A couple weeks ago I received and email from Jeff at iPhonePatch.com, a website that sells little stickers to supposedly prevent iPhone 4 antenna issues. Jeff was very friendly and easy going so when he proposed to send me some patches to try out, I agreed. I received the patches last week and I’ve been trying them ever since and I’d like to tell you a bit more about my experience.

The patches come in 15 different designs to choose from. They’re tiny little vinyl patches that take a few seconds to put on. Personally, I put the skulls and recycle logo patches on my iPhone because I thought they were the one that fit me best. It looked a little funny to have these on my phone at first but I quickly got used to them.

I have terrible signal in my house and when I grab my iPhone, I usually get just one bar. After putting the patches on my i4 though, I was able to get 2 or 3 bars constantly when holding the phone. For the purpose of this review, I tried to replicate the antenna death grip and I wasn’t able to. The least I would have was 2 bars.

If like me you don’t like having a case on your iPhone, using these vinyl patches might be a good alternative to using a Bumper to increase signal strength.

Starting at $5.99 for a six pack of vinyl patches, I think they are a good deal. The only thing I have against the patches is the poor variety of designs. There is indeed not much to choose from but Jeff tells me he’s going to be adding more styles in the near future.

You can buy vinyl iPhone patch from iPhonePatch.com.