Review: Incipio SILICRYLIC case with kickstand for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4

"This Incipio SILICRYLIC is ideal for anyone who wants good protection without excessive bulk, and the ability to quickly prop up their iPhone for easy video viewing."

The Incipio SILICRYLIC case with integrated kickstand stands (literally!) somewhere between a feather case and a full-on armor case, providing twin layers of protection without being overly bulky about it. The two layers consist of a silky, silicone core that slips onto your iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 almost like a wetsuit. The acrylic shell clamps over, on top, to provide greater impact protection to the back and sides. It does take a little bit of wiggling to line everything up perfectly, however.

What comes included with the The Incipio SILICRYLIC with Kickstand for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4

A "Vanity Kit" comes standard with the Incipio SILICRYLIC, and I'm not even going to lie, it's just the sort of extra I love to see. The kit includes a cleaning cloth, screen protector, and applicator card, so you can protect the one thing the case itself doesn't cover, that big, beautiful, scratch-able glass display.

And here's the part where I unbury the lede -- it also has a kickstand. I've often said I wanted a kickstand on the iPhone -- and been made fun of because of it! -- but where Apple continues to ignore me, Incipio has listened. Just pop the kickstand open on the back of the SILICRYLIC and you can prop up your iPhone and get down to some serious video watching. The only downside, and it's a big one, is that the kickstand only works in landscape mode. If you try to stand it up in portrait mode, unless you have Crique de Soleil level balancing skills, it's going to fall over almost immediately. Hopefully Incipio will engineer a more flexible kickstand in the future, especially if the feature is important enough to be included in the product's name.

Incipio SILICRYLIC with kickstand is perfect for video watching...

...provided you only want to watch the Incipio SILICRYLIC in landscape mode!

Incipio SILICRYLIC case with kickstandReviewed by iMore

Incipio SILICRYLIC case with kickstand for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4

$24.95

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The Good

  • Dual layer protection
  • Not overly bulky
  • Did I mention it has a kickstand?

The Bad

  • A bit fiddly to put on
  • Dock port isn't cut wide enough for some car and media plugs
  • Did I mention the kickstand only works in landscape more?(!)

The Conclusion

The Incipio SILICRYLIC with kickstand is ideal for anyone who wants good protection without excessive bulk, but really wants the ability to quickly prop their iPhone up for easy video viewing.

Georgia

Senior Editor at iMore and a practicing therapist specializing in stress and anxiety. She speaks everywhere from conferences to corporations, hosts the ZEN & TECH podcast, and should be followed on Twitter @Georgia_Prime.

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