iPhone Case Review: Macally Flip Cover Case for iPhone 4S/4 Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Slim and light, covers the entire phone.
What's Not: Understated looking.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
Among the many iPhone 4S/4 case models from Macally, the Flip Cover Case has an interesting form factor. It includes a form fitting case for the phone and a front flip cover that opens from the top and connects to the phone case at the bottom. The case covers the entire iPhone 4S with cutouts for your convenience and comes in black and white to match your iPhone 4S colors.
The Macally Flip Cover Case for the iPhone 4S is made with TPU plastic material that's flexible yet keeps the form better than some silicone cases. The Flip Cover case fits the iPhone 4S perfectly, and it's easy to put the case on and take it off. The front cover also fits very nicely, completing the coverage of the entire phone. The cover has a closure tab on top and it has a small lip that can latch onto the edge of the iPhone 4S to keep the flip cover shut securely. The TPU plastic case has a matte exterior and the back of the case has lines that break the surface making it easy to hold and not slip out of your hand by accident.
The Macally Flip Cover Case for the iPhone 4S is slim and light, weighing only 1.2 ounces. The interior of the case is also matted plastic, and it won't scratch the surface of your iPhone 4S. The case feels protective against any scratch and can absorb some bumps in a backpack or a purse.
The Macally Flip Cover Case has all the necessary cutouts to use the buttons and ports on the iPhone 4S while in the case. It has cutouts for the power button, the audio jack and mic on the top of the iPhone 4S and a large cutout on the side to expose the silence button and the volume buttons. There are two small cutouts on the bottom to let the audio through the speaker and mic; but with the front cover closes, the 30-pin charge/sync connector is covered. You will need to open the front flip to use the connector. The rear camera and flash enjoy a cutout that gives the camera a full view and the flash enough space to fully illuminate.
The front flip cover also has two large openings that let you see caller ID when a call comes in, or the clock when in standby, and the slider for picking up incoming calls or unlock the screen. The front cover also has small holes over the earpiece, so that you can have a conversation without opening the front flip cover. The cover also has a Home button cover that lets you use the Home button without opening the cover.
The Macally Flip Cover Case is for those who want to protect their iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 completely. The case covers the entire phone with reasonably thick TPU plastic and can protect it against scratches, bumps and pokes. The case is very easy to use and has perfect cutouts for all ports and buttons. Though it's not flashy, it offers good functionalities and does come in two colors to match your iPhone 4S.