Review: Cygnett Icon Art Series Case for iPhone 4/4S

I don’t do well trusting brands that I have never heard of, and Cygnett fit that description perfectly. I had (very faintly) heard of Cygnett, but had not even come close to touching one of their products. I’m thankful that I got the opportunity to test out the Icon Art Series case for iPhone 4/4S.

Read on for my full remarks.

The Icon Art Series is a snap-on case that’s sure to protect the back and sides of your phone. Simply insert the iPhone button-side first and flawlessly snap the case on. The result is a fantastic fit that feels pretty incredible in your hands, but we’ll get to that later.

Both the top and bottom of the case are completely exposed, allowing access to the 3.5mm headphone jack, sleep/wake button, 30-pin dock connector, speaker, and microphone. I’m actually a fan of this, especially if the case still manages to protect the corners of phone. While you potentially lose some durability by having the top and bottom exposed, I’m a fan of minimal protection in favor of aesthetics.

The side of the Icon Art Series features two separate cutouts for the volume up/down buttons and the ring/vibrate switch. The cutouts are the perfect depth: deep enough to protect your device, but shallow enough to easily access. Cygnett really hit the sweet spot on this.

The back of the case is where the product gets its name. There are three different cases. The one I was sent has artwork done by Nathan Jurevicius. Entitled “Chihoohoo’s Tea Party”, the back of the case features a cat-like creature having a tea party. I quite enjoy the artwork, but, of course, that’s completely subjective. However, the feel of the case is incredible. Sporting a “soft-touch”, the Icon Art Series case is easily one of the most comfortable cases I’ve had on my iPhone. Thanks to the slim profile and soft-touch, you can’t go wrong.

At the end of the day, I was pleasantly surprised by Cygnett’s Icon Art Series case. It covers the bare essentials in case of accidental drops, sports fantastic design and quality, and oozes style. The price is a little steep at $39.99, but you’re paying for artwork and a case, along with a screen shield, so I suppose that’s to be expected.

If you’re interested in the Cygnett Icon Art Series case for iPhone 4/4S, you can check it out on Cygnett’s website.

MSRP: $39.99

Pros: Fantastic quality and design. Just the right amount of protection for my liking.

Cons: Price may be a little steep for some.


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