iPhone Case Review: iLuv Clipper Leatherette Belt-Clip Case for iPhone 4S Reviewed by Tong Zhang
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: Very protective, stylish and has belt-clip for those who need it.
What's Not: Adds bulk to the thin iPhone 4S.
We all know that iLuv makes a large selection of speakers and headphones for the iOS and Mac products, now they've gotten into protective gear business. With the iPhone 4S launch, iLuv introduced several cases for the new iPhone model and one of the most unique cases is the Clipper Leatherette case with a belt-clip built-in. Fashioned like a wallet, the Clipper Leatherette Belt-Clip Case hides your iPhone 4S in a very protective case. You can clip the case on your belt or bag/purse strap with the built-in belt clip, and use headphones without taking the phone out of the case.
The Clipper Leatherette Belt-Clip Case looks like a small wallet on the outside. The exterior uses wallet-like black faux leather, and it's not exclusively designed for women. It has a more metro-sexual look that can fit anyone. The case has stiff inserts that make it super protective of the iPhone 4S. It gives you the impression that if you drop your phone with in this case, it will escape unharmed. The interior is lined with soft microfiber, and there is a push hole where the interior lining is movable, which helps you get the phone out of the case with an easy push. The case is almost form fitting, you can easily slide in and out a naked iPhone 4S, or if you use a very thing bumper case or cases like Case-mate Barely There or Lady Gaga Born This Way case with your iPhone 4, you can keep your iPhone in the slim case while using the Clipper Leatherette Belt-Clip Case. But anything thicker than a bumper case won't fit in the iLuv Clipper.
The Clipper Leatherette Belt-Clip Case has a magnetic closure that's not too strong. It can easily keep the closure cover shut but not so strong that you'd worry about the magnet being close to your phone. The built-in belt-clip is reasonably wide and sturdy. It has a strong clip to hold your phone to your belt and the belt-clip isn't removable. With multi-layer protection, the iLuv Clipper Leatherette case adds quite bit of bulk to the slim iPhone 4S. Thankfully the trade-off is the added protection for your phone and a nice leather wallet like style.
The Clipper Leatherette Belt-Clip Case is a wallet style case, but it has some features that allow you to keep the phone inside while talking and playing music. The case covers the top and bottom of the iPhone 4S with leather strips that leave the 3.5mm audio out jack, both top and bottom mics and the speaker open. If you use headsets with your phone for making calls, listening to music or audio books, you can keep the phone inside the case.
The Clipper Leatherette Belt-Clip Case also comes with a film protector for the front of the iPhone 4S. So if you are using a slim case or just the phone with the wallet case, at least the display has some protection.
The Clipper Leatherette Belt-Clip Case from iLuv is a stylish case that provides very good protection to your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. It has nice looking faux leather exterior and very soft lining on the interior. The belt-clip is very sturdy and strong; useful since not many iPhone 4S cases have it. While the case has a classy look, it does add some bulk to your phone. You can use the phone for some tasks while in the case, and the price is very reasonable.