Even if the execution’s less than ideal, we like the general idea behind Taylor Technologies’ Play Hello iShoes for iPhone 3G/3GS ($22), the latest case to try and meld the disparate worlds of Apple devices and shoes. Unlike the Converse-inspired canvas iPod cases of years past, the Play Hello iShoes are silicone rubber sleeves with open backs that you lace together with one of two included shoelaces; you pick from six case colors, each with one solid and one patterned lace. Taylor provides instructions on different ways you can lace the case up, and a rubber cord manager. It’s a cute concept, marred only by the case’s very limited protective characteristics — no screen protector is there, and substantial parts of the back are left open. Just launched in Korea, Play Hello iShoes are planned for release in Japan in the near future.
Company and Price
Company: Taylor Technologies (Korea)
Model: Play Hello iShoes
Compatible: iPhone 3G/3GS