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Old Oct 2, 2012, 08:59 PM   #51
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Yeah I saw that review too. I'm not sure what problems he was having, but I was able to remove and reinstall my black Tones pretty easily without any worries of damaging my phone.

I'm really liking the case so far btw... I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a small low profile case with a lay on the table design.
Thanks very much, that is good to know. I should be receiving the black version in a day or so. Patiently waiting...
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 02:39 AM   #52
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How are the screen protectors that are included with this, esp the back protectors? Anyone care to comment on the quality, ease of install, etc?
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 04:53 AM   #53
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How are the screen protectors that are included with this, esp the back protectors? Anyone care to comment on the quality, ease of install, etc?
the back protector only covers the back aluminum part not the entire back like others do.
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 08:29 AM   #54
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Anyone have this vs the switcheasy nude? Just wondering how good either one is.
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 09:06 AM   #55
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How are the screen protectors that are included with this, esp the back protectors? Anyone care to comment on the quality, ease of install, etc?
Found the screen protectors pretty easy to install (did the hinge method for the first time). Quality isn't quite as good as SGP or PowerSupport, but their serviceable.
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 09:23 AM   #56
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I've never heard of the hinge method. Just watched a video and I can't believe how much I've struggled with screen protectors. Can't wait to try it.
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 12:02 PM   #57
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I've never heard of the hinge method. Just watched a video and I can't believe how much I've struggled with screen protectors. Can't wait to try it.
Hinge method works really well. Used it for the last few protectors I fitted.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 08:11 AM   #58
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Black version was shipped from the European store today. Looking forward to getting it
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 01:13 PM   #59
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Finally got mine.

It's awesome and as I anticipated its definitely better than the Speck PixelSkin HD.

It fits the phone really well. There is no play whatsoever. In a couple of YouTube reviews there are complaints about how hard this phone is to take off. Well I would rather a case be hard to take off than too lose. Because of this it just feels like this case is one with the phone. This was my biggest issue with my Speck case. With the PixelSkin HD you could feel that it was loose and, depending on where you held the phone and how much pressure you were using, you could feel the case move around on the phone's edges.

The texture of the case is very nice. It's not quite as grippy as the PixelSkin HD but it's still easy to hold and quite comfortable in the hand. It definitely takes it's design cues from the 4/4S Eclipse. It feels just as sturdy yet lighter because overall it is thinner (and so is the i5).

It is not quite perfect, though. In my opinion there are three small issues that hold this case back from being absolutely perfect. First, while the dock and headphone connectors are a great idea, they are absolutely a pain in the ass to remove. I have to use my pocket knife to remove these things because they fit so snug and so flush with the rest of the case. Second, the lock button cover doesn't really provide any button feedback. There is a slight amount of feedback but it's so subtle that it's very hard to tell if you've pressed the button or not. Lastly, and this is a little nitpicky but whatever, I feel that the volume rocker buttons are too small. At least these provide some button feedback though.

I hope that these insights help those of you who are thinking of getting this case.

I will try to post some photos later today, or tomorrow but I got the case in black and it'll look pretty much exactly the same as Poob Bubes' photos.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 01:28 PM   #60
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cool, thanks for the review. glad to hear about the fit. the volume buttons do look a little on the small side, but it sounds like they work well enough.
i ordered mine yesterday but haven't received shipping notification yet.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 01:59 PM   #61
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Are there any B&M stores that sell the case ?
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 03:31 PM   #62
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do you have to buy this from the relevant store region? it would save me a lot by purchasing it on the US store compared to EU (im in the UK).
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 03:50 PM   #63
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I know this case has a slight lay on the table design but does the front lip actually overlap onto the glass? I want a case with a lay on the table design but I don't want the lip to cover the glass at all (seems like dust, etc. accumulates along the lip).

