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Old Oct 9, 2012, 04:33 PM   #101
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returned this case ..as i havent received it ..

moving to incipio ..

good luck to you guys
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 05:25 PM   #102
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That's a shame, cause it's worth the wait!
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 08:48 PM   #103
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Can we see some pis of the black case on the phone please, or video review
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 09:39 PM   #104
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Well my black case was delivered but to the wrong address and wrong city. WTF!

My right address is listed on the order too :/

I emailed them so they better fix this problem
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 10:35 PM   #105
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Very interested in this case. Does anybody happen to have both the tones case and the lightning dock? I'd like to know if phone sits far enough down on the lightning dock with this case on.

I put a standard bumper on my work 4s last night only to find it doesn't sit far enough down to charge on a radio dock I have. Given I already ordered the lightning dock, I don't want to waste the $25 on this case if the phone won't charge on this dock.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:39 AM   #106
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theres a definite knack to doing it but I wouldn't say its hard. And the good thing is that because the rim is the softer rubberised plastic this shouldn't scratch or scuff the phone when the case is taken off
Is the inside of the case totally soft or did they use hard plastic also?
I don't like cases with hard materials in the inside, scrachtes...
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 07:56 AM   #107
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Bought this today knowing of the delay after reading this thread, a couple hours after placing the order I received this email, unprompted.

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Dear Customer,

Referring to your order, your purchasing item [Tones For the iPhone 5 - Black] runs out of stock, and will be re-stock until next week afterward. Thus, we are temporarily holding your order and will reprocess your order again until that date when the product model is available in stock.

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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:01 AM   #108
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Ordered mine on Sunday Oct 7, got an electronic shipping notification on the 8th, then on the 9th it says the item was accepted.

I am gussing this means my product is on its way.

I ordered the black case and will post pictures once i receive it!
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:03 AM   #109
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Ordered mine on Sunday Oct 7, got an electronic shipping notification on the 8th, then on the 9th it says the item was accepted.

I am gussing this means my product is on its way.

I ordered the black case and will post pictures once i receive it!
I'm boing to guess you'll be waiting a while. My order was accepted almost two weeks ago and I have nothing. It's part of their dumb way of selling and shipping products.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:07 AM   #110
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I'm boing to guess you'll be waiting a while. My order was accepted almost two weeks ago and I have nothing. It's part of their dumb way of selling and shipping products.
If that is true I will be very dissapointed. I found the case on Macmall.com for $18. Although it does say "Not In Stock"

Does anyone know if this site is reliable? It says Authorized Apple Reseller.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:25 AM   #111
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iLounge posted a first look with some nice photos!

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/rev...-for-iphone-5/
They report paint peeling.
I have a Switcheasy case for my iPad which I like. I don't like the buttons being covered.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:37 AM   #112
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interesting. iLounge just updated their "first look" to a review.
well, perhaps that is what is causing the shipping delay, though that might just be optimistic thinking at this point.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 12:39 PM   #113
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The Tones is a good case (I would even say above average) but as reported earlier by Wirecutter I do not agree that it is the best.

My two cents -

Pro's:

1. Color selection
2. Slim and light
3. Good price point

Con's:

1. Bottom strip closest to the lightning port is a bit flimsy and can easily pull down. Don't misunderstand - its not saggy just not very rigid.
2. Case is VERY difficult to remove - top and bottom of case are flexible but the center portion is made of hard plastic so it makes the case a real chore to take off.
3. Headphone jack is small - if you have a larger headphone jack connector it will not work with this case.
4. Screen protector included exhibits rainbow effect
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 01:09 PM   #114
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Can someone please confirm, is the inside of the SwitchEasy TONES entirely from soft materials or are their hard materials used? I know that the outside has hard and soft materials.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 01:22 PM   #115
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Oct 10 11:15 am (PDT)

Thank you for your email.

Unfortunately there was a slight delay in the shipping of TONES Black as we were waiting for a new shipment to arrive from our factory. The cases arrived half an hour ago via FEDEX so we start shipping the cases out immediately.

We sincerely apologize if the tracking is confusing. We've processed the order, printed the shipping label ( that's when the tracking generates and the email is sent out automatically) and prepared your envelope before we run low on the inventory.

We appreciate your patience and support in this very busy time.

