God save the Queen... and give your
iPhone a unique "United Kingdom" look with Cygnett's latest range of
iPhone 4 and 4S cases to coincide with the Queen's
Jubilee and the 2012 UK Olympics. The themed UK designs from Cygnet
include the Underground, TubeTrain, TubeMap, NightLines Day
Lines, Union Jack Montage and Union Jack which transform your
iPhone into a true British fashion statement. Impulse Gamer were
given three of these British inspired cases to review that
included the Underground, NightLines Daylines and our favourite, the Union
Jack which oozed Britannia fashion!
All of the Britannia cases from Cygnett come with a screen
protector and for those users who don't like bulky cases, they
are all a slim fit design which only adds a slight bulk to your
iPhone. Installation is a breeze and your case simply slips into
the case. The most difficult part of the installation,
especially if you have not installed one before is the screen
protector. However if you follow the
instructions and give yourself a few uninterrupted minutes of
peace, the installation process should pose no issues whatsoever.
The first step is
to clean the iPhone 4 screen with the microfiber cleaning cloth.
Once clean, you then remove the first layer (labelled 1) of the
screen protector and carefully lay this on your screen. Next,
you remove the final layer of the screen protector. Sometimes
you have air bubbles from the laying of the screen protector but the included card
helps push these bubbles to the side. That's the hardest part of
the installation process.
With that said, the UK designs of these cases are quite visual and really
portray a sense of British patriotism. The London Underground
logo screams classic Britain as it uses the 1908 Edward Johnston
designed logo with its vibrant red and white colours with the
Underground written in white on a blue ribbon. This case is also
quite glossy and what I like about this case is the raised logo.
It's kind of kitsch!
Following this is the Nightlines
DayLine Case. Almost looking like something out of a Monopoly
game, this case features all the famous UK train lines that include
Central, Piccadilly, Waterloos & City and Jubilee. The vibrant
colours really stand out on this case and I like how they wrap
around the edges. Unlike the shiny London Underground case, this
case supports an almost rubberised texture, giving additional grip to
the user when using their phone. Lastly, we have the Union Jack
case which has the flag
plastered on the back of the case that looks like it was
painted and then left to the elements. The Union Jack case is
another hard case designed with a raised texture finish. Classic
Apart from the very cool designs of these cases, protection is
an important facet. Although these cases don't offer full
protection to your iPhone like some other Cygnett cases, they do
ensure that if you should accidentally drop your iPhone, it will protect the
Phone and hopefully prevent any scratches. Ironically, I
accidentally dropped the NightLines Daylines case and although the case
was scratched, my iPhone was... fortunately damage free. This is
what these cases are meant to do. The screen protectors are also
great as well which helps keep your screen protected from knocks
and scratches. It should be mentioned that the cases come with a
2-year warranty and you have full access to all your iPhone
The Underground Logo case was my least favourite
case in the collection due to the glossy design and considering
that I'm a butterfingers, "slippage" was a possibility.
However unlike the NightLines DayLine Case, the other two cases
have this rubberised feel to the shell which definitely added
additional grip. All in all, we enjoyed the great UK
designs of all three cases. They do offer real great protection
for your iPhone and if you want to get into the English spirit,
than why not check these cases out from Cygnett!
those who like fun!