Review: Gogo iPhone 3G Cases

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Do you want to keep the form factor of your iPhone 3G in tact but still protect the back from scratches and scuffs?  Gogo makes high quality snap on back covers for the iPhone 3G.  The have a variety of lines and styles to choose from.

The best part about Gogo cases is they’re scratch proof.  Weighing at 1 ounce and adding less than 1 mm of bulk to your iPhone, these cases keep the shape and feel of your iPhone.

I was recently sent cases from their Mirror Series and from their Royal Series to review.

The Mirror series features three styles.  Platinum, Gold and Silver.

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These are highly polished, shiny cases that gleam.  I was hesitant to believe Gogo’s claim that something this high gloss could be scratch proof, but after using the case religiously for several days there’s not a mark on it anywhere.

The gold version reminds me of the Goldstriker iPhone, but at only a fraction of the cost.

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I did find the glossy gold version to be a little slippery in my hand.

Installation of the case could not be any easier.  You simply insert the phone into the case, button side first and then snap down the opposite side.

Gogo has a video on their web site which shows the installation process.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9WRprXWcA0[/youtube]

The inside of the case is a highly polished black plastic that does not feature any bumpers or rubber protection.

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The Royal series features the same slim design but in solid colors.  The line comes in blue, black, red, white, pink and silver.

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The coating on the back of the Royal series has a matte look and has a nice amount of grip to it.

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The cases all give complete access to all of the phone’s buttons and ports.  This does however leave much of the chrome around the phone exposed.

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For those wanting even more protection, take note:  I was able to use my iPhone with its Gogo case on, in conjunction with a leather vertical pouch from Seidio.  This offered double protection and a convenient way to carry the cased phone on my hip.

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The Gogo case has quickly become my go to case of late, and I plan to order more of them soon.

Gogo cases sell for $14.99 – $24.99 and each comes with a free screen protector.

You can see the entire line of Gogo cases on the company’s web site.

M.S.R.P. – $14.99 – $24.99

What I like  – very slim design, scratch proof, lots of styles and colors to choose from

What I don’t like – some of the styles might be slippery

About the Author

LarryGreenberg
I have always had a passion for gear and gadgets. It all started for me with the release of the very first Palm Pilot. I've always had an interest in handheld electronics. From handheld PDAs, to cell phones, Mp3 players, watches and other products, I'm the first person my friends, family and colleagues call when they need advice on tech. I have roots in the online tech. forum community. I served as the Administrator to Howard Forums.com and as a Moderator at both Treo Central.com and Blackberry Forums.net. Under the screen name “lgreenberg” I've amassed 50,000+ postings. I also manage my own YouTube channel under the user name larrygreenberg. I'm always eager to help.

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