Pro’s: Can hold 2 credit cards in a discreet compartment, built-in kick stand, decent drop protection, light weight, included screen protector.
Con’s: Bulky, credit card compartment not very secure.
Price: $29.95 at DiscountCell.com
Recommendation: The Incipio Stowaway iPhone Credit Card Case is a good option if you are looking for light-weight drop protection and a kick stand. Â However, the credit card compartment does not close securely enough for me to feel comfortable using the case as a wallet replacement.
Incipio Stowaway iPhone Credit Card Case Review
At first glance the Incipio Stowaway iPhone Credit Card Case reminded me of the OtterBox Defender. Â The Incipio Stowaway and the OtterBox Defender share the same size dimensions and both offer dual-layer drop protection. Â However, that is where the similarities end.
The Incipio Stowaway for iPhone 4s offers full access to all of the phone’s speakers, cameras, ports, and buttons. Â The thick bumper around the home button is a little bit awkward, but apart from that all of the other buttons and features of the phone are fully accessible.
The outer layer of the Incipio Stowaway is made out of a rigid polycarbonate shell that feels rubberized to the touch. Â This outer layer does a good job protecting the iPhone from smudges, scratches, and other external damage. Â While this outer layer is smooth, the rubberized texture gives the case a good grip as well.
The inner layer of the Incipio Stowaway is made out of flexible, shock-absorbing silicon. Â This silicon layer both absorbs shock and impact in addition to protecting the back and the sides of the iPhone from scratches.
An adhesive screen protector is also included.
The back of the case opens to reveal two grooves that can hold up to three credit cards and a single bill of cash. Â However, due the case’s design, if less than three credit cards are stored then the cards do not fit snugly and fall out very easily.
The access door to the credit card holder on the back of the case opens very easily. Â This is good for ease of access but is bad for security. Â While it’s nice to be able to open the case with one hand, I did not feel comfortable carrying my credit cards because I was afraid that the case would open and that the cards would fall out.
However, the door on the back of the Incipio Stowaway does act as a convenient kickstand.
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