Last Updated: April 22nd, 2013

When it comes to device protection, there's a very large niche that wants to keep things simple. Protection without bulk is really a necessity for so many, otherwise they'd rather just keep their phone naked. Enter the Ultra Thin Air case from Spigen ($19.99), one of the most minimal cases you can get for the N4.

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The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

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  2. Ron
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  7. Andrew Edmunds
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  10. Moises


Straight out of the package one thing is clear: this is a no-frills case. And in this case (hahaha, get it?), that's not a bad thing. It gives a very minimal amount of protection, and looks great doing it. My review sample is a matte black little badass – it would make Batman proud. Really. If you're not into black cases, though, there's also a bright orange one available.

The construction of the case couldn't be simpler, as it's just one piece. You pop it on the back of the phone, and well, that's it. Openings for all the important bits – camera, speaker, volume, power, microUSB, and the headphone jack – are all readily accessible. And the best part? You can pop it on and off in mere seconds.

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When it's equipped, it'll do a good job of keeping the back of your N4 scratch-free, and it may even do a decent job of protecting your device in a short fall. I'm not willing to test that theory, so my assumption will just have to do.

In a nutshell, if you're looking for a lightweight, minimal way to provide some basic protection for your Nexus 4, the Ultra Thin Air Case by Spigen is an excellent way to do so.

And now's your chance to grab one for free.

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The guys at Spigen were cool enough to offer up ten of these for a giveaway, so let's get to it.

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To enter, you need only follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below – but make sure to mark each item as complete when you're finished or they won't count!

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The giveaway begins now and will run until Monday, March 4th at 12:00 AM PT (Midnight), after which we'll pick the winners. Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1627783005 Fernando Vàsquez

    It looks really nice, would love to use it with the Nexus 4 i'm buying next week.

  • http://stevenroose.be Steven Roose

    Useful case. Me want

  • Nelson Gill

    I like that it's very slim, and doesn't look like it would be hard to get out of my pocket. (And it actually protects the back glass, kind of a dealbreaker)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ultimatepichu Qi Hao Goh

    This could be a good reason for me to buy a Nexus4, given that my dhd is still functioning :D

  • Agam720

    I like my cases to add as little bulk as possible. Most of the time I like my phones naked, but with the glass back on my Nexus 4, I have already managed to get a few scratches. It is time for a case, and this one looks like it fits my style.

  • FrazerMcIntosh

    Looks like a great case. Good luck everybody!

  • BlackEco

    It looks pretty nice and discreet :)

  • CuriousCursor

    Now this, I want!

  • Marcus

    It is very thin! Plus it looks sleek.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jojibidin Ahmad Fakhrurrazi Bidin

    Its mine

  • http://twitter.com/carlosmg2 Cαяłøs

    lets try :)

  • shyam bhudia

    this is fantastic

  • Jin

    Would love to give this case a try

  • http://twitter.com/ShakeyJakey Jake Connolly

    Very stylish, wish there was one for HOX!

  • Azuzu Muda

    This SPIGEN Ultra Thin Air Case provides perfect protection againsts meteor. - Russian

  • http://www.facebook.com/jameswebberr James Webster

    Looks sick

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000615408850 Xenios Kofteros

    Ok, I want it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Sheridan/100000614584784 Sebastian Sheridan

    Jesus Mary and Mohammed PLEASE PICK ME!

  • Israel Campo Valeije

    Sleek and nice!

  • FeNudel

    Looks very attractive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.danna.733 Jonathan Danna

    I like how thin the case is.

  • welchd

    looks like a pretty cool case

  • housry23

    Love, love love it! I hope I win! Really is a beautiful case!

  • Tim Gueusquin

    Looks better than a bumper case

  • fabian

    well...it's thin!

  • RonD45

    Wish we didn't have to use facebook to get more entrys.

  • http://twitter.com/darkamikaze dark k.

    woot SGP

  • http://www.facebook.com/almog.tayeb Almog Tayeb

    I just want one... :D

  • Daniel Ferreira

    I want that for my new N4!

  • Brian Dukes

    Can you please have a giveaway for the galaxy version of this case?

  • MS

    Is thin enough and protects!

  • Bob G


  • http://twitter.com/nickbrouhard Nick Brouhard

    Love how thin and sleek this case is!

