Speck MightyVault for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S Video Review


klutz (klts)
n. Slang
1. A clumsy person.
[Yiddish klots, from Middle High German kloz, block, lump, from Old High German.]

Are you a klutz?

Have you dropped your iPhone more than once?

Do you need more iPhone-protection than the average person?

If you answered any or all of these questions affirmatively you may need Speck’s new MightVault case for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. At under $50 the MightVault provides a great deal of protection while still offering a distinctly Speck-style appearance. Here’s a closer look.

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From Speck:

Are you that tough on your phone? Well, MightyVault is even tougher! With three ultra-rugged layers of protection MightyVault is our toughest, most rugged iPhone 4S/4 case yet. Everything is covered, protected, and designed to take a beating. Extra silicone protects the corners, a place that often takes the brunt of a fall. The one-piece gasket “vault” design gives your phone 3 layers of industrial-strength protection in an easy to use design. You can also seal off your 30-pin connector and headphone jack with the ingenious rubbery covers when they’re not in use.


Fits all iPhone 4S and 4!

Three reinforced layers: two-layer co-molded inner vault with silicone gasket band

Durable TPU lining insulates and provides shock-absorption

Hard polycarbonate shell shields from scratches and dents

Silicone grip band seals the case and protects the corners

Buttons and ports are accessible yet protected and covered

Detachable holster with rotating belt clip also works as a viewing stand

Video Review:

There are no two ways about it, the MightVault is a big case. But with the added bulk comes some nice protection and the convenience of the heavy-duty holster. It has multiple layers in order to ensure you phone is extra protected and the built in screen protector will give you pice of mind. The case isn’t waterproof, not by a long shot but if you just need that extra bit of protection and you want something a bit different than the offerings from companies like OtterBox this might be the right case for you. You can check it out here on the Speck website.


MSRP: $49.95

What I Like: Extra protection is great for people who habitually drop their phone; Built-in screen protection is a nice bonus; Holster is heavy-duty; Some ports and other openings are covered

What Needs Improvement: Not waterproof; Bulky; Other options are out there and may be a better fit for you — do your research

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.