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.

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Cardinal70 August 31, 2010

I was lucky enough to win a Coveroo through the PH8 website and chose a slightly different Cardinal case. I’m very impressed with how it looks, though I haven’t yet bought an iPhone to put it on. It really appears to be a quality cover and really looks sharp.

PH8 August 31, 2010

Did you get the HardCandy case? Was kind of curious how those turn out…

Cardinal70 August 31, 2010

Believe so. If I remember, I’ll bring it to St. Louis when we meet up in two and half weeks and let you see it.

PH8 August 31, 2010

sounds like a winner!

SamDoh09 August 31, 2010

I’m really glad to have found this. I was looking at Coveroo cases the other day. I’m really wanting to get a Cardinals one, but I didn’t want to jump into it not knowing how it would hold up. This has helped to convince me. I’m now more excited about my hopefully soon to be Cardinals phone!

PH8 August 31, 2010

Glad you found the post helpful (and I’m sure the Coveroo folks are too)!

Andrew M August 31, 2010

Got a coveroo Cards cover and it is fantastic. Great logo, great quality.

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