by Christine Chan
While we all love our iPhone, it can be a bit boring to have the same look as everyone else. That’s why you have to dress up your phone in style, and the FabShell from Speck is a great way to do that.
The FabShell is a single piece shell case that is made from a hard rubber material with fabric on the back and side edges. Unlike the CandyShell, though, the Speck logo is found on the right-hand edge, adjacent to the camera. Installing the shell is easy, and very similar to the CandyShell line, also from Speck. Simply put the iPhone in bottom-first, and then push it in to the case — when it snaps into place, your iPhone is ready to go.
The fabric material provides grip for your device, so you will be less likely to let it slip out of your hands. With the FabShell on, it’s pretty easy to slide the phone in and out of a pocket, and there will be no lint or dust being caught on the rubber material.
There are cutouts for the mute switch, 30-pin dock connector, headphone port, and power button. The back features a wide enough cutout for both the camera and flash without any possibility of obstructions. The volume buttons are covered in the rubber material, but I did not find them much harder to press down when I needed them.
Also, a rubber lip will surround the front edge of the screen, so that you may put your phone face-down on a surface and the glass won’t be touching. The shell also provides enough protection for most of your everyday wear-and-tear.
If you’re looking for a simple and fashionable solution for your iPhone 4/4S, then make sure to check out the FabShell from Speck. With over 10 different styles to choose from, you’re sure to find a design to fit your style.
Rating: five stars out of five • Price $34 • SpeckProducts.com