Impulse Gamer were given the chance
to check out another two ICON iPhone cases from Cygnett.
The ICON range is more about design opposed to protection but
both cases have a soft feel (added grip), slim design and raised
edges for additional protection.
These two cases includes designs from renowned Indigenous Artist Ronnie Tjampitjinpa
and illustrator/artist Nathan Jurevicius who is the creator
of the awesome game called Scarygirl. As you can see, one case
features an interesting bird themed design, whereas the other
highlights the traditional art of the indigenous people of
As I've been an iPhone advocate for many years now, a case and
screen protector is vital for your smart phone. Without it, the
screen and body of the iPhone 5 could be damaged but with a
case, it offers additional protection.
Although the ICON series doesn't offer total protection like
from Cygnett such as the Workmate but it does increase the
protection from everyday use from scratches, knocks and bumps. If
you did happen to drop either of these cases, it will protect
the edges of your phone and hopefully prevent any more damage.
However where the ICON cases shine is through their amazing
designs. As Cygnett has been involved in creating accessories
for iPhones for several years, there cases have generally
followed those of Belkin and Incipio. They look good but they
don't generally standout. Unlike the other two companies,
Cygnett thinks outside the square and by bringing in two famous
Australia artists, they give users a real choice now.
something neutral or something funky like the ICON series.
It's hard to pick a favourite design from both artists because I
love the whacky design of Nathan Jurevicius' Owl and birds but
Ronnie Tjampitjinpa's Echidna Dreaming just gets you mesmerised
by the traditional indigenous designs. But if you can't decide,
why not get both?
Dreaming case also has a story behind it and is based on the
original artwork Echidna Dreaming At Tjungaringya‘, depicting
body paint designs associated with Tingari ceremonies relating
to the Tjilkamata. It also has links to the rockhole site of
Tjungaringya which is south of Lake Mackay. Jurevicius' Haven design
featuring birds is just funky and quite modern... it's like a
video game come to life.
Installation of both cases is simplicity at its best and you
first install the screen protector which involves cleaning the
screen (cloth included), installing the screen protector film
and then sliding your iPhone 5 into the case. Once you install
your iPhone 5 into the cases, you have full use of the phone
from buttons to ports. I also find that Cygnett's screen
protectors are one of the best in the industry which definitely
minimises glare and finger marks.
The Cygnett ICON Echidna Dreaming and Haven for the iPhone 5 are
two cases that have two spectacular designs and really make your
smart phones stand out. With easy installation and increased
protection for your iPhone 5, the only difficult aspect about
the ICON series is trying to pick one case that you like as they
all look brilliant.
Best of all, Cygnett are support two great
Australian artists and the product comes with a lifetime