The ISkin Solo Vu For IPhone 4 Case Review

Posted: Dec 15 2010, 12:25pm CST | by , in Reviews | I4U Gadget Reviews

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Case looks good and is easy to use


The iSkin solo vu is designed to fit the iPhone 4 only. It leaves the controls accessible and has a plug for blocking the sync port. Sections of the case are see through and the case has a pattern on the back. The iSkin solo vu comes in black, purple, and maroon colors. The MSRP for the case is $39.99.

In Use

The iSkin solo vu is a very thin case, which I like very much. The thin design means that the case is easy to slide in and out of a pocket and the controls are very easy to access and use. The silent toggle switch on the side of the iPhone 4 is left uncovered, but the two buttons for volume control are covered with this case. You can still use the volume buttons without issues.

The opening around the earpiece is large and leaves the ambient light and proximity sensors uncovered for use. On the bottom of the case is a flap style plug that plugs up the sync port. I like that the sync port is blocked, I hate when lint and other goo from my pocket gets inside the sync port on my iPhone. The plug is easy to open for sync and charging and the iPhone 4 can be easily docked while in the thin case on some speaker docks like my iHome iPad/iPhone dock.

I think that the black version of the iSkin solo vu, which I am testing, is the best looking version. Ladies may really like the purple version. All of them have the same dark tinted polycarbonate back that has a pattern on it. The pattern is interesting and adds style to the case. That said, I would like to see the back simply be clear. I like the way the back glass of the iPhone 4 looks and would like to just see that.

Installing the iPhone in the case is very easy. The entire top of the iSkin solo vu is open and you slip the iPhone 4 in from the top of the case. That means that the lock button on top and the headphone jack are easily accessible. The case also fits snugly enough that you won't have to worry that the iPhone might slip out of the case if you pick it up with the open top facing the floor.



  • Easy to install
  • Looks good


  • Expensive at $40


The iSkin solo vu is a very nice iPhone 4 case and one of the better looking ones I have seen. The only thing that might put some off when shopping for cases is the $40 retail price.


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