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


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

Flexishield Skin Nexus 4 case review

Having recently moved up in the world from a Nokia N8 to a Nexus 4, I found myself in need of some cases to protect my brand new shiny.

First up, is the Flexishield Skin for Nexus 4 from MobileFun. This crystal case provides a cheap and relatively inconspicuous way to protect your Google N4. I’ve gone for the smoke version which provides a semi-opaque two tone encasement. You can also purchase the case in white.

This is a crystal case and is durable, yet it still provides some flex to make it easy to add your device. Being used to a soft silicone case on my N8 it’s not as tactile or rubbery. In fact the main side holding edges are ever so slightly sharp from the moulding process. Not to worry though as this adds some extra feedback of safe clutchyness to grubby digits. Being less rubbery also means this can glide in and out of your jeans pocket with ease.

As you can see in the photos, there is access to all the main functions such phone socket, ear-piece, camera, rear speaker, microphone and micro-USB charging port. Both the side power button and volume controls are covered with raised bevels. This helps protect these buttons but at the same time makes usage a little more awkward, requiring greater pressure to provide the necessary action.

For the price this is a tidy little case and, despite a few manufacturing imperfections, it does the job of providing a decent level of protection from the everyday bumps and scratches.

This Gadgetoid review was provided by Mark Hannant who has finally realised there’s life after Symbian. And Android Jelly Bean life is good.

Friday, April 12th, 2013, Mobile Phones.