iSkin Solo for iPhone 4 Review
You are still interested in an iPhone 4 case. One that offers optimal protection with little thickness. You have seen many other cases, but these have too many designs. You just want a simple great iPhone 4 case. The iSkin Solo may be your match.
iSkin has spared no expense when it comes to including extras in their cases. The iSkin solo comes with a cloth, a one-time use LCD cleaning cloth, and three iSkin stickers. iSkin also provides a LIFE TIME Warranty. This is the first life-time warranty I have seen in a long time and it is an amazing gesture from iSkin.
The installation of the case is very simple. You put the buttons in first and stretch the rest of the case on. I was a bit afraid of the case ripping but this problem did not occur. The buttons on the case are very tight. Rather then having cutouts for the buttons iSkin covered them up with silicone. The silicone does not stretch much so you should not have a problem with dirt. Pressing the buttons is very easy and just like touching them when your iPhone is bare. After about a week of use I could start feeling the button press in but when I first got it I was unaware of it pushing in.
On the top of the case you will find the headphone jack and the noise-cancellation microphone. iSkin uses just one cutout for this rather then having two separate cutouts. Whether you enjoy this depends on preference. Some headphones could have a problem but 95% of headphones(based on my headphones) should be fine. The bottom of the case has three cutouts for, the 30-pin connecter, a speaker, and the mic. The base is sturdy and will not rip after extended use. The vibrate button can easily be accessed from your pocket for easy silencing. When you try to turn the sound back on you will have to remove your iPhone from your pocket and turn it on.
The back of the case has a glossy finish that uses Microban technology to REDUCE the amount of fingerprints the case picks up. The case is not 100% resistant from fingerprints but does block a nice amount of them. The sides of the case have a matte finish which assists you in gripping your iPhone and not letting it fall. The matte finish will not pick up fingerprints like the back.
The camera hole cutout is just right. iSkin uses just one cutout for the camera and flash which will prevent disruptions from the flash. The translucent design allows you to see your iPhone 4 but with a tint which looks excellent.(I currently am testing the Carbon(black))
Overall, the iSkin Solo is one beast case. It is perfect for anyone who just likes a simple yet protective design. It is available for $29.99 and comes in five colors. These colors are, Black, Clear, Light Blue, and Pink. All colors are translucent. The clear option is frosted. You can order the case from iSkin.com for $29.99.
I recommend this case for any user who wants to protect their iPhone without all the designs.
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