gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Beyza iPhone 4 Retro Slim Leather Slip Case

The first iPhone 4 case has arrived on my desk, and it’s a beauty from Beyza. There’s not a lot to say apart from the fact that it’s well put together, clean, simple, stylish, form fitting and pretty cheap at €27.95.

After a few weeks of use I can say that I’m happy with the Beyza Super Slim Vertical Slip Case for the iPhone 4. It’s a sleek, slim, basic case that is, as I love to say, befitting the aesthetic style of Apple products. It’s a brilliant compliment to an iPhone 4 which you want to show off, and far superior to your average rubber/silicone cases or bumpers.

The build quality is great, with colour keyed stitching that’s strong and consistent, holding the front and back panels firmly together. To obtain the perfect form fitting shape, Beyza have produced this case from two pieces of leather which are stitched around the sides and bottom, leaving crisp, protective corners and a great overall look.

At the top, the case dips in and leaves two flaps that let you easily get a grasp on your iPhone. This case really is back to basics, though, so there’s no hole in the bottom or pull strap to help you retrieve your phone, you simply push the bottom of the case up and use a thumb and forefinger to pull the iPhone 4 free. Even after prolonged use, the fit is tight and secure… no precious iPhones are going to be jettisoned accidentally from this case in a hurry.

The metal Beyza badge is a quality touch, that serves to break up the otherwise featureless case. There are also holes punched in the bottom, to let the sound of your ringtone better pass through the case and be heard but little else apart from the leather texture to round off the good looks.

The clue to the Beyza Slim Case is in the name, it’s slim and highly pocketable. Adding little to the svelte form factor of the iPhone 4 is a bonus, and whilst it doesn’t offer much in the way of protection as a result its good looks will more than make up for that.

Overall, it’s a cracking, simple, and aesthetically beautiful case that has already made its way up amongst the top 2-3 favourite cases (alongside the OtterBox) I currently use frequently with my iPhone 4. It’s an out-and-about case for those of us who still love using the naked iPhone in all its stunning, sleek glory.

A picture is worth a thousand words, they say, so without further ado here’s a 9000 word iPhone 4 slip case review:

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, iPhone.