Speck’s PixelSkin HD case for iPhone 4 is similar to the original PixelSkin case that I’ve previously reviewed, however, the blocks on the back of the case are smaller. It’s advertised as “18 dpi” as compared to the 4 dpi of the original PixelSkin. And if you had to choose between the two, the HD is the way to go. Here’s why.
Unlike the original PixelSkin, it’s not as ‘rubbery,’ so I haven’t noticed much of the stickiness that causes dust and dirt to get stuck on the case. The entire one-piece case has a matte finish on the rubber, combined with the shinier plastic that is in between the tiny block pattern on the back. These smaller blocks combined with the matte finish give the case an overall better grip and feel than the original version.
There is dust that seems to collect occasionally around the edges of the screen. However, the case is so easy to take off and put back on that this really isn’t a problem.
There are side and top button guards that add extra protection.The opening for the ring switch is also spacious enough for those with larger fingers to be able to reach in and toggle the switch easily without hassle. The bottom also leaves enough space for the device to be compatible with older iPhone/iPod cables.
I would say that this is one of the best cases out in the market right now. This is also one of the free cases that Apple is offering for the iPhone 4 Case Program, and probably the best one offered. So either way, it’s definitely worth it.
Rating: 5 stars out of 5 • SpeckProducts.com