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Company: id America

Website: id-case.com

Model: Gasket, Skyline

Price: $25-$30

Compatible: iPhone 4

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id America Gasket + Skyline Cases for iPhone 4

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By Charles Starrett

Senior Editor, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Category: Cases - iPhone, iPhone 4 / 4S

We're typically appreciative when companies make bold design choices, but id America's Gasket ($30) and Skyline ($25) cases are on the fine edge of taking the idea a bit too far. The Gasket is a brushed aluminum case with foam lining, a design that will most likely be radio-neutral with iPhone 4's widely-publicized antenna problem while leaving a substantial portion of the phone's rear glass surface exposed; front and rear film is included to help make up for the lack of protection. The Skyline is a rubber play-through case with a not-so-subtle skyline graphic pressed out of the back; again, front and rear film covers are included to make up for the substantial openings there. Skyline actually includes front edge protection, while Gasket is just a rear shell, and a largely cosmetic one at that.

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