First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

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Belkin’s latest collection of iPhone 4 cases has a hint of that old wedding rhyme going for it: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. The simplest of the cases is Shield Micra ($25), a clear hard plastic shell that covers iPhone 4’s back and most of its sides while leaving its face, top, and bottom exposed — it’s one of Apple’s free iPhone 4 Case Program giveaway options. Next up is the more advanced and interesting Shield Eclipse ($30), which uses a mix of clear hard plastic and opaque soft plastic to provide coverage for everything except the iPhone 4 screen, with camera, port, and ringer switch holes. Novel here is the use of clear plastic for only half of the iPhone’s back, as most cases go either with a fully clear rear panel or none at all. By comparison, the all soft plastic Grip Vue ($25) uses frosted clear translucent material to provide nearly identical coverage; it’s probably our favorite of the bunch. Finally, Verve Cinema ($30) is a faux leather and contrast-stitched, colored fabric case in the style of classic Incase iPhone designs, using Velcro to hold closed and a new elastic and fabric loop in the back to serve as a video stand. All four of the cases are sold without screen protection and have modest Belkin logos on their backs.

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4


First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

First Look: Belkin Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema for iPhone 4

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Company and Price

Company: Belkin

Website: www.belkin.com

Model: Grip Vue, Shield Eclipse, Shield Micra + Verve Cinema

Price: $25-$30

Compatible: iPhone 4

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.