  • http://www.facebook.com/meatyfalcore Matthew Moore

    I'm always a sucker for new cases.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SunnyLawB Sunny Law

    I just want it

  • Eloy Antunez

    Nice! It's very minimal!

  • Davon Moody

    would be cool to have this product for my nexus 4

  • http://twitter.com/Stennan84 Stennan

    Could you measure the size of the phone with and without the case? (mm pls, EU you know)

  • http://www.facebook.com/elyas.alsaygh.9 Elyas Alsaygh

    it's looks elegant

  • varun

    What about the top/bottom? :-/

  • jimrebello

    Looks nice and slim. I like these cases because I hate cases, and these don't add too much bulk, but offer some scratch protection. Just got to be careful not to drop it.

  • http://www.tetonmtb.com/ Dana

    posting a comment

  • vrachil

    It seems pretty slick. nice

  • http://twitter.com/sivkai Siv

    SGP never ceases to amaze me. Aesthetics intertwined with function to deliver a quality case that does not take away from the beauty of the Nexus 4. I would love to win this case.

  • jc19

    could use some protection as ive already broke it once

  • Nathan Fellman

    easy protection for a fragile phone

  • heiti

    would look great on my nexus^^

  • Josh Gulkewicz

    nice minimal thin case

  • David Wiebe


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  • will

    looks cool

  • Dan r. Maor

    I want one!

  • Sukhvir

    pick me

  • nickmorgs

    Oooooh it looks goooooood

  • sam

    What sort of material is it?

  • sammy gumer

    i like the color and the fact that is so minimal

  • http://twitter.com/LV2355 Laurentiu


  • Arturo

    Hell yea!

  • Ravi

    Nice case..Iooks clean and minimalistic in design

  • Humberto Hernandez

    International give away? I LUV U GUYS!

  • Robert Iagar

    Wow. Simplest, most minimal case I've ever seen for the N4.

  • Brian G

    It looks like it would be good at protecting my phone

  • anh

    I don't mind a free case

  • Alberis

    I like the sleek and elegant look. It's a must have for the Nexus 4!

  • Riccardo Desantis

    Great and simple case for the phone that I've just bought! yeah! :D

  • Dan

    Can never have too many cases

  • Christian Collet

    like a glove

  • The_Wizard

    I hope one of those makes it to Mexico.

  • Alberis

    I love the Sleek and Elegant look. It is a must-have for the Nexus 4!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.limatog Dave Limatog


  • ericxjo

    I just ordered a Nexus 4 last night! I only need a case for all to be complete.

  • Mark

    Simple and clean looking case.

  • bosslee

    Very sleek and sexy looking...

  • Rutger

    Looks super sleek and clean!

  • http://twitter.com/5011 Alex Irvine

    I really need a case for my nexus 4, and this looks perfect.

  • Guest

    Looks epic, really minimilist the color good too I can't imagine it in bright orange though

  • http://www.facebook.com/faith.suh.3 Faith Suh

    I hope I win!

  • Daniel J

    Because UT doesn't add any extra weight/size!

  • SetiroN

    I love its tight fit along with how the openings are realised (common TPU cases covering the buttons are awful to use).

  • Haithem Altobuli

    Looking Good...

  • chris

    does the edge get in the way of the ever-so-smooth rounded edge of the screen?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dopos Stanislav Psenicica

    wow, sexy one. Wish I could win this giveaway

  • http://www.facebook.com/dgemus Don Gemus

    Thanks! I'll buy a N4 if I win... it's time

  • xmRipper

    Seems pretty slick. cool.

  • Erik Concha


  • Aaron Douglas Charlong

    It's minimalism

  • Zhi Kang

    Comparing to other cases that I've used for my nexus 4, I think this case is absolutely gorgeous. I like the slim design very much because I don't like my phone to be bulky.

  • Charles Ramsey

    Minimal cases are the best

  • tamster

    Looks well made, thats for sure

  • Thomas Schuster

    i want it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stacy-Shaw/100000255574834 Stacy Shaw

    Definitely sleeker than my cheap s line

  • http://www.facebook.com/agusks Wu Zhang Liang

    Looks good, I just hope that it won't scratch the chrome part at the side front of the N4

  • scuttlefield

    Looks very similar to the Ringke Slim case that I already have. Any differences?

  • Samantha Mclean

    i wannna win this time!!!!

