Review: Coveroo MLB branded iPhone 4 case

by on August 31, 2010 · 7 comments

About two weeks ago, I was delighted to receive an MLB-branded Coveroo case for my phone.

First, to be clear, Coveroo is not in the business of making cases. They have partnered with manufacturers and MLB (among other licensors) to print and engrave cases with brands, logos, and other designs.

The product I received is the XGear Snap Case in black, with the “1-Cardinal” print.

The colors are very high quality and the centering and alignment of the logo on my case are perfect to the naked eye.

You’ll notice that they’ve added a bit of their own branding at the bottom of the case, but it’s not terribly obtrusive and doesn’t detract from the focus of the Cardinal logo, in my opinion.

If you look closely at the photo below, you’ll notice that I was able to scratch the top of the feathers off of the bird’s head with my thumbnail (had to see just how tough this printing was!) – but save for that, the printed logo has held up quite well.

If the printed logo is not for you, they also offer engraved options that are not in color.

Another nice touch (that may or may not come through clearly in the photo) by the Coveroo folks was printing the MLB Properties copyright and trademark symbol for the logo in a black color very similar to the case itself.  I found this a great way to be both compliant with their licensing agreements and still give the printed logo on the case a clean, visually pleasing presentation.

Comparing XGear’s pricing for the basic case ($24.99) to the Coveroo printed case ($29.95) or engraved case ($24.95) – I’d ask “why aren’t you getting the custom one?”  Coveroo also includes shipping for free.

As important as the printing quality, I have “lost the handle” of my phone a couple of times since snapping this case onto it – not a full drop, mind you, but not exactly gentle handling – and it has come out no worse for wear.  So my phone is protected AND it looks pretty sharp while I’m walking around Chicago-land reminding Cubs fans that their team still is worse than the Cards?

Excellent.  Thanks Coveroo!

Disclaimer: I received a free Coveroo case for the purposes of evaluating the product and writing this review.

Writing about the Cardinals and other loosely associated topics since 2008, I've grown tired of the April run-out only to disappoint Cardinal fans everywhere by mid-May. I do not believe in surrendering free outs.
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