Case-Mate's ID Card Case Slims Your iPhone's Profile [Review] | Cult of Mac

Case-Mate’s ID Card Case Slims Your iPhone’s Profile [Review]



You know the dilemma. You’re going out to the club with your friends and you don’t want to take your bulky wallet and your iPhone, but you need them both. The ID Credit Card case from Case-Mate has got your back! The ID case allows you to bring both your ID and your credit card in one convenient iPhone case.

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I love the convenience and portability of Case-Mate’s iPhone 3G/3GS ID Credit Card Case. Perfect for popping out to the store without the need for carting your entire bag with you. You never have to worry about forgetting your wallet again.

This ultra-slim case retails for $29.95 and comes in eleven different colors, making it possible to color coordinate with every outfit you own.

Case-Mate boasts that the ID credit card case is only 2.5 mm thicker than their popular Barely There case, so it fits easily in your front pant pockets.  The case holds two cards nicely but any more is an extremely tight fit.

You must remember when taking pictures with the iPhone to slide the cards all the way down or the lens will be blocked.

The case comes with a thin piece of slippery plastic called ez-slide protective film that goes on the back of the iPhone. This helps credit cards slide nicely in and out of the case. I found myself playing with the cards, sliding them up and down just for fun. Weird, right?

The ID Credit Card Case has a plastic shell that covers the back and corner of your iPhone but leaves the front vulnerable. Lucky for you, they have included a screen protection kit. It just takes a little practice to keep the bubbles out. I have not noticed any weak points in this case and all iPhone’s external buttons are accessible.

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Model: ID Credit Card Case Apple iPhone 3G 3GS
Company: Case-mate
Requirements: iPhone 3G 3GS
List Price: $29.95
Buy Now: The Case-Mate ID Credit Card Case is available from Amazon for $24.95.


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