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 Nov 3, 2012, 11:08 PM   #226
andrewxle
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Are these legit? The same price as Switcheasy's site but free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-100-AUTH...item76c36cf923
andrewxle is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 4, 2012, 04:56 AM   #227
Nhwhazup
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewxle View Post
Are these legit? The same price as Switcheasy's site but free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-100-AUTH...item76c36cf923
Looks legit. You can also find some of the colors on Amazon with no shipping.
Nhwhazup is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:56 PM   #228
indyzzzz
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewxle View Post
Are these legit? The same price as Switcheasy's site but free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-100-AUTH...item76c36cf923
They are advertising a Chinese website on that ebay listing. is SwitchEasy a Chinese company ? That ad makes me think its fake.
indyzzzz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2012, 12:05 AM   #229
RTbar
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
I am happy to report that my iPhone survived a nasty drop from about 4 feet off the counter (thanks to my cat) onto hard tile floors unscathed while in the tones case. No damage to the case either
RTbar is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2012, 01:58 PM   #230
msmith2112
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
I've got a black one for sale in the marketplace forums if anyone is interested.

I LOVE this case, but the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter cable won't fit with it. I need a case that will fit with the adapter cable so i can use it in my car.
msmith2112 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2012, 03:30 PM   #231
geek36
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
i love switcheasy colors and their jelly on the belly home button
geek36 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2012, 03:52 PM   #232
chino-rican
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Thumbs up

I own a black one. Does a great job of protecting without adding much bulk. The only drawback is you can lose the plugs easily. At least they include two of each in case you lose one.

Customer service is also top notch. I had some issues with the screen films and they quickly sent me some replacements free of charge.
chino-rican is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:57 PM   #233
The Destroyer
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewxle View Post
Are these legit? The same price as Switcheasy's site but free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-100-AUTH...item76c36cf923
I ordered from this seller and just got mine today. Seems very legit to me. Where do you think Switcheasy makes there cases? Everything comes from China anyways. Very happy with mine. Be sure to pay the $3 for shipping mine came from Hong Kong within 7 days.
__________________
iPhone 5 32GB (Black) | iPad 3 16GB Wifi | iPod Touch 1st Gen 16GB (Car iPod)
Gone: iPad 2 16GB Wifi / iPhone 4 32GB (Black) / iPhone 3GS 32GB (White) / iPhone 3G 16GB (White)
The Destroyer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:15 PM   #234
HowEver
macrumors 6502a
 
HowEver's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Toronto
"Looking legit" is absolutely not a prerequisite for being legit.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Destroyer View Post
I ordered from this seller and just got mine today. Seems very legit to me. Where do you think Switcheasy makes there cases? Everything comes from China anyways. Very happy with mine. Be sure to pay the $3 for shipping mine came from Hong Kong within 7 days.
__________________
.....Since 1984.....
@nowever
HowEver is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:48 PM   #235
The Destroyer
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by HowEver View Post
"Looking legit" is absolutely not a prerequisite for being legit.
Nice job trying to quote what I said without actually quoting anything that was said.

The case appears exactly the same as the ones people are receiving from pictures posted so I assume the seller is selling them directly from there factory.
__________________
iPhone 5 32GB (Black) | iPad 3 16GB Wifi | iPod Touch 1st Gen 16GB (Car iPod)
Gone: iPad 2 16GB Wifi / iPhone 4 32GB (Black) / iPhone 3GS 32GB (White) / iPhone 3G 16GB (White)
The Destroyer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:35 AM   #236
viewfly
macrumors 6502a
 
viewfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by msmith2112 View Post
I've got a black one for sale in the marketplace forums if anyone is interested.

I LOVE this case, but the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter cable won't fit with it. I need a case that will fit with the adapter cable so i can use it in my car.
Same problem. But I like the case too much. Buy some 100 grit sandpaper and rub the lightning across it for a few minutes and then it will fit.
viewfly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:39 AM   #237
viewfly
macrumors 6502a
 
viewfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by scar88 View Post
Has anyone in the UK ordered this case? if so from where and how long did it take to deliver? I've ordered it from amazon and was told it would arrive on the 29th of oct but have not received anything.
Switcheasy ships to 200 counties according to the website. Order direct from them.

Do you ship the outside U.S.?
SwitchEasy Support Team December 13, 2011
SwitchEasy ships door to door over 200 countries with FedEx.

