Saturday, November 19, 2011

Crimson Aluminum Frame Case for the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4 Review - The Gadgeteer


I perceived a handful of iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4 cases to examination over the final multiform months, together with the Crimson Aluminum Frame Case.  Its pattern as great as form-factor set it detached from the rest of the crowd. My goal was the pattern would concede improved accepting whilst not compromising on usability or protection….we shall see.

Box Contents:

  • Crimson Aluminum Frame Case for iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4
  • Allen wrench as great as 2 gangling screws included
  • One set (Anti-fingerprint, front / rear) of Crimson Premium Film Surface Protectors

Crimson includes all we need for installation, as great as a reward set of shade protectors as great as cleaning cloth.


  • Precision CNC machined
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum frames
  • Engineering-grade creosote dilemma guards
  • Stainless steel screws
  • Durable anodized or discriminating finishes
  • Weighs usually nineteen grams
  • Unobstructed entrance to all ports, controls, as great as camera
  • Works with all iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4 models – GSM as great as CDMA

The Frame Case is comparatively minimalistic; whilst being lightweight, it's firm as great as provides great protection. The front as great as behind of the box have been anodized coated, finely machined plates of aircraft-grade aluminum. The dual plates sandwich the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4 in between them.  Compared to a infancy of alternative iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4 cases we have tried/seen, the Frame box is rsther than boxy as great as a bit extreme. Because of the frame/sandwich design, this box functions with all iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4/4S models – GSM as great as CDMA. In further to black, the box is permitted in silver, discriminating silver, red, cobalt blue, as great as discriminating gold.

At any of the corners have been 'engineering-grade' creosote dilemma guards which both of the plates screw into.  The corner guards have been great assembled yet (IMO) the diseased indicate of the engineering. If we take the box on as great as off regularly, the threads could potentially be nude by the immaculate steel screws.

As we can see, the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) is hold firmly in place by the dilemma guards. There have been small strips of rubber which keep the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) from rubbing off opposite the tough cosmetic as great as in place.  It is a parsimonious fist to insert the phone yet improved for it. Once inserted, there is no transformation or wiggling around.

The box adds a beveled corner to both sides of the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone), to illustrate not permitting the potion faces to touch whatever aspect it is lazy on. As we would expect, all 4 of the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone)'s sides have been really permitted due the pattern of the case. The right side allows easy entrance to the tongue-tied as great as volume buttons. This pattern does not appear to meddle with the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone)'s receiver as most as the alternative steel cases we have reviewed.

The tip allows for entrance to the energy symbol as great as earbud port.

Like the leftside, the right of the box does not meddle with the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone)'s receiver either.

The bottom additionally allows for easy entrance to the sync/dock pier as great as does not meddle or retard the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone)'s speakers.

As we can see, the rails of the box do not get in the approach of joining the usb sync wire during all.

The Crimson Aluminum Frame Case pattern functions with the wharf connector on my Altec Lansing iMT800 MIX Boombox, something a infancy of  the aluminum iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) cases have unsuccessful to be means to do.

Alright, we have to contend it… slightest for me, the box feels horrible. It transforms your neat as great as slim iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) in to a utilitarian, clunky brick. The support edges hang out as great distant from both a shelf as great as side indicate of view. If we could redesign the case, we would revoke the bezel as great as have all the edges similar to the tip as great as bottom, where the aluminum does not go over the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) itself. While it would not yield as most protection, it would give the box a most slimmer feel to it.  we would leave the bumped out edges since they work well, supplement grip-ability as great as yield a great volume of insurance during the corners.

Due to the non-antenna-interfering design, it does not reduce the mobile or wireless vigilance most during all. A clear as great as when comparing this box to alternative steel iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) cases. we used this box in the same exam locations as my prior reviews as great as distinct others, the box did not stroke my capability to send as great as embrace calls in the extrinsic areas.

The Aluminum Frame Case costs $ 40.  Considering Crimson includes front as great as behind shade protectors for your iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone), it is a flattering great deal.   Even yet we do not similar to the form cause of the case, it is great done as great as provides a great volume of insurance during a price in effect price point.

(FYI, Crimson has not long ago expelled shade guardian for both the iPad as great as MacBook Airs).

Product Information

Price: $ 39.95
  • - iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4/4S (any model)
  • - Well made
  • - Quality materials
  • - Compatible with all iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4/4S
  • - Includes front & behind shade protectors
  • - Very grip-able
  • - Cost effective, great price
  • - Utilitarian, clunky feel

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