Uncommon for the iPhone

I debated long and hard on whether or not I should do a blog post on a particular product, especially one not architecture related, but quite honestly when it came down to it I couldn’t NOT post about this product.

Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation, nor do I expect to, for endorsing this product. The views expressed are completely my own and not associated with the Uncommon company.

Ok, that being said, let’s get down to it. About 2 years ago I got my first iPhone. Yes, I was a little late to the game, but I’m here now and I’m not going anywhere. I love my iPhone; I carry it everywhere; I sleep with it; I whisper softly to it at night when no one is watching….I mean, uh…never mind.

So I got my iPhone and was immediately faced with the fact that there are no warranties or replacement policies for one of the most expensive phones I’ve ever purchased as an adult. This led to a frantic search for a totally bad ass case. The obvious choices were the Otterbox type cases, but I didn’t feel like carrying around a plastic BRICK in my pocket, so the search went on.

I randomly stumbled across the Uncommon website and was immediately drawn to the fact that I could either a] order a prefab case with some sweet artwork on it, or I could b] upload my own artwork and have a custom case made. SCORE! 🙂

Anyway, after diddling around for a few more weeks, looking at other cases and reading up on reviews and what not, I said “screw it, I want the funky stuff”, and went back to Uncommon. Holy crap, am I glad I did.

First, the design. It’s awesome. It’s sleek and sexy and much smaller than most other cases out there. But what has really amazed me the last 2 years (yes I’ve had the exact same case for two different iPhones now – 3g and 3gs) is the quality. This case, for lack of a better word, is indestructible. I have a 3yo and a 2yo at home. Nuff said, right? :-\

It’s amazing that it is so damn sturdy. It’s a hard plastic case with nice design – clean round corners and soft edges – with no inner liner. There’s no “shock” absorber or rubber gel inserts or any of that crap. It’s just a plastic case over top of your iPhone. But let me tell you, my iPhone has been dropped, slid, stepped on, bowled across the floor, even THROWN by my wonderful darling little children. And after two years my case has barely any scratches and mostly looks like it did when I pulled it out of the box 2 years ago. That to me is worth way more than the $40 investment I made. Oh yeah, did I mention they were CHEAP?!

If you have an iPhone, GO GET ONE OF THESE!!! 🙂

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