Please refer to the following FedEx Express link for International Countries Served and Not Served

http://fedex.com/gb/contact/served-countries.html
viewfly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:40 PM   #238
awtryau89
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by msmith2112 View Post
I've got a black one for sale in the marketplace forums if anyone is interested.

I LOVE this case, but the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter cable won't fit with it. I need a case that will fit with the adapter cable so i can use it in my car.
Wow, I didn't realize this. I have an unopened Blue Tones case I purchased while waiting on my phone to arrive. I guess I will sell mine too How Does $20 shipped sound to everyone. PM me.
awtryau89 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 8, 2012, 01:25 AM   #239
viewfly
macrumors 6502a
 
viewfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
A little bit of 100 grit sandpaper on the connector fixed this for me. Tones is too nice to give up!
viewfly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 8, 2012, 07:44 AM   #240
msmith2112
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Quote:
Originally Posted by viewfly View Post
Same problem. But I like the case too much. Buy some 100 grit sandpaper and rub the lightning across it for a few minutes and then it will fit.
Interesting. Can you take a pic of the connector after you sanded it?
msmith2112 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 8, 2012, 08:12 PM   #241
ancee
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
I found Bargaincell has promotion for SwitchEasy!!
ancee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:44 PM   #242
viewfly
macrumors 6502a
 
viewfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by msmith2112 View Post
Interesting. Can you take a pic of the connector after you sanded it?
Sure, give me until tomorrow afternoon. A bit busy until then. Basically you only need to sand down the connector on both sides, and ends, and just the depth of the SW case to make it work. It still looks white, but a bit tapered.
viewfly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2012, 01:58 AM   #243
kjparfekt
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
My white tones case is now turning blue in all 4 corners. What's odd is I really noticed it today and I didn't wear jeans or place it anywhere that could explain the discoloration. Besides that the case has been great but who wants a case that looks dingy after 2 weeks.
kjparfekt is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2012, 03:38 AM   #244
Dino F
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Croydon, South London, UK
I ordered the black Tones case from Amazon Uk - the case is just 19.99 including delivery - for that price, it is a bargain.

Hopefully will be getting it soon and will replace my flaking Speck Candyshell Grip case
Dino F is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2012, 05:14 AM   #245
Dino F
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Croydon, South London, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino F View Post
I ordered the black Tones case from Amazon Uk - the case is just 19.99 including delivery - for that price, it is a bargain.

Hopefully will be getting it soon and will replace my flaking Speck Candyshell Grip case
...posted this less than a couple of hours ago and then suddenly, my Tones case gets posted through my front door!!

First impressions are pretty good. The case is a lot thinner than my previous Candyshell Grip.

I like how Switcheasy provide lots of accessories with this case (with all their cases in fact) - 2 headset port covers, 2 dock connector port covers, 2 front screen shields and 1 back screen shield (not a full back but just a rectangle which covers the anodized part of the iPhone 5).

As someone else pointed out - the 'black' version of this case is not really black to be honest. The hard part on the back of the case, is like a really dark grey colour and the rest of the case is a lighter shade of grey.

I compared the lighter grey colour, on the Tones case, to the grey rubber surround, found on my previous Candyshell Grip (for my iPhone 5), and they are the exact same colour.

So to give you an insight as to how grey the Tones case is, its basically the same grey as found on the grey parts to the black Grip case here: http://www.speckproducts.com/iphone-...-iphone-5.html

All in all - I am liking the case.
Dino F is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2012, 06:50 AM   #246
Cosmos01
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
I ordered a turquoise Switcheasy Tones that should be delivered tomorrow. Does the case scratch or scuff the antenna/sides of the iPhone 5? I'm especially worried about that during removal. I have a SGP back shield so I am not as worried about back scuffing.
Cosmos01 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2012, 12:44 PM   #247
stoneland
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cosmos01 View Post
I ordered a turquoise Switcheasy Tones that should be delivered tomorrow. Does the case scratch or scuff the antenna/sides of the iPhone 5? I'm especially worried about that during removal. I have a SGP back shield so I am not as worried about back scuffing.
Hey Cosmos, would you mind taking a photo of your case when it arrives? I'm interested in the turquoise (I'm on a never-ending quest for a perfect green[-ish] case) and I feel like the stock photos on the website aren't very accurate.

Also, for the people who have this case: Is the rubber part actual "rubber" (gummy-like) or is it a TPU material where it's a "harder" rubber, kind of like the Incipio Frequency or Speck PixelSkin?

