Griffin Outfit Ice Blue for iPhone 4

LAS22

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It was interesting to see this my local Wal-Mart store. I've read a post about it being sold there, but really didn't think I'd come across it anytime soon. My brother actually picked this up for himself, but I 'borrowed' it to share with you folks.

Initial impressions:
Outer surface has a soft silky feel. Griffin calls it "micro-textured finish". I had a case crown glider in this similar color on my 3GS which feels nearly the same. Also similar texture to the ifrogz luxe that I had a chance to play with at a BB store. Inner surface felt like it has a thin rubber layer which I don't see an issue it marking up the back of the iphone.

Install is simple. The front snaps in along the both sides as well as the top left corner. The other 3 corners do not have snap-in tabs as you think it should. Even though it may seem to be a secure fit, it does get me slightly worried the front popping off if ever dropped in a particular angle. I can't say that for sure, but I'll leave that for someone else to find out.

In all my pictures I do have the SGP Anti Fingerprint film installed and noticed immediately all four corner bubbling, see last picture. The film may also be causing the slight gap you see in the picture of the top of the iPhone. I will see how things go for the next couple days regarding the film, may have to temporarily remove it. As you can see all opens along the sides have a good amount of exposure. Probably only those with the big 3.5mm connectors will run into issue.

I did take several shots around the house in dim as well as lit areas to see if this case obstructs pictures with flash. As it was reported on a youtube video as having little interference, glad to say that this one does NOT.

OK, enough typing, on to the pictures.
 

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WyseOne

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I got a black one, the first one lifted my screen protector along the entire left side if I pressed on the lip of the case on that side, even without pressing it was lifting it in 3 spots. I exchanged it today and this one doesn't lift it at all even when pressing on the lip. I am using an iFrogz anti-glare protector which I also had to exchange, they came in a 3 pack and where not adhering on the bottom of the speaker, tried all 3. The new pack adhere perfectly, I also noticed the cutouts also line up better, must be a newer batch.
 

LAS22

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glad to hear. i wouldn't be surprised if you got it from the 'new' batch.

these are pics are of my phone with the sgp. my bro does not have a screen shield so really no issue for him.
 

Huliodude

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Aug 12, 2010
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I just wanted to give this case a confident +1. It really is a great case that I would say provides more protection than the Speck Pixel HD.

It's very comparable to the ifrogz lux case, but without that annoying nub on the back, and the material is a little thinner too, which is a welcome feature.

I had the ifrogz lux lean as well but I was concerned about drop protection since the top and bottom are totally exposed on that case.

Overall, I find this to be a great balance between protection and bulk. Once it's snapped on your phone, it feels like one solid piece. Definitely worth checking out.
 

Stein357

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Jun 18, 2010
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I have this case in black and I love it. Only complaint is that the top left corner has a tiny bit of flex in it. I'll probably order another one when more distributors have it and the price is lower.
 
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