Review: Skullcandy’s iPhone 4/4S Aviator Snap-On Case Brown/Gold

Until fairly recently I was only using a bumper as a means to protect my iPhone. It was cute but I was tired of it. It was green (one only has so many green outfits in their closet), and felt I needed a more “secure” case. I am by no means as obsessed with iPhone cases as fellow GStyler Sam but not far from it.

I was in the Sprint store doing my usual-stalking every gadget I possibly can to find my next phone. During my visit I came across the Skullcandy Aviator Snap-On case. Mainly it caught my attention because it is a perfect companion for my Roc Nation Skullcandy Aviator headphones (see review here).

Even though I noticed the Roc Nation logo was missing I decided it would will still look hot with the leather pouch so I bought it. Naturally Looks Hot=Must buy. Fashionably it’s a good look but not a very sensible purchase if you’re seeking protection. It especially makes not sense at the $34.99 price. The case feels very slippery to me and it’s very susceptible to fingerprints. If you’re as picky as I am about prints that’s a dealbreaker. I even tried pairing it with a belt clip..no such luck.

I am a multi-tasking texter, meaning I Walk/Talk/Text all at once, but with this case it I find it impossible. I feel like if I talk or text I need to stand in place then I have to safely place it in my purse or my back pocket then proceed to walk. If I try to do this simultaneously I am convinced the phone will leap out of my hand where it will meet it’s sudden and definite demise. I am not a daily purse carrying chic so I like my phone to feel safe in my hand (as that’s usuallly where it is). Considering the price tag and how much I love my Aviator Headphones I was a greatly disappointed. I felt my phone was safer with just the bumper I originally purchased and probably what I will return to when I get home. On the positive side it looks good and gets a lot of attention.

I believe that if this would have been a Roc Nation/Skull Candy collaboration the craftsmanship have been much better or it possibly would have come with a matching belt clip for added security. If you are interested in possibly trying this out yourself it is available for purchase on both the Skullcandy and Sprint websites.

TJ is one of our Managing Editors and resident gadget collector. In true G Style form her love for tech and fashion feed off of each other. Very atypical female - a heel wearing tomboy that's into gadgets, fashion, music, shoes ... the list is endless. The Brooklyn Native currently resides in central Florida with her equally geeked out teen but frequents many tech events in NYC as her schedule allows. If it's chic and geek with a million functions Tej is all about it!