Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 9, 2010, 12:58 PM   #51
kb0616
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by asleep View Post
Have there been any media reviews of the latest Vapor4 posted outside of iLounge?
Not that I have seen or heard about.
__________________
iPhone 4 16GB 15" MBP 2.53 GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD iPad 16GB
kb0616 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 01:25 PM   #52
Fliesen
macrumors 6502a
 
Fliesen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Austria
Quote:
Originally Posted by kb0616 View Post
Not that I have seen or heard about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkrISdjJR8g

short version: seems very durable, the 'carbon fiber' back, however, is just an adhesive sticker, which blows
Fliesen is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 01:30 PM   #53
kb0616
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fliesen View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkrISdjJR8g

short version: seems very durable, the 'carbon fiber' back, however, is just an adhesive sticker, which blows
Take the short version-haha! The guy rambles...seriously.
__________________
iPhone 4 16GB 15" MBP 2.53 GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD iPad 16GB
kb0616 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 01:39 PM   #54
Peterg2
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by kb0616 View Post
Take the short version-haha! The guy rambles...seriously.
13 minutes for an unboxing!
Peterg2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 02:18 PM   #55
spencers
macrumors 68020
 
spencers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peterg2 View Post
13 minutes for an unboxing!
And not even a phone to test it on!
__________________
Mac user since the late 80's
MacBook Air 13" 1.7ghz i5 128GB | iPhone 5 16GB AT&T | iPad 4 32GB Verizon
spencers is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 02:19 PM   #56
lorenwade
macrumors 68000
 
lorenwade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by asleep View Post
Have there been any media reviews of the latest Vapor4 posted outside of iLounge?
Larry Greenberg also had a couple videos on both versions of the case. You guys should check those out. They were out before the snazzy guy's and are much more in depth.
__________________
13" MacBook Pro
64gb White iPhone 5
lorenwade is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 02:41 PM   #57
TB07-NJ
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: US of A
Quote:
Originally Posted by lorenwade View Post
Larry Greenberg also had a couple videos on both versions of the case. You guys should check those out. They were out before the snazzy guy's and are much more in depth.
Can't trust anyone wearing a large tidy whitey white plastic watch!
TB07-NJ is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 02:42 PM   #58
Fliesen
macrumors 6502a
 
Fliesen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Austria
ofcourse it's not very in-depth, still i thought people might wanna know about that (imho very cheap) carbon back
Fliesen is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 03:02 PM   #59
Vapored
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fliesen View Post
ofcourse it's not very in-depth, still i thought people might wanna know about that (imho very cheap) carbon back
that carbon back rocks! i think $20 for real carbon fiber is a steel... yea there are cheeper ones out their, but its not real carbon fiber... besides, it is in fact thinker than any "skin" backing ive seen as of yet...
Vapored is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 05:03 PM   #60
White/Rhino
macrumors 6502a
 
White/Rhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Disenchanted

The reviews haven't been as stellar as I would have liked. Plus I haven't heard a word from Element since I paid them back on July 03rd. I can't give an A+ for customer service at this point even if the case turned out to be fantastic. 2 emails and one phone call from me and nothing in the way of a response from Element. I understand that they are very busy but I'm having a hard time making excuses for their lack of customer service at this point. I'm beginning to think I should do a charge back with Paypal for my two cases and wait until they get the bugs worked out. I believe that those who order one at Christmas time will end up with a far better product than I will for the same price. I'd prolly have more patience if they would make an attempt to reply to my emails.
I'm giving it until tomorrow and if i don't hear something I'm gonna pull the plug.
__________________
17" Macbook Pro 3.06GHz, 8 GB RAM, SSD HD
IPhone 4s 32GB [W]Unlocked[/B]
Element Vapor Pro ,Exovault Exo5,
White 64GB Ipad 2 /Apple Tv Gen 2
White/Rhino is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 05:05 PM   #61
ryans428
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
They opened up orders again but I haven't got my email to order and I preorder since the 11th but I don't really care too much cause I want custom engraving but the gun metal color isn't available

Last edited by ryans428; Aug 9, 2010 at 05:10 PM.
ryans428 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 05:06 PM   #62
mackley4350
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Signal Issues

I just got an email from them after asking about GPS signal:


Matthew,

We have made improvements to the case that improves the GPS signal.

