iPhone 4S Cases and Covers: Unconventional designs

 18 Oct 2011 - By Omar Yesid Mariño+
 omar@myddnetwork.com

Apple has just introduced their new iPhone 4S smartphone that, although has disappointed some people, offers improved features compared with the iPhone 4, including a better processor, better performance, a better camera, greater video quality, and the software Siri to receive voice commands, among other improvements.

On the other hand, the iPhone 4S is similar to the iPhone 4 externally, which means that users may use the same cases and covers. Anyway, if you buy a new phone, chances are that you don’t want to use the same old cover/case, right?

For that reason, I’ll present a list of cases and covers with peculiar and not very conventional designs for the iPhone 4S. Honestly, there are some ones that I never would buy… anyway, I hope you like something… and if you don’t like them, at least they could be a “nice” present for that presumptuous friend who show his/her iPhone 4S with pride every single minute.

Sena Vista Case

iPhone 4 Covers and Cases

The Sena Vista Case is made of high-quality leather. And it’s handcrafted. On the back side, it has a part made of a metallic material that allow us to hold the smartphone in a horizontal position when we need to watch videos or browse pictures (self-standing).

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Ted Baker Patent Leather Pouch

Ted Baker Patent Leather Pouch

This cover is for women. It comes with a zipper system in the back side and it’s available in black and red. It’s handcrafted too and the material is faux patent leather. It costs around $50.

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ThinkGeek Robotector

ThinkGeek Robotector

Seriously, WTF? I don’t understand how somebody is able to carry this in a pocket.  But I imagine it could be interesting for some people. This case is made of silicone and, professedly, is targeted to the geeks (really?). Well, now I know I am not a geek.

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Agent18 ShoutShield

Agent18 ShoutShield

If you want your phone to “shout” madly, then this is the perfect case. Well, at least that’s what the maker say. It is available in 3 colors and its main characteristic is a set of symbols (swear words, apparently) surrounding your iPhone 4S. Crazy world.

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Fresh Fiber Camera

Fresh Fiber Camera case

You know, why do you want to show off your iPhone 4S when you might pretend to have a… basic camera? Well, at least this case is funny. It is made of nylon fibers. Its design helps to protect the screen in case of drops and falls.

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Jon Eicher Specialized Composites

Jon Eicher Specialized Composites

Interesting structure to carry a smartphone. It is a structure designed based on a military standard (810-G) and it is intended to absorb hits and vibrations. The truth is that it seems to offer a lot of protection against eventual accidents.

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Yummy Pocket Vinyl Cozies

Yummy Pocket Vinyl Cozies

This cover is simple but it comes with amusing designs. Of course, I am talking about the moustache. But you can pick other designs including bacon and eggs, hearts, cupcakes, etc. Also, they are available in several colors.

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Kenzo Patent Leather Pouch

Kenzo Patent Leather Pouch

Let’s return to leather again… or, to be more precise, patent leather. Honestly, I think that this cover looks very elegant and sophisticated. However, that flower in the middle is a serious signal that it could be targeted to women. It is available in 3 different colors:  Black, red, and white. Price: $ 33.95

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Agent18 SlimShield Lips

Agent18 SlimShield Lips

And for those fashionable girls, Agent18 offers a stylish and durable white case with red lips on the back. It costs only $34.95 . I think that it could be a good gift for a girlfriend or wife.

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Twelve South BookBook

Twelve South BookBook

Is that a book? No. A case? No. A cover? No…. Actually that is a wallet. Yes. A wallet with a compartment for the iPhone. What a convenient! Of course, it has some drawbacks. But at least, you can chat with friends while pretending to read a small bible (see video below).

 

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Rabbit Smile Mail Icon

Rabbit Smile Mail Icon

A basic and nice cover made of  faux leather. In case you didn’t catch the allusion,  that number “one” on the upper right corner is resembling an alert indicating you have a new message in your “inbox”. 🙂

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Ted Baker Hard Shell II

Ted Baker Hard Shell II

And if you want a printed cover, here you have two options: Garden print and Fly Fishing. Interesting. They cost $39.95 and you get lifetime warranty.

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Tuned Up

Tuned Up

Crazy cover. But I like this one.  Very much.  Of course, I grew up in the 1980s.  The design resembles an old audio cassette. And it comes also with a stand! I know, I know, I’m old.

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Neostitch

Neostitch

Forget about all those prefabricated and impersonal cases. You can make you own customized design by stitching it. The Neostich is covered with tiny perforations and comes with a needle and thread in three different colors. Of course, if you are not good for hand crafted work, then maybe your mom or grandmother might give you a hand. 🙂

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Speck Candyshell Card

Speck Candyshell Card

As said before, you can integrate your wallet into your iPhone 4S case. The CandyShell Card is another example but it has a more basic design.

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Tokyo Inspired Zipper

Tokyo Inspired Zipper

There’s no accounting for taste. Maybe you think this case is ridiculous, but who knows, maybe it looks lovely for your girlfriend.

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