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    Default Signicase for iPhone 4 (Review)
    I am a huge sucker for aluminum and wood iPhone cases. I have only reviewed a few selections of wood style cases, like the iTimber and the Evouni Natural Wood Pouch, and I think its time to get back into it with another wood iPhone 4 case review. Signicase's new wood case for the iPhone 4 is nothing short of cool. For a very long time I have wanted to get a custom case for my iPhone 4, no matter what material it is. Even though my version of the Signicase is not engraved with my own personal stuff, some of the camera engravings on the back look nothing short of sexy. That being said, are these wood cases really worth the money, or would you be better of sticking with Miniot and iTimber? Read on for the full review of the Signicase wood case for the iPhone 4 to find out.

    As always, let's take a look at what's included in the packaging with the Signicase as well as what it actually arrived in. The Signicase arrived in a very small green envelope shipped directly through Hong Kong. After opening up the package I found a few goodies with the Signicase. You get a very nice matte screen shield, the case itself, and a microfiber cloth. In case you were wondering, I will have a mini review of the screen shield at the bottom of the page in case anyone wanted to use this in conjunction with the case.

    Let's get installation underway as we always do. The Signicase is a two part slider style case. Now, Signicase does mention that the case does work with screen shields, and while that was true to a certain degree, I found that some thicker shields were not compatible due to the fact that the case was so tight fitting. That being said, I did not have any problems installing the case on my iPhone and the Signicase glided on smoothly without any screeching or scratching.

    Now that we have installation out of the way, we can begin the tour of the case. Starting at the top you will find two openings for the sleep/wake button and the audio jack. The sleep/wake button was pretty hard to press due to the recessed cutout and I found that most headphone cables do not work due to how small the opening is. The volume rockers and vibrate switch were also difficult to access due to the recessive nature of the cutout. There are two good things though, the speaker and the mic are perfectly cutout and the dock connector is pretty wide so it should work with most third party dock connectors. I would also like to mention that there is a cutout for the camera and the flash that have surprisingly had no flash issues even with the keyhole shaped cutout.

    As far as the design and the quality of the wood go, they are both fantastic. The craftsmanship of the Signicase wood case for the iPhone 4 is pretty good and despite some small cutout issues, everything else seems to be precision correctly. You will also notice a laser engraved camera on the back that looks absolutely fantastic on the back of the case and is engraved very good. The cool thing about the Signicase is the fact that you can custom engrave on the back with your own text and graphics.

    Now, I would also like to do a quick review of the matte screen shield that is included with the case. I am not going to go into installation since I have explained this many times before and you can find my procedures in all of my other reviews. The shield does go out all the way to the edges of the screen and even though I got the edges, FaceTime camera, and the speaker grill lined up perfectly, the home button was not cutout perfectly. Also, since this is a matte screen shield you will find that it degrades the quality of the screen by a little bit. That aside, the protector does do a very good job resisting fingerprints and does not a lot of cleaning down.

    Overall, the Signicase is a pretty good case. If some of the cutouts can be fixed and maybe have a raised edge over the screen to enhance shield compatibility, then the Signicase could easily hold its own against some of the other wood cases available on the iPhone 4 market today. With an asking price of only $35 dollars, the Signicase is also a great deal. You can pick up your own over at their website and at their Etsy shop, both links will be below.


    Last edited by Cowboy; 2011-05-15 at 12:39 AM.
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    that's really cool

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