Fat is the new thin and I love it! The designers at Arkwhat have launched a full-bodied companion to their original ArkHippo case line. They call it ArkHippo II, but I like to call it "SpongeHippo SquarePants".
I had a chance to spend a few days comparing these chubby iPhone 4 cases side-by-side. I immediately liked the idea of full drop-proof protection. The ArkHippo II ($29), has a nice grip and feel with access to all the essential iPhone buttons and ports. The II is reversible and can act as a stand for both vertical of horizontal viewing.
But I'm a serious chubby chaser, so I preferred the sexy girth and thicker feel of the ArkHippo I ($24), which also serves as a functional stand. I really liked the faux antenna feature used to turn my iPhone on and off. The drawback here are no access to charging or the rear camera, which will require some minor push and pull. It's not a deal breaker for me but it could be for some.
These unique ArkHippo cases are the coolest kids on the block if you're looking for something insanely different. The ultra-retro look of these big celle-tubbies caused a stir with several curious people who instantly found love at first sight. It's an iPhone accessory I used in addition to my regular thin case. The ability to dress my iPhone 4S in a stylish fat-suit at will makes this case a blast to have in my collection.
Because once you go fat... you'll always go back.
[ArkWhat] photo credit Ray Basile @iPhoneSavior.com