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tttexxan
Jul 11, 2007, 10:30 PM
I have had a leather case from Case mate from day one but did not care for the belt clip...Needless to say I have been hand holding the phone waiting for this holster to arrive. Well worth the wait!! Its a very solid feel while each side is lined with leather..The holsters belt clip is 100 times more solid than the leather case clip. The inner holster is lined with soft velve in order to prevent scratching. The iphone screen never touches this area, resting more on the leather case when inserted into the holster

The design is to allow the case and holster to function together. Very Very solid feel when together. The case is not lose while in the holster preventing the phone from droping on the floor when removing.

Highly recomend

Lastly the round imprints on the Holster in pic 2 and 4 are from the bubble wrap it came packed in



neo1
Jul 12, 2007, 12:08 AM
I have had a leather case from Case mate from day one but did not care for the belt clip...Needless to say I have been hand holding the phone waiting for this holster to arrive. Well worth the wait!! Its a very solid feel while each side is lined with leather..The holsters belt clip is 100 times more solid than the leather case clip. The inner holster is lined with soft velve in order to prevent scratching. The iphone screen never touches this area, resting more on the leather case when inserted into the holster

The design is to allow the case and holster to function together. Very Very solid feel when together. The case is not lose while in the holster preventing the phone from droping on the floor when removing.

Highly recomend

Lastly the round imprints on the Holster in pic 2 and 4 are from the bubble wrap it came packed in


Nice where did you get the holster from. I have the other piece and just unscrewed the mount for the clip and have been keeping it in my pocket but i really like that holster:)

vespagirl
Jul 13, 2007, 11:53 AM
I have had a leather case from Case mate from day one but did not care for the belt clip...Needless to say I have been hand holding the phone waiting for this holster to arrive. Well worth the wait!! Its a very solid feel while each side is lined with leather..The holsters belt clip is 100 times more solid than the leather case clip. The inner holster is lined with soft velve in order to prevent scratching. The iphone screen never touches this area, resting more on the leather case when inserted into the holster

The design is to allow the case and holster to function together. Very Very solid feel when together. The case is not lose while in the holster preventing the phone from droping on the floor when removing.

Highly recomend



This looks awesome, exactly what I'm looking for.
Query for ya, maybe two...
Can you use the phone at all while it's in the holster and sleeve facing out?
The exposed corner, is that an issue at all? My luck, that would be the one corner to take a hit if I dropped it.

macrobat
Jul 13, 2007, 02:41 PM
I have tried many cases and have been disappointed with all of them to say the least I read your post and hunted down the case-mate at a local AT&T store and so far I couldnt be happier I was originally trying to find a case to get me by till the iskin revo came out but to tell you the truth I dont think I will need it any more the case really adds to the sexiness of the phone instead of taking it away like most silicone and hard shell cases now my only thing is to find that holster since they are out of stock online and at all stores good call on this case

amalone87
Jul 13, 2007, 11:14 PM
Nice holster!!! Do you think it would work if I had the Incase Silicone case on it? I wish that there was a holster for that case.

AJsAWiz
Jul 14, 2007, 12:14 AM
I have had a leather case from Case mate from day one but did not care for the belt clip...Needless to say I have been hand holding the phone waiting for this holster to arrive. Well worth the wait!! Its a very solid feel while each side is lined with leather..The holsters belt clip is 100 times more solid than the leather case clip. The inner holster is lined with soft velve in order to prevent scratching. The iphone screen never touches this area, resting more on the leather case when inserted into the holster

The design is to allow the case and holster to function together. Very Very solid feel when together. The case is not lose while in the holster preventing the phone from droping on the floor when removing.

Highly recomend

Lastly the round imprints on the Holster in pic 2 and 4 are from the bubble wrap it came packed in

Thanks for posting! I ordered the Case Mate combo (leather flip case + holster).
http://www.case-mate.com/s.nl/it.A/id.297/.f
I had a case like yours, loved it but returned it. I decided that I wanted the flip case because it covers the screen. I read about someone who dropped their iPhone after having it only one day and shattered the glass. Must have thrown it somehow :D Anyway it seemed as though the flip case may add some measure of protection for the screen (while out of the holster). I did not like the ratchet clip that comes with the Case Mate iPhone cases. It kept unscrewing :mad: Just read where you have to screw it in real tight so that this doesn't happen.

p0intblank
Jul 14, 2007, 12:59 PM
I just purchased the same case you have, but not the holster. So far I'm loving it. It's stylish and pretty minimal when compared to other cases I have seen. $34.99 is a little pricey, but I think it's worth it for a $600 device.

