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NewerTech NuGuard KX
Eagle Shield
X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S

Kinetic Energy X-Orbing protective case provides security and style - not bulk
Unlike common military-impact test grade iPhone® case materials, the NuGuard KX uses state-of-the-art X-Orbing gel technology to absorb and evenly distribute kinetic energy. This revolutionary technology is then engineered into an effective one-piece design that's available in eight attractive color combinations.

The NuGuard KX has been Mil-Spec drop test certified by Quanta Laboratories to MIL-STD-810G U.S. Military Standard for elite protection. Yet, the KX only measures slightly over 1/2" thick (including phone) so it can still easily fit in your pocket.

Its Edge Guard over-molding provides enhanced iPhone screen edge protection without interfering with edge-to-edge touch finger accessibility to ensure hassle-free touch keyboarding and ability to drag and organize app icons from screen to screen.

With its precision cutouts, the NuGuard KX allows for full access to all of the iPhone's ports and buttons. The KX features a unique cross hatch texture design on backside for added grip that won't make it hard to remove from pockets like other texturized cases. And installation and removal of your iPhone from the KX is easy, taking only seconds.
The strongest case also deserves the strongest warranty, with a best-in-class replacement lifetime guarantee.
Highlights
  • Revolutionary X-Orbing gel technology absorbs, evenly distributes kinetic energy
  • Quanta Laboratories certified to withstand Shock Test Method of the MIL-STD-810G U.S. Military Standard
  • One piece design - hard shell integrated with soft interior core
  • Exceptional protection without being bulky
  • Fast and simple install takes only seconds
  • Easy access to all ports and buttons
  • Cross hatch texture design offers secure hand grip, yet easy pocket/purse removal
  • Backed by a best-in-class replacement NewerTech NuGuard KX Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • No Risk, No Hassle 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. For more information on OWC return policies, click here.
Protect the screen of your iPhone with KXs Screen Armor
This impact "hammer tough" screen protector is made ultra-clear so it's Retina display friendly, and provides massive KX quality protection for your iPhone screen. only $7.75
X-treme Drop Test Videos Prove Effectiveness
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The NewerTech NuGuard KX is compatible with...
iPhone 4s
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4
iPhone 4

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Product Specifications:

Physical

  • 2.6" wide
  • 4.8" tall
  • .55" thick
  • 1.10oz

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 78 out of 87 (90%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: St. Paul, MN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice solid case April 13, 2016 The case fits well (snugly) and seems to be doing the job. Luckily, I haven't had to put it to the test yet by dropping my phone. Well worth the sale price.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Roulette Red. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Western Canada Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent protection, looks good doing it February 22, 2016 This is a very nice, snug fitting and attractive case for an iPhone 4/4s. For the most part it doesn't interfere with cables although I did have to buy an extension for the 30-pin slot to use a TASCAM microphone/Analog-Digital Converter accessory. The Apple (or equivalent) 30-pin cable itself fits without issue, as does the headphone cables whether they have the "iPhone lip" or not. All the control buttons work perfectly and there is enough room around the lock switch for perfect function. The LED and Rear Camera are not shrouded and work as they would with no case at all. The volume up/down and lock buttons can even be used with gloves on.

On top of all the above, it's a very rugged case, and offers a good grip in use. Really there is nothing bad to say except that it isn't a waterproof case, but of course it doesn't pretend to be.

A great case for your older iPhone at a good price. If it looks good to you in OWC's photos, you will like it in person.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Buzz. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Adelaide, South Australia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 No-nonsense protection. November 23, 2015 This is the nicest case I've had for my iPhone. It's no-nonsense and heavy-duty. It has an attractive finish and is comfortable to hold and to use. It doesn't look or feel cheap. I'm confident that my iPhone would be protected in a fall. Brilliant!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Darkness. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Farmington, MO Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Made an older phone look like new September 7, 2015 This replaced a different iPhone case. This one made the phone slimmer and less bulky. It made it look like a newer phone.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Midnight. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Amazing protection for iPhone July 6, 2015 I was so impressed by NuTech's youtube video done by the Army Core of Engineers drop-testing this product from 3 to 50 feet, that I purchased this for my iPhone. It is a very solid case that makes the iPhone 4S feel more like a "man's phone" than a toy, and will protect my investment from accidental damage probably better than most cases from what I've seen ... and the price was very competitive with other brand name cases (such as OtterBox).

