The iSkin Vu is incredibly hard to put on. Once we actually put on the case, we really didn't want to have to bother with taking it off. But that's all right, because the case was so sturdy, we had no problem "accidentally" dropping the device on the floor (as we did a couple of times during Labor Day weekend…oops) because we knew it was well protected.
This translucent case brings us back to the days of the first iMac's Bondi blue shell, though the iPhone 4's black backing will mute the color a bit (that is, unless you're one of the lucky few sporting a white one). We also liked the flexibility of this polymer case, and the fact that it was easy to put on. It also gives the iPhone a bit of a grip, so if you're holding a ton of things in one hand, you'll still have a hold on your device. However, there were times when we couldn't tell if we were hitting the volume button or not because of the plastic overlay.
In this edition Best Case Scenario, we're checking out new iPad sleeves from Timbuk2 and Haul, a hardshell case from iSkin, and we've got a special edition of Face Off, our new section where we review two products that are similiar in their utility, but different in their performance. This week, we're taking a look at iPad cases that transform you tablet device into a horizontal-standing Netbook, so you can show off to your Windows-loving brethern that you don't need to drop $300 on a cheap computer just to have the same mobile functionality as a full-sized notebook. Who's laughing now, eh?
It's that time again--time to figure out what to do to keep your brand new iPhone 4 safe and secure from all of life's awful doings. Whatever you're doing on a daily basis, don't let your iPhone become a victim. Instead, check out these cases and see which one best suits your lifestyle and your personality.
Also, check out this week's Win to see how you can score a pack of sweet Speck cases, including the one featured in this week's Best Case Scenario.