The only thing is... I ruined the plastic sleeve that came with it. :( Stupid me got fingerprints on it so I said screw it and ended up throwing it away. While we're on the topic, does anyone know of any cheap plastic sleeves that go onto the screen? I'm not talking about $15 sleeves either. That's just crazy.

AJsAWiz
Jul 14, 2007, 01:05 PM
I just purchased the same case you have, but not the holster. So far I'm loving it. It's stylish and pretty minimal when compared to other cases I have seen. $34.99 is a little pricey, but I think it's worth it for a $600 device.

The only thing is... I ruined the plastic sleeve that came with it. :( Stupid me got fingerprints on it so I said screw it and ended up throwing it away. While we're on the topic, does anyone know of any cheap plastic sleeves that go onto the screen? I'm not talking about $15 sleeves either. That's just crazy.

Yep, I almost did the same thing (finger prints on the plastic screen) but saw the warning just in time :rolleyes:

amalone87
Jul 16, 2007, 01:57 PM
I already had the case and I ordered the holster Saturday. It says on the website that the holster doesn't ship until July 25th. How did you get yours? How fast was the shipping on your holster. I am going on vacation Saturday and would like to have it by then, but I don't think I will.

jrhee
Jul 16, 2007, 02:12 PM
I have the case and holster - I love them.

iKwick7
Jul 16, 2007, 02:16 PM
That does look like a very solid case you have there!

RickR
Jul 16, 2007, 04:22 PM
Very nice case! I've been looking for a holster case that allows me to take my phone out completely if desired but I have the option of using it within the case if need be. I'm wondering if you can place the phone in the case so that people can't see what it is, some the leather backing is facing out, not the screen of the iPhone.

AJsAWiz
Jul 16, 2007, 04:59 PM
I have the case and holster - I love them.

Where did you get the holster? I ordered mine through Case Mate and the web site states:

Signature iPhone Holster
Enhance your experience. For people on the go who desire more complete protection for their Apple iPhone, our case works perfectly with this sleek leather holster.
Handcrafted from the world's finest-grade Italian leather which is wrapped around an impact resistant molded shell, the form-fit leather cradle will hold your iPhone while in our leather case so your phone remains fully protected at all times. It’s the most secure way to carry your phone on your belt while increasing protection. The holster comes with a multi-directional, 360-degree ratcheting belt clip which allows for adjustability and maximum comfort while standing or sitting.

NOTE:The holster is designed to be used exclusively with our signature/flip cases.

Availability: Ships on July 25th, 2007

AJsAWiz
Jul 16, 2007, 05:01 PM
I already had the case and I ordered the holster Saturday. It says on the website that the holster doesn't ship until July 25th. How did you get yours? How fast was the shipping on your holster. I am going on vacation Saturday and would like to have it by then, but I don't think I will.

Same here . . . ordered but not shipped yet. The web site DOES indicate July 25th as the shipping date. Maybe the poster has another holster and not the Case Mate brand.

Cooknn
Jul 16, 2007, 06:58 PM
If I had an iPhone that would definitely be my choice - but, is it easy to get the phone out quickly?

neo1
Jul 17, 2007, 11:31 AM
Same here . . . ordered but not shipped yet. The web site DOES indicate July 25th as the shipping date. Maybe the poster has another holster and not the Case Mate brand.


They update the shipping date. I called they are out of stock and that is the next available shipping date. Said they where swamped and not prepared for such a high demand. This case is awesome, just waiting on the holster:)

Lenow
Jul 17, 2007, 09:31 PM
I just got my leather holster today. It is really a very impressive product. The phone fits in both forward and back. The soft lining both protects the phone and also holds it snugly. It feels like a very solid holder and the belt clip is top notch with a strong ratchet mechanism for side holding. I will be switching back and forth between just using the case and using the holster. The case actually works very well if you really screw the plastic holder in as tight as you can so it doesn't loosen when the phone sits on your belt. All in all, this is an impressive product by CAse Mate and I am going to stick with it. My significant other is waiting for a Sena case so we will see how well that one stacks up.

