Entry #10: iPhone 3G Agent 18 Eco-Shield Review

Last modified on July 26th, 2008

A while ago I posted about my recent purchase of the Agent 18 Eco-Shield product. I received it via FedEx the other day and have had it on my iPhone ever since. I thought I’d give a quick review of the product.

Agent 18 Eco-Shield

Agent 18 Eco-Shield

First, I have to say that my primary motivation for purchasing the product was that it is supposed to be made entirely from recycled plastic. The product is indeed made of plastic, and fits my iPhone 3G perfectly (the last case I bought didn’t fit properly at all). Unfortunately, while I love the case, I have to say I was extremely disappointed with how much packaging this product uses. As you can see in the photo, the packaging is made entirely of plastic, and is much larger than the actual product itself.

I emailed the manufacturer, hoping to get a response before I wrote this, but so far I haven’t heard anything. It’s possible the packaging is made from recycled plastic as well, but it’s not entirely obvious to me after opening it. But if it’s not made of recycled plastic, then I sincerely hope they rethink their product in the future.

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4 responses to “Entry #10: iPhone 3G Agent 18 Eco-Shield Review”

  1. Raul says:

    Since I couldn’t see the actual material, I can’t comment on the environmental characteristics of it, but I’m assuming I can do some research. Will keep you posted!

  2. Danny Dang says:

    I have the clear version for about 5 months now and its held up quiet nicely. It has paid for itself after 2 bad falls on to concrete. My only gripe is that the phone starts scratching at the back from the case rubbing against it.

  3. John says:

    I’ve had Agent 18 cases for my iPods in the past and as Danny Dang mentioned, my only gripe with them is that the case can cause issues from inside – all it takes is a grain of sand, dust, or dirt to get in there and if you don’t clean the inside often, it’ll possibly do more damage than if you left the phone naked.

    After having an iPhone for more than a year, I can say that the phones are very scratch resistant….and believe the 3G model to be even more so so am not using a case at all except for extreme ‘cases’ – like camping or the beach where dropping is a bigger concern so I have the silicone case from my 1st gen phone (which fits the 3G fine) for use in those cases and my DLO hip holster case for simply holding it since I’m not a huge fan of big bulky electronics in my pants pocket.

  4. Dude! iPhone G3 shield? pssh… all I could find in stock were the 3G’s… 😉

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