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Looks nice but not as robust as it seems!
on 22 May 2013
I bought this for my iPhone 4 as I wanted a rubber case which was sturdy and had a nice simple design.
I've previously had an Otterbox hard and rubber case (two layers) which was very sturdy but also very bulky and got stuck in my pocket. I thought a slim rubber case would do a reasonable job but without compromising on style/weight.
Initially I was very pleased; it fit the iPhone 4 well and was pretty decent looking, but unfortunately less than a week in the case has begun to wear significantly. A chunk of rubber about 1 cm long and 2 mm wide has detached at some point (I haven't dropped my phone in this week so must be from putting into and taking out of my pocket) where the side wall meets the back panel above the headphone socket. The rest of the case still looks good and fits well (hence 4 stars).
Basically the protection it offers my phone isn't compromised and it still looks good (I notice the damage because I know about it, but the patterned back hides it pretty well). The only other thing that is perhaps a slight issue is that the rubber around the headphone socket can sometimes interfere with putting the jack in (meaning you have to fiddle a bit to plug your headphones in).
Not quite as robust as I expected it to be, slight issue with the headphone socket but overall this wouldn't put me off buying it considering the price and that it still looks nice and feels like it will protect my phone from bumps and scratches.
After a month of normal use (no dropping or rough handling) this case is degrading. The hard plastic part at the back has cracked in several places and bits have fallen off.
Also, the headphone jack space isn't big enough for many audio jacks which means I've had to take the case off any time I wanted to play music from speakers. Also the rubber feels pretty flimsy especially just below the home key.
I wouldn't recommend this, it's not very robust at all and the headphone jack problem means I have to take it out of the case pretty often (probably why it hasn't survived very well).
I'm now looking for a better case for my iPhone 4.