  • Jordan

    Looks way nicer than the $1.50 case I got from eBay!

  • Douglas

    Perfect case, no bulk, enough to protect the back.

  • http://twitter.com/blackxored Adrian Perez

    This is an excellent case. I've never though of cases for mobiles, really, because I think it kills the phone's design, and I'm not much of a "phone dropper", not at all. However, looking at how slim this one is, which I found out in a previous review from androidpolice, totally make it to my wishlist, and been desperately looking for it here in my country. Sadly there wasn't any so I'm leaving my SGS3 un-cased and probably a N4 as well if I decide to jump into the bandwagon. That is, if I don't win this, and they do have shipping to my country ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/andre.weijie Andre Weijie

    Thin and good looking!

  • Rohan Bhansali

    YAY, another International Giveaway

  • Zach P

    Its SLIM!

  • Jesse Clark

    Very nice. I appreciate it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.henn Joe Henn

    I like the thinness of the case. It's great when a case adds hardly any bulk.

  • Joel Anderson

    Nice and slim!

  • DominickFord

    Awesome case. I used the same company on my galaxy nexus.

  • Ben Dreidel

    Pick me!

  • Arthur

    better than poetic's bumper, perhaps?

  • Shay Clark

    Hopefully it's less bulky feeling than the official bumper.

  • Srinath Speedyos

    Looks great! A good replacement for a TPU cover!

  • manny

    That thing is gorgeous!

  • Mike Wong

    I think it'd give a 'slight' peace of mind for those using the N4 from falls. At least it won't slide off the table as much, hopefully!

  • tookieboy

    Uhm.. it being very thin? The case I have is chunky.. :(

  • Chris Webster

    That body ;)

  • rob

    The finish and sleek design

  • Ian Blizzard

    How easily are the volume/power buttons used? Looks like the little cutouts for them might make it a little difficult.

  • Melanie Comeaux-Antoine

    S... E... X... Y...

  • http://twitter.com/kucingputih Kucing | Tokcing

    I'm liking it. The color is perfect!

  • Andy

    that case looks sexy sleek

  • http://twitter.com/jeffyu412 Jeff Soohoon Yu

    they're thin.. I like thin cases

  • Maxwell Kozlov

    The case looks very light.

  • Ash

    wow finally a decent looking case for the Nexus 4 That doesn't take away from the look and feel of the phone!

  • Nikhil Rathi

    awesome it is

  • Deon Davis

    Would love this!

  • Jonathan Pryor

    this looks very nice! I'll definitely consider this case

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Charitos/536042829 John Charitos

    so sleek so smoooth sooo precious!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ira.javier Ira Javier

    Me wanty

  • http://about.me/bkbooth Benjamin Booth

    I don't normally like cases on my phones, but this looks great. So thin, and the minimalistic design is perfect.

  • Ted

    looks nice!

  • manish

    very sleek and premium

  • http://www.facebook.com/Phillipalarcon Phillip Alarcón

    I love the coloring and how amazing it looks. Very thin and easy to hold.

  • Evan

    Nice looking case

  • Jay W.

    I dig the Orange one

  • http://twitter.com/navjotbatra Navjot

    doesn't look like a cheap plasticy case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/slacker57 Brandon Woo

    Looks nice.

  • http://twitter.com/abhi2nahi4 Abhi-nay

    Very sleek looking!

  • TY

    Hiding the beautiful back but not protecting the top and bottom?

    You're doing it wrong.

    • Marcos Amano

      Agreed, protection to the top and bottom would be good.

  • Frudio

    Sleek! The best way to get that Nexus 4 safe.

  • Mayank

    Looks nice and minimal.

  • kindrudekid

    sleek and value for money

  • Saptak Mohanta

    Pretty awesome! Looks neat n cool!

  • http://profiles.google.com/zandmstudios Steven Zang

    It looks nice.

  • Nick V

    Love the sleek and spartan look of this case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502539242 Mike Shaw


  • Michael K H TANG

    Being Thin is in!

  • THChew


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525688727 Patrick Ca

    It looks like it fits very flush with the Phone

  • Ural Yulmukhametov

    It looks slim =)

  • Anders

    What I like about it? That it's a very thin case that actually looks great, I guess. :)

  • scubabumster

    Nice case!

  • Bryan

    ooh, i wanna be batman with this badass case