iPhone Case Review: Urban Armor Gear Case for iPhone 4/4S Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Colorful, rugged design. Corners are built to provide drop/impact protection. Full access to buttons/switches.
What's Not: Not designed to protect against moisture.
Reviewed by Tom Slayton
The Urban Armor Gear (UAG) case provides ruggedly stylish (or stylishly rugged) protection for your iPhone 4/4S in a variety of colors.
Size and Fit
The UAG case features a one-piece design that stretches in the corners to allow installation/removal. It fits the iPhone 4/4S perfectly, and allows full access to all ports, switches, and buttons.
Features and Quality
Although the UAG case features solid bump/scuff and possibly drop protection due to its combination of both rigid and flexible plastic, it's important to note that it does not provide any protection from moisture or dust, nor does it have a screen protector. If you need either/both of these things, you should look elsewhere. The light honeycomb texture on the inside of the case is somewhat soft and grippy feeling, and will not mark your iPhone in any way.
The UAG case has a very distinctive style. The soft portions of the case come in a variety of colors, as does the hard plastic back plate. It's the back place, however, that really makes this case stand out visually due to the unmistakable appearance that it is made of metal. It isn't, of course (metal would likely be far too heavy and expensive for an iPhone case), but the look is quite convincing, and is pleasing to the eye.
The UAG Case provides a good balance between everyday protection, style, and size/weight. Its smooth construction won't stick to your pockets or gather lint, and the distinctive back plate will likely get some attention.