The Merry Go round begins anew

By , September 26, 2010 8:48 pm

So I finally broke down and got an iPhone4. It’s a really nice unit, but I lost all my nice un-Apple approved applications. Somehow, I’ve found that I really didn’t need all those extra items. I’ve been able to find replacements for most items except for the hotspot application.
However, a new problem arises. It’s time for a case. Yeah, after all the time and money that I have spent on cases for my 3GS, I find myself starting over again. So what to get? There were a few criteria. One – I didn’t want a huge aberration of a case that spoiled the nice design. Two – I really wanted a white iPhone, but its been reported that they are not going to be out for a while. What’s a guy to do.

For the first item, I decided to take advantage of the free case program from Apple. Most of the free cases my friends got were the huge aberrations that I mentioned above. They just about doubled the thickness of the phone. The cleanest thing I could find was the bumper case from Apple. A very nicely made and ridiculously overpriced piece of plastic. However, this was going to be free, so I went for it. The downside? The bumper case doesn’t protect the front or back glass. I’d need something else for that.

Then I came across a curious thing. You may recall that I got a nice “Leather” look skin for my laptop. Well, the same folks made skins for the iPhone4. They even had one in white! Yea, you know where this is going.

The SGP iPhone4 skin kit

Easy to put on. Leaves no residue.

Look, I have a white iPhone4 - sorta.

So there you have it. I have a white iPhone4 now. It only cost me $17.99 + shipping.

I am sure as time goes by, my case obsession will run rampant again. For now, this combination is good and it has already saved me 2 times as I dropped my phone. Let’s see how long it takes before I see something cooler.

One Response to “The Merry Go round begins anew”

  1. song says:

    Update for those who care. This skin is still on my phone after 9 months. It has done an EXCELLENT job of protecting the phone. One thing I have noticed is that the vinyl shrunk a little. I had to re-adjust it upwards as a piece was beginning to obstruct the camera. Also my kid got nail polish on it and it stained. It’s not terrible, but it it noticeable.

    Finally, the OEM bumper I used did not make me happy. It actually rubbed on the stainless steel surround ad cause little scratch marks. They are not serious, but noticeable when the rest of the finish is so fine. I don’t think I’d do the bumpers again. I am using a clear TPU case now.

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