Fans of the Force, you can now pimp your iPhones in the most awesome Star Wars swag this side of the galaxy far, far away. These cases are as authentic as phone cases can be — the C3PO case is every bit just as shiny as the droid it mimics and the Chewbacca case has fur!
If you’re interested in getting one — or all — the cases are available on Amazon and is available for the iPhones 4, 4S, and 5, in used and new condition, from over 30 vendors. We tried ordering a Chewbacca case from the seller “Amazon.com”, and found that on top of the USD 27 for the case, the 2-to-4-day shipping charge to Malaysia was USD 31, bringing the total to about RM175. Not bad and probably worth it considering how easily scratched the iPhone 5 can be.
Just in “case” you’re thinking of buying one of these, remember to check that you order the right size!
Most phone cases are just that, cases. Aside from protecting your device from scuffs and dings, the run-of-the-mill phone case doesn’t really do much else.
Well…that’s before the ReadyCase.
The ReadyCase is only 3mm thick but it packs more goodies than any other smartphone case out there. It has a rear panel that houses an interchangeable camera lens ring so you can attach various lenses made for the iPhone, a holder for an accompanying 8 or 16GB thumb drive (the thumbdrive doubles as an adjustable kickstand both in portrait and landscape mode). There are slots for you to store your headphones and cables, and there’s even an integrated multi-tool that can be two types of knives, a screwdriver and a bottle opener.
The people behind the ReadyCase say that the case will be made out of “aerospace grade composite materials” and is asking for US$40 from you to fund the development of the case with a goal of $15,000 by late October. If they do get enough funds the case is expected to ship early next year.
Head over to after the jump to check out what the ReadyCase can do.
This iPhone 4 case from Vans is sub-zero cool. The rubber case features Vans’ signature waffle sole and other details that make a pair of Vans loafers so timelessly iconic. We particularly like that “Off the Wall” heel tag.
The Vans Rubber Waffle edition iPhone 4 case retails for US$28 but as you would imagine, the casing is flaying off the shelves so sourcing for one is going to be a challenge. If you’re desperate for one, there are a few on sale on eBay going for US$100 — ouch!
More pictures of the case after the jump.
Here’s one from a company called SmallWorks. The BrickCase4 retails for US$19.99 (or about RM61.50 at today’s exchange rate) on Amazon.
The BrickCase4 iPhone 4 case is made out of one piece molded ABS plastic, the product page doesn’t say if there’s a soft silicone lining inside the case to protect the glass panels on the iPhone 4 from scratches. We’re guessing it doesn’t, and looking at the design, the BrickCase4 is more of a novelty than a protective case.
Yeah sure it looks cool and yes you can assemble Lego blocks on it but we don’t think its really that practical and comfortable use. But if you’re still interested, hit up the source link for more info.
Remember the whole antenna gate issue several months back? Apple had held an emergency press conference that announced Free bumpers to all iPhone 4 users who purchased their device until 30th September.
With 30th September coming, Apple has announced that its iPhone 4 Free case program is coming to an end. They added on their website that:
We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought. A small percentage of iPhone 4 users need a case, and we want to continue providing them a Bumper case for free. For everyone else, we are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010. We are also returning to our normal returns policy for all iPhone 4s sold after September 30. Users experiencing antenna issues should call AppleCare to request a free Bumper case.
Small issue they said, after all that effort attack its rivals on Antenna Attenuation. We guess Apple probably realised despite the whole Antennagate issue, its iPhone 4 sales still remained strong with or without a case included.
In Malaysia, our local carriers Maxis and DiGi have yet to release their iPhone 4 officially. We’re not sure if they are just waiting out for the free bumper program to expire considering Maxis had already start selling the iPhone 3GS 8GB which was announced together with the iPhone 4. If they launch the iPhone 4 this month, Malaysians will have to rush to redeem their free bumpers like free flight hunters on AirAsia.
[ SOURCE ]
Sure the 5MP iPhone 4 takes relatively good photos, but how about a Leica skin for it? A MacRumors forumer inspired by Steve Job’s talk comparing the iPhone 4 to a Leica camera took things to the next level.
He got a picture of the Leica M8 and photoshoped the Leica branding and model to Apple and iP4. Looks like a pretty neat job and he says that now people know where to look when you’re trying to take a picture of them. This template was designed to fit on a Griffin Reveal case so if you’re other type of bumpers, some modification is required.
Download the high resolution “Leica” template here.
This Case Program is applicable for those who purchased an iPhone 4 until 30th September 2010. All claims must be made within 30 days of purchase and if you bought yours before today, you must apply by 22nd August 2010.
If you’ve bought one previously, there’s instructions and details on how you can get your refunds at the site as well.
Got an iPhone 4? Head on there now.