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Old Oct 4, 2012, 07:12 AM   #76
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Thee is shock absorbing foam inside the case.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 10:31 PM   #77
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Guess they sold out of the presale bumpers.
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Not sure if there is a way to PM on this forum but I have a question to ask you. If it is possible to PM, could you PM me please. It is regarding a link you previously posted. Thanks!!
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 12:07 AM   #78
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anyone have another order link they can post??
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 12:14 AM   #79
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If you're smart, you would've gotten AppleCare+ instead. The real luxury is the iPhone 5 itself. Let's face it, you'll be furious when you drop your iPhone and it lands on a tiny rock that cracks your screen even when you have a $160 case on.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 04:53 AM   #80
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Anyone who has ordered this case through a legitimate email invite, what step does your order history say your status is at?

I ordered mine, they have already charged my account, and I'm sitting at "Order Pending", once I click on "View or change order info".

Just curious.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 10:45 AM   #81
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just pre-ordered. So pumped for this case.

I also heard that ElementCase will be releasing pieces to the case which you can remove/ install. Pretty cool.

On a side note, did anybody get a confirmation email when signing up for the Sector 5?
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 12:14 PM   #82
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I asked them if they would sell the individual pieces so that if you dropped your case and wrecked a side you could just replace that side instead of having to buy a whole new case. They said they weren't sure if they would offer the pieces which was disappointing.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 12:31 PM   #83
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Hey jackwins,
Not sure if there is a way to PM on this forum but I have a question to ask you. If it is possible to PM, could you PM me please. It is regarding a link you previously posted. Thanks!!

Jcacuracl, I am not seeing the option to PM you.

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Anyone who has ordered this case through a legitimate email invite, what step does your order history say your status is at?

I ordered mine, they have already charged my account, and I'm sitting at "Order Pending", once I click on "View or change order info".

Just curious.
My status says "Processing".
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 12:48 PM   #84
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Jcacuracl, I am not seeing the option to PM you.

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My status says "Processing".
Not sure why i can't PM you. Man is there something I'm doing wrong?
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 01:03 PM   #85
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That case doesn't even look like it protects the phone when laying it down.

Looks like there is no over-lap at all and the screen would still touch the table surface.

Not sure this case provides much protection really.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 01:12 PM   #86
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Duh... I guess i dont have enough post yet and not enough time spent on this forum. Man what the best way to contact you jackwins?
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 01:23 PM   #87
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If you are looking for supreme protection, why not go with the TAKTIK?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...for-the-iphone

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/06...rce=feedburner

It's only $150 and looks to provide far more protection than the Element.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 01:30 PM   #88
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jackwins,

I see the visitor message you sent me. But I still cant reply. Do you have a bogus email or if you don't mind your email? I have a question I want to ask you but I don't want to post it on the form. Thanks.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 01:31 PM   #89
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I see the visitor message you sent me. But I still cant reply. Do you have a bogus email or if you don't mind your email? I have a question I want to ask you but I don't want to post it on the form. Thanks.
Check your email youve associated with Macrumors.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 01:57 PM   #90
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what a rip off..its just a case
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:10 PM   #91
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If you are looking for supreme protection, why not go with the TAKTIK?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...for-the-iphone

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/06...rce=feedburner

It's only $150 and looks to provide far more protection than the Element.
TAKTIK 5 is the best way to go...
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 03:16 PM   #92
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This thread isn't about the Taktik. The Taktik is a completely different type of case.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 08:13 PM   #93
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http://blog.elementcase.com/2012/10/...-image-update/

Production is getting underway. New pictures of the actual case also.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 10:43 PM   #94
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If anyone gets an order email would you please post it here.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 11:46 PM   #95
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This case have any protection for the front screen?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 12:09 AM   #96
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The S5 looks very good, but too much for a case. Getting the 5 at full price has been bad enough, can't justify spending this much behind a case.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:29 PM   #97
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Still debating if I should cancel my order or not. The price is getting harder and harder to swallow, but I know once I get it in my hands I'm gonna love it.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:07 PM   #98
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Wirelessly posted

Looks cool, but way out of what I'm willing to spend on a case.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 01:45 PM   #99
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Looks like the next round of Order emails went out today. Or at least mine did.

I was hoping it wouldn't be available until some of the first orders were in a few reviewers hands.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 02:00 PM   #100
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looking at the price of this bring me back to the show "Shark Tank" and how each product cost and mark up from each vendor profit can be. $160 to sell would probably cost about $10-15 to make. THIS IS RIDICULOUSLY OVER PRICE

What background and experience do you have to even come up with a $10-15 range on a CNC billet machined iPhone case?

what do you know about machining?

You have 4 individually machined alloy parts..very thin pieces...what's your creative solution in fixturing these parts down being machined?

As far as I know...you cannot have a perfect part off the machine...it will always have a fixture mark. These parts have to be finished properly prior to anodizing otherwise, anodizing shows every damn nick, dent, inconsistent surface..in otherwords, anodizing magnifies a cosmetic problem in the substrate (alloy). So Element must do a lot of hand finishing prior to anodizing. Their parts are beautiful too!

There are 4 plastic parts in the corner...now I imagine this is injection molded..so how much is tooling? $15k? material cost is negligible

stainless steel screws...not that cheap

packaging..how much you think it cost for all the packaging that goes into the cases?

what about the wrench? those are CNC machined as well?

back plates and screen protector included...

usually with their high end cases you get an EVA molded transit case too...what's the cost on that?

So add up all your cost..made in the USA..so they say

I bet your nowhere even close to $10-15 range...I say in the $40-50 range..I bet they're not making much.

If they went overseas, cost would 3/4 less..but I bet quality suffers dramatically.
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