Make my iPhone 4 feel like a 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by TheSandman2236, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. TheSandman2236 macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone...

    I have a really odd request. Does anyone know of a case that will "round out" my iPhone 4? I really hate the 'sharp edges' of it -- and I would really prefer something that would round it out and add some curve to it for my hands. Possible similar to that "prototype" case that gizmodo found with the iPhone not too long ago.

    Any one have any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. scarboy6693 macrumors 6502

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    Hmm,

    The Speck GeoMetric might do the job for you
     
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  4. TheSandman2236 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the suggestion but I think it's too *sharp*


    That one *might* work -- but I'm still looking for more curves.
     
  5. SamBensalem macrumors newbie

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    We've been getting requests for that kind of case. However, most iphone 4 users want others to know that its an iphone 4 and not a 3gs or older. So it would be a challenge to find a case design that makes the iphone 4 more ergonomic yet retain it's iphone 4 ness.
     
  6. TheSandman2236 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would pay you and your company $100 -- (or more) for a case like that.
     
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  8. TheSandman2236 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link -- the rounded corners look better -- but I think I'm looking for a rounded back. No flat back.
     
  9. MotleyGrrl macrumors 6502

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    mophie.com
    it's a battery case, the juice pak air, but it looks like it rounds the back out like the 3G
     
  10. awtryau89 macrumors regular

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    Try http://www.sgpstore.com/product_info.php/cPath/21_28_89/products_id/1543

    I just purchased the White one and was about to post my impressions. The case rounds out the edges of the phone. It fits so good in your hand and still remains very thin. As close to a naked phone as I have found. It doesn't offer a ton of protection but I have already dropped mine from a few feet with no ill effects.
     
  11. TheSandman2236 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll take a look - thanks!
    Getting a bit close but I want a rounded back too thanks!
     
  12. SamBensalem macrumors newbie

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    I was talking to one of our manufacturers and they said they would make us a prototype :)

    If there's enough interest, we'll go to mass production. At the very least you'll get to check out a prototype.

    FYI. It will be a clam shell design with an all black Piano finish.
     
  13. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    I'm very interested in this too. I like my iPhone 4 whenever I'm using it, but when I pick up my mom's 3GS, I just miss the nice rounded back.
     
  14. TheSandman2236 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sent you a private message!


    I'll pay for it -- you better believe it. Thanks for the update -- if you can keep us update here as well!
     
  15. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8B117)

    I'll buy one too.
     
  16. headcheese macrumors regular

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    +1

    I was coming in here to say this. I really like this case (got mine from the case program). I dropped it on the bathroom floor last night and not even the CASE had a scratch/dent in it. I highly recommend it. Plays nice with my PS screen protector too.
     
  17. TheSandman2236 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is it a snap on case?
     
  18. 3N16MA macrumors 65816

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    The Mophie Juice Pak actually has the shape you're looking for but adds a good deal of bulk.
     
  19. in0va3 macrumors member

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    I've thought of finding these kind of cases to turn my "4" into a 3GS! But I guess no one makes these in high volumes. I guess you search in eBay?
     
  20. richxps macrumors 65816

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    I'm in too I want that one seen in the gizmodo picture
     
  21. jcapz macrumors member

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    I would be interested too.
     
  22. shadowjeff macrumors regular

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    maybe you could try out the speck geometric? it's not flat at the back.
     
  23. TheSandman2236 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think most of us in this thread loved the way the 3GS felt in the palm of your hand, rather than a flat piece of glass. The iPhone 4 is in no way ergonomic to your hand.

    I'm actually VERY surprised no one has come up with this solution via a snap on case or some sort of hard silicone slip cover. (Just like the prototype case Apple made for testing)

    The need is out there guys, someone make it! :apple:
     
  24. missygal Guest

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    I love this case! Love the rounded corners especially!!
     

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