Also, is this case pretty thin and light? I only need minimal drop protection so I don't want to add a lot of bulk and weight to my phone.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 04:23 PM   #64
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can someone take the time to measure the thickness of this case with the phone in it?

thanks!
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 04:49 PM   #65
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I know this case has a slight lay on the table design but does the front lip actually overlap onto the glass? I want a case with a lay on the table design but I don't want the lip to cover the glass at all (seems like dust, etc. accumulates along the lip).

Also, is this case pretty thin and light? I only need minimal drop protection so I don't want to add a lot of bulk and weight to my phone.
Yes, there is a lip to provide lay on the table design but no, the lip does not encroach onto the glass.

I would say the case is moderately thin and light. I wouldn't put it into the category of the Incase Snapcase or the Incipio Feather, though.


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can someone take the time to measure the thickness of this case with the phone in it?

thanks!
Roughly 0.9cm? I don't have super precise callipers and used a ruler so please take my measurement with a grain of salt.

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do you have to buy this from the relevant store region? it would save me a lot by purchasing it on the US store compared to EU (im in the UK).
Yes, if you want it shipped to an International location you have to buy from the corresponding International store. Shipping to Vancouver, Canada (which as you probably know is quite close to America) is $15.00.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 04:54 PM   #66
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thanks for the measurement. that's a nice surprise. that checks in about what my belkin sheer candy grip is and also adds more protection. (mine measures at just a smidge less than 1cm...i'm guessing 0.97cm using my engineering ruler with fine gradations and then converting to cm)
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 05:45 PM   #67
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Here are some quick photos.

Sorry about the framing. I only have two lenses and neither are macro. This is my closest focusing lens and it's a 35mm. I probably could have cropped but I got lazy.









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Old Oct 4, 2012, 06:12 PM   #68
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Looks like another winner

I have to quit reading these threads . . . I can't resist! This one looks nice. Hopefully it is not too difficult to put on. I actually gave up on one of my cases (my OVRMLD).

Nice color options too.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 06:13 PM   #69
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Anyone think that the black case would look good on a white iphone?
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 09:07 PM   #70
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Yes, there is a lip to provide lay on the table design but no, the lip does not encroach onto the glass.

I would say the case is moderately thin and light. I wouldn't put it into the category of the Incase Snapcase or the Incipio Feather, though.
Thank you for the response. That's exactly the type of answer I was looking for. I'd love a case as thin as the Snap or the Feather, but unfortunately cases like that usually leave the top and/or bottom unprotected. They also tend to leave the buttons uncovered and I want mine covered. Basically I'm looking for the thinnest case I can find that covers the buttons, protects both sides, the top and the bottom and has a lay on the table design without overlapping onto the screen. Kind of a rare combination of features but that's what I'm personally looking for. Not sure if this is it or not but I'm going to give it a shot (at least until Magpul comes out with an Executive Field Case for the 5)
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 11:31 PM   #71
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Anyone think that the black case would look good on a white iphone?
yes, i think so.
i'll be able to let you know for sure in a couple of days when mine arrives.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 01:24 PM   #72
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I gotta say this case does look nice!! I currently have Swictheasy's 'Nude' case but I removed it after a days usage ( finger print magnet + volume buttons clicked WAY too easily at the slightest touch).

I would order this case but I think I am going to hold out for Switcheasy's 'Rebel' series for the iPhone 5. I bought a ton of cases for my iPhone 4 but always found myself falling back to the 'Capsule Rebel'.

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Old Oct 5, 2012, 03:48 PM   #73
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Can't wait to get mine. I ordered two, white and black. Should be in my hands on Sunday.
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Old Oct 7, 2012, 08:47 AM   #74
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Anyone knows how long they take to ship? I ordered mine on Friday from the International Store....need to have my iPhone 5 covered for peace of mind!
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Old Oct 7, 2012, 03:24 PM   #75
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I've had this for about a week and a half. I like it for the most part, but I don't like how the lip leaves the edges of the screen exposed. I feel like this is just asking for dirt to get inside. Also, the lip is so tiny, I don't feel comfortable laying it screen down. I'm not 100% sure the screen is fully protected. I had the Pixelskin HD on the 4S, and I thought that lip protected the phone better.
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