In The Pursuit of iPhone Beauty

I have a problem, in pursuit of the perfect case I have become an iPhone case junkie.

I now have in my procession a shinny new iPhone 3GS. After dropping a not so subtle in your face hint to my husband that that’s what I wanted for my birthday (he usually needs help in that department) the darling that he is, said “if you want one why wait? Lets get you one now” and I didn’t need to be told twice.

But wonderful as my husband is, he’s also not stupid. One, he knows I probably wouldn’t of been able to hold out until my birthday and would of gone out and got one anyway as my birthday is two months away, and Two, he’s now off the hook as he suggested we get my gift early and had I gone out and bought it myself he’d still have the dilemma come B day.

But back to my shiny new toy. I love it sleekness and hate having to sully it with a big bulky case but alas it’s a necessity. Which lead me down the road to my iPhone case addition. It all started with my first iPhone 2G and case number one which was a clear and see through style which my husband bought me and I thought would be perfect. But it was big and bulky, especially as I like to put my phone in my pocket. Then I found what I thought was going to be the case of all cases, it was so thin and mirrored the back of my phone and it just clicked on. Of course it offered no protection if I were to drop the phone but it looked so good I overlooked the point. I much prefer the naked iPhone look and feel.But to my dismay I discovered my case of all cases was scratching the sides of my phone. From there I go to silicone and the list goes on.

OK, Can you see where I’m going with this? Protection versus aesthetics, and guess which one is winning?

You see I’m not content to put one case on my phone and  just leave it like that, nor am I content to cover up those beautiful lines that makes the iPhone the iPhone. If Steve Jobs wanted us to carry square boxes there wouldn’t be an iPhone.

Design and beauty are almost as important to me as the inner workings.

So now new phone, and the search begins all over again. My search however has not totally been in vain. I have found the perfect screen protector. The Power Support Anti-Glare Film from the Apple Store is the best I have come across. Hate finger marks on your screen then this is the one for you.

The one product I haven’t tried is invisibleSHIELD by ZAGG. I’ve watched the demo video on their site and wondered could it really be that good. If there’s anyone out there that’s tried it leave a comment and let me know how it’s worked for you. If it’s as good as they say it would meet all my needs, beauty and protection rolled into one.