The best way to personalize your new iPhone 4 is with a case, especially now that Apple has gone on record by recommending one to solve reception issues caused by the handset’s antenna. However, it appears that the early crop of cases -- including Apple’s own Bumpers -- leave a lot to be desired.
Apple's iPhone Bumpers are doing surprisingly well. Shipping is actually delayed for several colors, including pink, orange, blue and white--which we can't help assuming is because of Apple's decision to omit the white iPhone 4 from its debut date. The colored Bumpers won't be shipping until July 16th, though the black Bumpers will be readily available come June 24th.
It’s a law of the universe: As soon as you find the perfect iPhone case, one of your friends will buy the exact same one. Mix up your iPhones at a bar, and the next thing you know, you’re sexting the wrong person. Plus, all of your carefully selected hardcore punk tunes are gone and you’re stuck listening to Miley Cyrus on the way home. Life can be so cruel. But Uncommon and Trexta have you--and your iPhone--covered with their custom case solutions.
Dr. Dre’s been known for crafting party-starting beats since the mid-1980s when he was part of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru. While the Cru’s break-dance tracks and electro slow-jams would later be eclipsed by his work with N.W.A. and as a solo artist, there’s no doubt that Dre’s been rocking our headphones since the days of the Walkman. And now we get a chance rock his ’phones.
The problem with iPhone cases is that as soon as you find one you like, all your friends get the same one. Uncommon has a cure for this with their ability to create custom iPhone cases from your artwork and he artwork of artists from all over the world.
Silicone iPhone cases protect your iPhone without adding a lot of bulk. A silicone case also makes the sleek metal device a lot grippier. The tackiness of each case also prevents the iPhone from slipping out of a pocket. Best of all, we didn’t experience any overheating problems with the three cases reviewed here, all of which fit the iPhone snugly.
You paid a whole lotta money for your iPhone, so why not invest $25 to $35 in a solid protective case for it? We’ve rounded up some of the first iPhone cases to hit the market. The type of case you want will depend on how much you’re willing to fiddle with it. For example, holsters such as the Elan Holster, Slim-Fit Case, and the HipCase won’t let you use the iPhone while it’s encased, but they do offer a means of protection. More iPhone cases are being released as you read this, so you can bet we’ll be taking a look at those too.