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SwitchEasy: Lanyard Case

Damian Estrada November 15, 2011 , No Comments
SwitchEasy: Lanyard Case
Overall Score
4

Quality

Function

Protection

Style

Access

Quality/Function:

SwitchEasy has been a long time favorite of mine when it comes to iPhone protection. They were nice enough to send us out some review units and here is the first one! I have spent about a week with this case and I love it. I was not too keen on the idea of a lanyard/charm coming off my phone. That’s not really my style. I tend to go clean and simple with less protection. At times, I am a form-over-function kinda guy. This case has it all. The form is simple and light. The function is unexpectedly pleasant & habit forming.

The case is made of a thin plastic. At first this material felt somewhat cheap and flat. I can assure you that is not the case… no pun intended. The thin 1mm plastic casing is made of durable polycarbonate plastic. This removes weight and thickness that other cases might add on your iPhone. The plastic is somewhat bendable due to the way that the case fits on the phone. Your iPhone 4/4S will snap tightly into place, its almost scary to remove the case for cleaning.

SwitchEasy pulls no stops with its additions either. The case comes with two bottom inserts to protect the bottom bezel of your phone as well as protect your 30-pin dock connector. Also included are two stoppers/plugs (for those of you that don’t use your headphone jack often), two screen protectors, an applicator, and a cleaning cloth.

I ran into many situations where my phone was deep in my pocket or backpack and I would reach for my lanyard to retrieve my device.

The added lanyard feature is a tremendous addition to the case. I ran into many situations where my phone was deep in my pocket or backpack and I would reach for my lanyard to retrieve my device. If you ever find yourself with your hands tied up and needing that extra help to snatch up your phone, this might be your answer. The case does not cover clumsy noobs. If you have a habit of dropping your phone face first, do not buy this case! It has no screen protection other than the two screen protectors that come with the case. Though I find it hard to think that would save you from cement.

Style:

The case has a feather weight design with little to boast about design wise. Its simplistic design does not scream “Oh! Look at this case!” It is somewhat rough to the touch as well, though this is much preferred to a glossy case that will scratch easily. If you happen to be one of those kids with loads of keychains or zipper pulls this is a match made in heaven. I use my Tokidoki Marvel: Thing Charm. I managed to find a matching wallpaper as well. Needless to say it was the best week of my life.

Due to the case’s thin design and open bottom section the case is nearly fully accessible.

Access:

Due to the case’s thin design and open bottom section the case is nearly fully accessible.

Due to the case’s thin design and open bottom section the case is nearly fully accessible. I could imagine with a bulky headset you might have problems. It passed all of my tests and I have a few low access cords I use when testing devices. The open bottom allows for access of all Apple and 3rd party charge/sync bales. The volume, silent and lock buttons are precisely framed and have 100% clearance. I noticed no reception loss due to the thin design.

Price: $19.99

Check the gallery for all images and to get a closer look at the access and design of the case. 

 

 

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About The Author

Damian Estrada is the Editor-In-Chief and Creative Director of Noble Press. He attended the Los Angeles Film School in the major of video editing and set design. Some of his all time favorite franchises are Mass Effect, The Legend of Zelda, Borderlands, Dead Space, and Final Fantasy. In his off time he can be found playing DOTA 2 alongside his co-writers and friends.

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