First Look: Elago S4 Glide, S4 Stand + Stylus for iPhone 4

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For a company that puts the phrase “design is improvement” all over its new products and packaging, Elago has a lot of designing left to do before some of its new products become impressive. The company’s new S4 Glide ($30) is the best of the bunch here, a glossy case with two different-colored slide-off bottoms that you can flip between for a change of style, packaged with two separate glass film covers and a microfiber cleaning cloth. S4 Stand ($10) is unfortunately not quite as impressive, a metal stand that’s designed to hold an unencased iPhone 4 — because there are surely bunches of those around these days — while its Stylus for iPhone and iPad ($22) is a black and chrome tube with a rubber tip and shirt clip, basically identical to a dozen others we’ve seen except for the company’s name and mantra. Bonus bummers: none of these products is packaged in the impressively clean eco-baggies Elago used for the earlier S4 Breathe case, and its S4 Slim Fit — a glossy plastic shell — didn’t qualify for coverage because it’s still using the awful circular Apple logo cut-out we’ve disliked in generations past. Here’s hoping for improvement (read: better design) next year.

First Look: Elago S4 Glide, S4 Stand + Stylus for iPhone 4


First Look: Elago S4 Glide, S4 Stand + Stylus for iPhone 4

First Look: Elago S4 Glide, S4 Stand + Stylus for iPhone 4

First Look: Elago S4 Glide, S4 Stand + Stylus for iPhone 4

First Look: Elago S4 Glide, S4 Stand + Stylus for iPhone 4

First Look: Elago S4 Glide, S4 Stand + Stylus for iPhone 4

First Look: Elago S4 Glide, S4 Stand + Stylus for iPhone 4

First Look: Elago S4 Glide, S4 Stand + Stylus for iPhone 4

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Company and Price

Company: Elago Design

Website: www.Elagodesign.com

Model: S4 Glide, Stylus, Stand

Price: $10-$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.