The Creativo iPhone case from Sena Cases (www.sencases.com) is an US$39.99 that offers light protection while allowing you to answer calls without removing an iPhone 4/4S from the case.
It’s also stylish and comes in black, orange, red and brown flavors. As with all the Sena cases we’ve tested over the years, the attention to detail is meticulous. The Creativio is exquisitely handcrafted from Italian Napa leather.
While it looks and fells great, the Sena case doesn’t (and isn’t meant to) provide the most durable protection. It has a “light rigid” design, shock-absorbent padding and a soft velvet lining in a slim design. The Creativo is designed with a full top flap and an cleverly designed magnetic closure for added protection.
There are cutouts positioned over the speaker, charging port, and headphone jack for play-through functionality. The Creativo has window openings to slide and to answer incoming calls. You can also see the name of the calling person while the iPhone is in the case.
However, it’s difficult to end calls with an iPhone in the case. You’ll also have to remove the smartphone if you want to easily use the camera, access the Home button or use a dock/cradle accessory.
If you want the most rugged iPhone case around, the Sena case isn’t for you. But if you want a svelte, relatively protection case that offers limited access to your iPhone, the Creativo is worth your consideration.
Rating: 7 out of 10