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Belkin debuts iPhone 3G cases

updated 04:20 pm EDT, Tue June 10, 2008

Belkin iPhone 3G cases

Joining the wave of initial iPhone 3G accessories are a host of cases by Belkin. The high-end cases are primarily leather, leading them being the Leather Flip Folio ($35), which operates as a holster and additionally includes a pocket for extra storage; the lid fastener, meanwhile, is magnetic, letting users open the case with one hand. The Formed Leather ($30) and Eco-Conscious Formed Leather ($35) cases are more straightforward designs, without lids or clips.

Non-fabric cases include the Silicone Sleeve ($25), Micro Grip ($25) and Clear Acrylic ($30). While the Sleeve and Acrylic cases are self-descriptive, the Micro Grip uses a textured rubber exterior, meant to aid handholding.

Last in the group are the Slim Fit ($30) and the Sport Armband Plus ($30). The former is made of nylon with internal microfiber padding, and comes with a belt clip. The Armband additionally includes a key pouch and a cable capsule, and uses water-wicking material to cope with sweat.

All of the cases should launch in the US in July, with worldwide shipment happening "soon after."

Leather Flip Folio

Micro Grip

Sport Armband Plus

by MacNN Staff





  1. zachmb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    leather flip folio

    These cases are sweet! I was considering getting a Marware since previously they were the only ones making them however the Leather Flip Folio looks like it's about to take the cake (for me anyways). I am curious however, since I am aware the iPhone's screen is prone to scratching, does the Leather Flip Folio have a screen cover? How about a belt clip? I know it has a home button cover and magnetic closure functions which I LOVE, but a screen protector and a clip would really sell me.

    Thanks a lot for the great review! I read your blog often but I never got around to signing up to comment until now.

  1. Tom.J

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no holes?

    Nice review. Looks like Belkin simplifies the design. Other cases manufucturer stupidly have 3 holes in the topfront. LOL see

  1. davidxi2008

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Novelty Silicone 3G Cases

    these cases look very nice, but try to view
    Silicone Skin Case Cover for Apple iPhone 3G is made of durable flexible non-slip silicone material. Designed to perfectly fit Apple iPhone, with precise cuts to access all the controls.
    View here

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