I just received the new Griffin Outfit Ice case for the iPhone4 and thought I’d take it for a spin.

Compared to a bumper case I’d recently used on the phone, this one is a winner right out the box: It’s lighter and all of the ports remain exposed for ease of use.

Outfit Ice for iPhone4

The Outfit Ice comes in red, blue, black, and bright pink. The case comes in two pieces that firmly snap together.

Outfit Ice for iPhone4 components

You simply lay the iPhone into the bottom portion and click the top rim all around until it’s solid.

Outfit ice for iPhone4 Outfit ice for iPhone4 bottom portion detail

Its texture and matte finish feel soft to the touch and the grip feels like I’ve got the phone solidly in my hand.

Outfit Ice for iPhone4 case exterior

My personal measure of a case’s success is whether it will automatically launch iTunes using a retractable USB that lives on my Apple Cinema Display. Some cases contain port openings that cover the port in a way that prevents this from happening. This one didn’t cause any problems. Awesome.

Outfit ice for iPhone4 cable attached

I also found no problems taking photos with the camera. The hole on the back of the case doesn’t seem to cause any issues with flash usage.

Outfit ice for iPhone4 camera hole

Overall, I’d recommend this product for its ease of putting on (and taking off) the phone, its weight, and solid design.

Outfit ice for iPhone4 in use

The Outfit Ice retails for US $29.99.

10 Comments

  • Comment by Steven E — September 1, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    I love the colour! Hope to get the iPhone soon (!) so I can get a case like this.

  • Comment by Jasper — September 1, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    This one will blow my Apple bumper out of the water! Think I’ll wait to see what else comes down the road. There’s not that many to choose from just yet. This one does look cool though in black.

  • Comment by Rianna — September 1, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

    Looking good. I’m a fan of Griffin products. I’m not going to update my 3GS just yet, but when I do, I know what will work for me. Hot pink, please! Just took a look at the link to their site. Nice.

  • Comment by Jason — September 1, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    When I read about this case a little while back, I think red and blue were the only colors available. I guess black and pink were sure bets. Thanks for your post! Nice close-up shots.

  • Comment by Cheryll — September 1, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

    I bet they’ll come out with more colors. I can see from the sharp design of this case that it’ll be a big seller for Griffin.

  • Comment by Marie-Anne — September 1, 2010 @ 11:46 pm

    I like this case a LOT. I live in San Diego and when the iPhone4 came out, I was ready to get another Griffin case, because I was so happy with my 3GS Elan Form.

  • Comment by Chris — September 5, 2010 @ 3:37 pm

    Looks like a basic, yet solid case. Too bad I don’t have an iPhone as I’d consider picking one up.

  • Comment by arianec — September 7, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    Chris –

    I’m hoping to review a couple more cases down the road. I had this case around Squamish all weekend and it still looks great (just a little dusty on the screen due to the wind blowing everything in sight on Saturday). The grip is crazy comfortable in the hand too.

  • Comment by Dave Delaney — September 13, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Thanks so much for the review Ariane. We love the case too. πŸ™‚
    Thanks to all of you lovely commenters too. You guys rock.

    Cheers!
    Dave

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