First Look: Pinlo United Case for iPhone 4
Pinlo's last case, Slice, rode the fine edge between intriguing and not-so-hot due to a very aggressively thin design that felt almost like wrapping the glass iPhone 4 in paper. The company's latest offering, United ($33), is edgy for different reasons: it's the very rare iPhone case to use metal in its frame, combining one piece of machined rear aluminum with your choice of two differently-colored plastic front shells, one clear and the other either bright- or dark-colored chrome. The aluminum piece has mirror-finished edges that contrast nicely with the black, silver, or colored metal, though the accessory connection holes are on the small side and potentially challenging for oversized plugs. Front and rear screen film is included with each United case, as are twin Home Button stick-on covers, a cleaning cloth, and clear Dock Connector port cover.