We recently got a chance to check out the Hub Innovations Couture Case for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. What sets this case apart from just about anything else out there is that it's decked out in Swarovski crystals, and in turn, definitely makes you stand out when you've got your iPhone in-hand or against your ear. We tried out the Punx Not Dead model in hot pink, but the cases are also available in black and white, with different crystal designs on each.
The pink Punx Not Dead Couture case was a super-girly attention-getter, and started more conversations than any accessory, hair, or makeup I've ever had. I loved the bright pink color and the big heart and crown on the case. Visually, the pink, Swarovski crystal-encrusted Hub Innovations Couture case that wrapped my white iPhone 4S looked fantastic.
Unfortunately, all of the bling made the case feel pretty heavy, and by looking at it, we're sure you can tell that it was extremely hard (read: uncomfortable) to put in a pocket. I also felt concerned about putting the case in my purse because I thought that some of the decorative pieces might fall off inside my bag or get caught on something. In fact, after just a few days, the first few items came off of the case. I left the Couture case on my phone for over 2 weeks, certainly nowhere near the length of time that you'd think a case would start falling apart.
We show you the awesome Third Rail Slim Case and Smart Battery for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in this episode. The design of the Third Rail system is brilliant. The case itself protects the iPhone, but is super slim because of the fact that the battery is removable. When you need power, you just slide a Smart Battery into place, and your phone is charging. Even cooler, the Smart Battery can charge other USB devices on its own, not just iPhones. So if you have an Android device, a Kindle, or anything else, you can use the Smart Battery to charge it. The batteries are also stackable, and you can have up to 6 Smart Batteries giving power to a device, or being recharged, all at once. You can pick up a Third Rail Slim Case on Amazon for $74.
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Here's today’s Deal of the Day list, where we bring the the top discounts on gadgets and consumer electronics for the day. The highlight for today is a big Walmart clearance sale, and a carbon fiber iPhone 4 case for just $3:
- Walmart clearance sale
- Carbon fiber iPhone 4 case - $3 + free shipping
- Samsung 23" 1080p LCD monitor - $149 + free shipping
- Xpand universal active shutter 3D glasses - $84
Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.
Yesterday we gave you our full iPhone 4 line-waiting experience video, but we know that some of you just wanna focus on the device itself, so this video is for you. We give you a look at the iPhone 4 as we open it up at the Alderwood Mall Apple Store in Lynnwood, Washington. We give you a look at the phone, compare it to the iPhone 3GS, and give you a look at the iPhone 4 dock and iPhone 4 bumper case as well.
The Apple iPhone 4 went on sale this morning in all original launch territories with much excitement from the Apple diehards. We hung out at the Apple Store at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, Washington, and decided we’d give you a look at the line, a couple of interesting people and stories, and of course—once we got inside—the iPhone 4 itself. We unbox the iPhone 4 from inside the store, and also give you a look at the iPhone 4 Bumper case, as well as the iPhone 4 dock.
We had a blast—check out our iPhone 4 launch experience in this episode. Oh, and by the way, this entire episode was recorded on an iPhone 4! You can buy an iPhone 4 from Apple now.