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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:35 AM   #276
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Anyone have pics of a white case on a black phone?
I am currently using a black iPhone in the white case. Looks good. Can't take pics of it though as it is my only camera!

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Do you think back skins would work with this case or is it too tight?
I am using a back protector as well as thin vinyl side protectors I got off eBay and it fits fine. Anything thicker than vinyl and it would push the sides of the case away from the phone though. It's a tight fit as it is even without protectors.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:52 AM   #277
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Just got mine and I love it. Definitely foresee this being my long-term, everyday case.

I'm incredibly picky with cases...already been through 3, but this one hits the sweet spot with very few flaws.
Exactly. I am using the black one with my white iPhone 5. Looks awesome!
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:50 AM   #278
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The Tones case IS thinner and smaller than the Candyshell Grip case. I had the Grip case but swapped to the Tones case for this very reason.

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Wrong case. The pic appears to show the SPECK Candyshell case, not the BELKIN Grip candy sheer being discussed. The Belkin is actually much thinner.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:02 PM   #279
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kinda love this case

I got mine direct from SwitchEasy, it came in the mail about 4 days after I placed the order in early Oct (about 3 days after I picked up my phone) and it's pretty great. I haven't had any problems with the black ring-around-the-camera flaking off yet, so perhaps I'm lucky. I did notice that the screen protector didn't seem to ever adhere to the very edges of the glass on the front. I emailed them to ask if they'd perhaps re-cut the screen protectors after the iPhone actually shipped, and got no real answer to that, but they did offer a new set of protectors and the new ones definitely fit perfectly, and seem to be cut a little more carefully. I know, it's gorilla glass, etc etc, but I've seen so many scratched up iPhone 4's (including my poor mom's before I put a monoprice screen guard on hers) that I see no reason not to use one. My old 4 had a switcheasy screen protector on until I finally sold it on eBay a couple weeks ago, so I'm pretty sure of their durability.

I was bummed to read that the 30-pin-to-lightning connectors don't fit with this case, but went ahead and picked up a micro-USB adapter once Apple began selling them here, and can tell you that it fits perfectly. Exactly, in fact, if the adapter were even a smidge larger it wouldn't.



The micro adapter is barely but noticeably larger than the end of the actual chord that comes with the phone.



The color I went with (bluish-gray) is pretty goofy but I like it (reminds me of the color scheme on old utilitarian school equipment cases, like record players or slide projectors) and would be entirely at home in a powder-blue Buick from the 70s. All the colors seem pretty nice, and right now the only thing that could get me to change cases is if SE themselves broadened the line and one caught my eye...Zune Brown seems like something I'd buy, actually, if they did that.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:26 AM   #280
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Mine was shipped today.
I ordered mine on Thursday 11/15 at around 10:45PM and it was delivered today. Can't wait to pick it up from the post office!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:54 AM   #281
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I ordered mine on Thursday 11/15 at around 10:45PM and it was delivered today. Can't wait to pick it up from the post office!
My 2nd one arrived Saturday. Enjoy yours. It's a very fine, small and snug fitting case.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:07 PM   #282
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I have removed this case about six times for various reasons. It is such a tight fit, there is no dust under the case. A bit difficult to take off, but no harm to the black phone finish.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:13 AM   #283
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So is there any way to connect to a 30-pin adapter with this case?
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:22 PM   #284
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So is there any way to connect to a 30-pin adapter with this case?
Yes, Look at post #248 in this thread.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:26 PM   #285
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Great review of the tones in the black colorway:

http://www.reviews4i.com/2012/11/swi...one-5.html?m=1
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 04:41 PM   #286
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Just got my switcheasy tone in black and i am loving it! At first it wasnt as "nice" as i thought it would be but after handling it for a day its great!
Fits perfect with my glastr!
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 04:54 PM   #287
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I got mine direct from SwitchEasy, it came in the mail about 4 days after I placed the order in early Oct (about 3 days after I picked up my phone) and it's pretty great. I haven't had any problems with the black ring-around-the-camera flaking off yet, so perhaps I'm lucky. I did notice that the screen protector didn't seem to ever adhere to the very edges of the glass on the front. I emailed them to ask if they'd perhaps re-cut the screen protectors after the iPhone actually shipped, and got no real answer to that, but they did offer a new set of protectors and the new ones definitely fit perfectly, and seem to be cut a little more carefully. I know, it's gorilla glass, etc etc, but I've seen so many scratched up iPhone 4's (including my poor mom's before I put a monoprice screen guard on hers) that I see no reason not to use one. My old 4 had a switcheasy screen protector on until I finally sold it on eBay a couple weeks ago, so I'm pretty sure of their durability.