AJsAWiz
Jul 17, 2007, 11:47 PM
Very nice case! I've been looking for a holster case that allows me to take my phone out completely if desired but I have the option of using it within the case if need be. I'm wondering if you can place the phone in the case so that people can't see what it is, some the leather backing is facing out, not the screen of the iPhone.

I think the flip case by Case Mate does this. :cool:

AJsAWiz
Jul 17, 2007, 11:48 PM
If I had an iPhone that would definitely be my choice - but, is it easy to get the phone out quickly?

Like QuickDraw McGraw :D

AJsAWiz
Jul 17, 2007, 11:52 PM
I just got my leather holster today. It is really a very impressive product. The phone fits in both forward and back. The soft lining both protects the phone and also holds it snugly. It feels like a very solid holder and the belt clip is top notch with a strong ratchet mechanism for side holding. I will be switching back and forth between just using the case and using the holster. The case actually works very well if you really screw the plastic holder in as tight as you can so it doesn't loosen when the phone sits on your belt. All in all, this is an impressive product by CAse Mate and I am going to stick with it. My significant other is waiting for a Sena case so we will see how well that one stacks up.

When did you place the order for your holster? It was my understanding that you can place the iPhone with the case in the holster. Why would you have to switch back and forth? :confused:

Cooknn
Jul 18, 2007, 07:29 AM
Like QuickDraw McGraw :DNow that brings back memories!

Lenow
Jul 18, 2007, 06:32 PM
When did you place the order for your holster? It was my understanding that you can place the iPhone with the case in the holster. Why would you have to switch back and forth? :confused:

Well, sometimes I will want to use the belt clip on the case only and not use the holster. Nes pa?

AJsAWiz
Jul 19, 2007, 04:49 PM
Well, sometimes I will want to use the belt clip on the case only and not use the holster. Nes pa?

Okay, I get it now ;)

Can't wait to get my flip case combo! Looks totally protected (with the case) while inserted in the holster. How is the ratchet clip on the holster different, if at all, than the screw on ratchet clip on back of the flip case?

AJsAWiz
Jul 19, 2007, 05:37 PM
This is what I'm using while waiting on my Case Mate order.
The iPhone fits perfectly and the other separate compartment is used for keys (key ring attached), change, etc.

Lenow
Jul 19, 2007, 07:45 PM
Okay, I get it now ;)

Can't wait to get my flip case combo! Looks totally protected (with the case) while inserted in the holster. How is the ratchet clip on the holster different, if at all, than the screw on ratchet clip on back of the flip case?

The holster clip is about 30% larger in order to hold the holster.

hotsauce
Jul 20, 2007, 05:05 PM
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Let me understand this, it's a leather holster over a fitted leather case. Are you able to walk through a doorway head on? Do you have to wedge in sideways?

AJsAWiz
Jul 20, 2007, 10:55 PM
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Let me understand this, it's a leather holster over a fitted leather case. Are you able to walk through a doorway head on? Do you have to wedge in sideways?

No, you have to remove your head :p

DXoverDY
Aug 5, 2007, 08:47 PM
Question for the Case Mate flip case owners

How far back does the flip portion of the case fold back? I can't imagine running around talking on the phone with the flip portion flipped down and dangling all over. Can I fold it all the way back so it's flat against the back of the phone? Is it flexible enough to do this without damaging the case?

I had a false alarm on what I thought was a scratch on the iPhone screen. Making me want something that protects the screen. The Flip case seems to fit the bill.

attadj
Aug 5, 2007, 09:56 PM
Don't get too excited over ther holster. I see it's got the same design flaw where the screw-in connecter will fall out of that hole over time and cannot be repaired. :mad: It already happened my Ipod case mate holster a while back and I'll never get another case-mate.

dertbv
Aug 6, 2007, 11:04 AM
I had my new Case-Mate for about a week. Already broke the top of the case. There is no support at the top so it can easily be bent and break. Really liked it but I think it is more of a design flaw.

e.n.d.
Aug 8, 2007, 11:30 PM
Do they sell this case at the Apple Store?