Power Support Private Reserve Series Air Jacket for iPhone 4 Review & Pics

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Austin M., Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

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    Power Support is a very well known company that make someone the best iPhone, iPad, ad iPod Touch screen shields available. What you may not have known is that Power Support also makes some very simple and cool looking iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch cases. The Private Reserve Series Air Jacket for the iPhone 4 no doubt looks very cool and artistic. But, will is stand up to Power Supports name? It features a snap on style design and has a hybrid texture on the back that feels very matte but also shiny and slick at the same time. Read on for the full review of the Power Support Private Reserve Series Air Jacket to find out if this is the best snap on back cover available for the iPhone 4.

    All right, let’s talk a little bit about the packaging that the case ships in, which is very nice and simplistic to say the least. When you receive your Air Jacket, you will be greeted to an all white box that simply includes the words “exclusive” on the top of the box. Once you actually get to the case though, you will find a lot of cool little goodies to be had as well. In addition to the case itself, the packaging also includes a front screen shield, officially named HD Anti-Glare for the iPhone 4, as well as a backside screen shield. I will have a full review on those in the very near future, so please stay tuned.

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    Before we begin talking about why I love this case so much, let’s take a guided tour of all the buttons and ports that are viewable on the Air Jacket. On the top of the case you have one single opening for the sleep/wake button and the audio jack. The sleep/wake button is very easy to get to and you should not have any problems when it comes to using any size headphones with the audio jack. Going to the left side of the case you will find one large opening for the volume rockers and the silent switch. Since these are both wide open just like the top portion of the Air Jacket, I had no problem when it came to accessing those individual buttons.

    Going to the bottom of the case, you will find one single cutout for the speaker, the mic, and the thirty pin dock connector. Since this is wide open just like the top portion of the case (please excuse my copy and past line there) you will not have any problems whatsoever when it comes to using third party cables and docks. Also, since this case is so thin, most docks should be compatible with this and fit into the connector without any trouble. Last but not least, on the back side of the case you will find a small opening for the camera and the flash. Even though the camera opening is a little bit on the small side, I have not found any flash issues whatsoever when it came to taking pictures in darkness.

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    I think that Power Support has hit very close to home with this product, the simplicity, sense of design, and the scratch protection make it one of the best snap on covers available on the market today. I absolutely adored the back design and with a bunch of different colors and designs to choose from, the sky is the limit, although not really. Even though this is just a snap on case, it does offer a pretty good amount of grip, and this is because of two main reasons. The first being the fact that the sides are covered in a sort of matte like material that provides a very comfortable feel in the hands. The second reason is because of the fact that the materials on the back are sort of blended together in a hybrid style design. You will notice that the diamonds are a sort of polycarbonate material and the line patterns are made of a matte feel.

    Now, as great as the Private Reserve Series Air Jacket for the iPhone 4 (wow, that’s a mouthful) there are a few things that I didn’t exactly enjoy about the case. The first being the fact that the case is an absolute pain to get off. It took me about 2-3 minutes just to peel of the sides and remove it from my phone. Also, the price is a bit steep at $40. If this was a tad bit less, then I definitely think it would be better.

    Overall, the Power Support Private Reserve Series Air Jacket for the iPhone 4 is a good case and with the awesome screen protection that comes with it, it’s a very good case. I Power Support can work out some of the minor issues and decrease the price a little bit, then this could be a real contender to some of the other snap on back cases available for the iPhone 4. The Air Jacket comes with the case itself, front and back screen protectors, and some very nice packaging all for $39.99. Hit up the link for more info.

    Rating 4/5
     
  2. vong macrumors 6502a

    vong

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    didnt know PS made cases. i have the SGP ultra thin myself, the only downside is that i currently have PS HD Anti-glare and i had to PERFECTLY align the protector to make it fit, without any lifting of the screenshield. if i press the bottom right side of my case, it'll cause the protector to lift. does this case do that?
     
  3. Austin M. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

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    I don't think you should have a problem with this due to the fact that the actual case does not come into contact with the iPhone 4.
     

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