Review – Elan Holster Metal

Elan Holster Metal iPhone 4 Case
Company: Griffin Technology
Price: $34.99

When I was evaluating the Elan Form Graphite iPhone 4 case, I was also working on evaluating Griffin Technology’s Elan Holster Metal case for the iPhone 4. Unlike the Form Graphite, the Elan Holster Metal case is a case that sits horizontal on your belt and provides wrap-around protection for your iPhone 4.

Made from a leather-like material,  the case allows your iPhone to sit horizontally inside and snaps itself around the iPhone, protecting it from impacts on all sides. The inside of the case has a soft, felt-like feel, providing a soft, scratch-free surface for the iPhone to sit in. The top of the case folds over your iPhone and is secured in place by velcro fasteners. The edge of the flap has a metal strip that provides additional strength to the case and also acts as a blocker to the interior contents.

When I evaluated the Elan Holster Metal, I was looking for an iPhone case that provided a “classy” look, fitting into an office environment, without being obtrusive. Sitting securely on your belt by the clip on the back of the unit, it does not move around and because it is horizontal, you may tend to forget that it is even there. Removing the iPhone is not a problem as the bottom of the case provides an access area that permits you to move the iPhone up and out once you have unfastened the flap. I found that I preferred to face the front of the iPhone towards my body, just adding a little bit more protection to the glass front.

In the time that I have been using the case, I have not encountered any issues with it. Slip it onto your belt; you can easily grab hold of and remove your iPhone. I am satisfied with the protection that it offers, particularly since it is totally protecting all sides of my iPhone. A little bit of rain while wearing it is not going to cause any problems.

Available in two styles; Black with a grey interior or platinum with a paisley interior. (Who knew paisley would make a comeback?)

For those iPhone 4 users out there that are looking for something stylish, classy, you may want to consider Griffin Technology’s Elan Holster Metal case. Reasonably priced to boot.

All in all, I give the Elan Holster Metal iPhone 4 case a My Mac rating of 8 out of a possible 10.

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