iPhone 5 Skin Review: id America Cushi Cassette Soft Foam Pad for iPhone 5 Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Cool and unique looking, good padding for a skin, comes in many colors and designs as well as a screen protector.
What's Not: Doesn't cover the sides and no padding in the front.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
id America's Cushi line of padded skins have been popular with iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users. The soft foam padding looks cool and provides some cushioning for the back of the phone. id America has released even large collection of the Cushi line for the new iPhone 5 and the designs include polka dots, stripes, flowers, art deco, music DJ and more. We use one the Cushi Cassette designs for this review.
id America Cushi Cassette is a skin that's made with soft EVA foam material that creates not only a 3D looking design but also provides better protection against scratches and small bumps. Like with most skins, the Cushi has non-residue adhesive that can stick to the back of the phone nicely and indeed leaves no residue after you take the Cushi off. The id America Cushi Cassette has perfect fit for the back of the iPhone 5, and it's quite easy to install it. The raised foam feels cushy in hand and it has creases and even different smoothness depending on the design, and it's grippy to help handle the phone better.
id America currently offers 9 Cushi collections, and the Cushi Cassette series offers four designs that will make your phone look like a cassette tape. The Cushi doesn't cover the sides of the iPhone 5 but it does come with a nice front film protector that covers the entire front glass.
The id America Cushi Cassette covers the back of the phone and has a perfect cutout for the rear camera and flash. The cutout is definitely large enough to let the camera have the full view and the flash to fully illuminate. The cassette design also has two holes that resemble the real cassette wheels. The sticker comes with 6 Cushi Home buttons that match each of the cassette designs. The id America Cushi sticker also comes with a full film protector. The protector had perfect cutouts for the Home button as well as the front camera and the earpiece.
With unique graphics and soft foam cushions, the id America Cushi stickers for the iPhone 5 are great for protecting the back of the phone and creating illusions at the same time. The soft foam works as effective as the DomeSkin products but offers more dynamic 3D designs. The Cushi doesn't come with front pieces like the DomeSkin. One thing that Cushi does come with that the DomeSkin lacks is a film protector that covers the front glass. If you're looking for unique looking skins, Cushi designs will surely impress.