Sincerely,

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so hopefully they will start actually shipping out the black orders today.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:46 PM   #116
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I emailed them earlier today for I could cancel my order and without any notification or e-mail the tones case showed up today on my doorstep. So Im guessing they received their shipment of cases and starting to ship them out to everyone who purchased.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 03:07 PM   #117
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More pics of the black one please
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 03:40 PM   #118
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Can someone please confirm, is the inside of the SwitchEasy TONES entirely from soft materials or are their hard materials used? I know that the outside has hard and soft materials.
Inside is hard plastic but smooth
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 03:46 PM   #119
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Well my black case was delivered but to the wrong address and wrong city. WTF!

My right address is listed on the order too :/

I emailed them so they better fix this problem
I believe the same happened to me too. It said it would be delivered by the 5th, and have yet to receive it. Waiting on word from Switcheasy.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 03:46 PM   #120
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Inside is hard plastic but smooth
So, is it possible to scratch your phone when putting the case on or take the case off? Because I saw on youtube reviews it's not that easy to take it off...

Thanks in advance for your input!

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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:23 PM   #121
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The Tones is a good case (I would even say above average) but as reported earlier by Wirecutter I do not agree that it is the best.

My two cents -

Pro's:

1. Color selection
2. Slim and light
3. Good price point

Con's:

1. Bottom strip closest to the lightning port is a bit flimsy and can easily pull down. Don't misunderstand - its not saggy just not very rigid.
2. Case is VERY difficult to remove - top and bottom of case are flexible but the center portion is made of hard plastic so it makes the case a real chore to take off.
3. Headphone jack is small - if you have a larger headphone jack connector it will not work with this case.
4. Screen protector included exhibits rainbow effect
Hey psychonaut/metagamers! Welcome back!

Just want to say I really dig your reviews but I have to respectfully disagree with your second con. I don't find it difficult to remove at all. Now that doesn't mean it can come off as easy as cake as say, the PixelSkin HD, but it just takes a little more time. I would rather a case fit very snug and feel as if it's one with the phone than have a case that's easy to remove but feel loose and saggy at the edges.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:41 PM   #122
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I believe the same happened to me too. It said it would be delivered by the 5th, and have yet to receive it. Waiting on word from Switcheasy.
You should get it soon as mine came the next day. Maybe just a hiccup with the tracking info

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Hey psychonaut/metagamers! Welcome back!

Just want to say I really dig your reviews but I have to respectfully disagree with your second con. I don't find it difficult to remove at all. Now that doesn't mean it can come off as easy as cake as say, the PixelSkin HD, but it just takes a little more time. I would rather a case fit very snug and feel as if it's one with the phone than have a case that's easy to remove but feel loose and saggy at the edges.
I agree with you. Not difficult at all.

Here is my short review for anyone interested

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1465756
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 06:39 PM   #123
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You should get it soon as mine came the next day. Maybe just a hiccup with the tracking info
That'd be great. I already contacted them and got the same reply that was posted in here earlier.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:49 PM   #124
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So, is it possible to scratch your phone when putting the case on or take the case off? Because I saw on youtube reviews it's not that easy to take it off...

Thanks in advance for your input!
I have the white iPhone and it did not scratch mine but I was VERY careful. I would imagine that the Slate iPhone could be easier to scratch if you did not take your time as the plastic is not really rough but to me it seems somewhat sharp on the lip of the case.

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Hey psychonaut/metagamers! Welcome back!

Just want to say I really dig your reviews but I have to respectfully disagree with your second con. I don't find it difficult to remove at all. Now that doesn't mean it can come off as easy as cake as say, the PixelSkin HD, but it just takes a little more time. I would rather a case fit very snug and feel as if it's one with the phone than have a case that's easy to remove but feel loose and saggy at the edges.
Thanks!

May I ask what your process is for removal? The way I tried to remove it was by pulling the top of the case off (where it is more flexible) and then attempting to pull the phone out. Problem was, the hard portion of the case kept the phone in and when it finally did come out I could hear the edges of the case rubbing against the phone.

I dont doubt there is a science to removing it, I may not have just figured it out yet.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 09:34 PM   #125
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May I ask what your process is for removal? The way I tried to remove it was by pulling the top of the case off (where it is more flexible) and then attempting to pull the phone out. Problem was, the hard portion of the case kept the phone in and when it finally did come out I could hear the edges of the case rubbing against the phone.

I dont doubt there is a science to removing it, I may not have just figured it out yet.
I remove the case from the side with the nano sim. Pull up with your fingers and thumbs on the back of the case. Works every time so give it a try
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