SGP Linear Blitz Case for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 review

The SGP Linear Blitz Case for iPhone 4S and iPhone is simply beautiful and the attention to detail is exquisite. The SGP Linear Blitz Case has rounded, two metallic-looking sides. The main, top part is finished in champagne gold while the the lower portion is finished in satin sliver. The back comes in red, gunmetal gray, and black. I took a look at the red version and... my, oh my.

SGP Linear Blitz Case for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 review

The gold and silver sections of the side treatment aren't just decorative, they're functional. They come up slightly higher than the edges of your iPhone to protect it should you desire to put it face down on the table. They also delineate where the SHP Linear Blitz Case comes apart. To take it off, simply remove the bottom section, slip the metal backplate out, and take off the top.

Champagne gold and sating silver sides make for an elegant two-tone look that really sets off the brushed metal back.

There are good sized cutouts for all the ports. The ones around the dock port, 3.5mm headset jack, sleep/wake button, camera, and volume controls are all well crafted and well spaced. The one around the Apple logo is just stunning. Instead of the usual circle, they've traced the edges of the logo. They've also got the same metallic finish as the edges of the case, and it really shines against the brushed red of the backplate.

The precision, diamond cut hole around the Apple logo is stunning, especially with a rainbow backplate mod

(I couldn't resist combining it with the the rainbow Apple logo backplate mod I reviewed previously. And yeah, wow.)

Now some may worry about the size of the case and it is bigger than a skin case. It's supposed to be.The SGP Linear Blitz Case isn't about minimalism. It's about protecting your iPhone and being stylish about it.

The attention to detail, fit, and finish is amazing.

The good

  • Stunning looking
  • Easy to put on/take off
  • Apple logo cutout

The bad

  • Bulkier than a skin case

The bottom line

The SGP Linear Blitz is simply one of the hottest iPhone cases I've ever seen. It's bulkier than ultra-light or feather cases, but offers more protection. The Apple logo cutout is simply amazing. If you don't mind trading a little extra size for incredible good looks, the SGP Linear Blitz Case is for you.

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SGP Linear Blitz Case for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 review


You description sold me on the case. Went to Amazon to buy it and, after reading all the negative comments, have decided it's not right for me.
You seem to have received one that's better finished... Also, it appears that you might need to check that your reception has not impacted (like others have reported).

The case is beautiful and still fits in most carrying cases designed for the phone because it slips in so easily. Which I might say is it's biggest drawback. The case is so slippery it's very likely to slip right through your hands and has slipped through mine on many occasions.. Still, it is one of the nicest looking cases I've seen.

Agree. I don't have the Blitz, I just have the Hubrid EX2 Series bumper, and it is either the shape or the finish that makes it very hard to hold.

Went to look for this after reading the review, because my daughter would love the red one, but the customer reviews are less than flattering to say the least.

Really interesting. I have gone to look at the reviews on other sites but I haven't found any of the issues.
Now I don't know if the newer models are better or if I got a really good one but I haven't had any reception issues and I don't find the sides slippery.
Really love it and it has been on my phone for 2 weeks but ill keep you posted. Perhaps our site has the newer model of the case? No clue but if someone gets the case let me know and we can compare.
Now I also get the case from our store model the same as anyone else so I get a shipping model.

Georgia, All I can say that maybe your hands are stickier than most lol. No joke, I have a good grip but that phone in the SGP Linear Blitz Black case has literally shot out of my hand across the room. Although, to it's credit the case didn't come apart and my 4s didn't suffer a scratch.