iPhone 4 Hard Case.

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Loose Cannon, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Loose Cannon macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2010
    Hey Guys. My folks bought me this shiny iphone 4 few days ago, now I need a case that can handle the abuse and carelessness manhandling that my dad says i am famous for. I dropped my 3G on its very 1st day i owned it. I looked at the Vapor X, but that is more style and coolness that I hoped for. I need something rugged that keeps up with me. I am college student at BYU, and I am looking for any cool ideas on a sturdy case. I love the Vapor X, but Im afraid it won't handle the trashing.

    any ideas? BYU freshman.
  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    Well, if you're looking for something tough then I'd recommend the Otterbox case. It has a two piece snap on plastic case with a built in screen protector, and then a rubber casing that goes over it. It's a little bulky, but it'll definitely withstand any drops. Just don't drop it in water :p
  3. darren8448 macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2010
    Iphone hard cases are too good..i love it simply...
  4. vachargerfan macrumors regular

    May 28, 2008
    Otterbox Defender. I dropped my phone from 3 feet up onto concrete just to see if the case worked. Passed with flying colors

  5. himesh macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2010
    Birmingham, England
    Definately the otterbox, commuter is thinner and more carryable imo but the defender as the name suggests, gives more protection as it has a layer over the screen.
  6. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    If you're rough on phones then I would definitely recommend the OB Defender as stated. Amazon has them for $22 now while they're originally $50. Enjoy your i4.
  7. Loose Cannon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2010

    I really dig the Otterbox. I went to Amazon to google it, and dang, there is a deep assortment of other brands. I ordered the OB and some high tech rubberized EPI case as well from Mivizu for my rough handling, but I also saw some other slick and really cool looking cases. My GF (sic) has an iPhone 4 too, so I ended up ordering and adding some pink leather case from Mivizu at Amazon for my chic. I can't wait to get these cases. With christmas right around the corner, I want to see how well these cases hold up. I will post some images of my new cases when they get in. BTW, how good is Amazon's shipping service. Thanks to everyone for the feedback!

    Loose Cannon.
  8. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    they even carry the defender at bestbuy...i wonder if they carry the commuter.
  9. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
  10. GossipQueen macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2010
    The Vapor is a really cool looking case BUT it won't protect you if you drop it. If anything, the impact will damage it more.

    What you really need is some silicone padding on the case.

    Anyways, I hear the question asked tons of times so I compiled a list of brands that I feel are the best in the industry. It's my opinion so no bashing!

    Disclaimer [Brands are listed in alphabetical order and not by ranking]

    Case-mate - General audience
    Mivizu - Professional audience - Laywers, doctors, business executives, celebs
    Otterbox - Construction workers, mechanics, etc.
    Speck - Youngsters

    All the other companies are just imposters. Haha

    Seems like your the youngster type! Let me know what you decide!
  11. Loose Cannon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2010
    found another one. Mivizu

    Well I was impressed with the Incipio iPhone case, however I wanted to see what other iPhone cases were out there so I headed to Amazon and Overstock. I did find a impressive assortment of other brands like Otterbox, Incase, Mivizu, Belkin, Speck. I even found some real trendy brands like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan and even Issey Miyake. While the assortment is deep and wide, I was still looking for a clean, sophisticated design with an elegant appeal to simplism. After review all the brands, I settled for Mivizu. The have great customer reviews, the product has well design and meaningful layout that serves it’s us and purpose. I found an iPhone case that delivered on all my requirements, including delivering a great value against some of the other competing brands. The case was a little too much for me. I do like, but I instead choose something a little more minimalist with clean contours and outlines. The biggest drawback with the Incipio case is price itself. Mivizu has an equally shell with EPI technology for half the price.


    thanks everyone for the wonderful advice.
  12. Loose Cannon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2010
    Verizon iPhone 4 is No more a rumor. Check this out.

    I was on Facebook this morning when I saw a new iPhone 4 case that looks rather clean contour and minimalist in design. Getting ready pre-ordered my Verizon iPhone 4. I went over to Mivizu and ordered the new Alien EPIX case.

    Check it out. I think most people would like the new design. The PR say's they are giving samples away.



    Mivizu has it available for Pre-Order.

    Here is a copy of their PR.


    January 31, 2011

    Mivizu launches Verizon iPhone 4 case

    New York, NY – January, 2011 – Mivizu, known for its innovative and award-winning stylish accessory case designs for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod cases, is excited to have collaborated with Mexican Super Model Vanessa Rubio to collectively design the next generation of Mivizu Apple iPhone cases specially for the new Apple iPhone designed to run on the Verizon CDMA platform. CEO, Stanley Lam, “we are quite excited to have worked with Mexican super model Vanessa Rubio whom collaborated and provided her signature design ID to our cases and resulted in a fashion inspired, Mivizu Alien EPIX case.

    Mexican super model, Vanessa Rubio, “I am very proud to have worked closely with Mivizu’s designers, their philosophy and belief to promote product individuality; to be unique in a world of mass production, Is exactly why I choose to support the Mivizu Alien EPIX signature series. This is why the Mivizu’s collections are produced in limited quantities, so customer’s will enjoy a product that is almost one of a kind. And chances are you’re unlikely to bump into another one like it.” We wanted to define style and fashion and fuse that concept with the need to have a utilitarian iPhone case that retains form, function, and protection while delivering a style that appeals to fashion conscious customers, and Mivizu delivered that.


    About Mivizu

    Established in 2001, Mivizu is a New York-based design house dedicated to styling technology. We ndustry by providing quality products, superior customer service, innovative designs and on-time delivery. Our direct relationship with our factories allows us to provide the most competitive pricing combined with innovative designs and unparalleled quality. Every piece we manufacture is inspected and must pass demanding "AQL" standards. Our factories enable us to expedite the newest and most in-demand products to our customers. With the effort of our brilliant marketing and designing teams, we constantly launch fashionable “Mivizu” branded cases of premium quality for the latest consumer electronic products, to help our customers stay ahead of the game and ultimately being on top of competition and achieving maximum benefits.

    For Online Media Review Samples.

    Please Contacts:
    Stephanie Gastelum
    Product Marketing Manager

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