Last edited by stoneland; Nov 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM.
stoneland is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2012, 12:45 PM   #248
viewfly
macrumors 6502a
 
viewfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by msmith2112 View Post
Interesting. Can you take a pic of the connector after you sanded it?
Used 100 grit sandpaper, both sides evenly sanded, and finished with 220 grit.

Go easily, firmly, but check progress, so as not to go too far. I gave it a tapered look, instead of stepped. This will give a very, very slight bulge to the Tones case when inserted. Could sand some more, but I don't see a problem, maybe later I'll clean it up. Works great! But I wish Apple had made this connector the same size as the USB-Ligthning one.

I placed the sandpaper sheet on the table, and sanded the connector across it by hand. The rear of the connector is not sanded at all...so you can see that not too much is needed to be removed.

You can judge when it is working, when you hear the charging beep go off, if you have power connected to the 30 pin side...or something similar. You will also feel it snap into place.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1546.JPG
Views:	86
Size:	712.1 KB
ID:	376135   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1547.JPG
Views:	95
Size:	689.6 KB
ID:	376136   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1548.JPG
Views:	83
Size:	689.4 KB
ID:	376137  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1551.JPG
Views:	85
Size:	727.5 KB
ID:	376138  

Last edited by viewfly; Nov 9, 2012 at 07:22 PM. Reason: typos corrected
viewfly is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:14 PM   #249
Cosmos01
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by stoneland View Post
Hey Cosmos, would you mind taking a photo of your case when it arrives? I'm interested in the turquoise (I'm on a never-ending quest for a perfect green[-ish] case) and I feel like the stock photos on the website aren't very accurate.

Also, for the people who have this case: Is the rubber part actual "rubber" (gummy-like) or is it a TPU material where it's a "harder" rubber, kind of like the Incipio Frequency or Speck PixelSkin?
So I just got my turquoise Switcheasy Tones and I am SO disappointed in it. The rubber part is a very stiff TPU (not "gummy-like" at all) that does not provide the buttons with very good feedback, as opposed to my Speck Candyshell. On top of that, the volume rocker buttons are slightly misaligned. I was also so scared to remove the case fearing the plastic sides would scratch the bezel. I also did not like the feel of the case in the hand since it is too plasticy and slippery with practically no grip since the rubber part is not grippy. Oh and the lay-on-the-table is extremely minimal. The only plus to the case is that the color was the perfect dusty green-blue . I was really looking forward to this case and did not expect to dislike it as much as I did.

/returned.

I am still on the hunt for my perfect case. Does the Incipio Frequency or Speck Pixelskin for the iPhone 5 provide more tactile and "clicky" button feedback?
Cosmos01 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 10, 2012, 05:03 PM   #250
Minhimalism
macrumors 6502a
 
Minhimalism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cosmos01 View Post
So I just got my turquoise Switcheasy Tones and I am SO disappointed in it. The rubber part is a very stiff TPU (not "gummy-like" at all) that does not provide the buttons with very good feedback, as opposed to my Speck Candyshell. On top of that, the volume rocker buttons are slightly misaligned. I was also so scared to remove the case fearing the plastic sides would scratch the bezel. I also did not like the feel of the case in the hand since it is too plasticy and slippery with practically no grip since the rubber part is not grippy. Oh and the lay-on-the-table is extremely minimal. The only plus to the case is that the color was the perfect dusty green-blue . I was really looking forward to this case and did not expect to dislike it as much as I did.

/returned.

I am still on the hunt for my perfect case. Does the Incipio Frequency or Speck Pixelskin for the iPhone 5 provide more tactile and "clicky" button feedback?
Wow now I am sad :'( The Frequency really does provide great button feedback. You should try one out! The power button again like I said is not as clicky though. The volume buttons are so perfect though!
__________________
White iPhone 5; 2013 13" MacBook Air
Twitter Instagram Flickr deviantART
Minhimalism 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

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wirecutter's Pick for Best iPhone 5 Case: The Switcheasy Tones MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 110 Feb 20, 2014 08:27 AM
Which one is best spigen armour or switcheasy tones for iphone 5 Fushia iPhone Accessories 2 Jan 3, 2013 04:10 PM
SwitchEasy TONES for iPhone 5 Pics? YungMoola94 iPhone Accessories 9 Oct 4, 2012 08:31 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 PM.

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

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