ID America Cushi Soft Foam Skin for iPhone 4 (Review)

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Austin M., May 8, 2011.

  1. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

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    Can you believe I have pumped out five reviews in the last two days? I am so tired. Well, number five on our review list today is the Cushi soft foam skin for the iPhone 4. ID America makes some very unique products, so it was no surprise to me when there Cushi skin debuted. The Cushi features a very soft foam that sticks onto the back of your iPhone 4, has a very smooth texture, features a 3D look and feel, and comes with a bunch of matching home buttons stickers. So, is this 3D sticker really worth the time and trouble? Read on for the full drives of the ID America Cushi soft foam skin for the iPhone 4 to find out.

    As always, let's take a quick look at the packaging, something that ID America has always been very well at doing. Instead of boxing this in fancy cardboard like all of the other cases ID America produces, the Cushi comes in a ziploc style bag with plastic attached to the back that showcases the Cushi. Nice and simple and easy to open. Inside you will the back skin itself, a few different sets of matching home button stickers, a crystal clear screen shield, a purple microfiber cloth, and a purple application card. That's a great start, a lot of stuff included in the packaging, yet another thing I absolutely adore about ID America.

    Installation was one of the easiest ever. To install, I simply lined up the skin with the back of my iPhone 4 from corner to corner and pouched down, one everything was in place, I made sure that there were no bubbles or anything else trapped under the screen. In case you where wondering, the skin is very sticky but does not leave a residue at all after using it for a few days and taking it on and off.

    There isn't much of a guide to all the cutouts and ports, since this is a backside skin. Anyway, you will find that the skin does go all the way to the corners and sides of the iPhone 4 and leaves almost nothing exposed. Thankfully, ID America has taken the time to make sure that this is compatible with the iPhone 4 bumper, as well as an other bumper that you may have on hand. If you look up in the top left corner you will a teardrop shaped cutout for the camera and flash that surprisingly does not have any issues with flash whatsoever, mainly due to the black ring that is around the cutout. You will also find ID America's logo I printed in white on the bottom right corner of the skin.

    Now, there are a lot of things that I enjoy about the Cushi. The first being the smell, which I can't really explain, the Cushi gives off a weird aroma, which in my opinion, smells really good, at least to my nose. Next up is the actual 3D aspect. ID America says that the Cushi features 3D graphics, and they really mean it. All the characters and little details pop up and are imprinted depending on the environment and look very cool and give off a unique look. Last but not least, the Cushi will offer some pretty good shock protection die to how thick the foam is. While not overbearingly big, the Cushi is still big enough and soft enough to protect your phone from minor drops. Also, the home button sticker will protect your home button from scratches and provides some tremendous feedback when pressed.

    I really can't find any thing bad about the Cushi. The only gripe that I can think of would be that the Cushi only comes in available in three different designs. But knowing ID America, I am almost sure that they are in production of a bunch of different designs as I am writing this review. Overall, I can highly recommend the Cushi for the iPhone 4. The 3D look, feel, protection, and alignment are all top notch. I really hope that ID America makes some for designs that really stand out, since these skins are wicked cool. You can pick up the Cushi for the iPhone 4 for $11.99 in three different designs.

    Rating: 4.5/5

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  2. hohohong macrumors 6502

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    Is that Element case around the edge? Doesn't look like Element case. How's the reception with that case?

    Cheers!
     
  3. Austin M. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

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    It's the Draco IV Aluminum Bumper.
     

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