KickBACK for iPhone 4 review

We've always liked the Scosche KickBACK cases. The addition of the KickBACK stand is what really sells it for us, because it’s perfect for watching movies on the iPhone while we are travelling. Luckily in addition to the bonus of the foldaway stand at the back, the case is of good construction, in fact the iPhone 4 version of the case is superiour to the old iPhone 3GS version which we used previously.

The 3GS model had begun to wharp and gape a bit at the base of the case, where the unit was made of rubber rather than hard plastic. Now the case is moulded from tough plastic all the way round except for over the sound buttons and on/off switch. The iPhone fits snugly in the case with raised edges that mean if it drops face down the screen is still protected with a rim of a couple of millimetres between it and the ground.

While the case does add some bulk to your iPhone it doesn't detract from the phone itself and the bulk serves to protect the phone in a way that less bulky options would fail. That said, this is not an excessively bulky or heavy case.

OUR VERDICT

We like the KickBACK concept and we are pleased that Scosche has refined it with the latest model for the iPhone 4. You could get a slimmer case, but you’d miss out on the useful stand, which boosts this case's usefulness.

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