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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:26 AM   #26
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A couple tech sites have said "hundreds of times". Not sure if that's true.

I'd like to see this case in person. I have a dodocase bookback on my naked phone which is similar for the back. I think I would prefer if the surfacepad didn't have a stand (or maybe an option for it) so that it would flip/fold back easily and flat.
How's the bookback compare to back screen protector?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 12:13 PM   #27
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How's the bookback compare to back screen protector?
Personally I love the look and feel of it (moleskin-ish). It gives a tad bit more grip than the naked back. I had a phantom skin back (rubbery zagg-like) on for a short time but did not like the tactile feeling. It looked tacky and also stuck to certain surfaces like glass. Perhaps a matte back protector would be better. I'd also like to point out the adhesive on the bookback is very strong (and reusable). I've had an SGP leather back for my iphone 4 and it shrank and shifted over time (as do some clear protectors). But I don't see this one budging anytime soon.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:19 PM   #28
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Love the look of this will have to consider it once some reviews come out. The Spigen ultra flip looks nice too, I especially like the cutout for the earpiece (and that it doesn't stick). But the SurfacePad looks like quality material.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 07:00 PM   #29
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I hate when you can see aluminum by the camera cutout
I got problems
I agree. I've passed on a lot of cases because they didn't cover that aluminum
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 07:22 PM   #30
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Hmmm. Why do they not show anyone using the phone as phones are meant to be used? Meaning actually holding it up to their ear?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 07:33 PM   #31
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Hmmm. Why do they not show anyone using the phone as phones are meant to be used? Meaning actually holding it up to their ear?
They do watch the video they put up. It's a folio case, so it won't be for everyone usage wise. Personally I love the concept and have two colors coming.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 08:15 PM   #32
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They do watch the video they put up. It's a folio case, so it won't be for everyone usage wise. Personally I love the concept and have two colors coming.
Oh yeah I just watched it. For a folio it is indeed much cleaner looking, most cases of this type have some sort of flap or belt, this one is much sleeker.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 05:05 AM   #33
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i tried to order but then i found out they want 28.5$ for shipping to israel with Fedex!!!!! what a shame !
when i order from SGP they give you free shipping with USPS ....

why the hell i need Fedex?

hope someone will post this in ebay or something
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 07:59 AM   #34
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Hmmm. Why do they not show anyone using the phone as phones are meant to be used? Meaning actually holding it up to their ear?
In that weird video they have perhaps 1 second showing this. I went thru it about 5 times to find it, and then had to pause on the screen when I actually did. Folded back it has that standard problem of doubling the thickness of the phone. I would bet this is why all the still photos are using ear buds. A couple of creases in the design and it could have folded back almost flat.

Still a really pretty design, and there are times where I would really like this level of screen protection.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 08:46 AM   #35
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i tried to order but then i found out they want 28.5$ for shipping to israel with Fedex!!!!! what a shame !
when i order from SGP they give you free shipping with USPS ....

why the hell i need Fedex?

hope someone will post this in ebay or something
It would surprise me if the shipping is actually < $10 if they were to use USPS.

(And as it turns out, as of 01.27.2013, if it fits a USPS Flat Rate Envelope, it ships around the world for $23.95 as opposed to $16.95)

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Old Feb 2, 2013, 12:31 PM   #36
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I agree. I've passed on a lot of cases because they didn't cover that aluminum
Good point. I bet it would still work if the iPhone was in a thin case like the Pinlo Slice or something
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 01:02 PM   #37
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Good point. I bet it would still work if the iPhone was in a thin case like the Pinlo Slice or something
Hmm, you know that's an excellent point, the other stick-on types of cases I used I always ended up applying them onto thin snap-ons, that way I had the benefits of the case style (wallet, pouch, this folio style, etc.) without being "stuck" with it and I retained the ability of swapping it around with other cases as the need arose. Also you wouldn't have to worry about "testing" how many hundreds (or perhaps maybe only dozens) of times the sticky back keeps on holding...

Dang, even though I'm not a folio user type, I have just justified getting myself one a these. It's a disease, I tell ya!
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 01:41 PM   #38
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As soon as there hits a coupon code on Spigens store I'll pick that beauty up.

Oh I have a unused 7,77 dollar code. Maybe that still works

Edit: noooo why do I mistake them )))) it's bloody twelve south ....

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Old Feb 2, 2013, 03:18 PM   #39
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Just waiting on Twelve South to put these up on Amazon... Does Twelve South offer free shipping on their site?
Yes, they offered free ground shipping via UPS when I placed my order.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 07:00 PM   #40
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Just ordered two days ago and no shipping status email or anything.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 07:52 PM   #41
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Just ordered two days ago and no shipping status email or anything.
That's weird I ordered two days ago and it's been shipped. Gonna get here Tuesday from what it says. Hope it comes monday though!
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 09:17 PM   #42
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That's weird I ordered two days ago and it's been shipped. Gonna get here Tuesday from what it says. Hope it comes monday though!
Same here! Tracking is showing a Tuesday delivery.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 06:56 AM   #43
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That's weird I ordered two days ago and it's been shipped. Gonna get here Tuesday from what it says. Hope it comes monday though!
Did you get an email notification? I haven't received one yet.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 07:29 AM   #44
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I received an email notification with a tracking number stating it was shipped.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 07:30 AM   #45
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Just waiting on Twelve South to put these up on Amazon... Does Twelve South offer free shipping on their site?
The Jet Black and White SurfacePads did just show up. (Also for the iPhone 4/4S: Jet Black and White)

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Old Feb 3, 2013, 07:59 AM   #46
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Did you get an email notification? I haven't received one yet.
I got an email notification hours after I bought it. I'm not sure why you didn't get one.. Check your spam folder?

Also it's shipping from NC. So if you're from NC you'll probably get it monday.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 09:06 AM   #47
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I got an email notification hours after I bought it. I'm not sure why you didn't get one.. Check your spam folder?

Also it's shipping from NC. So if you're from NC you'll probably get it monday.
Nope, nothing in the spam folder. And yes, I'm in North Cackalacki.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 03:24 PM   #48
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I use Runkeeper on my iphone when running and am wondering how the adhesive will hold up to me taking it on and off the case to fit in my armband.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 03:45 PM   #49
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i wonder why they didnt put a little hole for the front speaker on it, i would have definately bought one if it had that
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 04:26 PM   #50
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i wonder why they didnt put a little hole for the front speaker on it, i would have definately bought one if it had that
Because it doesn't look good. The same goes for cutouts for the unlock slider and caller id, which is even worse.
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