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iPhone HOT TIP #66


I found myself fed-up with the iPhone 4 “bumper” that is both a protective case, and a solution for the antennae issue that exists, but doesn’t really.

I’m making this case because it gets dingy and collects lint.

just so we are clear, I stand opposed to lint.

and, dingy things.

also… while I’m at this post, I’ll rail, once again, and lament, as well, the dropped-calls and poor reception that are simply and arguably part of the AT&T experience.

all that said, I’ve uncovered a solution that is both elegant and attractive.

I’ll, and with naught less than great pleasure, introduce you to the GASKET – Brushed Aluminum Case, from id America. looking at Id America, it appears their aim is to support those individuals who seek to rise above the ordinary. I think they are good at doing just that. their design products are urban, trend-setting, unique and functional.

I picked the brushed silver version for myself and my iPhone 4.8 (more on that some other time, perhaps). once I had it mounted, I added a protective matte screen for effect. the GASKET added just a slight heft and a bit more substance to the handset. I immediately liked it’s feel. and, it really does look cool. I’ve already had dozens of comments, all positive.

however, there is an unexpected and additional benefit. the reception for the iPhone, despite AT&T, was immediately improved. I’m no engineer. but, I’m confident the metal alloy of the GASKET acts as an excellent conductor and likely strengthens the signal. the result is an extremely crisp and clear conversation. I was speaking with a boat broker Thursday. he was using a land-line. he was practically next door. a half hour later I was chatting with Brandon Knicely while he was visiting friends in Los Angeles. although everything works better in Los Angeles, cellular towers reign supreme, so that might not count (although Brandon counts a lot). but, the true test was realized with my daily epic soccer discussions with the indefatigueable Andrew Collins. even along Freemanville Road my iPhone refused to drop the call, even once.

order yours from id-America, today. do it!

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork


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“iPhone HOT TIP #66”

  1. Avatar May 21st, 2011 at 7:18 am iPhone HOT TIP #66 - iPhoneMeme Says:

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