Review: Incipio Feather ultra-light case for Lumia 930 and Icon

Even though Verizon put the Lumia Icon out to pasture less than a year after the launch, it doesn't stop current owners of the under-rated phone from needing a good case for it. Neither does it change the fact that the phone is alive and well in other markets around the world under the pseudonym Lumia 930. And for that reason, we give you the Incipio Feather ultra-light case for both.

Our head editor took a look at this case back in March, but I wanted to try it out for my Lumia 930 to see if it still holds up.

Incipio's Feather line of cases are well-known for both their durability and lightness. Lumia 930 case is no exception. This plastic shell covers the back of the phone, snapping into place over the sides of the phone, which extend just over the top and bottom corners just enough to shield them from damage.

This level of protection is what you should expect from a case like this, just enough. The Incipio Feather is meant to be a basic layer of protection against everyday bumps and bruises while remaining svelte in the hand and pocket. It covers the big risk areas, like the corners, though the top and bottom of the phone are left completely exposed. It's going to prevent a lot of scuffs and scrapes, but don't expect it to save your phone from a significant drop.

In addition to added protection, the Incipio Feather also offers style. The cutouts let enough of the colorful back and shiny metal sides of the Lumia 930 come through, which adds some flare against the black or gray Feather cases. I imagine a white Lumia 930 would good paired with the cyan or pink.

The finish on Feather falls somewhere between glossy and matte. Initially, the case felt slippery, but that seems to be only when new out of the box. After a short time using it, it became easier to grip.

At the end of the day, the Incipio Feather is a stylish addition to the Lumia 930. It enhances the form of the Lumia 930, making a rather boxy device a bit more contoured. Again, it won't save your phone from a catastrophic event, but it might just help it get through the day.

If you need a case for your Lumia 930 or Icon, pick one up in the Windows Phone Central store for $21.95, which is 12% off the regular price of $24.99.

Seth Brodeur