Sure, it looks snazzy, but is it worth the money? Last week, we posted about one of the most rad looking iPhone 4 cases I have ever seen. I asked our new friend Joe over at iCovers4u.com to send us one to review (thanks!). Now, I wanted to give this cover a one-week, real-world test rather than judging this book by its cover (or is it judging this case by its cover?) in one day.
Check out the below review to see how sweet this case really is.
It’s soft. Maybe too soft.
The first thing I noticed when taking the case out of the package is that it is very soft and flimsy. Some might even think it is too soft due to its silicone material. But when you put the case on the iPhone 4, it actually feels really comfortable in your hand. Now, I doubt you would get this kind of case if were very prone to dropping phones. If you are, I would recommend a harder case.
People will look at you funny.
There are times when I catch people looking at me in a weird way. ”Why is this guy talking to a casstte tape?” But then, they quickly realize that it is just a mobile phone case. The cassette tape graphic and shape do get you noticed at times and I think this is mainly why the case was made.
WTF?! No connector port hole?!
Yes. This case has no hole for the connector port. You’d think that, in this day in age of the fourth generation iPhones, cases would come standard with a connector port hole. But, after thinking about it , I figure it’s maybe because of the material they used: it’s so flimsy and soft that cutting another hole would make it easier to rip over time. Because the case is soft, it’s not too hard to just keep the top half of your iPhone 4 covered and open the bottom half to connect your phone.
I love the design and idea but not so much the execution. I wish it were made with a more hardened material. I fear that, over time, the graphic will get scratched to the point where there will be no graphic at all or that the case will rip. Since I’m a geek that scuffs and scratches every piece of equipment I use due to traveling, I would suggest a more hardened case. But, then again, I don’t like to be trendy or fashionable. I like to be geeky.
A better analogy for this case is: it’s a hot girl with no brains.