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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:29 PM   #826
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NP. I'm in architecture so i'm very picky about the details! And yeah, I found the 10% off. I'm just waiting to see what my best friend thinks before I jump in to it. If he calls me a loon, i'll probably not go for it! Need to save money for masters....
Coincidentally I've been an Architect for 40 plus or minus years. Small world. these cases fit with design and Architecture being in everything down to everyday objects.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:33 PM   #827
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I think you may just have convinced me to buy this case, damn you man! Yeah, I just graduated 2 years ago from my undergrad. I'm enjoying it, but man, is it tough work for what little pay I am making right now! Working on my masters portfolio right now.

Thanks for the input, and yeah I do think this is a great design, even though it costs a lot for what seemingly most people will think is so little.

Less is More (Less costs more in this case maybe? haha puns inside puns)
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:04 PM   #828
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I bought a First Edition and ordered a silver. How's that for crazy.
Good luck, There may not be much money, but to me it was the most rewarding profession I could have been in.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:43 AM   #829
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I bought a First Edition and ordered a silver. How's that for crazy.
Good luck, There may not be much money, but to me it was the most rewarding profession I could have been in.
Why did you do that ?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:02 AM   #830
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Hey, after driving around with it for a while, has anyone noticed an adverse effect on your GPS program or Maps?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:13 AM   #831
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Yea i wanna see the field test with and without the case too
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:06 AM   #832
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Just got an email from FedEx showing my case has been delivered, although their tracking info online doesn't indicate so. Will be going home on my lunch break to get it! Über excited!!!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:21 AM   #833
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Why did you do that ?
I ordered the First Edition the day it became available. It's great but when the silver became available I thought it would look better on my white phone. I always prefer the more natural metal look although I do realize it's a finish. Element offered an exchange, but i just couldn't do without one for the weeks the exchange might take. I also thought by switching back and forth I would not tire of the design as fast and maybe I would mix parts (not so sure of this). If one gets damaged I'm immediately set with a replacement.

But still, it's a little crazy.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:25 AM   #834
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I ordered the First Edition the day it became available. It's great but when the silver became available I thought it would look better on my white phone. I always prefer the more natural metal look although I do realize it's a finish. Element offered an exchange, but i just couldn't do without one for the weeks the exchange might take. I also thought by switching back and forth I would not tire of the design as fast and maybe I would mix parts (not so sure of this). If one gets damaged I'm immediately set with a replacement.

But still, it's a little crazy.

I agree, thats a little crazy but I also agree with you about the choice of color. I think that the silver adds up just perfect in addition to the white iPhone 5.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:47 AM   #835
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Silver will look so much better with the white iPhone. No doubt about it. Also, the silver aluminum home button from Spigen will match so well.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:50 AM   #836
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Here's my speed test with the case on. With data like this, I don't think I need to run one with the case off. Also receiving 5 full bars as you can see in the pic.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:12 PM   #837
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Here's my speed test with the case on. With data like this, I don't think I need to run one with the case off. Also receiving 5 full bars as you can see in the pic.
Pretty conclusive to me.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:20 PM   #838
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I will say that I need to trim a few places of the foam shock absorbing pad that lines parts of the inside of the frame. Others have mentioned this as well.

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And now that I have the beauty in hand, I can't wait to get the CF back plate when Element gets it ready.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:13 PM   #839
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I will say that I need to trim a few places of the foam shock absorbing pad that lines parts of the inside of the frame. Others have mentioned this as well.

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And now that I have the beauty in hand, I can't wait to get the CF back plate when Element gets it ready.
Hey, I did not know there was a foam liner inside the case. So we would not really have to use the "Rash Guards" that are included? This is good to know, as I thought the Rash Guards were required.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:17 PM   #840
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Hey, I did not know there was a foam liner inside the case. So we would not really have to use the "Rash Guards" that are included? This is good to know, as I thought the Rash Guards were required.
There are rash guards as well. Rash guards just keep the aluminum from scratching on the iPhone along the sides. Up to you if you want rash guards on it. I went with a skin wrap instead. I can see the S5 scratching the iPhone on a fall even with the foam pad.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:44 PM   #841
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Here's my speed test with the case on. With data like this, I don't think I need to run one with the case off. Also receiving 5 full bars as you can see in the pic.
I can get those speeds on my iPhone 5 too....with Wifi. Lmao, I'm in a main city in Michigan with LTE still 1 1/2 - 2 years away.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:54 PM   #842
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I can get those speeds on my iPhone 5 too....with Wifi. Lmao, I'm in a main city in Michigan with LTE still 1 1/2 - 2 years away.
I just got LTE last week.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:09 PM   #843
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I just got LTE last week.
Do you mind saying where you're at?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:13 PM   #844
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at least you guys are getting LTE

over here in hawaii there is only one place that gets LTE, and that is completely on a different island.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:18 PM   #845
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at least you guys are getting LTE

over here in hawaii there is only one place that gets LTE, and that is completely on a different island.
You're in Hawaii, I do not feel bad for you.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:25 PM   #846
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You're in Hawaii, I do not feel bad for you.
haha!! I still would like even a quarter of the speeds 4g is like evo.... not even 3g. ill post a pic of speed test.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:16 PM   #847
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This is at my desk. It only gets a little better than this.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:00 PM   #848
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With case on.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:04 PM   #849
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:10 PM   #850
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Seems pretty much the same with it on and off. With or without I float between 3 and 4 bars at my house, speediest is between 18-25 with or without (ran it about 50 times with case on and 50 without)

My conclusion is the case does not affect signal strength at all. Yay!! I didn't think it would just like my vapor pro
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