Need a Better iPhone Protection Solution
April 13, 2011 8:43 AM Subscribe
I want a dock-ready iPhone 4 case with a holster that will be protective but not overkill. Recommend me one?
I got an iPhone 4 in February. Imagine my surprise that my beloved Speck ToughSkin case was not yet available for the iPhone 4. I had that case with my iPhone 3G and my video iPod and loved it. I heard it would be released soon, but that it has been redesigned and will not work with my dock now.
I liked the ToughSkin because it was durable yet flipped open at the bottom so that I could use a dock, and it came with a holster. I used the holster not for the belt clip, but as a hard screen protector, on top of an InvisibleShield screen protector. It was useful in my purse with my keys et al flying about. The clip doubled as a stand, which was nice but not necessary.
I've been using an OtterBox Defender for the past two months and kind of hate it. It is way overkill; I don't like the silicone screen cover (it never seems clean and doesn't always react to my touch) and all the flaps (but have not yet cut all of this off), and it's ugly (even in comparison to the monster-truck-tire-looking ToughSkin), plus it doesn't work with my dock. To get it on the dock means removing the whole case, all three sections.
I've done Amazon store searches and looked at a lot of cases online already. All the cases that come with holsters that I've seen are these heavy-duty, multiple-section cases that don't allow dock access.
So I would like a dock-ready case that will provide some protection against bumps/drops and has a nice grip. I would also like a removable hard screen protector, like a holster or an external case. These don't have to be sold together, but they obviously have to fit together. I would like to spend less than next month's cell phone bill purchasing it.
I am looking for recommendations from those who have something like this that works, or reviews of products that you've used.