REVIEW – A phone without a case is just unsafe, or so the saying (that I just made up) goes. While thicker cases add protection, they also add bulk, often obscuring the original design of your phone. Enter the Go Original iPhone Slim case from KASE. This slim covering is designed to add minimal bulk while providing a bit of scratch and drop protection.
What is it?
The Go Original iPhone Slim Case is an ultra-thin case measuring 0.35 mm thick. It covers the back and the sides of the phone but leaves the screen edges unprotected. As it is made of polypropylene, it is quite flexible and easy to install.
What’s in the box?
- KASE Go Original iPhone Slim ultra-thin case and that’s it
Design and features
It’s clear from the first glance that this ultra-thin case is not designed with protection in mind. What it is designed for is to allow you a bit of protection while minimally altering the form factor of your device. The frosted black color is translucent, so you can see the branding on your phone.
The case extends up the sides of the phone but does not form a lip around the screen like others, so it’s still completely susceptible to drops where the phone lands on its face. As it is, I’d want to pair this with some form of screen protector.
The cut-outs for the buttons on the sides are aligned correctly, as are the speaker ports and space for the lighting jack. Oddly, the speaker areas are just holes in the case. While my 49 year old ears couldn’t detect and volume loss or muffling, it seemed a strange choice rather than simple cut-outs.
What I like
- Very thin
- Translucent, allowing you to see more of the phone’s design
What I’d change
- Very slippery
- No protective lip around the screen
This case is a good bet if you’re looking to preserve the original dimensions, look and feel of your phone. It provides a modicum of protection against short drops and scrapes. It will not, however, protect the screen from direct hits and/or more severe drops. Its main weakness, though, is that it’s almost as slippery as the phone is without a case. As such, I’d prefer more of a grippy case for something that is marketed as an ultra-thin cover for your device.