Case Review: iSkin Solo FX for iPhone 3G/3GS

Today I have a review of the iSkin Solo FX. The Solo FX is a form-fitting case for your iPhone 3G/3GS that provides durable protection and a little style to go with it.

Solo FX by iSkin

The Solo FX is an upgrade from iSkin’s Solo line up. The primary difference between the two are that the Solo FX adds embossed designer patterns to go along with the its high-gloss color finish.

The Solo FX is a fairly thick silicone case and does encompass the back and sides of the device completely. This works well against impacts and scratches that usually occur on the back and sides of iPhones. The Solo FX is also hot/cold resistant and is odor-free, both of which are welcomed features, especially the odor-free aspect because as many of you likely know, some silicone cases have that funny-siliconey smell even when they are brand new!

The silicone shell covers the volume rocker and sleep/wake button, but still allows full access to them. You also get clear access to the headphone jack, silent switch, camera, dock connector, and mic/speaker.

For the front of the case, the Solo FX includes a mirror film that is applied directly to the screen of the iPhone 3G/3GS. The mirror film is touch compatible, so you can still use the iPhone touchscreen normally. The film provides protection against scratches and dust mostly and is also quite neat because the film is reflective. However, the reflection feature of the film is only truly useful when the iPhone screen is asleep or off. Ofcourse, this is an optional add on and does not need to be applied if you choose not to.

Overall, the Solo FX provides adequate, durable protection for your iPhone and also throws in a little style with the colors and embossed patterns. I give it a solid 4/5.

I have the translucent blue with me today and I will give it away to someone that posts a meaningful comment below about the case!

Winner chosen at random; contest ends June 28, 2009 at 11:59PM.

The Solo FX is available from the iSkin online store in five different translucent colors (Blue, Green, Red, Orange, Purple) for $32.99.

Contests open to Canada residents only.

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