Today I have a case review for you all! We have not had one of these in a while, so let’s get right into it!
The Sidewinder Deluxe is Marware’s “3 cases in 1” design. It is a holster case, a shell case, and a cord-management solution. For a package that includes all three of these designs, the case is surprisingly small and form fitting against the iPhone 3G/3GS.
The holster part of the case comes attached to the shell case, but is removable. So that is where the holster case and shell case come from, however to actually use the holster, you must attach the shell part of the case. The holster is made from a very durable plastic and the shell case is made from a very thick, non-bendable rubber. The shell is glossy, but the material it is made of is scratch resistant, so that’s a bonus.
The cord management is a retractable mechanism that is pulled out very easily and pushed back in just as easily. I personally never found it to be a problem to just stuff my headphones in my pocket, but I do know how tangled the iPhone headphones can get, so in that respect, this is a pretty decent solution.
Overall, the package is pretty good. The shell case allows full access to the screen and cutouts for camera, headphones, volume, sleep/wake, dock connector, and speaker/mic. Moreover, you get a free screen film protector and polishing cloth, which is something I always like to see included with cases. Once you put the shell and holster together, it is not as thick as you would think it would be but I have to say it is a little clumsy. There just seems to be alot of removable pieces, which I do not really like in a case.
In the end, I give the Marware Sidewinder Deluxe a 3/5. It’s a good case with lots of useful features, but there’s just too much clutter.
If anyone has been looking for a case like this, I will give-away this case today to one lucky winner! Just post below on whether you have an iPhone 3G or 3GS and how you can benefit from the Sidewinder Deluxe!
Winner chosen at random; contest ends June 23, 2009 at 11:59PM.
You can check out the Sidewinder Deluxe at Marwares online store for $34.99.
Contests open to Canada residents only.