While there are an unfathomable number of ways to bling your iPhone with skins and such, the Holy Grail remains protection.
Many manufacturers have succeeded in creating such products, they all usually have the same drawback: they're bulky, thereby eliminating the iPhone's invaluable one-hand functionality.
Perhaps that has changed.
“Unlike common military-impact test grade iPhone case materials, the NuGuard KX uses state-of-the-art X-Orbing gel technology to absorb and evenly distribute kinetic energy. This revolutionary technology is then engineered into an effective one-piece design that's available in eight attractive color combinations.
Can something that thin actually deliver the goods?
The Nuguard KX consists simply of two components: an outer easy-to-grip shell (available in a number of colors) and an inner shock absorbent sleeve. Combined, NewerTech claims that this will be every bit as effective as the well known, bulkier shock-resistant iPhone cases.
I'm impressed. As advertised, the NuGuard KX delivers on its promises. I had an ocassion to test it accidentally when I knocked my iPhone 4S off of a table top for a three foot plus drop onto a concrete slab below, while writing this review.
Result: Like nothing ever happened.
And unlike other protective iPhone cases, the NuGuard KX truly preserves the iPhone's one-handed usability. Other cases that I've used have turned my iPhone into a two-handed operation.
Plus, the outer shell provides a solid, non-slip grip.
As with many third-party cases, plugs may present a problem. In my case, I have a 30-pin charger in my cigarette lighter that I use with my iPhone while driving. Unfortunately, the plug will not fit into the case. (Ironically, the charger is also made by NewerTech.)
The US$35 NuGuard KX (www.newertech.com/kx) lives up to its hype. With both a rugged and minimalist design, The NuGuard KX is definitely worthy of your consideration.
(Now, if I get any clumsier with my iPhone, I may just consider having it surgically attached to my person.)