I recently purchased a new iPhone and was in need of a case. I walked around for days with it in my old 1st generation classic ipod sleeve, the grey bag with a drawstring for those of you that remember. I needed a case for sure but I wasn\’t about to pick up just any case off the shelf. I wasn\’t too concerned about durability. My speck iPod Touch case has lasted me for over a year so I could have purchased the equivalent iPhone version. But I wanted something fun. So I chose a society6 iPhone case that I had designed myself!
The case took only a few days to be printed. They received my order in the afternoon and had it shipped the morning of the third day. It arrived in a tiny box that fit in our apartment complex mailbox (a plus for me not having to pick it up at the office). I couldn’t wait to open it so here is the opened packaging (opened by me).
Inside, the case came in a resealable Ziploc-type bag. Why the resealable bag? I don’t know.
Below, photos of the case alongside the iPhone 4s for visual comparison.
As you can see there is no interior protection what-so-ever, simply a flexible hard plastic covering. One of the features I do like about the soceity6/case-mate is that it does not have a bar covering either the top or the bottom of the phone. Such a long thin strip of plastic would easily be the first thing to break. Edit: please be aware that this is a review of the 2012 case. Interior padding has since been added.
The case snaps on like a glove. To remove it simply slip a fingernail in along the screen on the front of the case and slide it down the length of the phone. I’ve only removed mine once but it came off without much hassle, though I don’t think it could have fallen off on its own.
There is a thin strip of plastic over the volume buttons on the left side of the phone. So far I haven’t noticed a lot of pressure being applied there when I use it and it isn’t in any great danger of breaking off. Also along the side the printed image was ever so slightly stretched to wrap around the case. One would not normally notice this if your case image was anything other than a pattern.
And one last note. The colors are true to the submitted design. My images above reflect a slightly bluer version, but perhaps the aqua tint was lost in the image web upload. Not sure.
Do Buy if…
- you’re looking for something unique, artsy, slim and/or minimal.
- you have small hands (like me!) and want something that will fit comfortably in your palm.
- you want the option to customize your case.
Don’t Buy if…
- you’re looking for tough, rugged protection.
- you want an inexpensive case (<$10).
Overall I am really happy with my Soceity6 case! It was exactly what I wanted and what I expected to receive.
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