly detract from its looks or function. The units that Alice and Steve demonstrated were clean and without apparent flaws.
The only construction concern I would express is that the case encroaches enough on the side of the iPhone 3.5 mm connector to prevent some higher diameter jack sleeves from joining flush with the iPhone 5. Many newer 3.5 plugs on cables or premium headsets have slim jack sleeves. On some of the older ones that we have had around the house or office were fatter than would allow for flush plugging with the Fuse Plus You case on my iPhone 5. When I used a Belkin cable (purchased at Frys), which had a slim jack sleeve and connected flush to the bottom of the iPhone 5.
If you like to have attractive choices for your iPhone 5 covers, the items of these services are not only attractive but truly unique. Having had the opportunity to see JFeather and Monty Montgomery create an accompanying mural live at CES 2013 made the cases that must more special.
We give the Artist Series Limited Edition iPhone cases from Fuse Plus You a 9 out of 10.
An editor’s note: As we post our first comprehensive report from the samples gathered at CES 2013, I wish to thank my new team of Tim, Alice and Steve for helping to expand the scope of what we can cover here on technotraveler.com.