Review, Preview, and GIVEAWAY: i.Fuzen HP-1 Dual Audio, Backup Power, and Hard Shell Case for iPhone 4
Getting sick and tired of your iPhone 4’s current case and want to spice it up or just got a brand new iPhone 4 and want to get a really nice case for it? Well, look no further, because Auzentech has sent me their i.Fuzen HP-1 Dual Audio, Backup Power, and Hard Shell Case for iPhone 4 (we’ll just go with i.Fuzen HP-1) for an exclusive hands on and preview — and let me tell you, this case pretty sweet. So, continue on below for our exclusive hands-on, preview, giveaway (later on in the year!), and review of the i.Fuzen HP-1.
Right off the bat when I started take the case out of the packaging and get a feel for the it, I was immediately impressed with the way it looked in person and how it fit very well in my hand. While I was impressed with how well it fit in my hand, the case also felt very sturdy and reliable as well. One of the nicest features about this case, is that it’s a plastic hard shell case which will protect your iPhone 4 from any drops and such. The case also elevates the iPhone a little, so if you happen to spill some water, soda, beer, or whatever you may be drinking it won’t get on your iPhone and make it short-circuit (basically won’t get to the internal parts of the iPhone, thus keeping it from now frying) which is really nice is your prone to spilling liquids.
Not only is the i.Fuzen HP-1 a hard shell case to protect your iPhone from drops, it also doubles as a backup power source. Yes, that’s right, it also doubles as a backup power source. Pretty amazing, right? According to the website, the i.Fuzen HP-1 will practically double your iPhone 4’s battery life. On the subject of this, the i.Fuzen HP-1 has four battery level indicators so you can now how much juice is in the backup battery. If you’re into the technical side of things, the battery runs at 1650mAh and is a lithium polymer battery. So, if you’re on the go a lot or going on vacation this case will come in handy for those long plane flights or if you’re not near a outlet to charge your iPhone 4.
But wait, it still gets even better, which is pretty unbelievable — I know. So, let’s say you just downloaded some new Justin Bieber song (just kidding, don’t do that, it may brick your iPhone 4), or Rebecca Black’s “Friday” song (just kidding, don’t do that either, it’ll make your ears bleed uncontrollably), or actually something good like The Beetles or Pink Floyd and wanted to show your friend while you’re listening to the song through your ear buds? Well, there’s no need to worry about that. The i.Fuzen HP-1 features dual audio jack ports that allows you to share music with your friends. Not only does it feature dual audio jack ports, it also has a few other goodies hidden along with the dual audio jack ports. Here’s some more details listed below.
- Proprietary Auzentech Headphone Amplifier.
- ZX-Driver provides Ultra-Low Distortion and Max 180mW output power.
- J-FET OP-AMP to provide Vacuum Tube like sound output.
- Proprietary Auzentech Balanced Power Supply.
- Sound Mode, Selector button & Status Indicator.
- Touch panel volume control.
i.Fuzen HP-1 also allows to sync your iPhone 4 to iTunes, along with recharged the backup battery as well as your iPhone 4’s battery too all without needing to take off the case. How is this so? Well, Auzentech has included a mini USB cable that you can plug into your i.Fuzen HP-1 that allows you to do all that. Pretty cool right? Also, let’s say the backup battery short circuits, or there’s a manufacturing defect, or something else of that sort. Well, you’re covered. The i.Fuzen HP-1 comes with one year manufacturer warranty which is pretty sweet as well — so there’s no need to worry about anything of that sort.
As you can tell by the title of this article it says “Preview”, so that obviously says that we’re talking about something before it has been officially released. So what you’ve all been waiting for is for us to tell you the release date. i.Fuzen HP-1 is slated to be released to the public sometime early next month. Yes, that’s right, sometime early next month. Now, onto the price which is a different story to say the least….
With features like these comes one helluva price — and this is exactly what the i.Fuzen HP-1 does. Pre-orders start at $129.99 per case, which is one helluva price and biggest downside to the case. While I do understand that with awesome and great features comes a huge price tag, however, you want to be able to make it affordable to everyone or at least a good percentage of your potential customers. To me, a better price would be anywhere from $90 to $100 if that it is possible for the company. I also understand the company needs to make a profit as well, so, this is a tough call in the end.
Final Score and Comments – 4/5 Stars
All in all, the i.Fuzen HP-1 packs a lot of features, however, the price is astronomical. But even though the price is astronomical, the features still make up for it. Now $129.99 is a lot of money to spend on a case, however, if you can afford it, go and pack up your i.Fuzen HP-1 as soon as you can, it won’t let you down at all. The backup battery is really helpful if you’re traveling long distances, the hard shell case is great plus very protective, and the dual audio jacks are amazing. While I’d love to give the i.Fuzen HP-1 case a nice 5/5 stars, I simply can’t because of the price — so the i.Fuzen HP-1 comes in at 4/5 stars. The bottom line: the i.Fuzen HP-1 is the best case for the iPhone 4, it won’t ever let you down, and is simply great.
i.Fuzen HP-1 is slated to be released early next month AND we’ll have a giveaway!