Wow. All we can say is that this case is sexy. The snap together design from the EX series above is again present, though Spigen returned to a more “normal” design that has the bottom 1/6th of the case snap off like a traditional slider case. While the bumper part of the case comes in standard hues of white silver/grey and gold, the backplate is where the real eye candy lies — especially if you have the red one like us. Never before have we seen a case with so much visual appeal and quality portrayed. The aluminum back plate comes in the beautiful red you see above as well as black variant. Though it goes without saying you can easily tell which our favorite is.
One other thing we really like about the Blitz over cases of similar design and fit is that the edges of the case stop just short of the display on the front side of your phone. While this is bad for protection from face-down storage/drops, it makes the phone feel a tad less bulky, not to mention just looks nicer overall. We tend to find ourselves disappointed with the look of our iPhones when there are pieces of plastic/silicone manhandling the sides of the display. The Blitz is a hands-off type of case and we like that.
Similar to the Linear EX, the plastic (and aluminum with the Blitz) are not very shock absorbent meaning drops could very well still result in cracked glass. What the Blitz lacks in drop protection more than makes up for it in the scratch/sharp object department. The plastic sides and aluminum back can take a beating.
After spending a few days with the Linear Blitz, we’re pretty sure we’ve found our new go-to iPhone case. It’s good looking, strong and not overly bulky. At $31.99 we’d also call it reasonably priced.
Update 5/7/12 – After further usage with a wider array of headphones, we’re sad to say that Spigen SGP failed to build a big enough headphone jack into the Linear Blitz. To use headphones using thicker 3.5mm plugs, removing the case is necessary. While this will obviously be a turn off and make-or-break situation for those of you who routinely use such headphones, we think the majority of users will be unaffected. That said, we are leaving the rating as is at 8/10.
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