The Callet is an iPhone case with versions for iPhone 3G/3GS and iPhone 4. It has a rubbery composition that is sturdy yet very flexible. These cases are designed to fit the openings for each specific phone, and there are versions available for other products as well (e.g., BlackBerry).
On the back of each case are two slots, one deeper than the other by the nature of the design, that will hold cards, hotel keys, dorm room keys and/or cash.
The version for the iPhone 3G/3GS is available in pink or blue. The MSRP is US$19.95
The Callet for iPhone 3G or 3GS
The version for the iPhone 4 is available in pink, blue or black and works with both AT&T and Version phones. The MSRP for this version is also US$19.95. Both versions of the case are only available from the web site.
The Callet for iPhone 4
Using the product
The case itself is very flexible and it’s quite easy to insert and remove the phone. It is also thicker than many cases. While this provides extra protection, it also means that this is a very pedestrian looking case. It is designed for function, not style. The best you can say for the blue and pink colors is that you probably won’t forget them in a dark bar.
I was able to get a driver’s license and one credit card in one slot and three folded US bills in the other and had no concerns that any of them would fall out once in place. The composition of the cases is semi-transparent so users should be aware that what they carry in the slots will be visible to others. The composition also contains enough grainy finish that is easy to hold and stays put in a pocket.
Do I recommend it?
I do. I would not use it for every day use because I prefer something more stylish and less bulky. On the other hand, I spent a day this past weekend at an outdoor event at which I needed cash and a credit card, but absolutely did not want to carry a purse. I also needed my driver’s license to get to the event. The Callet provided the solution to those problems, and I was very glad I had it. For those who find themselves in similar situations The Callet can be considered a useful solution.