Thanks to MobileFun for sending this product out to me for review.
Check out my other review on the aluminium version of this case - Aluminium Case Mate for iPhone
If you're into your ultra minimal cases, Case Mate are the best around to provide you with protection as well as style. There "Barely There" series has been a hit for the iPhone and for many other phones. It's due to the plain and simple styling but the protection the cases offer too.
This case offers no frills at all, something which I like. It's really plain and simple. It offers side, corner and back protection. All the way round, it is completely plain and covered in lovely matt black coating. It feels amazing in the hand, there's something really soft about the plastic they used in this.
The best thing about this case is how thin it is. It is the thinnest case I've ever seen which offers back protection. Usually with cases, as they get thinner, they become weaker, not what has happened here. I was surprised out how rigid and strong the case was. Obviously you can get tougher cases but those are ridiculously thick. This case would easily stand the odd drop and scrape, no question about it.
Out of all the cases I've used for my iPhone 4S, this one and the aluminium version are my favourite. Case Mate offer some of the best protection with the best styling. They don't try to over do it by adding ridiculous designs to their cases. They're simple and functional, and that's how they should be. It's also very cheap compared to many other cases, only £15.95. It'll easily last the lifetime of your iPhone, especially if you have it on a 2 year contract.