Case Debate - Reflect Vs Griffin Elan Convertible

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by milszils, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2007
    I want a case for my iPod but am torn with which one...
    Forget price, I want your experiences. I do like the Griffin Elan Convertible but I'm not sure how steardy it is, and how stiff the case is. I don't want something too flimst, and also does the leather flap stick with magnets?

    Can you post some pictures please?

    Thanks in advance...
  2. macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    Griffon Reflect:


    Tough protection that reflects well on you.

    Reflect cases are durable polycarbonate shells that present a seamless, mirrored-chrome reflective face to the world -- until you wake up your player, and the bright, clear screen shows through the chrome as if by magic.

    Reflect is now available in sizes for the 2nd & 3rd generations of iPod nano, as well as iPod classic and iPod with video.


    Elan Convertible:


    It's drop-top style for your iPod.

    Removable flipcover and microfiber lining protect your iPod’s click wheel or touch screen. Removable clip lets you carry your iPod on your belt or shoulder strap or slip it into your pocket. Includes static peel screen protector and premium cleaning cloth. All Elan Convertible cases are made of top-grain leather except silver (high-tech synthetic).

    Top-grain leather outer case
    Soft microfiber lining and clear screen protector guard against scratches, but are sensitive enough to allow clickwheel control.
    Removable belt clip for bag, belt or briefcase
    Removable flipcover reverses to serve as a built-in stand
  3. macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2006
    neither ..

    .. the first one obviously has some reflective coating that means it will definitely take something away from the brilliant ipod display .. while the second one has that horrible front flap filled with god knows what ....both suck big time.

    I would never ruin all the hard work done by Apple engineers to make my iPod thin and light by carrying it inside one of these abominations ..

    give me a 5/5.5G sleeve for ipod touch (leather would be nice .. but not too thick) and that'll make my day ...
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2007
    the reflect doesnt cover the screen
  5. macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2007
    I have the Reflect. I've been using it for about 2 weeks.
    It does a decent job of protecting the iPod case from scratches. The Touch isn't much bigger with the case.
    The case comes with a clear screen protector. I haven't applied this as I've heard they are't as smooth and increase the friction when using motions.

    The biggest advantage with the Reflect is the slightly rubberized back plate. Much easier to hold, and less likely to slip from your hands.
  6. macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    I have the Griffin iClear (very similar to the Reflect) and am pretty happy with it, overall.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2007
    the flap on the convertible is removable. But I suggest the DLO Action jacket.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    Great response based on speculation. Always avoid these uninformed posts.

    I have actually seen both and it really depends what you want. I have the Reflect and I love it but I like my co-workers Elan C. as well. It depends on whether or not you're concerned with covering the screen.

    If you have a screen protector you would be ok with the Reflect. It's very eye-catching and actually draws more attention to your device than without the case. The Elan is a very nice PDA-styled leather case although it does hide the beauty of your device. The fact it flips down is big as that may be a deciding factor for you.
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2007
    are there any good leather flip cases that flip at the side? Also do u use the screen protecter that came with the reflect, as i heard it isn't that good? thanks
  10. Guest

    GET THE REFLECT!!! ITS THE BEST CASE EVER!!I love the size of it, and how the back is a grip. Its beatiful.(speeled that wrong)Oh, and I used the screen protector. I didn't get it on perfect, but as long as the actual screen part of the protector is on, your in the clear. I still have air bubbles near the top and near the home button. I dont really care though, because with the case on, you can't see them.
  11. macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    I just have some anti static sheets that keep mine safe from scratches, i love them!
  12. macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
  13. macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2007

    I agree, I love the back grip cover! :)

    The front gets scratched easily... I should be more careful.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    Not sure about sideflip leather cases but a wonderful screen protector that I use is made by Boxwave. Look up the crystal clear... it's phenomenal.

    On a side note, I've ditched my Reflect for a Capsule by SwitchEasy... in white... and it is easily the best case I've used for the touch. EASILY.

    I highly suggest you guys check it out.
  15. macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2007
    lakewood, ohio
    i tried different ones and kept the griffin converible.

    it is perfect for me.

    anyone trying cases should try a few and than decide.
  16. macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    Anyone have this one? I kind of like the idea of a rubberized edge to protect it if I drop it.

  17. macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
  18. macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2007
    Portland, OR
    I just got my Touch today, but I bought a Griffin Reflect a few nights ago at the Apple Store (got the last one). It's nice, looks good, feels good, the rubberized coating on the back gives it a little "grip" in your hand. I wonder how it'll hold up to a fall though... I'm thinking not too well. But for normal stuff it'll be fine.

    That rubberized case looks hot! I just saw one in Office Depot (same price).

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