We were pleasantly impressed by our last encounter with 4th Design’s minimalist bumper for following the iPhone original form factor of subtle rounded equalities. But the Trigger on the other hand looks to be armed and extremely dangerous, in a good way.
4th Design was going for a mechanical look, and it’s a very distinct design there’s no doubt about it. The interesting parts of the Trigger are more specifically around the top left side of the case where you’ll find a massive hinge mechanism complete with integrated push buttons for the volume and one built-in slider button for the mute switch. These all work exceptionally well as you’d expect given the fact of such a gaudy accentuation of these individual parts.
Trigger’s knurled screw above the mute switch lets you effortlessly collapse the entire side assembly of the integrated button bridge in order to allow you to easily insert your iPhone from the top downwards and into the bumper where it meets two side rails of black plastic that ensure no metal-on-metal contact is ever made.
As a protective bumper, the Trigger is hardcore