Luxa2 recently released a unique version of the traditional “snap on back cover” style case with their Esbelto Carbon. It’s extremely slim and light and at the same time it claims to be very durable and also packs some style. So does this case meet up to expectations, or is it one you should just look past?
Read on to find out.
Inside the packaging you get the case only no extras included here. As far as cutouts are concerned it has the usual as far as slim cases go. The top and bottom are fully open giving you full access to your ports. The volume button cutout is also large and since it’s one big cutout this case will also work on both the AT&T and Verizon models of the iPhone 4. The camera cutout is nice and large and there were no issues with flash washout.
The case has a soft touch interior along with a glossy exterior and it feels really nice in the hand. It is also light as a feather and extremely thin. You can barely even tell it’s on your phone when it’s on. The look of the carbon fiber helps it stand out in a crowd and looks classy too. Unfortunately, the lip only goes up to the metal band leaving your entire top plate exposed.
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this case because it has a fatal flaw. It completely degrades your signal. While using the case I was getting the “No Service” message everywhere and as soon as I removed the case my phone immediately got all its signal back. I’ve heard of this problem with other carbon fiber cases and it appears this one suffers from the same fate.
Overall while the look and concept of the case is great, it’s something to avoid until they fix the signal issue.
You can learn more about the case here.
*Product was provided by manufacturer for review purposes*
PROS: Slim, Light, looks great.
CONS: Signal loss, no lip on top, no included extras.