Russell @ elementcase

From: Matthew
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 10:34 AM
To: info@elementcase.com
Subject: Re: Vapor Update 07292010

I have heard reports that the case makes it impossible to use your GPS and wifi is effected? The case looks beautiful but if GPS doesn't work that's a huge issue.

Thanks ,

Matthew
mackley4350 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 05:32 PM   #63
White/Rhino
macrumors 6502a
 
White/Rhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by mackley4350 View Post
I just got an email from them after asking about GPS signal:


Matthew,

We have made improvements to the case that improves the GPS signal.

Russell @ elementcase

From: Matthew
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 10:34 AM
To: info@elementcase.com
Subject: Re: Vapor Update 07292010

I have heard reports that the case makes it impossible to use your GPS and wifi is effected? The case looks beautiful but if GPS doesn't work that's a huge issue.

Thanks ,

Matthew
Not real chatty Cathys are they. Russell could have mentioned what that improvement was vs just saying we fixed it. THE GPS radio is below the + - buttons. Version 2 doesn't have a cut there. Is there a version 3 we haven't seen yet?

All that being said it's nice that they responded to your email question.
__________________
17" Macbook Pro 3.06GHz, 8 GB RAM, SSD HD
IPhone 4s 32GB [W]Unlocked[/B]
Element Vapor Pro ,Exovault Exo5,
White 64GB Ipad 2 /Apple Tv Gen 2
White/Rhino is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 05:43 PM   #64
mackley4350
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by White/Rhino View Post
Not real chatty Cathys are they. Russell could have mentioned what that improvement was vs just saying we fixed it. THE GPS radio is below the + - buttons. Version 2 doesn't have a cut there. Is there a version 3 we haven't seen yet?

All that being said it's nice that they responded to your email question.
Yeah they response is pretty short without much of an explanation. Your right though Im lucky they responded
mackley4350 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 05:44 PM   #65
Peterg2
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by mackley4350 View Post
I just got an email from them after asking about GPS signal:


Matthew,

We have made improvements to the case that improves the GPS signal.

Russell @ elementcase

<snip>
In essence, the case impairs the signal as suspected by several people, and in order to reduce the impairment they have to cut out chunks of it to let some signal in.
Peterg2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 05:48 PM   #66
troop231
macrumors 601
 
troop231's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NSLog(@"Earth");
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peterg2 View Post
In essence, the case impairs the signal as suspected by several people, and in order to reduce the impairment they have to cut out chunks of it to let some signal in.
The problem I see is, this method funnels the signal in to only the exposed areas of the antenna.
__________________
My iOS apps: MyTradeshow , Outdoor Rules & Regulations
iPhone 5
2013 15" rMBP 2.6
troop231 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 06:17 PM   #67
Outrigger
macrumors 65816
 
Outrigger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peterg2 View Post
In essence, the case impairs the signal as suspected by several people, and in order to reduce the impairment they have to cut out chunks of it to let some signal in.
Maybe it requires you to add a bumper to this bumper or hold the phone differently!
__________________
iMac | Intel i7 3.4GHz | 32GB RAM | 1TB Fusion | GTX 680MX
Mini | Intel i5 2.5GHz | 8GB RAM | 750GBSSD | AMD 6630M
rMBP 13 | Intel i5 2.6Ghz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Outrigger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 06:25 PM   #68
White/Rhino
macrumors 6502a
 
White/Rhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outrigger View Post
Maybe it requires you to add a bumper to this bumper or hold the phone differently!
I heard something that sounded a lot like what you said somewhere before..............thinking...........thinking..........oh, I know. The new blackberry torch, right?
apparently you have to hold it by the corner away from your body because it's so fug ugly.
__________________
17" Macbook Pro 3.06GHz, 8 GB RAM, SSD HD
IPhone 4s 32GB [W]Unlocked[/B]
Element Vapor Pro ,Exovault Exo5,
White 64GB Ipad 2 /Apple Tv Gen 2
White/Rhino is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 06:29 PM   #69
White/Rhino
macrumors 6502a
 
