First Look: Uncommon Deflector Case for iPhone 4

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Using the same impressive photo-inking technology found in its earlier iPhone 3GS Capsule Cases, Uncommon has returned with a new starter model called Deflector Case for the iPhone 4 ($35). Deflector is only a partially protective shell, wrapping around the iPhone 4’s sides and back without providing front, top, or bottom coverage, but it provides a large enough canvas for you to upload a 2000×2000-minimum photo or piece of artwork, then wrap it around most of the iPhone 4’s glass and metal body with a glossy finished hard plastic frame. Once again, the quality of the inked-in image transfer is very impressive — the peacock here looks extremely close to the original depth-of-field-aided photo we uploaded to the web site — and the turnaround time from submission of the image to receipt of the case in a simple, eco-friendly bag is impressively quick. Obvious issues include the limited scope of coverage offered by the shell, and a repeat of the Capsule Case’s prior issue: it snaps on so tight that you’ll wonder whether you’ll be able to take it off without damaging your device. But Deflector looks so nice with customized imagery that you mightn’t want to remove it.

First Look: Uncommon Deflector Case for iPhone 4


First Look: Uncommon Deflector Case for iPhone 4

First Look: Uncommon Deflector Case for iPhone 4

First Look: Uncommon Deflector Case for iPhone 4

First Look: Uncommon Deflector Case for iPhone 4

First Look: Uncommon Deflector Case for iPhone 4

First Look: Uncommon Deflector Case for iPhone 4

 

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Company and Price

Company: Uncommon

Website: www.getuncommon.com

Model: Deflector Case

Price: $35

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.