There are plenty of iPhone covers out on the market these days with it being such a popular smartphone and all, it only makes sense. But here’s another perhaps a more novel and better one, the iBand d3o iPhone Protector case.
So what makes this one so different to the others? I hear you ask. Well, here’s the answer. The case fits seamlessly around the edge of the iPhone or iPod Touch to create incredible impact protection, in fact 100% more protection than a standard plastic case.
It has all the usual cut outs so functionality is not restricted at all, and the soft(ish) nature of the material (d3o) creates massive shock absorbance meaning you can hurl it around till your heart’s content and it probably won’t break for at least twice as long as it would do in a normal case.
Not only does it allow full functionality of the iPhone 3GS or 3G, it also keeps up with the impressive styling of the phone. Charcoal in colour with smooth, rounded edges, the extra protection on your phone will not make it look rugged or ugly at all.
Also, the casing is thick enough that it just raises the iPhone off of a desk, which means they can keep the front and rear of the phone visible at all times and provide almost maximum scratch protection. I think it would be fair to say, the iPhone is prone to getting a little scuff here and there.
The product appeared on BBC’s Dragon’s Den program last year (with Peter Jones throwing an iPhone at a desk) and has been tested to the point where it has survived being thrown at a brick wall and dropped from a balcony whilst cradling an iPhone inside, just take a look at the video below to learn more and to see them testing it out.
The iBand d30 iPhone Protector case looks like a great solution for protecting your beloved iPhone or iPod Touch from high impacts drops, in fact I’ve wanted one ever since I saw it on Dragon’s Den. That said I’d still personally be a little concerned about scratches to the front or back of the case and would probably pair this impact protection along with the Zagg’s InvisibleShield scratch-proof cover which together should ensure a long life for your iPhone/iPod Touch.