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aimfire
Jul 4, 2007, 08:10 PM
Got a Incase Leather Fitted Sleeve at the Apple store the other day...
I wasn't crazy about the cheezy white stitching on the outside, but figured this would best suit my needs. It has a "clip" style belt-clip, which I prefer... I don't like the "swivel clip" style cases because it causes the phone to stick out over 1" from your waist and it's difficult to feel the "vibe" when phone is on that setting.

Anyways... opened up the InCase and there was sticky glue all over the inside of the case. Grrr... tried to clean it out a little and put in my iPhone. The iPhone didn't quite fit in properly, the whole alignment seemed to be off. I took out the iPhone and guess what? One side of it had sticky glue residue all over it... was able to clean it off with a little water though, but still... just crappy sloppy workmanship. Not worth it for $35!

Luckily I bought a few cases (4 to be exact, including the iSee) and am not 100% happy with any of them. 3 of them are definitely getting returned! The only one I've yet to open and try is the "Griffin Elan Holster Case"... I'm not too crazy about the looks of that one either, but it's one of the few cases that has the standard "clip" on it. This will have to do for now... in a few months there'll probably be more to choose from... I hope!



janey
Jul 4, 2007, 08:15 PM
it sounds like you just got a bad one :confused:

i got the same incase sleeve and it fits my iPhone perfectly, I couldn't be happier about it.

aimfire
Jul 4, 2007, 08:17 PM
Yeah, maybe that's it... any problems with glue in yours?

I even had problems taking out the cardboard insert inside - it was stuck to the case!

janey
Jul 4, 2007, 08:19 PM
Yeah, maybe that's it... any problems with glue in yours?

I even had problems taking out the cardboard insert inside - it was stuck to the case!

Nope, nothing at all. No glue, no problems whatsoever.

I've generally been very happy with incase products, no idea why you're having so much bad luck :( Although I'd totally agree with you - the incase case was the best out of all the crappy ones for me, I can't find one that I like yet.

Lurker
Jul 4, 2007, 10:26 PM
Yeah, slim pickings when it came to case/sleeve selections. But it's too be expected. ;)

I picked up one of the leather incase sleeve too. Did not notice any glue gunk inside, I'll take my iPhone out tonight to check.

Construction of the sleeve is a tad sloppy. Stitching is far from perfect.

On the whole I'm happy with it, especially when it prevents scratches on my iPhone. :D

Clix Pix
Jul 4, 2007, 11:40 PM
I, too, have the InCase leather case with the belt clip....no problems here. I agree about the cheesy white stitching, though. Eh.... Oh, well, this thing does fit the iPhone very well. I really prefer using the phone without a case, though, and have also found that docking it is easier without a case, too.

kalisphoenix
Jul 4, 2007, 11:43 PM
I got this Fortte case (http://fortte.com/scr/showcategory3.php/134). I'm hoping it'll be nice. I haven't received it or my iPhone yet :(

aimfire
Jul 5, 2007, 02:02 AM
I got this Fortte case (http://fortte.com/scr/showcategory3.php/134). I'm hoping it'll be nice. I haven't received it or my iPhone yet :(

Hmmm, yeah, guess I just got a bad InCase then... mine was way out of whack.

Thanks for the link to the Fortte case, that actually looks pretty cool. :cool:

chipchen
Jul 5, 2007, 03:58 AM
Yea.. I got the Griffin Elan Holster Case... I love it. Works great.

aimfire
Jul 5, 2007, 06:08 AM
Yea.. I got the Griffin Elan Holster Case... I love it. Works great.

Yeah, I "field tested" mine tonight...
Well, one thing you don't have to worry about is the phone falling out - this thing is SNUG... almost too snug, very difficult to take the phone out.

But, it's the best one I got for now... I'm leaving my old RAZR in it over night to try and stretch it out a bit, will see how that works.

SteveM8
Jul 6, 2007, 03:05 PM
My incase stitched leather case was way off. The volume opening was off resulting in the case pushing my volume lever up constantly. It also was a little shoddy and not a perfect fit.

I returned it and bought the case mate leather case they sell at AT&T and like it much better. More form fitting and solid.