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Belkin rolls out new cases for iPhone 3G, 3GS


Belkin has announced its new line of cases for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Its new Grip Cases are made from silicone and feature form-fitting construction and different textured designs. The Grip lineup includes the Ergo ($30), which features contoured ridges for added grip and comfort, the Two-Toned Vector ($30), and the Vector Duo ($20). Also new are the company’s BodyGuard cases, which are made using a combination of polycarbonate and rubber materials, and offer a slim profile and full access to all ports and controls. The lineup includes the Hue ($25), which features a two-piece snap-together design to create two shades of color, the Halo ($30), which features a colored rubber track for added grip, and the Cush ($30), featuring interior rubber lining for added scuff protection. In addition, Belkin has introduced the Micra Flex ($25), a slim, form-fitting polycarbonate and rubber case featuring a flexible design for easier removal, a easy-to-grip exterior surface, and full access to all ports and controls, as well as the Leather Sleeve with Pull Tab ($30), which features a cutout window for viewing the time and caller ID information, as well as several other revised leather offerings. All of Belkin’s new cases for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS are available now, except for the BodyGuard cases, which are expected to launch in mid-July.

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are these cases ever going to actually be released?

Posted by chris on August 3, 2009 at 11:09 PM (CDT)


I recently bought a Belkin Grip Ergo.  I was looking for a good rubber case to replace my Belkin Micro which I used for a year.  I was considering a case that is rubber or silicone to give protection and grip.

The rubber covering the power button and volume control is easy to press.  They are very tactile and responsive which is a good thing as I tend to use these buttons often when listening to music.  The main button is dead on center. The connectors and speaker are exposed for easy charging.

The ribs on the back has a gorgeous wavy pattern that is visually appealing.  I got the Chili Pepper color that is just the right kind red - not too bright yet not that dull.  It’s just a decent red that speaks classy.  The ribs and color closed my choice when I was in the store.  As I was facing the vast array of cases to choose from, I remembered that I haven’t seen any copy-cats of this style, maybe because the rib-style is hard to imitate while producing good quality at the same time.  This eventually made me buy the product, knowing that when I’m seen with my Belkin Grip Ergo, I will stand out from the usual boring silicone/rubber plain cases.

The grip is excellent!  While I’m on my stationary bike, I just plop it on top of the digital gauge which is not that flat and steeply inclined and it stays put. 

The downside to this all is the thickness it lends to the Iphone.  It doesn’t slip easily into pockets because of its grip.  I guess this is what you have to give up for tough protection for your baby.  Also, the rubber part gripping the borders of the Iphone’s front part is bulky which is not too comfortable when you have to touch something near the edge.

In conclusion, I am confident this Belkin will grip me enough not to replace it for another case in the same category.  If you are looking for a rubber or silicone case with protection and aesthetics in mind, then go for the Belkin Grip Ergo.  But if you want slim and light, then it will be better for you to look the other way.

Posted by Caryl Gonzales on January 17, 2010 at 8:33 AM (CST)

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