HipstaCase 100: Adding the Big Yellow Dot
The HipstaCase 100 is shipping now from HipstaMart and Agent18. It gives your iPhone 4 the look and texture of what a mythical Hipstamatic 100, and adds some unexpected protection and function to your device. Itâ€™s a pretty solid and sexy little case. I really like mine and it’s replaced my Griffin Reveal as my default iPhone 4 case.
Where’s the Big Yellow Dot?
In addition to the word “Hipstamatic” on the face, the case also has several surprising features. But it’s missing one critical, iconic feature that the mythical Hisptamatic 100 would have had… the Big Yellow Dot.
While very little if anything can be done to improve the look of the faux-Kaimal Mark II lens, with a visit to any office supply store, you can quickly and easily add the missing Big Yellow Dot to the case.
The recessed area on the face of the case where the yellow dot should be is the perfect size for an Avery 5795 1/4″ round Color Coding Label. One of the yellow ones is the perfect color and with a little care (and maybe the help of some tweezers), it just drops right in.
If you have to buy them, one package costs $6.50-$7.00, which sucks because odds are you’ll only need one or two. The yellow dot is a detail that I think should have been included as a packaging drop-in at the very least.
Otherwise, the HipstaCase a solid, hard plastic case that protects your iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4th Gen from the everyday bumps and scratches you’re liable to dish it. The case holds the iPhone securely, but comes off easily when needed to change it out. The lanyard is very handy and I really like the quick and easy tripod mount for the case. It’s a fun little bit of faux lo-fi history and is funky Hipsta gear.