Most gadget owners are big fans of the accessories they can get for those gadgets in order to make them more stylish, individual, and useful. This usually begins with a protective case for the device. With my iPhone 4, I like this slim case from Third Rail.
First, it adds only microscopic differences in width to the phone, making it truly “slim” as a case and it changes the tactile feel of the phone to a more hand-friendly, less plastic-y experience. Of course, it allows full access to the ports and buttons on the phone.
If you happen to use a Third Rail Smart Battery, then this case is compatible with it, which is a cool bonus if you’re a heavy phone/app user. The three golden-colored “rails” on the case are to allow connection to the Smart Battery without cords.
Still, in the end, it’s the almost unprecedented slim size and tiny weight of this case that makes it most appealing. The extra grip and easier handling of the iPhone 4 when using this case is also great. It allows full synching and plug-in abilities without removing or “opening” the case too.
Functional, non-intrusive, and easy to add onto the phone, the Slim Case from Third Rail is my favorite so far. They’re available just about everywhere you can get iPone 4 accessories and are inexpensive. For heavy phone users, the Smart Battery can be purchased as a twin pack with the case so you can have both at once. The battery is also surprisingly inexpensive and adds hours of use to your phone when you attach it.