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iPhone 4 Case Review: iSkin solo vu for iPhone 4
      08/04/11 01:33 PM

iPhone 4 Case Review: iSkin solo vu for iPhone 4 Review
Reviewed by Tong Zhang

Editor's Ratings (1-5): 5

What's Hot: Good quality material, perfect cutouts and protects the sync port.

What's Not: The sync port cover prevents it from working with some docking stations and speakers that don't have large connector cutouts.

iSkin has released three new cases for the iPhone 4 including the iSkin solo vu, iSkin solo and iSkin solo FX SE. The iSkin solo vu is a slim plastic form fitting case that's semi see through on the back. The case looks sleek and comes in a two-tone design in three colors: Onyx (black), Merlot (red) and Velvet (purple). The iSkin solo vu for iPhone 4 is made with sturdy plastic which should protect your iPhone 4 from scratches, pokes and bumps on the back, but doesn't come with anything that protects the display directly. The plastic material also keeps the shape of the case much longer than most silicone cases.



Design

The iSkin solo vu case for iPhone 4 adds very bulk to the phone and feels nice in hand. It?s made with a new generation of thermoplastic that?s flexible yet firm. While the back of the case is pretty rigid, the sides of the case are quite flexible which makes it easier to put on or take off of the iPhone 4. The iSkin solo vu case for the iPhone 4 covers the back of the iPhone 4 in mostly black with color accent pieces and wraps around to cover the edges around the front bezel to create protection for the display, so that when you put the phone face down, the case will touch the surface instead of the screen. The two-tone case also has texture to help with the grip. As with many iSkin plastic cases, the material in the solo vu iPhone 4 case has Microban antimicrobial technology embedded to prevent discoloring.



Features

The iSkin solo vu for iPhone 4 case has perfect cutouts for ports including the 30-pin connector, audio out jack, the silence button and the rear camera and flash. The case provides additional protection for the 30-pin connector by adding a plastic cover for it. You can close the cover when not using the connector port to protect it from dust, lint or moisture. You should have no trouble using any sync/charging cable but will likely not be able to use docking station or audio speaker systems with the iPhone 4 in the case because of the connector cover. The iSkin solo vu case has a large cutout for the silence button and will work with both the AT&T and Verizon versions of the iPhone 4. The rear camera cutout has a little extra space around the flash so that it doesn?t obscure any light coming from the flash. Nice!



The iSkin solo vu case for iPhone 4 also has cutouts for the bottom speaker and mic to let the sound through. The power button lives under a hard plastic button and it?s easy to press to turn on or off the phone. The volume buttons also live under plastic buttons that match the shapes of the volume buttons on the iPhone 4. They are also very easy to use under the covers. The iSkin solo vu case doesn?t come with a screen protector but it will work with any screen protector you have over the phone.



Conclusion

The iSkin solo vu for iPhone 4 case is a solid plastic case that?s resistant to loosing its shape and discoloring. The new plastic material is sturdy and protects the phone against pokes and scratches. The case has perfect cutouts and protects the sync/charge port from dust or lint in your pocket or backpack. We like the two-tone color combos that give the case a subtle yet sleek look.

Price: $39.99
Web site: iSkin





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