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4.0 out of 5 stars
Possibly the sturdiest there is, 21 Aug. 2012
This product does what it says. It truly protects your iPhone.
Though there are a few minor issues:
The home button sticks out too far on the inside of the outer layer. As a result, having this in your pocket will result in involuntarily pressing the home button. The solution is simple and very effective, namely to take a crafting knife and to cut slices off the top of this protrusion until the desired height is achieved. I have to say though that Griffin should have simply designed this better. This is no reason not to buy this otherwise great product though.
What is a bigger gripe is the camera cover. It's not easy to get open, which results in missed pictures. Some reviews suggest you need to hold it open. This isn't necessary, as you can simply twist it and use the provided slot to hold it open. Unfortunately it might take 2 or even 3 times to keep it in the slot. So sometimes, for a quick picture, it saves time to simply hold it open. Cutting this flap off is not advisable, as it forms an important part of the protection.
Also annoying when (you first start using this cover, you get used to it later) can be the edges around the front screen. The iPhone screen isn't a big one and the software on it will use every mm of available space. That sometimes results in not always being able to smoothly slide to open (though that's no long an issue with the lastest OS 5.1.1). It's not really an issue until you try to move an icon to another page. You have to hold your fingers in kind of an unnatural way to get it to work.
When I bought this product, I wanted a clip for my belt, thinking this cover would be too bulky for my pocket. The clip on this phone is not good. You have to remove it to use the bottom port on the phone (so you can't use the otherwise handy stand function on it while plugged in for power.). However, the phone fits in my pocket (little bulky, but it works) and I don't use the clip at all. The non-slippery surface does tend to pull my pocket inside out when I take it out.
All in all, if you're looking for a great protection for your iPhone, I doubt you could find a better one out there. But if that's not your prime purpose in a cover, go with something else.
Should Griffin read this: I love this product, but please work on the negative points I've mentioned.