Accessories, accessories, accessories – here they come. We’ve already taken a look at Samsung’s own official S View Flip Cover for the Galaxy S4, but we’re now going to focus on some of our long-standing favorites. There will be accessories-a-plenty, so hopefully with our quick looks, you can find the ultimate case, dock, or other add-on for your new phone (whenever you get it). First up, is the Ultra Thin Air from Spigen.
As you know from reading this site over the years, the Ultra Thin Air series has always been one of the first cases we look to with any new phone. This case is ultra minimal and provides just enough protection, while not getting in the way by adding bulk or weight. With this new version for the Galaxy S4, you are looking at a polycarbonate material with a semi-glossy coating, rather than matte. It fits incredibly well. In fact, I had to give a little added pressure in each corner to make sure it was on properly, but I’m not complaining because this case feels amazing in hand.
I don’t say this often, as I’m very critical of cases, but this may be one of the best cases I’ve used in a while, based off of fit, finish, and feel. It won’t slip off, the coating gives it plenty of grip in your hand, there is a tiny lip that lifts the front of the display off of surfaces when face down, and as usual, is minimal enough that the design of the phone still shines through. I typically prefer matte finishes on cases, but I can see the benefits to going semi-glossy with this new version for the GS4.
The Ultra Thin Air for the Galaxy S4 runs $24.99, but includes the case, screen protector, and button covers (3 of them). It comes in four colors: Mint, Infinity White, Soul Black (I’ll swallow your soul!), and Tangerine Tango.