Caze Zero 5 Pro UltraThin .5mm Case--Loving it!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by grimy, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have a few cases from Caze for my IP5.

    The first case I ordered back in December was a case with "clear" sides with clear/shiny backing. The sides turned out to be frost which made me unhappy. After a quick email to their custom service, they remedied the situation shipping my 3 Iphone cases(I paid the shipping). There shipping is direct from hong kong so I had to pick it up in USPS and it took about 3 weeks. The tracking number is so flawed with customs crap..just assume 3 weeks.

    A few pics of the first case I traded out due to frost color sides:

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    The case I ended up ultimately with is a Black Bumper/Clear Backing Zero 5 Pro Ultra thin. These cases are very minimalistic and I love it for the iphone 5. These cases are meant to protect from scratches, nothing more. As they are so thin, no skin "guardz" will work with the case(back OR sides). Otherwise, it will not fit perfectly. Each case comes with a plastic "wallet" stand and a front screen protector with each case. The sides are tight and do not sag.

    This is the case I am most happy with in terms of protection and looks. As there is a small lip on the Zero 5 pro, I don't feel the need to put the screen protector on. The case is flush around all the edges/buttons. The material doesn't have any enhanced grip. There are dust protectors on the lightening port/headphone jack that pull out(somewhat annoying but good protection). The volume/hold buttons have dimples in them. You can see there is a raised lip on top to protect the screen from scratches. All the holes line up as they should.

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    The next case is the Zero 5 clear for the IP5. I like this case as you barely notice it is there. I still prefer the pro over the clear as I prefer a Lip AND top/bottom protection from scratches. It is the exact same thinness/design as the color one. I will see as time goes on if any cracks appear(will update if so).

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    The last case I have is the Zero 5 Color. Its a pink one for the wife. Her first one had hairline cracks in 10 days. I asked for another one and Caze informed me the quality is now different on these particular cases. We will see as time develops. I plan on taking pictures of this case on the white IP5 once the wife is home. If cracks appear again, I will update.

    Also, someone suggested the Caze Zero 5 Pro frosted side/clear back would look good on the white iphone. I will post pictures once I get my paws on the wife's white Iphone.

    Any other questions or picture angles feel free to ask.
     
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  3. macrumors 68000

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    does this case fit with side and back protectors on?
     
  4. grimy, Jan 26, 2013
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    I found with sides on, it would not seat right.

    I found with back protector on, it messed with each case differently. The pro it made the back look bubbly and "wet" and the color/clear cases it would seat on the way on. This was with ghost armor.

    Haha wow, "cool" huh? way to be passive aggressive..funny thing, you & I live in same city. I was posting up more details on a secondary case that Caze comp'd me and because it wasn't just the "pro" I didn't want to post useless data in his thread. Sometimes when threads get to long, many will overlook information so I felt a separate thread was warranted to relook at Caze's current lineup. This is a lineup of 3 out of 4 designs they currently are offering for the IP5.


    Another thing about these cases, no name brand on them IMO would be better as its a minimal case.
     
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    How do you think which color will fit white iPhone 5 better? Clear (frosted) one? Or maybe white edition? Thank you.
     
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    Here is my wife's white iphone 5 with the frosted case on it for you:

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    Looks good but all those clear back cases are going to show every nick and scratch pretty fast.
     
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    How does it compare to Spigen's ultra thin air?
     
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    What is that small hole for on the back of the case (bottom right)?
     
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    Looks nice. How long did it take to receive it?
     
  12. macrumors 68000

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    That was my thought too. I've had really bad experiences with glossy clear cases.

    Maybe it's just me, but if all you want is scratch protection, I'd go with something even thinner. I posted this on another thread, but I tried skins from Sticker Boy with good results. It's just that the skin doesn't cover the chamfers.

    The case that I just got recently is the Caudabe Veil which seems even thinner than OP's case but is matte so that it doesn't get so scratched up. Just found it on Amazon for a decent price: http://www.amazon.com/Caudabe-Frost...8&qid=1364189117&sr=8-2&keywords=Caudabe+veil
     
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    I have a White one of these. Works really great! I have switched to an HTC One though, so if anyone wants to buy the Zero 5 Pro off me, message me. Would be a lot faster than waiting for it to arrive from China! lol
     
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    are the flaps annoying? do they stretch easily when you're using your headphones? can they be cut off?
     
  15. thread starter macrumors member

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    They are pretty solidly in there but can be easily cut off! I ditched mine after 6 months--both cases the clear plastic on the back stopped adhesiving to the bumper part.
     
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    The first case I ordered back in December was a case with "clear" sides with clear/shiny backing. The sides turned out to be frost which made me unhappy.
     

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