I’ve been getting emails asking for lower-priced options when it comes to cases or covers for the Apple iPhone4, and while it was a challenge I relished, this is what I realised. Short of getting some cheap, no-brand plastic case that looks like everything else that’s available on the market, these 5 are perhaps the best-looking (or most interesting) options you can check out for under SGD100 at the moment.
Incase Eley Kishimoto Slider
Retailing for USD49.95 (around SGD65) a pop, they feature Eley Kishimoto’s signature ‘flash’ print and come in either Black or Magenta. And while it may be a plastic case, it comes with interior rubber guardrails that aid in shock absorption in case you (god forbid) drop your iPhone on the floor. The only drawback? Incase does not ship direct to Singapore, so you either need to get a friend in the US to purchase it for you or go down the vPOST route.
BAPE iPhone Camo Colour Skin
Basically a silicon mask, simply paste both sides over your iPhone4 and you’ve got yourselves a phone Nigo would definitely approve. Besides Grey (shown above), it also comes in Pink and retails for SGD69 each, available now at their store in Mandarin Gallery.
Speck Fitted iPhone4 Case
Another case, but with a slight twist. Though the case is made primarily of plastic, the backing features a fabric swatch. Available at our local Apple store for just SGD44 (comes with free shipping by the way), I only wished the logo imprinted on the back was a tad smaller.
Fabrix Houndstooth iPhone4 Sleeve
More a sleeve than an actual case, Fabrix takes pride in the fact that all their cases and sleeves are purpose-built for the gadget at hand (I adore the one in Houndstooth), ensuring a good, tight fit that’s essential in preventing unwanted accidents. Retailing for SGD29.90 (here’s a hint: it is actually cheaper to buy direct from Singapore resellers than buying it online), so take a look here and find out where you can get Fabrix in Singapore.
Cote et Ciel iPhone Pouch
Another affordable firm favourite of mine is the iPhone Pouch from Cote et Ciel which retails for SGD60 each. Available in a wide variety of colours (including Moon Mist and Black, shown above), I like the fact that it packs a side slot that’s handy for cards. Check them out at Cumulus, Wheelock Place.