• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Aesthetics, functionality, and protection.

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    To address the previous reviewer, if the bumper covered the edge where the home button resides, the speakers would be muffled and it would be more difficult to plug in your phone.

    I was also concerned about the material of the hardshell case. As the previous reviewer said, it's slippery. The surface is smooth and shiny, but it's not slippery. That was one of my main concerns. In fact, I was surprised at the good grip I can get.

    It also provides great protection. The case seems as if it would be really frail, but it's not. The first time I dropped my iPhone, it landed screen-down, but the edge of the bumper acted as a buffer, preventing damage. The second time I dropped my phone on concrete, but the case took the beating (while still staying in tact) when it hit the ground. It still works great though!

    The only problem I have is that the white bumper loses its color. It starts to yellow and mine sort of turned reddish. However, I wasn't too bothered because it seems to add character to my phone case.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, a bit pricy

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I loved the look of this case from the moment I set my eyes on it - and months later I'm still not sick of the design. Only thing is the white bumper part of the case is originally perfect white which I loved on my white iPhone, but only about 2 weeks later it started to dirty and turn a purply colour. I took a full day and tried everything I could to get it back to that original white colour, without success. Which is why I wouldn't pay that amount of money again for that type of case. Other than that, it's very sturdy and protects my phone without being too bulky.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Protective and Stylish

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I needed to look for a case that didn't add too much bulk, because my cat keeps chewing on my charging cords. As a result, I had to buy this clock that had a built-in iPod/iPhone dock. None of my other cases--Otterbox Commuter and Speck Candyshell would work with the clock dock, so I took the case off altogether, resulting in scratching my camera lens severely.

    Bought this Kate Spade case last night and it's pretty decent. There are 2 pieces to this case--I suppose that's why they call it a "hybrid"--it's got a white "bumper" to protect the edges, then the hard plastic, decorative shell. Tried it on the clock dock last night and it works!!! Looks like it will be a good product to protect the camera lens as well.

    Only issue so far is the "added bulk" near the earphone jack--couldn't put the AUX cable in this morning to my car.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Kate Spade case for 4s

    • Written by from Clarkston

    I loved this case until the white started to get dirty and no cleaner would return it to the original white. One month later the plastic coating started to peel off . Kate Spade would not stand behind their product and would not replace it. Although I love the look and feel of the case I would not recommend this case.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Staining

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This case is very cute and I get a lot of compliments on it, however the white bumper part stained very quickly and is now a bit gross looking. It can't be cleaned. :(

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Discolors Easily

    • Written by from Princeton

    The case is very cute (which is why I bought it), but little did I know how much that white rubber bumper part of the case picks up. It was discolored within a few days of purchase and no matter how much I tried cleaning it, nothing seemed to work. I didn't want to spend more money on another case, so I just stuck with this one until I upgraded my phone. Very disappointing. Got a lot of compliments on the back of the case though!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but not functional.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Beautiful but two significant issues:

    The insert which serves as a bumper should really cover the entire perimeter of the phone. Current design neglects the edge where the home button resides

    Material of the case is slippery.

    5 of 10 people found this useful