Review: More Thing Noel Case for iPhone 3G

Though we’re not fond of the design of the rear shell — it has one of those stupid cut-outs for the Apple logo, covered by an included piece of film — More Thing’s Noel ($30) combines a glossy (and scratchable) rear plastic shell in your choice of colors with an included front mirror film protector and two polishing cloths.

Review: More Thing Noel Case for iPhone 3G

As much as we seriously dislike the most recent wave of Asian OEM simple snap-on rear shells with garish rear holes, and find this case’s unusually open corners to be unappealing, we’ll give credit to More Thing for at least attempting to assemble a decent bundle here. Offering substantial mirrored protection for the iPhone’s front, back and sides takes what’s otherwise a familiar and bad shell design and transforms it into something closer to a themed full case, albeit without the class or high-quality finish we typically expect from a $30 protective solution. Large openings on the top, bottom, and sides leave the iPhone 3G’s ports and buttons completely exposed; cases we’ve seen for the same price do a better job.


Review: More Thing Noel Case for iPhone 3G

Review: More Thing Noel Case for iPhone 3G

Similar offerings from Elago and Mezotek merely depressed us. More Thing’s version, while more expensive and not hugely better, strikes us as a little more interesting but still not worthy of recommending generally to our readers. A more protective, classier-looking rear shell design would make all the difference.

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Company and Price

Company: More Thing


Model: Noel

Price: $30

Compatible: iPhone 3G

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