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Verizon iPhone 4 case compatibility: a brief round-up

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, February 10, 2011
News Categories: iPhone Accessories

As noted in our review of the Verizon iPhone 4, the new model’s ring/silent switch has been moved a few millimeters down the side of the device due to antenna changes, and the volume buttons have also moved down a millimeter, resulting in incompatibility with some prior, closely-tailored iPhone 4 cases. As such, a number of companies have released new compatibility information for existing cases, or otherwise made slight revisions to existing designs to accomodate both models. Listed below, in alphabetical order, are all the announcements we’ve seen and/or received thus far on the topic; we will be updating this article with new information as it becomes available.

AG Findings: AG Findings has announced that Vandelay two-piece and Beetle cases are compatible with both the GSM and CDMA/Verizon versions of the iPhone. Both cases are available now and sell for $35 and $17.50, respectively.

Amzer: Amzer has announced that a variety of its cases have been updated for compatibility with the Verizon iPhone 4. These include the company’s NuTouch Rubberized Snap On cases ($13), the Hybrid case ($17), the Circle TPU Skin case ($10), the TPU T-Matrix case ($10), the Simple Click On case ($13), the Diamond TPU Skin case ($10), the Injecto Snap On Hard Case ($15), the Silicone Skin Jelly case ($10), and a variety of pouches and sleeves.

Ballistic: Ballistic has announced that its LS Series, SG Series, and HC Series cases have all been or will be updated for compatibility with the Verizon iPhone 4. The updated HC Series case is available now and sells for $50; the updated LS and SG Series cases have yet to receive a shipping date.

Belkin: Belkin has posted a webpage dedicated to its Verizon iPhone 4-compatible products, which include the Grip Vue case ($25), the Grip Groove case ($20), the ProFit ($40) and FastFit ($30) armbands, the Verve Cinema ($30), the Verve Sleeve with Clip ($30), and the Verve Sleeve ($30).

Griffin Technology: Griffin has announced that its new Survivor case for the iPhone 4 is compatible with both the GSM and CDMA/Verizon models. The case is available now from Verizon Wireless and sells for $50.

Hard Candy: Hard Candy Cases has introduced redesigned versions of its Bubble Slider ($35), Chrome ($35), and Street Skin ($30) cases that are compatible with the Verizon iPhone 4. All three are available now.

iChair: iChair has announced that its case for the iPhone 4, which features a built-in stand, is compatible with the Verizon iPhone 4. It is available now and sells for $34.

ID8-Mobile: ID8-Mobile has announced an updated version of its MoGo Talk XD2 iPhone 4 case with an integrated Bluetooth headset that is compatible with the Verizon/CDMA iPhone 4. The MoGo Talk XD2, which includes the MoGo Easy-Grip Case, six different ear buds, the MoGo Talk headset, and a charging cable is available now and sells for $100.

iFrogz: iFrogz has announced that its Luxe Original, Luxe Lean, Swerve, Treadz, Wrapz, and Soft Gloss cases are compatible with both the GSM and Verizon/CDMA versions of the iPhone. iFrogz’ cases for the iPhone 4 range in price from $20-$30 and are available now in a variety of colors.

Incase: Incase has revealed that all varieties of its Slider Case ($35-$50) are compatible with the Verizon iPhone 4, as are its Snap Battery Case ($60), iPhone Pouch ($30), and Sports Armband Pro ($40). In addition, the company has launched a redesigned Snap Case ($35) to offer compatibility with the new model; all of Incase’s Verizon iPhone 4-compatible cases are available now.

LuxMobile: LuxMobile has shared the results of its fit tests, which found that all of its cases will fit the Verizon/CDMA iPhone 4.

Mivizu: Mivizu has announced that its Alien case ($24), Slim Series Version 2 ($24), Slim Series Version 3 ($24), and Sleek Leather Cases ($29) are compatible with the CDMA/Verizon iPhone 4; all four varieties are available now.

Mophie: Mophie is now accepting pre-orders for a redesigned version of its Juice pack air for iPhone 4 that is compatible with both the GSM and CDMA/Verizon models of the iPhone 4. The new dual-compatible Juice pack air is available for pre-order now and is expected to ship on February 28 for $80.
 
PDP: PDP has announced that its lineup of limited edition, Disney-branded cases are compatible with the CDMA/Verizon iPhone 4. The cases are available for a variety of themes and characters, including Tron, The Muppets, Mickey Mouse, and more, and sell for $30-$40.

