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Review: Cell Helmet By CellPig

I love the size, weight, and feel of the Cell Helmet. In fact, Ray told me it looks like something Batman would carry. It's a light piece of rubbery material with a smooth finish that fits perfectly around your iPhone and in the palm of your hand. I've had no problems getting it in or out of my pockets. Plus, I've already dropped it once on the corner of the case and and it withstood that 2 foot drop. I'm sure there's many more to come.

The next thing I like about this product is the fact that you can register for replacement coverage - if the phone breaks then you pay a $50 "handling fee" and they replace or fix it for you. This coverage is valid for up to 1 year. So you pay around $45 for the case, and when you drop the phone you pay another $50 handling fee for a total of $95. If you do need repair or replacement, you just ship the phone to Cell Helmet and they fix it and return it within 3 days according to their site. The best alternative, Apple themselves, offers their AppleCare protection for $99 for two years plus a $50 deductible. The advantage with Apple is that all repairs and replacements are done in store, but the big disadvantage is that you can only buy it within 30 days of the original purchase. So if you're outside of that 30 day window and looking for a way to protect your phone, the Cell Helmet is a good option.

Now for my only complaint, and it's minor. They need more customization. In each package you get the case and two colored inserts - mine were blue and green. I'd love to see some more colors, designs, team logos, and more available as additional inserts to purchase.

The Cell Helmet is light and will protect your phone from daily use - not from throwing it at the wall when you can't log-on to Farmville. I'll be using it with my iPhone 4S and hopefully they are already working on the iPhone 5 models.

You can pick up your own case in multiple colors here.

Via [Bro Council]