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Darkness. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Diego, CA
Rating: 5/5 One Tough Case May 15, 2015 This case is extremely durable. I don't want to repeat the 20 ft. drop shown on the video, but I am sure it will protect your phone. I have had plastic ones in the past, which are suppose to protect your phone from a 6 ft drop and yet they crack just from taking them in and out of your pocket. KX NuGuard is different. It's one piece construction material distributes the shock through the case if the phone is dropped and the case has a texture to it so it will not slip out of your hand and easy to grab and pull out of your pocket. I just bought one for my iPhone 6 also.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Roulette Red. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: South Bend, IN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Good protection for the phone without distressing my pocket April 30, 2015 This is a nice little protector for an iPhone 4s. It's big enough to take a bump or a drop, and small enough to not interfere with putting the phone in my pocket. Simple, yet effective.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Darkness. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Great quality, extremely lightweight, snug fitting January 13, 2015 Have purchased many Apple items for my 12 year old from OWC. Great quality and timely delivery to New Zealand and Canada. Would buy again. Recommended A+

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Trooper. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Prescott, AZ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Phone case January 2, 2015 My wife uses it with her iPhone 4S and is very happy with it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Nubar Forest . X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York, NY Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 1/5 Excellent Case If You Do Not Use Your Phone December 17, 2014 I excitedly unpacked this case after having researched it on the OWC site, including the NewerTech videos. Unfortunately the case was a complete disappointment. It was so thick and tight around the opening for the 32-pin connector, I could not get any of my after-market cables to fit through the opening, let alone mount my phone on my $350 stereo speaker or bed-side radio/alarm. Also, the "on-off button" on the top right of the case would not activate the button on my 4S unless I repeatedly pushed the phone up towards the top of the case by using two thumbs on the phone's screen. Fortunately for me I had purchased a discount color, so combined with the KX screen saver, I was only out about $25. All other products (memory, disc drives) I have purchased from OWC have been completely satisfactory, along with OWC's outstanding service.

