Protecting the iPhone 3GS

By , September 23, 2009 12:17 am

I’ve probably spent more cases for the iPhone than the iPhone itself. I am torn between ultimate protection and keeping the sleek look of the iPhone. After case after case, I keep going back to the same one. Which one? We’ll let’s take a look at a few.

Silicon Cases:
These seem like a good idea. Nice and thin, tight fit, good protection. But I hate them. You see, I put my iPhone in my pants pocket and the tackiness of these covers make it really cumbersome to take the phone in and out of my pocket.

Invisible case:
This clear polycarbonate case seemed like a great idea. You can barely tell it’s there. So what’s the problem? There’s so much wrong with this case. One, it’s fragile. The case cracks really easy. You can see that the edge of my case is already going to heck.

Almost invisble, but not too sturdy

Almost invisble, but not too sturdy

The edge is a bit frail. It's already cracking.

The edge is a bit frail. It's already cracking.

Also look at the edge protection. There is none. The case clips on and off. In order to make it easy the edges don’t wrap all the way. This leaves the chrome edges unprotected. Not only that, all kinds of dirt gets into the space between the case and the chrome edge. This scratches the heck out of the chrome. Nope, not a good choice, but it looks good.

Chrome is exposed! Dirt is lodged.

Chrome is exposed! Dirt is lodged.

iFrogz Rubberized Case:
OK, this is the ticket. It fits extremely well, protects the edges and it’s just tacky enough to be easy to grasp, but not make it impossible to get it into and out of your pocket. I find that I always gravitate back to this case. Highl recommended.

Case looks good and fits perfectly

Case looks good and fits perfectly

Note the edge protection of the chrome ring.

Note the edge protection of the chrome ring.

Luxury Case:
I recently saw a distressed leather case on eBay. Wow it looks so retro-cool. It’s got a front cover and a monogram with my initial on it! It’s a bit pricey at $48, but hey – it’s my case fetish. I am expecting this in the next week or two. I’ll give you a write up here after I get a chance to try it for a while.

The coolest case I have seen.

The coolest case I have seen.

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