Review: A Slim Case That Clips Is a Wonderful Thing


The cheekily named Wonderful Things Factory is shipping perhaps the slimmest iPhone case in the world that also incorporates a built-in clip. They managed to do this by slicing a gap through the back of the case, creating what the casual observer might think was a broken case. But the SlimClip is a clever design move that makes for an extremely thin case, with a backing that serves double duty, protecting the back of the iPhone, and acting as a clip. As long as you're clipping the SlimClip to a slim piece of clothing, like workout wear, it works great. A thick belt or denim jeans might be too thick, but it does work.

Despite the thin design, the case protects the front glass by providing a lip above the screen. The SlimClip could prove to be quite useful to active users who don't want the bulk of a typical rugged case. I also like the texture along the back, which is hard plastic but feels like rubbery nibs, which should help users keep a grip on it. After all, the best way to protect an iPhone is to avoid dropping it in the first place!


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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,, developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.