The iPhone 4 has some problems – problems where if you don’t feel like holding it weird – will make you want to buy a case. There’s a design flaw that makes the phone lose reception when you hold it in a certain way in your left hand.

And, if you’re going to buy a case, you should buy this man-tastic one. The Ballistic HC (HC stands for hard core, of course) is a 4-layer iPhone 4 case designed to protect your quite-shatterable techno-bauble from the inevitable dangers of a life well-lived. Designed with several shock-absorbing materials to both correct the connection problem and protect your new, mostly-glass iPhone, the Ballistic HC is about as much protection as you can hope for. Price TBD from Ballistic