Never lose your iPhone in the dark with glowing Slickwraps cases

By , Sep 12, 2013

Slickwraps yellow glow

I find myself fumbling around in the dark looking for my iPhone, while trying not to wake my wife. Black iPhone, dark room, black side table are all my enemies when trying to get my late night Twitter fix. Not that Slickwraps designed a case to encourage bed time iPhone junkies, but I find the glowing aura of this case helpful in similar situations.

When I first offered to review the Slickwraps glow series case, I figured it was a novelty item that children might find in a $.25 grab machine at the local bowling alley. After using the case for more than a week, I am happily surprised to believe quite the opposite of my original impressions…

Design

Slickwraps started as a wrap company that eventually grew into case manufacturing. Holding true to its pedigree, the Slickwraps “the Case” Glow Series comes complete with a multi-piece wrap to cover iPhone where the case does not. Inside the packaging, one will find the Case, screen protector, micro-fiber cloth, and wrap pieces for the volume buttons, sleep/wake button, bottom grill, and front.

Slickwraps front install

The wrap is easy to install and will lift easily for realignment if things go wrong during the process. As all of the pieces are small and individual, they also peel fairly easy if installed hanging over the iPhone’s chamfered edge. It is best to take your time with the front piece that meticulously covers the front. For a quick look at the installation process, check out the video below.

Once everything is neatly in place according to size and location, the Case can be installed. As shown in the video, it is a simple case with six-sided protection and a 1mm thin housing. The texture on the Case is what I like most about the whole experience. It utilizes a very smooth, almost satin-like texture that is smooth to the touch, but, oddly, provides a bit of extra grip at the same time. A glow in the dark panel is inlaid to the case back, providing the glowing ambiance everywhere but the camera port, which is covered by a wrap piece.

Slickwraps the Case glow series

Conclusion

Overall, I like the Case and appreciate Slickwraps for sending it over to review. As I mentioned, it seemed very kitschy in the images on the website, but it has a quality feel and rigidity once in my hands. The glowing wrap is a nice addition to finish off the complete coverage option for iPhone. I am certainly not a fan of loading my iPhone down with wraps and clings, but this one removed easily and was well cut for the install. The front panel is seemingly frustrating to install, but can be left off if desired. Importantly, the necessary sensor holes are cut in the top near the earpiece speaker.

It is a decent case and will protect your iPhone just like any similar snap-on series case, that are a dime-a-dozen. The advantage to the Slickwrap is the included wrap pieces and screen protector. Obviously, the biggest novelty here is the glowing capability paired with the nice textured feel.

The Case also comes in several varieties including the Natural, Carbon, Color, Metal, Glitz, and Leather Series all for $34.95. The price is a little steep for a simple snap-on case, but you will have to decide if the additional wrapping features are worth the extra cash.

What do you guys think about rocking a glowing case?

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  • Dany Quirion

    Id rather lose it…

    • DexterWhite

      I’d rather smear my feces all over the front and back of the phone after a taco night than to use those.

      • Tom Brady

        Lmao

      • Dan

        made me lol

  • Carlos

    I want the white one that glows green because I really like my white iPhone and it would be very minimal. My only concern is that it will come in a yellowish tint like those glowing stars that people stick to ceilings. Would love to see one in person.

  • Tom Brady

    I would rather not put any of that stuff on my phone.

  • abdullah575

    Cooool

  • Kumar

    I have never posted a comment here until now.

    Slickwraps are an absolute ripoff. I ordered the metallic ones and they’re basically an overpriced sticker.

    If you really want to try them out, go on ebay and buy some “vinyl stickers” from there. I’m not even exaggerating when I say I bought 9 different styles and got 9 free screen protectors for the price of 1 Slickwrap. The ebay ones look just as good. Please don’t support their garbage company/product.

    • JimGresham

      I feel like that is a bit extreme.