Catalyst Active Defense Influence Series Case for iPhone 13 Pro REVIEW | MacSources

4 min readDec 17, 2021

A defense-style protective case with a slim profile highlights the natural design of the iPhone well.

Cases seem to be a dime a dozen these days. You can find them everywhere for every phone model — even the newest ones. In fact, one of my favorite times of year is now iPhone release season because you get to see a bunch of new designs or redesigns of older cases. The best cases, in my opinion, are those that protect your phone and don’t impede the natural function or design of the phone. Catalyst has always done a great job of creating super protective cases that work with the design of the iPhone and I was excited to test out their Influence Case for iPhone 13 Series phones.


The Influence Case is a slim case with a 2.5X higher drop protection (10ft/3M — MIL-STD 810G) than military standards. The case comes with a free lanyard and the case is wireless charging and MagSafe compatible. The case is 100% fingerprint-proof and thanks to its ultra-slim design, the case doesn’t impede the function of the phone. The case only weighs 1.2 ounces and it’s easy to take on and off. Catalyst provides a 12-month manufacturer’s warranty. As an added benefit, the case also makes the iPhone 30% louder (than a naked phone) with unique forward audio. The case has several color options including Stealth Black, Clear, Pacific Blue, and Neon-Glow-in-the-Dark. Users also have the option of adding a colored button and lanyard set (color options include: Bondi Blue, Neon Yellow, Neon Pink, and Sunset Orange).


  • 4 corner crux gear attachment points
  • Instant rotational mute switch
  • Direct connect buttons for unhindered access
  • Raised edge protects screen
  • MagSafe charger compatible
  • Unique forward audio
  • Raised edge protects cameras
  • Customized colored buttons




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