It's time to start looking at Galaxy S4 cases, and we're kicking things off with the Incipio Frequency case, courtesy of the fine folks at ShopAndroid.com. The Frequency is billed as a "textured impact-resistant case," and indeed that's what you get.
Actually, that's only part of what you get. The Frequency is a three part system.
First you've got the case, which you see here. It's a matte TPU, with the lower half of the back done up in a sort of textured graph design. It's a opaque, which gives things yet another dimension. It's functional as well, giving you a little more grip down at the bottom. The case wraps around the front of the phone, keeping the display from touching when left face-down. It's easy enough to get on, but not so tough to get off that you'll hate yourself doing so later.
You've got cutouts for the camera, ports and microphones. I'm not crazy about the feel of the volume and power buttons when the case is on, though. They're functional, but feel software, and I'm not always 100 percent sure I've triggered them. That's a minor knock though.
The second part of the Frequency is an included screen protector. It's plastic, comes with a cleaning cloth and a little squeegee for getting air bubbles out from underneath it.
And finally there's a little foldable plastic tripod for sitting your phone up. It's got a couple of notches so you can sit it at two angles, and it's a cheap and easy way to display your phone. Nice placement of the Incipio logo there, too.
All in all, this is a nice, simple case.