Not all Grip Vue are created equal

by Volker Weber

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Belkin wasn't too happy that I did not like the clear Grip Vue for the iPhone 4. They appear to have more than one source for them. So they sent me a couple of new ones to play with. I found the second clear case to be exactly like the first one, but this blue case has a softer key at the top.

I am still not convinced this is the best solution. Maybe the iPhone 4 wants to go commando.

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as a brave follower of your blog i ordered a grip vue for the ipad. That one was really great, so i tried to order the same via the apple promotion for the iphone 4. I made a mistake ended up with the shield micra from belkin, which is hard plastic, for what ever reason. So i ordered the grip vue
from amazon, which is also great, but indeed is really hard to push a button. so what next? does it make sense to try and cut out the buttons with a knife? does belkin mentioned any suggestions rather than sending blue ones?

Markus Wolff, 2010-09-12

The theory is that Belkin has several providers for their skins and that they did not like the first batch of Grip Vues for the iPhone and that new ones are better. I would not know how to tell them apart by looking at the box. My suggestion is to use the one you have and check back in a few weeks.

Volker Weber, 2010-09-12

I'm using the Speck PixelSkin HD (in Black) @ http://www.speckproducts.com/iphone/iphone-4/pixelskin-hd/pixleskinhd.html

I'm *not* liking what it does for the top/lock button, as it makes it quite difficult to depress.

Other than that -- which may actually resolve with time/usage as the case "gives" -- no complaints for the price I paid: free via the iPhone 4 Case Program.

Chris Toohey, 2010-09-20

Always go commando! Use a decal is nessacery.

Stefan Ravn, 2010-09-22

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