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Belkin Slim-Fit Armband for Samsung Galaxy S4 Hands-on Review


Published by on June 11, 2013 under Reviews

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For active people who enjoy running outside or at the gym, or if you’re working in an environment that requires your hands to stay dirty all the time, an armband can be of much help because it keeps your “life companion” on your arm, protecting it from scratches, drops, dirt, and humidity.

The armband I’m reviewing today is Belkin’s Slim-Fit for Samsung Galaxy S4 and I got it from MobileFun.co.uk. We tested the mobile accessory during a few hours of jogging on the seashore, in the park and we also had two hours of raining, so you’ll find out if your smartphone is protected from water too.

Features:

• Made from stretchy, breathable and hand-washable neoprene
• Has reflective elements to keep you visible to others in the dark
• Has large, adjustable strap for increased comfort
• The cord storage on the strap keeps your headphones wires untangled

Design and Usability

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The armband model was designed specifically to hold and protect Samsung Galaxy S4, while allowing you to continue using all the main functions such as reading updates, composing emails, changing the song played through the headphones, etc.. The neoprene material on the strap and back of the armband is soft and feels comfortable on the skin, while the display protection makes it easy to use the touchscreen even while wet from raindrops.

I read that neoprene is used to enable thermal protection for professional divers in cold waters, by creating a protective wet layer between the human skin and the suit. Well, we kept the armband in the rain for a few hours and although it got wet on the outside, the handset inside remained perfectly dry.

There’s also the problem of sweating while running, especially in torrid summer days or foggy nights, but the same thing happens, as with the raindrops; the water won’t get inside the armband.

There is a hole at the top of the case, designed for the headphones jack and that would be the only way for the water to get in contact with the S4, but as long as you keep your headphones plugged in, or use a protective cap, water can’t get to it.

Belkin’s armband seals the smartphone inside so, unfortunately, you can’t use the side buttons. You only have access to the home button and the touchscreen, but that should be enough to get to all the phone’s functions.

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Availability

Belkin Slim-Fit for Samsung Galaxy S4 is available for purchase at MobileFun.co.uk for £19.99.

We want to thank MobileFun.co.uk for providing the review sample.

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