White/Rhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by troop231 View Post
The problem I see is, this method funnels the signal in to only the exposed areas of the antenna.
Troop are you no longer waiting,waiting,waiting. I thought they were sending you the case yesterday.
__________________
17" Macbook Pro 3.06GHz, 8 GB RAM, SSD HD
IPhone 4s 32GB [W]Unlocked[/B]
Element Vapor Pro ,Exovault Exo5,
White 64GB Ipad 2 /Apple Tv Gen 2
White/Rhino is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 06:29 PM   #70
Vapored
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Texas
for sale one blk/blk vapor 4 case in box

ok as of now i am selling my vapor 4 blk/blk case.

$120

PM me
Vapored is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 06:31 PM   #71
troop231
macrumors 601
 
troop231's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NSLog(@"Earth");
Quote:
Originally Posted by White/Rhino View Post
Troop are you no longer waiting,waiting,waiting. I thought they were sending you the case yesterday.
Yeah my order is Awaiting Fulfillment still, and they haven't responded to the Paypal dispute so I'm thinking they really want my business lol.
__________________
My iOS apps: MyTradeshow , Outdoor Rules & Regulations
iPhone 5
2013 15" rMBP 2.6
troop231 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 06:58 PM   #72
White/Rhino
macrumors 6502a
 
White/Rhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vapored View Post
ok as of now i am selling my vapor 4 blk/blk case.

$120

PM me
What was the final straw?
__________________
17" Macbook Pro 3.06GHz, 8 GB RAM, SSD HD
IPhone 4s 32GB [W]Unlocked[/B]
Element Vapor Pro ,Exovault Exo5,
White 64GB Ipad 2 /Apple Tv Gen 2
White/Rhino is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 07:17 PM   #73
Vapored
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Texas
after really thinking about it...

Really??? $100 for a bumper??? its just a phone.... that ill prob upgrade in less than a year to the new IP5 and the IP6 after that... so i just dont see the value in a $100 bumper, shoot for that price i could buy 5 bumpers and be pimpin a diff bumper ever day of the wk week!

ohh wait.... im trying to sell it...

well no last straw... i know there are other people that want one more than me, i really dont mind waiting for the next round of orders so ill gladly let someone else enjoy the ownership of the vapor 4 case as i stand in line for the next round.
Vapored is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 07:49 PM   #74
White/Rhino
macrumors 6502a
 
White/Rhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Well this is strange. I just got an email notifcation from Element. Must be the law of attraction, haha " see above comments "
Saying that my status has changed. I went from awaiting fulfillment to awaiting shipment. I email them about making a change to my order. Sans carbon back plates and now my order is getting ready to ship. Well I'm glad that it's not version 1. I do need the SMS card cut out to swap sims with an iPad. It makes sence anyways. It would suck to be on vacation and buying a pay as you go sim and realizing that you didn't have the mini hex wrench with you. Well depending on when they get here black/black and black/pink I will post pics and do a full review. Providing that there aren't already 500 reviews by that time.
If I don't love it, it is going back as soon i finish doing the review.
__________________
17" Macbook Pro 3.06GHz, 8 GB RAM, SSD HD
IPhone 4s 32GB [W]Unlocked[/B]
Element Vapor Pro ,Exovault Exo5,
White 64GB Ipad 2 /Apple Tv Gen 2
White/Rhino is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2010, 08:00 PM   #75
Mechinyun
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outrigger View Post
Maybe it requires you to add a bumper to this bumper or hold the phone differently!
lol



YO dawg - I heard you like cases - so I put a bumper on your bumper on your phone!
Mechinyun is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Element Vapor case in wood (hand made) Absrnd iPhone Accessories 41 Oct 6, 2010 08:42 AM
Element Vapor Case Pictures Only Thread homes2525 iPhone Accessories 1 Aug 17, 2010 11:01 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC