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Fix Your iPhone 4’s Antenna Problem Without a Case

on July 21, 2010 12:00 pm

If your iPhone 4 suffers from the “death grip” antenna problem, you’ve certainly heard by now that Apple will be giving you a free case.  If you prefer to use your devices without a case, you probably won’t be happy even with the relatively small Bumper case.  The CoolDecal shop at Etsy is offering a simple vinyl decal that wraps around the metal and creates a buffer between your hand and the antenna.  The decal is high quality, precision-cut, self-adhesive vinyl.  It’s available in a variety of colors and patterns.  If you decide you don’t like the decal, it removes easily and leaves behind no adhesive.  The vinyl decal wraps are $9.99 each at CoolDecal.


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    Harold says:

    I love this. True innovation and they probably did it without a building full of engineers. LOL Of course Apple had to identify the problem… :-)

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    Godmode says:

    No one believed me this wasn’t a deathdrip issue! it was a shortening issue. No, not like crisco! OK, I am just kidding.


    This seems to be the most unobtrusive solution as of yet!

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    Jim says: is offering a similar solution based on their Invisishield line.

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    Fred says:

    I prefer this patch:

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    1000Acres says:

    Just bought 3 Cool Decals. There weren’t many left.

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    Mark says:

    search decals on etsy as their is, at least, one other supplier of similar product. Mine has yet to arrive, but I ordered one that glows in the dark. 2 for $9-. I’d prefer clear to let the design show through. Right now I’m using a 1″ piece of transparent tape and it’s working.

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    Ben Beare says:

    I’m on my iPhone at the moment, and can’t see a link to buy these, can someone send me a link via email please :D

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