The Case.Mate Snap Case is designed to house the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. The rubber material of the case is soft, smooth, durable, and flexible. Ports for the headphones, rear camera, and silence button are exposed, whereas the power button and volume buttons are covered by the case. The case exposes the entire front of the phone, leaving the protection of the screen up to the gorilla glass of the phone itself and any screen protectors that may have been applied. At least all pictures and videos will not have interference from the case. However, the case is slightly raised to offer some protection from drops. The matte finish can mask any scrapes from falls, and the rubber material will help prevent it from sliding across the dashboard as you drive. It’s easy to pop the iPhone in and out of the case, not that you would need to since all adapters fit perfectly with the case still on.
The case has a snapback stand made from a curved, slender, thin metal sheet that snaps back into a half-moon shape for support. The sound and feel of the stand popping out from the case is reminiscent of the slap bracelets that were popular in the early ‘90s. To activate the stand, the user must press down on the top portion of the stand. When the iPhone is propped on the stand so that images are viewed horizontally, the angle works well. However, vertical viewing of the iPhone is not so good with the angle reclined just a bit too far back. The stand also snaps back into place pretty easily so that it sits flat when not in use.
Retailing at $30.00, the Case.Mate Snap Case offers pretty good protection for its value.