Friday, March 18, 2011
If you're looking for the slimmest case for your iPhone 3GS, look no further than the Incipio Feather case. It comes in a variety of colors and doesn't add too much bulk to your phone like other cases on the market. Does it sacrifice protection for style? Is it worth the cost? Read on after the break.
Features:Measuring less than 1mm in thickness, the feather® for iPhone 3G 3GS is a slim, form-fitting case that offers low-profile protection. Don't like feeling the added bulk of a traditional case? Go lightweight and sexy with the feather®.
With the largest variety of color selections to choose from, the feather® is the most diverse and colorful carrying case solution. Choose from a rich and ever-expanding pallette that grows with fresh new colors of each season.
The feather® comes packed with the Incipio® Vanity Kit, complete with two surface protectors, applicator card, and cleaning cloth to ensure that your iPhone 3G or 3GS stays in prime condition.
***Sure, there are many cases out there that snap on the back of your phone, whether they're silicone skins or hard cases, but our latest favorite of the mix is the Feather case from Incipio. It's a 1mm thick soft-touch plastic shell that comes in thirteen different colors, ranging from black to magenta. It's the only one we've seen this simple that offers nearly complete bezel protection, keeping your bezel scratch free. The only fully exposed area of the iPhone with the case attached is the dock connector, speaker and microphone. As with many cases, you have access to the volume rocker, vibrate switch, headphone jack and sleep/wake button.
Assuming you go into the feather case buying experience knowing you are getting scratch-protection, not drop protection, there is not much in the way of unpleasant surprises with the case. My only issues with the case have been minor. I find hitting the “sleep” button on the top of the iPhone takes a little thought, as the recessed hold makes it necessary to apply pressure in a slightly different way than other cases which cover the button in order to put the phone to sleep. Additionally, removing the case is a little harder than I thought it might be, and I sometimes worry I might scratch the lower corners of the iPhone or perhaps break the ultra-thin plastic of the case itself (although so far no problems). So if you change your frequently, just take care and you should be ok. Also, the “silent” switch almost always gets turned on when removing the case, and I have missed a couple calls after forgetting to check for that. Of course, Incipio’s answer might be, well, why take it off at all? And they’d have a good point. If you are not an overly active (or clumsy_ iPhone user, you may very well be able to make it through daily life using only the feather case.
Combined with the included adhesive screen protector, Incipio’s line of feather cases provide a good amount of scratch protection to about 90% of your iPhone’s exposed real estate, while adding a minimal amount of bulk to the device. So far the feather is the most attractive and unobtrusive cases for the iPhone I have seen, and is worth a look by anyone who wishes they could keep their iPhone looking new without hiding its beauty behind thick layers of rubber or acrylic.
Incipio’s Feather Slim Case
Incipio Feather Case for iPhone 3G, 3GS (Black)
Incipio Feather Case for iPhone 3G, 3GS (Turqoise)
Limited Edition Frost Ultra Light feather(tm) Slim Form Fitted Case for iPhone 3G & 3GS
Incipio Feather Case for iPhone 3G, 3G S (Capri Blue)
Incipio Feather Case for iPhone 3G, 3G S (Magenta)
Incipio Feather Case for iPhone 3G, 3G S (Dark Purple)
Incipio Feather Case for iPhone 3G, 3G S (Sea Foam Green)
CaseCrown iPhone 3G 3GS Soft Polycarbonate Slim-Fit Case (Red)
Incipio Feather Case for iPhone 3G, 3G S (Sunburst Yellow)
Incipio Feather Case for iPhone 3G, 3G S (Pearl White)
Pros: Lightweight, stylish, comes with 2 adhesive screen protectors and cleaning cloth, 13 colors, price is down from 19.99$ to 9.99$
Cons: provide scratch protection only, iPhone still in danger in a fall, a little hard to take off, sleep button slightly tricky to press.
RATING: 3.5 / 5