updated 10:20 pm EDT, Tue June 8, 2010
LaptopTailors ships felt case for iPhone 4
Fresh on the heels of the new iPhone 4 launch, Belikin and LaptopTailors have already announced cases to fit the new design. Belkin has introduced twelve cases, four armbands and three overlays for the iPhone 4. The company's Grip cases focus on silicone construction with textured designs for improved grip. The Grip Ergo comes in black or clear, each with ribbed etching. Customers can also add a removable wrist strap available in blue, black and clear colors.
The Grip Groove Duo features a two-pack of opposing colors with ribbed wave etching. The cases come in black/clear and purple/blue packs. The Grip Graphics series features swirling colors such as blue/clear, purple/clear and black/clear. The Grip Vue is a clear, soft plastic case that comes in clear or tinted variations. The Grip Edge eschews silicon for a padded leather case design.
Belkin's Shield accessories are hard cases claimed to absorb shock. Hard polycarbonate protects the top surface and shows the iPhone 4 design, while the bottom is constructed from softer, scratch resistant, and shock absorbent plastics. The Shield Eclipse is the basic design, with a clear upper window on the rear of the case to display the Apple logo. It arrives in blue, black, white and purple. The Shield Fusion uses slick plastic for pocketability, with raised textures on the bottom for better grip. It will ship in black and purple. The Shield Shock has an impact-resistant exoskeleton and a shock-absorbing interior lining for extra protection. It ships in black/purple and black/white combinations. The Shield Micra is an ultra-thin polycarbonate case in clear, purple tint and black tint.
Belkin's Verve cases are leather-based cases. The Verve Cinema has a kickstand strap to allow easy media viewing while in the case. The Verve Sleeve with Clip is a belt-clip iPhone 4 case, and the Verve Folio is a leather case with a screen-protective cover. Belkin has four armband cases coming for the iPhone 4. They are all breathable and washable. The ProFit is an ultrathin armband that has a clip system for quick off/on access. The OneFit adds a cable capsule and key holder, while the DualFit maximizes sizing flexibility and carries a key. The FastFit has a removable sleeve for the iPhone and a belt clip, alongside a cable capsule and key pocket.
Belkin also announced three overlays for the iPhone screen. The PrivateScreen Overlay polarizes the screen to keep the screen private for the viewer, while the MatteScreen Overlay has glare-reducing features, and the ClearScreen Overlay is a clear protective layer.
The Belkin iPhone 4 Cases range from $25-$30 and the overlays age from $15 to $20. They are due to begin shipping in late June.
For a form-fitting case that will cover the entire phone, LaptopTailors is offering felt pouches for the iPhone 4. Available in 10 colors with an optional neck strap in the same color as the case, the felt case wraps the iPhone completely with one open end for easy removal. The cases are €10 (about $12) and the strap is an additional €4 (about $5).
Belkin Grip Groove Duo
LaptopTailors Felt Case