Mobi Metal Back Case for iPhone 4

The Mobi Metal Back Case for iPhone 4 is a thin, hardshell plastic case with a stunning metallic-looking backplate. The case has cutouts for easy accessibility to all ports and buttons but does not envelop the front of the iPhone 4 glass so you are able to swipe and type without obstructions.

Is it form over function? Stay with us after the break!

I chose to review the Mobi Metal Back Case for iPhone 4 just for its looks, I love how the light catches this case. Since the metal backplate is etched with concentric circles, it's quite a stunner. It also comes in a variety of colors including black, silver, red and pink, so will appeal to men and women. The sides of the case are clear so you can see the stainless steel band of your iPhone shine through. There are openings for all buttons and ports but I found it slightly difficult to depress the volume buttons on the side because the circular cut outs are of equal thickness to the buttons.

IPersonally I have an issue with any case made from plastic. They just feel brittle and I worry it will crack when putting it on and taking it off. I didn't crack the Mobi Metal Back Case for iPhone 4 but it was quite difficult to take off. It is such a tight fit I'd recommend it more for those who don't remove their cases often but just leave them on.

If you want a great looking case with a stunning finish and don't need to remove it often (or at all), then the Mobi Metal Back Case for iPhone 4 may just be the case for you. Check it out at the TiPb iPhone 4 accessory store. Let me know in the comments below what you think of it, and I would love to hear if you order one!


  • Thin
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Looks great


  • Difficult to apply and remove
  • Plastic feels brittle
  • Difficult to depress volume buttons


TiPb iPhone 3.5-star rated


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west3man says:

This video doesn't like my iPad.

deviladv says:

It's not your iPad, I click on it from my PC and it says the video was removed by the user.

Bostoneric says:

here is the right video URL.
I wonder how much time she spend on her hair and nails before? :)

lush242000 says:

Well you are getting better. Only 8 "um"'s by my count.

Rene Ritchie says:

Video should be working now, sorry all!

Doreel says:

With the white around the camera lens, I imagine that pictures taken with the flash on will look like complete rubbish

JibJab says:

Could care less about what see is showing in the video.
As long as she is in it, it has my vote!

Adrian says:

SEXY. Can I call u my baby moma? I wanna see what yo back case look like! Haha

dado says:

cute! *the girl, not the case.

rob says:

that thing looks like something out of the dollar store. even the sound of it screams cheap plastic.

Nan says:

You can have that for 3 bucks where I live at. Seriously Tipb is reviewing this? Why dun u review something from big guns? Switcheasy? Incase? Incipio? That case is bad!

Markt says:

Doesn't seem very practical with the volume buttons. Why would anyone ever get this if it's hard to use? There are so many other case that look good and are easy to use...