This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Trooper. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Response from MacSales.com, Executive December 18, 2014 Few if any docking stations support the use of a protective case. Another issue is that many dock cables that are not Apple MFi certified and approved are of improper size to begin with (there are no issues with use of Apple's own 30 pin cables or our Newertech brand which is certified). We are sorry this case has not met the needs you expected.
Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Boston, MA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Saved My Phone November 11, 2014 Soon or later, no matter how careful you are, you will drop your phone onto a hard surface. When that event finally happened to me, in spite of all the care I take to prevent it from occurring, it was with great relief that I saw my phone bounce (and sound) like a rubber ball hitting the polished marble floor. No damage whatsoever.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Darkness. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Turnersville, NJ Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Great Case. Minor fit issue November 7, 2014 I really like the fit and feel of the case. Much more than other cases I tried. It looks like it would protect the phone well from damage if I dropped it. The case installed easily, however, I was having trouble with the power button on top of the phone. It was being activated randomly and very easily with the case installed. I called customer service about this and they offered to send me a replacement in case something was wrong with this case. Since I really liked everything else about this case, and didn't expect the new one would be any different, I decided to perform a bit of surgery. I reduced the thickness of the case button that sits over the power button, on the inside, just a bit, using a Dremel tool. Problem solved. I know this probably voided my warranty, but I don't expect to be returning the case anytime soon. I like it that much.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Darkness. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Response from MacSales.com, Marketing November 10, 2014 The use of the Dremel shouldn't have been necessary. We do suggest when installing the case, start with the power button and work your way around the phone from there. That way the button is certain to line up correctly.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Most efficient and durable, really saved my iPhone November 1, 2014 It makes the iPhone slightly bigger than other cover, but this one works, I dropped the phone many times (as demo for friend) on hard surface without any issue.It is easy to fit and remove, it gives you a good grip and prevent the phone from slipping when left on dashboard.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Roulette Red. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Need to know September 6, 2014 NuGuard KX is a great product, but you must use NewerTech KXs Impact X-Orbing Screen Armor otherwise it won't work, it took my old screen guard right out. You can't find a better protection for your iphone.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Darkness. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Lloret de Mar - Spain Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Tough as a rock September 5, 2014 Great add on for my iPhone, feels that really can protect it from a drop. Looks also nice.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Darkness. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Columbus OH Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works well August 31, 2014 This case protected my phone from several drops onto hard floors. Am very happy with the performance given the price.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Midnight. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Northfield, MN Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 I love the protection this case gives, but I wish I had chosen a different color! June 4, 2014 This is such a beautiful-looking case and it slides in and out of pockets and purses while still remaining secure in the hand (something I would have thought impossible before I got it). The white case is very beautiful, but I put it in a pocket of my maroon sweatshirt and the edges are now slightly maroon. I tried to look up how to clean it and then noticed that other purchasers had problems with the white ones and there is no way to clean it! HOWEVER, I do absolutely love the case and with constant use, other than the edges, it is still white-looking! I may have chosen a different color, but in any color at all, it's a fabulous case and I enthusiastically recommend it!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Trooper. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Rocky Mount NC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product. March 1, 2014 Fits iPhone perfectly. Doesn't make it difficult to remove from pants pocket as some do. Very good. Good price, Good value. Strongly recommend. Changes I would like? Offer a Deep Burgundy, a rich earth green, a dark grey and a deep royal blue.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 This product really works! February 27, 2014 You can only stare in horror when you realise how helpless you are observing your beloved phone drop from your jeans pocket heading towards the tar road..... only to pick it up and see that the phone is "not hurt" at all.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Buzz. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: gr
Rating: 5/5 Very impressive case!!! February 27, 2014 Great quality. Makes the phone bulky but inspires confidence and assurance. No fear of scratching - braking the phone any more. Unless a rock contacts directly the screen...... :p

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Roulette Red. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Fremantle, Western Australia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good design that works well February 26, 2014 This cover has good-looking design, but it also works in all of its aspects.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Roulette Red. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 3/5 stains February 26, 2014 This case is very nice, and sturdy. Overall, it would be perfect if not for the black stains that appeared after a few weeks on the red model. I foolishly ordered a second red one, thinking it must have been my fault, perhaps there was ink in my pocket or something, but no, it happened again, even though I was very careful where I put it. Finally got smart (if you can call buying 3 of the same thing smart) and ordered a black one.

This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Roulette Red. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Southern California Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Works as advertised. November 27, 2013 My first case for my iPhone 4s was an Otter, the strongest protection offered by the retailer that sold me the phone. It did a great job protecting the phone, but was huge. And bulky and big. And cumbersome.

I watched the videos showing iPhones being dropped from 20 feet onto a concrete floor and decided to try this smaller, more attractive case.

Worked great. My 4s remained intact after much hard use, including dropping it on the floor on purpose to impress my friends and colleagues (they weren't impressed, but it was fun anyway). Just upgraded to the iPhone 5s and placed an order for a new case from OWC. My wife gets the old 4s, but didn't want the OWC case because it wasn't sufficiently flowery. My son, however, was happy to get the used case for his 4s and threw his old one in the trash.

The only problem I had with the case was that a Verizon phone charger was too large to fit into the hole in the bottom of the case (nothing a little quality time filing down the charger couldn't fix).

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech NuGuard KX. Color: Midnight. X-treme Protection for Your iPhone 4/4S.

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