White Diamonds makes iPhone 4 and original iPad cases with artistic prints embedded with Swarovski crystals. We first saw them at CES 2011 and when they offered us the chance for a closer look we jumped on it. Frankly, we wanted to see how well these gorgeous cases stood up to daily wear and tear. White Diamonds was kind enough to send us an Angels Calling iPhone 4 case by Vince Fraser, a Rainbow collection iPhone 4 case by Livius Dietzel, and a Nafrotiti iPad case also by Vince Fraser.
White Diamonds cases consist of clear plastic frames with artistic, crystal enhanced back plates. They come in a variety of colors and in several designs. I found them a little difficult to put on and take off but once on they fit well with no looseness or wiggle room. The sides come up slightly higher than the display of the iPhone or iPad which isn't my personal preference (I like to be able to swipe and select without hitting an edge) but it does let you place your device face down without worrying about the screen if you so wish.
I was initially worried about the crystals falling off during day to day use or when placed down on a table but after several weeks of consistent use they're all still there and look as good as the day I got them. That's very impressive. I did drop my iPhone 4 while using the Angels Calling case and though the corner chipped slightly it's sacrifice was not in vain -- it protected my iPhone 4 completely.
If you want to add a splash of style and sparkle to your iPhone 4 or original iPad, check out White Diamonds!
We're giving away the black Rainbow Collection iPhone 4 review unit -- it's been tested but is still in near-perfect condition. Just leave a comment below saying which artist you'd like to see get the crystal treatment and you're automagically entered. (Real email address required. We won't make it public but will need it to contact you if you win!)
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