Proof Cases: Proof Cases has announced that updated versions of its Cliq polycarbonate case ($15) compatible with the Verizon iPhone 4 will be released “very soon.”

Scosche: Scosche has introduced updated versions of several of its cases that are compatible with the Verizon iPhone 4, including the kickBack g4 ($35), the switchKase g4 ($40), switchBack g4 ($35), beefKase g4 ($30), and the switchBack surge battery case. The switchBack surge will be available this spring; all other styles are available now.

Speck: Speck has announced Verizon iPhone 4 compatibility for a number of its cases, including the Fitted ($30), GeoMetric ($30), PixelSkin HD ($30), PixelSkin ($25), ToughSkin ($40), CandyShell Card ($40), CandyShell View ($40), and ToughShell ($50). All models except for the ToughSkin, CandyShell Card and View, and ToughShell are available now; the latter four are listed as “coming soon.”

Tunewear: Tunewear has announced its ultra-thin Carbon look case for the iPhone 4, made from polycarbonate with a carbon pattern synthetic leather exterior, is compatible with the Verizon/CDMA iPhone 4. It is available in black or white and sells for ($30).

Uncommon: Uncommon has announced that both its Capsule ($40) and Deflector ($35) cases are compatible with the Verizon iPhone 4. In addition, customers can receive an extra 20 percent discount through February 28 by entering the code VERIZONATT at checkout.

XO Skins: XO Skins has announced an updated version of its Full Body Protector film set for the iPhone 4 that is compatible with the Verizon iPhone 4. It is available now and sells for $20.

ZeroChroma: ZeroChroma has announced that its Teatro case for the iPhone 4, which features a rotating stand, an anti-slip rubber edge, side dimples for added grip, and an anti-glare camera guard, is compatible with both the GSM and CDMA/Verizon models of iPhone 4, and is available now for $45.

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1

Thanks for the link. I have used xo skins before and their skins are awesome. That Zero Chroma case is cool. I’m always jealous of the evo owners with a kickstand.

Posted by Larisa on February 11, 2011 at 12:27 AM (PDT)

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FYI - I bought the Incipio NGP case directly from them, and was told it would fit Verizon iPhone, but it didn’t. The case was very nice. Although the mute switch did fit in the cutout and is functional, it hits into the case toward the volume buttons. This leave the mute switch at a slight angle all the time instead of straight. I can’t see that would be good over time. It needs those few millimeters shaved off and it would be great.

Posted by Liz on February 11, 2011 at 4:03 AM (PDT)

3

I don’t understand consumers. Why would you want:

1.  iPhone 4 when not only is the iPhone 5 coming but there are more powerful phones out there already.

2. The Verizon iPhone 4 still suffers from the DEATH GRIP!

Posted by Tristan Thomas on February 11, 2011 at 5:21 AM (PDT)

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@#3,

1) There will ALWAYS be a newer, faster, better, cheaper XXX on the horizon.  Your logic is too simplistic.
2) Death Grip™.  LOL.  Of all the iPhones I support, own, and know of being used, I don’t know ONE human suffering this malady.  You should really quit believing all that you read on the web as gospel.  Besides, if you are one that DOES have the issue - you simply return the phone to Apple and get something else.  Just like everything else in life - simple answers.

Posted by sb on February 11, 2011 at 11:28 AM (PDT)

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people want an iphone to work on a reliable network and now it does.

all this talk about iphone5 is dumb. Why would apple release an iphone 5 after only a year. If it is a new iphone it would be a refresh of the iphone4 not a whole new design. Cus it doesn’t make sense people are still under a 2 year contract.

4g network is all hype. The coverage isn’t as big as in 3g. However Verizon promises that by 2013 that it will have the same and more coverage area than 3g. Until then getting a 4g LTE phone is worthless if you are not in the covered area.

Verizon and Apple’s agreement is that Verizon would get the newer version of the iphone after AT&T launches it so an new iphone in the summer Verizon won’t get till probably next year.

so people who want the new iphone have to stay with a service that isn’t reliable


the iphone 4 is already perfect with verizon. Good service good phone.

I don’t get all this competion with more power, more speed, etc. Are we trying to replaces our laptops??

Posted by rae on February 18, 2011 at 1:20 AM (PDT)

6

Great round-up - lots of choices! Thanks!

Posted by roo on February 18, 2011 at 6:39 PM (PDT)

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