iPhone protection has become such a priority for many owners. It seems like every friend who tells me they are finally getting the iPhone always asks, “what case should I get” in their next breath. Protecting an expensive device that is with you virtually every waking moment is important not only because of the price, but also for fear of begin without the phone.
There are many options on the market with varying levels of protection and style. I like a case that brings style along with protection, but without making the phone the size of a shoe box. The X-Protect from G-Form sets out to achieve just that. Let’s look and see if the goal was achieved.
That dreaded feeling when your iPhone® takes a tumble: it’s something many of us know too well. Enjoy your iPhone® 4/4S anxiety-free with our X-Protect for iPhone® 4/4S. This is made possible by G-Form’s Reactive Protection Technology (RPT™): a composite blend of Poron® XRD™ material and proprietary G-Form materials and technology.
G-Form iPhone® cases offer dual-layer protection by combining a tough rigid exterior shell with an inner RPT™ core that extrudes through the shell to provide 360 degrees worth of extreme impact protection. Shockproof and abrasion-resistent, the X-Protect for iPhone® 4/4S is ready to stand up to the rigors of everyday use — along with any adventure you choose to undertake.
These slim and lightweight cases act like armor to safeguard your iPhone® when you need it most by momentarily stiffening to absorb over 90% of the force from an impact, and then immediately returning to their natural flexible state.
I am all for providing maximum protection for my iPhone, but I have always hated the bulk added by many of the current options. The X-Protect case does not provide the experience of carrying around a brick encased phone. G-Form promises to provide a compact, light case that also protects the phone from most drops.
The case has an extremely unique design. It is obviously made to provide added protection, but this also lends to the style. The X-Protect case uses a rigid outer shell, which is designed kind of like an exoskeleton or web along with a softer padded material on the inside. The padded material actually sticks out of the spaces in the rigid material providing some shock resistance to a drop.
All of the major areas of the phone are covered and there is enough lip around the screen to protect from face down drops. After a few drop tests, the impact protective features of the case gave me confidence in the case’s ability to protect my iPhone.
The case adds minimal bulk to the phone and feels good in the hand. It did take me a few days to get used to finding my volume buttons since the shock protective material is found up the sides of the case. My only big complaint is the size of the earphone plug hole. Not all of my plugs I use fit. Luckily the case is easy to take on and off if you need to accommodate a larger plug.
I do like the look of the X-Protect case, as it kind of reminds me of something from one of the Dark Knight movies. I have the black on black case, and it has a Batman feel to it. There are nine different color schemes to choose from. Some utilizing different colors from both the rigid and soft material parts of the case.
As colors go, I am partial to the blue and black combination, although I do love the black on black offering.
It is refreshing to see companies design cases that provide superior protection without adding a giant box around the iPhone. The G-Form X-Protect case provides extreme impact protection with minimal bulk and maintaining a pleasing style. If you like a space age looking case with great protection, the X-Protect is perfect for you. With nine color choices, anyone can find a perfect match for their personality.
For more information and to view all of the color choices, check out the G-Form website.
What I Like: Unique and stylish design that provides impact protection without too much added bulk
What Needs Improvement: The hole for the headphone jack needs to be larger