5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Case: Solid, Stylish, but not Elegant,
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This review is from: Speck Fitted Hard Shell Case for iPhone 4, Green & White Stripes (Wireless Phone Accessory).
P R O S :
SOLID PROTECTION - This case is going to protect your iPhone. We've had a number of different cases in our household and a common problem that cases have is that they don't adequately protect the corners. If you can SEE the corners of your phone, then so can the concrete as it makes impact with them. This case completely covers the surrounding edge of your phone with a thick bumper and is going to protect the heck out of it should it slide out of your pocket or purse.
BUILD QUALITY - I was surprised to discover that this case is actually two pieces, but once they lock together on your phone they're not coming apart - and while the seam between the two parts is pretty obvious, it IS both visually and tactually subtle. The fabric piece is glued on the back but it's not a hasty pasting. The fabric goes right up the framing edge of the back and I don't anticipate that it's going to start peeling back at the edges. Even the cut out for the camera hole is handled with perfection and an additional plastic frame around that camera is an excellent touch.
STYLISH - It's colorful and relatively unique.
PRICE: At less than $10, this case is delivering a high quality bang for your buck.
C O N S :
SIZE - Coming from an ulta-slim case, this one seems surprisingly bulky, by comparison. Note: all the edges are rounded. If you're used to a flat edge framing your phone, this case may be a bit of a disappointment in that regard. It also adds a bit more weight to the phone than I was expecting.
COLORS - I was disappointed that the colors weren't as bright and fresh as they appear in the photo. In reality, the color palate appears to be a bit dingy.
HEADPHONE JACK - The hole for the headphone jack (while, again, very nicely constructed) is too small for the cassette adapter plug I have in the car. So, while it's large enough to accommodate your earbuds and (probably) most jacks - if they're much wider than the earbud jack, you're going to have a problem.
BUILD QUALITY - No, no... it's still fantastic build quality, but now that I've decided this case isn't for me, I can't figure out how to Houdini it out of the solid lock up of this case!!
SUMMARY - If you're looking for a solid protective case that's really going to keep your phone safe with a little style, this case could be perfect for you, but if you want protection and slim elegance, you might want to keep looking.