I was bummed to read that the 30-pin-to-lightning connectors don't fit with this case, but went ahead and picked up a micro-USB adapter once Apple began selling them here, and can tell you that it fits perfectly. Exactly, in fact, if the adapter were even a smidge larger it wouldn't.

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The micro adapter is barely but noticeably larger than the end of the actual chord that comes with the phone.

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The color I went with (bluish-gray) is pretty goofy but I like it (reminds me of the color scheme on old utilitarian school equipment cases, like record players or slide projectors) and would be entirely at home in a powder-blue Buick from the 70s. All the colors seem pretty nice, and right now the only thing that could get me to change cases is if SE themselves broadened the line and one caught my eye...Zune Brown seems like something I'd buy, actually, if they did that.
I have the same case and color and my lightning cable fit fine with out the adapter!
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 02:05 PM   #288
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I've had the black one for about a month now and just noticed that the paint on the depression for the cutout for the back camera and flash is pealing/fading.

I'm at work and can't take picture, but it looks awful.

Since the top portion of the phone is grey plastic, they should have just left the cutout unpainted.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 02:31 PM   #289
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I've had the black one for about a month now and just noticed that the paint on the depression for the cutout for the back camera and flash is pealing/fading.

I'm at work and can't take picture, but it looks awful.

Since the top portion of the phone is grey plastic, they should have just left the cutout unpainted.
Yeah I got a bit of that too. Just take a black sharpie to it. It will fix up.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 03:12 PM   #290
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Yeah I got a bit of that too. Just take a black sharpie to it. It will fix up.
Good call.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 03:36 PM   #291
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I returned mine since it had defects. Prolly one of the first batches.

I'm now contemplating on getting one again.

Only thing that's stopping me is that I have around 9 cases already. Haven't even used my Elago Outfit and Spigen EX Metal...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:05 AM   #292
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I have removed this case about six times for various reasons. It is such a tight fit, there is no dust under the case. A bit difficult to take off, but no harm to the black phone finish.
how abt the sides? will it cause chaff?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:50 AM   #293
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how abt the sides? will it cause chaff?
Over the 1.5 months that I used it, I see no signs. My iPhone 5 is pristine.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:39 PM   #294
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I've had the black one for about a month now and just noticed that the paint on the depression for the cutout for the back camera and flash is pealing/fading.

I'm at work and can't take picture, but it looks awful.

Since the top portion of the phone is grey plastic, they should have just left the cutout unpainted.
Same problem here. I don't mind how it looks so much but I am worried it will cause problems with flash photography..
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:40 PM   #295
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No updated version of the white case yet huh?

Such a shame because this has been one of my iP5 cases
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:41 AM   #296
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So some people are having problems with scuffing and others are fine?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:02 PM   #297
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Just a heads up - MacMall has this case for $18 shipped free with ShopRunner or if you get something on top to get your total to $25.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:56 PM   #298
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So some people are having problems with scuffing and others are fine?
I have absolutely no scuffing / scratching with my case and I haven't exactly been delicate with it. My only issue is with the black paint around the camera lens/flash wearing off.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:12 PM   #299
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They really need to make the white version with the dark grey part they use for the black version.

Damn I want a white one

Anyone have the green with the white iPhone? Pics if so please, thanks
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:22 PM   #300
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Just wanted to let everyone know (because my wife has used this case since October), that it appears to mark the chamfered edge of the black iP5. It's not "scuffing" just more like rub marks that do not wipe off.

It's nothing major, and she does love the case, but I know how OCD folks on here are and wanted to warn you just in case you were considering this case. She takes decent care of it, and always places it into a microfiber pouch when it's in her purse.

Speaking of which, for a 2 month old case, it sure has a lot of discoloration along the edges (she got the blue/slate one). It almost looks dirty on the corners and it doesn't clean up either.

It's a shame, but I'm glad I go naked as I would probably have bought this case if I didn't.

Nothing major, just a heads up to those considerering this one.

(Also, I believe they send out "reject" screen protectors included with their cases, as I am an expert installer and could not get either to fit properly (this seems to be a common problem with the ones included with their cases... the edges don't adhere right with the co-packagaed films). We mentioned it to SwitchEasy, and the sent out their retail packaged protectors which worked great.)
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