Upon unboxing this case, the first thing that I notice is that this case is extremely lightweight, weighing in at 16 grams. It is composed of polycarbonate and is a traditional snap on the back style case. Just like other thin snap on cases, this one provides minimal drop protection and offers absolutely no lay-on-the-table design, meaning that the case does not extend above or onto the screen. It is completely flush with the screen which is great for using the touch screen but not too great for drop protection.
The Modica is a very high quality case and it feels sturdy. The top and bottom of the case are wide open so you can easily access the headphone jack, sleep/awake button and 30 pin dock connector. The volume button cutout is perfectly sized and is separate from the silent switch cutout. This case will fit all versions of the iPhone 4 and 4S due to its oversized cutout for the silent switch.
If you are a user that would like a case to provide mild drop protection and something to snap on your phone to prevent the back glass from getting scuffed, this is your case. If you are hard on your iPhone and need more than mild drop protection, this is definitely not the case for you for the reasons outlined above. The Modica is available in 2 designs, a leaf pattern and a wavy pattern as shown in my review and is available via online retailers.