The supremely hyped iPhone 4 has just been launched across the US. The latest iteration boasts of not only an improved software (operating system) but also new hardware and a brand new design. One of the highlights of the new design is the all-glass front and back, which is made out of toughened, supposedly scratch resistant glass. Unfortunately, Engadget found that tiny yet noticeable scratches began to appear within just five days. So, while iPhone 4′s glass might be durable, its certainly not scratch-proof.
Of course this is nothing new. Apple’s devices have historically had a problem with scratches appearing on the back cover (aluminium or not). If you are going to purchase an iPhone 4 for regular usage, you should really look into getting a screen cover or a case for yourself. And if you want an iPhone 4 case, then MobileFun.co.uk is just as good a place as any to start looking.
I am currently using a Silicone cover provided by MobileFun for my X10 and as I have mentioned before, they really do supply quality stuff. The good news is that MobileFun has agreed to provide me a free iPhone 4 case to give away. Here are a couple of excellent iPhone 4 cases offered by MobileFun.
Marware C.E.O Premiere Plus For iPhone 4
Marware C.E.O Premiere Plus is actually a 2-in-1 case and offers really good value. The package includes a stylish and elegant leather holster case, along with a clear polycarbonate microshell. Here is the official product description:
We call it the “Plus” because it’s 2 cases in 1. This elegant combo case is the ideal solution for someone who wants to carry their iPhone on their hip, but doesn’t want to risk scratching or damaging the phone when it’s outside of the holster.
Traditional leather hip cases limit the wearer because they provide no protection for the iPhone when it’s out of the case and actively in use. The C.E.O. Premiere Plus changes that by offering a secure belt clip, an attractive leather hip case, and a clear MicroShell – together in a single product. A durable Velcro™ closure keeps your iPhone securely in the case, and won’t cause antenna or GPS interference like magnet cases. The attached belt clip is so low profile and unobtrusive that you can easily slip the case into a pocket, purse, or briefcase.
The included clear MicroShell protects the sides and back of the iPhone, providing an added layer of coverage and scratch protection. A unique push-through opening at the bottom of the case helps with removing the iPhone quickly. Best of all, the MicroShell and C.E.O. Premiere can be used together or alone at your convenience. The leather we use is RoHS compliant (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and better for the environment.
InvisibleSHIELD Full Body Protector for iPhone 4
If you don’t want to hide the beauty that is iPhone 4 in a case, then InvisibleSHIELD is your best bet. It is an practically invisible, super tough screen protector with self healing qualities. It covers your entire device (front and back) and is custom designed to perfectly fit the iPhone 4. It’s also worth nothing that InvisibleSHIELD for iPhone 4 comes with a lifetime warranty. In the manufacturer’s words:
No matter how careful you are, without protection, your screen will get scratched. It’s just one of life’s problems. All it takes is one piece of dust so small you can’t even see it – it get’s stuck between two moving surfaces – and your screen is scratched. The only way to truly protect your device is with the invisibleSHIELD, and the time to do it is the moment you take your new device out of its box.
The invisibleSHIELD is the toughest, most durable gadget scratch protection film available on planet Earth. The film has its origins in the U.S. military, where it was used to protect the leading edges of helicopter blades from wear and tear while traveling hundreds of miles per hour. Our proprietary film is a clear, urethane plastic (invisible, invincible) with unique properties that allow it to provide self-healing qualities and unparalleled abrasion resistance. The film’s flexibility allows us to custom design the invisibleSHIELD to wrap around your entire device, including the screen, front, back, edges, corners and sides.
Win a FREE iPhone 4 Case/Screen Cover
As promised earlier, I will be giving away an iPhone case to one lucky reader. The winner can chose either of the aforementioned cases or any other iPhone 4 case offered by MobileFun that has a price tag of less than Â£20 (approximately $30). Here’s how to enter the contest.
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The contest is open to everyone (international shipping) and will close on July 1, 2010 at 12:00 IST.
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