Found a wonderful case alternative

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Bart Lee, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2007
    My wife has a T-Mobile Dash (poor thing) and I tried slipping the iPhone into the case it came with. Turns out, it's a perfect fit. Found it online for only $10:

    For those of you who were unimpressed with the case selection at launch, check these out. Nice soft leather and a magnetic latch. Feels much nicer than a $10 case should ;)
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Great case!

    Thanks for the info! I just got it in and you were right--perfect. Black leather, soft, magnetic strap, headphone, vibrate button, mic, and speaker all accessible, great value at $9.95. Thanks again!
  3. macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2006

    I just ordered one as well.

    Thanks to this forum, I think I just saved the finish on my new iPhone.
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    Just got one, also. For less than $10 it's a very nice case. Thanks for the tip!
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2007
    Ditto, I just got one too and it fits perfectly. Great recommendation!
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I used this case with my tmobile dash before getting the iPhone, it was a very pleasant surprise that the iPhone fit perfectly! I want to get a spare just in case (no pun intended)!
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2007
    Nice find!!!

    Watch, in a few days this will be labeled as...

    HTC iPhone Genuine Leather Case - $24.99 :D
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    I ordered this case based on your recommendation and I'm thrilled. It really does feel expensive with the leather outside, the suede lining, and the magnetic catch. In fact, this case feels more expensive than the $30 cases I bought.

    It's the perfect size and has access to all the important buttons and the headphone jack. I can even see if I'm on vibrate without even touching anything. I'm glad I bought two of these cases at this price.

    We should see this on sale as an iPhone case soon, but for $34.99, not $24.99. ;)
  9. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Anyone want to sell me a Dash on the cheap that they'd just be throwing away anyway? :D
  10. macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    Dang i have one have to look for it :)
  11. macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007
    There have been some reports that the magnets in various cases are causing problems with the phones ...... anyone using this case have that experience ?

    This looks like a really nice case ....
  12. macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I was concerned about this as well, so far I have not seen any negative impact on the phone. I face it "face-out" which is facing the magnet, so that I can plug the headphones in easily. Another thing I love about this case is when I am listening to music and I would like to adjust the volume, I just have to reach down, open the flap and toggle the volume buttons without having to take the phone out. :cool:
  13. macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    Island Heights, NJ
    They are going to sell more for iPhones I think than the T-mobile device.

    Ordering one now ;)
  14. macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    Island Heights, NJ

    Where are these "reports"?
  15. macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007




    Or if you google the issue, you'll find plenty of results. I'm just saying people should be cautious. Looks like the blackbery cases are the biggest problem.
  16. macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Well after reading some of the reports, I do recall having a "iPhone needs repair" error, as well as some weird signal problems at times. Doing a reset solved both problems but I never had associated it with the case. I am going to stop using it just to be on the safe side.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Per Apple Store: Magnetic cases should be no problem

    Also, another poster mentioned this:

    I talked to an Apple Store guy who then asked one of the technicians about magnetic cases. Basically, they said since the iPhone uses Flash memory, not a hard drive, a magnet should not be a problem. However, if you apply a magnet directly to the back of iPhone, it may cause speaker problems. Hope this helps.

    Oh, and BTW, I've used the case for a month now with no problems (knock on wood).
  18. macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2007
    $1 Cheaper...

    This is an excellent find, truly. Way to go Bart Lee! I have been looking for a simply, horizontal case for use when walking around (times when my iPhone is mostly an iPod, like by the pool.)

    Anyway, for those who are interested, I found it on eBay, with cheaper shipping (just in case the online vendors catch on and start cranking up the price. :cool:)

    Also, the Google search I used was "HTC T-Mobile Dash Genuine Leather Case - Original (OEM) 70H00108-00M", just in case this guy runs out.
  19. macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    Anyone using this case with a skin like BSE? I have a generic black leather case with the black suede lining that I bought off of ebay and it is turning my skin black. Thanks for your help!
  20. macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2006
    nice find
  21. macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2007
    Got my "HTC T-Mobile Dash Genuine Leather Case" today. It works perfectly, as if it was actually made for the Apple iPhone. Unreal, and for 1/2 what any "Made for iPhone" labeled cases. Excellent craftsmanship and materials, with a soft loner to baby my iPrecious when cradled.

    Don't get me wrong, I'll still be running naked more often than not (the way nature and Steve intended it, for the iPhone) but for times when my iPhone is in iPod mode (like sitting around by the pool) or when I want the phone on my hip, this case is awesome.

    Hats off, Bart. Your find is much appreciated, sir.
  22. macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2005
    Ordered mine today as and addition to the crystal case. Hope I like it as much as you guys did.

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