Review: Ballistic Apple iPhone 4/4S Shell Gel Case

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Can’t seem to stop dropping your iPhone? Tired of seeing surface scratches on your prestine piece of space-age technology? Well Ballistic’s Shell Gel Case for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s is just what you’re looking for!

From Ballistic:

Ballistic iPhone Case

Ballistic iPhone Case

“We understand that your iPhone 4 is of great importance to you – therefore we make it our mission to keep it protected for you. For those of you that crave the protection our Hard Core (HC) Series offers, but hate the size – let us introduce you to the Ballistic Shell Gel (SG) Series Case for the iPhone 4. This is pocket-able protection at its finest. An amazing feature included in our SG Series is the Ballistic Corners™ – which means all four corners have extra shock absorption, right where you need it most. Another great addition to our Shell Gel (SG) Series is the “lay-on-table” feature, which means the screen of your precious iPhone 4 will never touch the surface of a table, desk or counter-top.

  • Advanced three layers of protection
  • Layer 1 – Ballistic shock absorbent polymer
  • Layer 2 – Tough impact resistant polycarbonate shell
  • Layer 3 – Soft silicone equipped with Ballistic Corners™
  • Lay-on-table feature
  • Compatible with both the AT&T, Verizon and Sprint iPhone 4
  • Compatible with the both the black and white iPhone 4″

In terms of protection, this is absolutely one of the best cases you can find. It’s hard shell protects from pocket items, long drops, and all kinds of impacts. The soft gell case provides extra shock-absorption and the corner reinforcement is ingenius, as that is where the phone falls and cracks most of the time.

iPhone 4 Ballistic SG case

iPhone 4 Ballistic SG case

Having said these things, and having used this case on my own iPhone 4 for over a year, there are a few issues with the case. First off, the soft case underneath can loose its elasticity and fit after being removed a few times. This causes very few functional issues, but the biggest inconveniences about it is that it gets difficult to push the lock button on the top of the phone. Also, the hard shell around the camera lens opening is susceptible to cracking. Mine has cracked, but it doesn’t seem to pose a threat to the phone or hinder its protective abilities. Also, the case is heavy, so if you’re looking for a lightweight iPhone 4/4S case, this is not your case.

However, if you’re looking for an inexpensive, extremely durable, and long lasting (keep in mind most of my issues have popped up after having the case for about a year) case that will protect your iPhone from almost anything then the Ballistic iPhone 4/4S Shell Gel SG Series Case is right up your alley!

 

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