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  • MCA Rub iPhone Pack

What's better than one silicone case? If you said two silicone cases, you're two-thirds of the way there. The answer, of course, is three silicone cases. MCA's Rub iPhone Pack is a set of three such cases--black, white, and purple--along with a screen protector, all for just [euro]19.90 (around US$30).

The included silicone skins are all of the same design. They have the usual access for screen, Home button, Ring/Silent switch, camera, and headphone jack. In addition, the bottom of the skin is open for access to the microphone, speaker, and dock-connector port. At the top of the case's front are two slits for the ambient-light sensor and the receiver speaker. Like some silicone cases, this one uses small protruding nubs to cover the Volume Up/Down and Sleep/Wake buttons. MCA has also oddly left an opening on top of the phone for accessing the SIM card, though I doubt that's something most users will need to get at frequently. All of the phone's controls work fine while in the case. MCA also includes the common adhesive film for protecting the screen.

Besides the lack of robust screen protection, I also found that the black case, like many other silicone cases, tended to attract a noticeable amount of lint when kept in a pocket for any length of time. The pack isn't a bad value--MCA charges [euro]14.90 (around US$24) for a single silicone case--so if you're going to buy one, you might as well get two backups for the extra six bucks.

--Dan Moren

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  • MCA Rub iPhone Pack

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