Review: Tangram Smart Case 2 for iPhone 4 and 4S


There’s a bevy of iPhone 4 and 4S cases out there so it’s naturally hard to spot the ones worthy of attention.  Tangram, an award-winning brand company that specializes in designing hardware and software, released the Smart Case 2, currently one of the few iPhone cases that offer unique features.  Tangram’s Smart Case 2 for iPhone 4 and 4S is a thin, light and tough case made of polycarbonate material.  The Smart Case I used has a matte white finish, perfect for users who hate the glossy finish.  It’s also available in black color in case you don’t like white.

In terms of design, the Tangram Smart Case 2 is clearly made with the user’s needs in mind.  It sets itself apart by integrating card slot and money clip elements.  This is meant for users who carry only their phones, iPhones to be exact, and choose to leave their wallets behind, or users who simply want their cards or bills right where their phone is.  It’s a simple yet overly useful idea in my opinion.


The front and side of the case are not really much different from most of the iPhone 4 and 4S cases in the market.  The Smart Case 2 is mostly open on the top part fully revealing the power button and earphone slot, and also open at bottom to give access to the USB charger and connector.  The Smart Case 2 has a slot on the side for access to the volume rocker and lock switch.


Flip the case over and you’ll see a gaping hole at the center part where you usually see a solid panel.  This is where the design gets interesting.  When snapped on to an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, the empty part at the back of the case serves as a repository or storage space for a credit card, ATM card or just any card with the same size.  The space between the case and the back of the phone is just enough to fit one card and the fit is just perfect.  The card is securely placed in the slot and never slips out unless you need it to.  Taking out the card is rather easy.  You just lift the top part a little and you then pull the card from the slot.

The Tangram Smart Case 2 comes with a free money clip.  The clip slips into the card slot at the back part of the case, transforming the iPhone into a money carrying device that can accommodate a fair number of bills. You can actually use the clip to store and keep anything it can hold.  Tangram even suggests that the Smart Case can accommodate a card-type mirror so this can be a plus for fashionistas.

The Tangram Smart Case 2 is a great option if you’re looking for an iPhone 4 or 4S case.  It’s unique in that it has a slot that accommodates a credit card or ATM card, even a money clip, and still manages to be slim and light.  There may be iPhone cases out there that can double as a storage device but they are bulky, and probably more expensive.  What the Tangram Smart Case offers is a combination of flexibility and durability in one thin and light package.

Tangram Smart Case 2 Specifications

  • Material: Polycarbonate
  • Height: 118mm
  • Width: 61mm
  • Depth: 12mm
  • Weight: 9g

The Tangram Smart Case 2 is priced at P1,500.  It is available at these stores:

  • Digital Walker
  • Digital Hub
  • Beyond The Box
  • E-Central
  • Power Hub
  • Digital Hub – CDO
  • Technoholics
  • Switch
  • iStudio

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