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Simple & Comfortable. But, could be slightly better.
on May 7, 2014
The MediaBridge Sport Armband is nice and comfortable.
Pros: I'm not a small guy and it fits my arm with room to spare. The phone case is nice, just a silicone case that holds the phone. With an open window I can tough my screen easily - they even included a screen protector, which I applied easily, and now I'm confident I won't scratch it.
Con: My only caveat is that with a slim case already on my phone (iPhone 4 in a Amazon Basics Protective TPU Case http://amzn.to/1mCtodM), it will slip into the silicone case on the armband, but I think the MediaBridge silicone case was designed as a primary case for the phone itself (expecting me to remove my case and use there's instead). It will fit with my case still on the phone, but it's a little awkward. It would've been nice if it were molded to fit a phone that already had a case on it, without having to remove it.
Read: You don't have to remove your case, unless it's too big (like an OtterBox or a Mophie, then you would definitely need to remove it), but if you phone is in a slim case, it may fit just fine since the silicone flexes to wrap snuggly around the phone's shape.
My two cents: It's made well and fits comfortably. I am concerned the silicone material will breakdown within a year and tear or snap as I stretch it to put the phone into it, and take it out of it, on run days. Not sure how heat and sweat will affect the life of the silicone, if it will dry out and crack over time. But, time will tell. For $10, it does the job, for sure.