Product Review by Cheree Ramon:
If you love the hard shell look and feel to your Verizon iPhone 4’s cover but want the shock absorbing benefits of silicone, there is a perfect case for you. The Incipio iPhone 4 Double Cover Hard Shell Case with Silicone Core offers two layers of protection to keep your phone safe from those inevitable drops while still providing full access to your screen, volume buttons, toggle switch, and camera.
The polycarbonate outer cover was made to avoid shattering when dropped and divert the majority of vibration away from the shock absorbing silicone core, creating a double layer of protection for your iPhone 4. The outer layer of this case is smooth giving you the ability to slip it in and out of your pocket or purse pocket with ease. If you are worried about the aesthetic appeal of your cell phone cover, forget about it!
This case has a classy sleek look and comes in different colors, which I have discovered that you can mix and match. The most common colors are black, pink, purple, and grey; and if you don’t mind the fading of the outer cover’s matte layer, this case can last for months.
I got my iPhone 4 from Verizon this past March and have been using these cases ever since. I’ve dropped my phone several times and only once did my case crack, but considering the situation, I am more than pleased with my case’s performance. My case was knocked out of my hand and flew a few feet before hitting the ground and skidding to a halt. My phone had no physical damage other than the cracked polycarbonate case, and if I hadn’t been too lazy to take the manufacturer up on their lifetime guarantee, I would have had a new case. Although the case is by no means marketed as having waterproof properties, I have spilled water on my phone and sustained zero damage. Maybe I was just lucky because the liquid was unable to enter the volume buttons due to protection provided by the silicone cover, but either way I didn’t have to spend a ton of money to replace anything.
This case is moderately priced for what it offers, costing only $30, and if you are interested in an upgrade- you can get the same double polycarbonate outer cover and silicone inner cover protection with an added kickstand for only $5 more.