Back in December, 2010, I reviewed the Tripod Case for iPhone 3G/3GS. It’s a lightweight and low profile case that that transforms into a multi-angle tripod stand and a viewing stand. At the time, I wrote,

The iPhone case is an attractive case that offers good protection for your iPhone from everyday scratches and bumps. The built-in “kickstand” is a great substitute for users who may otherwise want a tripod simply for time lapse or to get into their own photos. It’s also a great stand for watching video or playing games on your iPhone. Overall, it’s a good case. It packs a lot into a little.

Now, an iPhone 4 version of the case is in the works.

mini-mal, the company behind the case has created a Kickstarter project to help with funding for the startup costs of tooling the iPhone 4 version of the case. A pledge of $25 or more is a pre-order for your choice of either a black or white iPhone 4 case. Shipping within the United States is included. Add $3 if you need the case shipped internationally.

According to Joey Chun from mini-mal, the new case works with both the GSM and CDMA iPhone 4 — that’s both AT&T and the new case design of the Verizon iPhone 4 here in the U.S.

Here’s more from the Kickstarter project page:

The case is a multi-functional iPhone 4 case with the main purpose of allowing users to better utilize the amazing HD video camera built into the iPhone 4. We would like your help to kickstart this project from a single prototype to a high quality production piece. Check out the video!

If you pledge money and the project does not get completely funded, your credit card will never be charged.

The Pic.Me Case
The idea behind the iPhone 4 case is to add maximum function to a case that normally just protects your iPhone from bumps and bruises. By adding an arm that rotates and locks into 19 different positions over 270 degrees of motion, the case can stand on its own in a plethora of different positions. These different positions allow you to set the angle of the iPhone just right so that you get the angles you want when viewing the screen, taking photos or shooting video. When you’re done, the arm folds into the case so it’s out of the way. It’s like having a mini-tripod with you all the time.

For more information or to pledge and preorder the Case for iPhone 4, visit the Kickstarter project page.

Click here to order the case for iPhone 3G or 3GS in black or white from



Disclosure: mini-mal is an advertiser on Life In LoFi, but I really like the 3G/3GS case and they purchased their ad after I wrote my original review.