If you head to your local market or phone shop you will find hundreds of different smartphone cases, however they are often made out of brittle plastic and feature a mediocre designs. Today we got our hands on the Ted Baker Hard Shell Case II for iPhone 4S – a premium case which has been manufactured by Proporta.
Like most iPhone shells this has been carefully designed to ensure that you have access to all of the iPhone’s ports, buttons and of course the camera, not only this but it slightly protrudes the display, this ensures that your display doesn’t get scratched when face-down on a flat surface.
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Fitting the Ted Baker case is simple, just place the right-hand side of your iPhone into the case and then gently push the device into the case – it then snaps into place and securely grips your iPhone 4S. Removal is a little tricky due to the firm grip, but let’s face it you shouldn’t need to take your iPhone 4S out of the case once slotted into place.
The image below shows how Proporta has perfectly crafted the Ted Baker case to ensure that all the controls are accessible. Sadly it doesn’t come with a screen protector, but you can choose to buy one when buying the case if you want.
In terms of design we were very impressed with the soft-feel finish and the countersunk metal Ted Baker badge, the countersinking ensures that the badge doesn’t get caught when sliding it in and out of your pocket. We also quite liked the simplistic print (see below) and get the impression that the hard shell would keep you 4S safe from most drops etc. There’s no doubt that the case would show some wear and tear over time, however the whole point of the case is to take the bumps and scratches so your iPhone 4S avoids damage.
The Ted Baker Hard Shell II case will not keep your iPhone 4S as safe from damage as the Ballistic Lifestyle iPhone 4 case, but it is a lot less bulkier and looks much better, we think that if you like Ted Baker clothing or want a stylish-looking case this would be a great purchase.
You can head over to Proporta to buy your Ted Baker case here, it costs £29.95 and there are four different designs available. US customers can head over to Amazon to buy the case for $39.95. You can see a few more images from our hands on below: