k3roro

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About me:

I have been purchasing cases for a while and I'll just briefly list the cases I've had since I purchased my phone (in chronological order).

- Incipio Silicrylic
- Speck Candyshell
- Incipio NGP Black
- Speck Pixelskin HD
- Apple Bumper
- Speck Seethru
- Powersupport AirJAcket
- Incipio Feather

Ever since I've had the Apple Bumper I realized how much I appreciate the physical design of the iPhone 4 and thus I decided to try 2 cases that would try to re-create the original iPhone 4 feel.

I have purchased these 2 cases and thought I'd share my experiences with you.

I like to keep the review portion short and simple by using point form, if you wish to know more about the case or have specific questions you can post below and I will try my best to answer.

PowerSupport AirJacket

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- Good looks, shows Apple logo and antenna
- Clear plastic material is a little bit slipper than I am used to, but does re-create the iPhone 4 backglass feel.
- Shows fingerprint as it is hard plastic.

Incipio Feather

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- Still pretty good looking, although it covers up everything.
- Smooth material for gripping, will not slip out of your hands.
- No fingerprints on the back.

Conclusion

- Both have an awesome fit and really snug to the phone
- Both do not have the front lip for the "lay-on-the-table" design.
- They're both great, select one depends on what type of grip and how you like your phone to look.

Other Considerations

As you can probably tell, this is not in point form. I will try to explain something that bugs me about the no front-lip design.

I don't plan on dropping my phone nor have I actually dropped my phone. I don't mind having no drop protection if it allows me to minimize the size of the phone. Once you've used a slim case, you really appreciate the physical size of the phone.

My only concern with these no front-lip design is that, if you have a screen protector on your phone, lint may be attracted to the side of your screen protector, the outer-lining of it. Additionally, from sliding the phone in and out of your pocket, you might catch the screen protector on the edge and raise it.

This is not a concern with other cases that have the front lip lay-on-the-table design because the protector covers up the edge of the screen protector.

I will have to use it for a longer while and provide some feedback as to how my screen protector is holding up. I am using the PowerSupport Anti-Glare HD. If I can get 2 months of usage out of this, I don't mind switching a new screen protector ever 2 months in order to continue enjoying these slim cases.
 

azelaya84

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Great pucs !!!I was also thinking about getting the air jacket. Only question I have is did you try and use it with the ps back glass protector and if so did it show those "watermarks" on the back of the phone ?
 

k3roro

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Great pucs !!!I was also thinking about getting the air jacket. Only question I have is did you try and use it with the ps back glass protector and if so did it show those "watermarks" on the back of the phone ?

I saw a video review of it having those "watermarks", so I decided to use it without any back screen protectors in an attempt to have no "watermark". But it turns out that I ended up having a streak of "watermark" even if I made sure the case was dry, the back of the phone was dry, and that the back of the phone had no screenshield on.
 

Meltdownblitz

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Nice reviews man, a perfect case that you might like if you don't mind bumper protection is the Case-mate Hula Black once it comes in stock again. Definitely looks like the Air Jacket, just without the back and watermarks. The Hula also has a slight lay on the table design.
 

rudy44

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i use the power support air jacket with the screen protector that comes with it. i keep it in my pocket most of the time and i havent noticed lint getting stuck on the side. unlike the apple bumper where the rubber's a lint magnet.

i havent got the screen protector lifted either. i used to think the lay on table design was absolutely necessary but i prefer cases without it now. makes it easier to wipe finger prints off the screen with my shirt
 

see212

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I'm debating between the incipio feather and the air jacket>.<

did u manage to get rid of the watermarks in the end? and any scratches?

i've heard that using the antiglare screen protector means sacrificing the beauty of the iphone screen..is that true for the power support HD ones too?
 

k3roro

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I'm debating between the incipio feather and the air jacket>.<

did u manage to get rid of the watermarks in the end? and any scratches?

i've heard that using the antiglare screen protector means sacrificing the beauty of the iphone screen..is that true for the power support HD ones too?

Oh wow, it's been a year!

I've since switched to a Blackberry, Google Nexus, and the iPhone 4s without case.

1. I could not get rid of the watermarks, but you get used to it, it's not a big deal.
2. The scratches were not very obvious, IMO this is one of the better clear cases to get if you're worried about scratches.
3. Anti-glare screen does sacrifice the retina display, but not much, I've only ever used the Powersupport HD ones, and I can confirm this. But if you're worried about the fingerprint, I'd say that the sacrifice is not huge and definitely bearable. To me, I don't mind the fingerprint, so I'd rather go with the clear non-antifingerprint ones.

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Does the air jacket scratch easy ? the case its self

See post above.
 
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