Review: Krusell Classic Case for iPhone 3G

The Krusell Classic Case for iPhone 3G is available from The iPhone Blog Store for $24.95. If you are looking for a stylish case that zips closed and has a protective clear cover, this case might be for you!. Let’s see how it measures up after the break!

Design

The Krusell Classic Case is form-fitted for the iPhone 3G. The case comes with a removable multidapt clip that can adhere to any multidapt accessory. The clear protective screen allows you to still touch the iPhone touchscreen while protecting it. You also have openings for all of the standard accessible areas such as the sleep button, vibrate, camera, volume and 30-pin connector.

Daily Use

I was excited to get my hands on the Krusell Classic Case for iPhone 3G. Stylish cases are sometimes hard to come by as they are often stripped of their "coolness" for usability and functionality. The Classic Case fits very snugly in the zipped enclosure of the case. So snug, it was a little challenging to zip closed. Once my iPhone was inside, I inspected all of the openings to see exactly how accessible everything was. I have to say, everything was accessible... but... I feel the holes were cut poorly; they did not align properly and headphone jack did not have a sewn seam unlike the other openings on the case. This would lend me to believe that over time, the headphone opening might tear, or become larger than intended.

The clear protective screen was a nice addition. It allows you to use the capacitive iPhone screen to enter text, select apps, etc. I did run into two distinct issues: 1) the clear cover is not flush against the touchscreen, so sometimes I would have to "press" the screen in order for anything to work and 2) there is a distinct opening directly above the 30-pin connector on the bottom of the case. Depending on where you keep your iPhone (I tend to carry mine in my jean pocket) you can accrue unwanted lint and dust between the cover and the touchscreen.

Speaking of 30-pin connector, this case is not dockable unless you unzip the bottom of the case and slide it out, you can however, plug in your standard cable for charging and syncing. The included multidapt clip works... like a clip. If I had more multidapt accessories, it might be a little more exciting. To be honest, I left the clip off about 90% of the time.

Conclusion

While this case does have a few shortcomings in my opinion, it does look cool. The multidapt accessory is a definite bonus if you can take advantage of it and the Euro-styling is catchy. One of the big advantages of this case is that it protects it without adding a real bulk. The screen

Pros:

  • Stylish
  • Case is compact
  • Openings for accessing everything you need on your phone

Cons:

  • Not all openings are stitched
  • Dust and lint can easily get between the screen and protective cover
  • Not dockable

TiPb’s Rating:

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Chad Garrett

Software trainer, blogger and mobile technology enthusiast living in the suburban Midwest.

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There are 13 comments. Add yours.

icebike says:

Ugly.
That clear front screen looks so bush league compared to so many other similar cases.
And Zippers? What is this, 1958 or something?

scottb says:

What is this, 2001? Looks like the crap cases we put on our old pagers!

Ben says:

Stylish? Sorry Chad, but no.

Steve says:

Does it come with a mask and whip?

daniel says:

Pros: Stylish
ha ha ha

Snowman81 says:

Man you guys are brutal....funny....but brutal. LOL

jtorrebl says:

old school type phone case. you know the generic ones with that hideous hard cheap leather that you buy at swapmeets. Big yuck!

Jake says:

an hero....oh wait this isn't 4chan lolilololol. Yeah I work for Optus, we get heaps of cases. I think these ones are nice but there is wayyy better ones out of there.
Btw ugly fail