Ballistic Lifestyle iPhone 4 case review, fits iPhone 4S

Millions of consumers out there own the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, but not so many of you remember to buy a case which will help keep it safe from damage, today we will introduce you to a case which we recently got sent – this is called the Ballistic Lifestyle.

What’s unique about this case is the fact that you can customize it to suit your lifestyle (hence the name). The case comes with interchangeable corners which offer different levels of security, it is a pretty clever idea as most of the time you drop something like an iPhone the first part of the device to hit the floor is the corner.

Below you can see the small black corners which add little bulk and medium protection, whilst the red extra large corners are made of a thicker material and should help keep your iPhone safe if you were to drop it from great heights onto a hard surface. You get 5 black corners and 5 red corners, meaning that if you lose one you have a spare of each color.

Despite the fact that this case has been designed with ruggedness in mind it is still pretty sleek and minimal, the main body of the case is made from a strong rubbery material and once your iPhone is in the case it feels very secure. As you would expect the case has been perfectly crafted to ensure that the iPhone’s microphone, speaker, 30-pin dock connector, 3.5mm jack socket, camera and buttons are all still accessible

Below you can see that despite the difference in design between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S the volume buttons line up perfectly, the same can be said about the power button. Note: We used the iPhone 4S in our review.

The back of the case is perhaps the most stylish part of it, it features Ballistic’s striking logo and leaves plenty of room for the iPhone’s camera and flash. One thing which you can’t really tell by looking at the photos is the fact that the back surface is textured, this allows you to keep a firm grip on your iPhone at all times.

Some people have criticized the Ballistic Lifestyle because it does not come with a screen protector, however we don’t really see this as a problem – here’s why. Firstly in our experience screen protectors are great for the first few days, however in the long run they often display air bubbles and smears etc. Ballistic has ensured that even when face-down your iPhone should avoid scratches etc, the image below shows how the case keeps your iPhone’s display slightly lower than the casing, it also shows how relatively thin the case is.

There is not much else to say about the Ballistic Lifestyle case for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, in our opinion if you want a case which will keep your iPhone safer from damage than what most other cases will you should definitely head over to and pick up one for just $29.99 – there are three colors to choose from and in our opinion it’s a small price to pay to ensure that your iPhone 4S holds its value.

Below we have embedded some more photos from our hands on:

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.


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