Review: Belkin Slim-Fit Case for iPhone 3G/3GS

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You purchased a new iPhone 3GS or 3G recently but you are still searching for that perfect case to protect your investment? There are so many options out there in the marketplace that choosing the perfect case can be a tough decision. Today I want to introduce yet another case that you may want to consider, the Belkin Slim-Fit Case for iPhone 3G/3GS. You can purchase the Belkin Slim Fit right here in TiPb store for the low price of $24.95. Follow us after the break to see if this case is the one for you!

Desgin

The Belkin Slim-Fit is a well designed holster case that serves one single purpose, to protect your investment while it is not in use. The case is made up of high quality leather and stitching, with fabric sides and a soft lining that will not scratch your phone. To secure your phone there is a velcro flap that assures you your phone will not accidentally fall out. A nice touch that Belkin added was leaving the bottom of the case open so you can not only attach your charging/sync cable but your speaker volume will not be muffled.

Overall, the case really lives up to its name, as it doesn’t add much bulk to your iPhone, even with a belt clip on the back. Kudos to Belkin.

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Daily Use

I am a big fan of holster/pouch cases, and the Belkin Slim-Fit did not disappoint. Your iPhone 3G/3GS will fit perfectly into the case but not so tight to the point where you can not get the phone out quickly if you have to answer a call. The first few times you use it, it may seem like it is tighter than you'd like but rest be assured, the leather does loosen up a bit after a few uses.

The option to use a non-removable belt clip is a nice feature. And the clip itself is very low profile so if you don't wish to use it, the case still fits comfortably in your pocket.

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If there are any downsides to the case, it would be that, as a slide-in holster, the Slim-Fit doesn’t allow you use your iPhone while it's in the case. Yes, that should be considered a given when purchasing a holster case but it would be a nice bonus to have none-the-less.

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Conclusion

Like most holster-type cases, the Slim-Fit only offers protection to your iPhone when it is holstered, which can be a good thing or a bad thing. It all depends on what your preferences are in a case. If you are a fan of similar cases, this one is a great deal. In the end, I can't help but like this case for what it is - the slimmest belt-clip case I’ve used - ever.

Pros

  • Slimmest holster case money can buy
  • Offers good protection while your iPhone 3G/3GS is not in use
  • High quality materials

Cons

  • Can not access your screen when your phone is in the case
  • Not dockable

4.5 star rating

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Review: Belkin Slim-Fit Case for iPhone 3G/3GS

17 Comments

Wish they wouldve used a magnetic closure and not velcro. Velcro is annoying and loud in a quiet room to open cases.

Will the sides stretch at all? I'm looking for something like this but my 3GS is in a Seidio Inno. It's still fairly thin so if the sides will stretch just a little...

How does this mess with the mute button? my cases always switch my mute button (on or off) when coming in or out of the cases

Benji, I'm sure those like yourself with x-ray vision will notice the impact of a magnetic closure on an iPhone case in the Compass app, but those of us who don't share your skill will not have that problem as we must remove the iPhone from the case so we can see the screen.

I shopped for a case a long time and considered that one, but decided on this one:
mdx® Leather Case Pouch Holster from axxesswireless.nethttp://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200267782495
Leather might not be as nice, and it doesn't have the hole on the bottom for the connector, but it's cheaper and might last longer. I've had it since the 3GS came out and have been very happy with it.

The white stitching makes the case look "ugly". Saw this at a fido store, wasn't really fond of the white stitching.

picked one up from the local fido store...right now it's like kelly clarkson trying to fit in skinny jeans. hoping...it loosens up eventually.