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. It’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.

The HipstaCase is $39.95 and is now available and shipping from HipstaCase.com and Agent18. Big Yellow Dot not included.



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Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • http://twitter.com/robertpaul @robertpaul

    They are looking pretty cool, though I am sticking to my Incase. The price is a bit too high IMO.

  • http://www.andrewbwhite.com Andrew B. White

    I'm not sure I could put this on myself. It's just me. I guess its cool and all but… lol

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/emily_bemily/ Emily Rose

    This is great! I've been wanting a case with a wrist strap!! Everytime I dangle my beloved iPhone over a rushing river or over 10 floors of empty space in a stairwell – I wish that I could tie it to me. I've been trying to come up with a good way to add a strap – but this comes with it! Yay! In addition – I'm in need of a iPhone tripod mount (a real one, not velcro!). Sold!! Thanks Marty :)

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/emily_bemily/ Emily Rose

      On a side note – I'd rather the case just had a plain appearance. I don't care for the fake camera look.

  • Deb

    I love that you figured out how to add the yellow dot.