Gelaskins The Hardcase: iPhone 4/4S cover with custom art design

Mark Hattersley
8 May, 2012
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Gelaskins The Hardcase



Interesting designs; wide choice; ability to create your own design


The case itself is fairly standard

US$35 + US$20 shipping


Gelaskins has made a name for itself creating customised skins and cases for iPhone and iPad that either feature a distinctive art pattern or an image of your own choosing. Usually these are soft skins, but The Hardcase for iPhone 4/4S offers more robust protection.

The model we tested came with a pleasant green design with shadowy trees on the top and bottom. But the Gelaskins website offers 100s of different designs to choose from, in categories such as Patterns & Textures, Wild, Wild, Word (animals) and Comics. Beyond that you can use the Gelaskins Create online service to upload your own image and get a completely customised case.

The case itself is a lightweight affair that clips onto the iPhone 4 or 4S, with spaces cut out so you can access the controls, attach a Dock cable or take photographs. While in itself the case is nothing remarkable, it offers decent enough protection for the reverse and sides of the iPhone (there isn’t a screen cover included, although these are a love or loath affair at any rate).

Macworld Australia’s buying advice

The Hardcase offers decent protection, but its real selling point is the vast array of designs and ability to create your own case by providing a custom image.



2 people were compelled to have their say. We encourage you to do the same..

  1. jhoni alexander says:


    I am interested in your products

    can you send to indonesia ?

    can I order via email and pay directly using a credit card

    Please email me back

    Kind Regards

  2. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    We’re actually just the magazine in which the product was mentioned. You’ll need to contact the company directly. The website is
    Good luck!

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