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FlyingTexan

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Jul 13, 2015
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I just wanted to give my little review. I spent a lot ordering several cases off Amazon to try on my iPhone 13 mini. I’d been looking around, asked here even, and learned more that I ever wanted to about case design and capabilities. Like how carbon fiber actually acts as a faraday cage and inhibits the signal. I went several rounds and the only case I really wanted to try but couldn’t get within any reasonable time was the carbonthat case which was going to be $90USD coming from Australia.

However, and this is for the 13 mini, I’ve found the Pitaka pro to be the perfect case. It’s smaller in profile than the Apple Silicon case, MUCH more sturdier, took some real effort to put on. The tactile feel of the buttons is great. The fit is actually better than the three previous Apple silicon cases where the top edge would slip out of there was any pressure. The Pitaka is made of Kevlar, I don’t have a long term wear report, but it offers complete protection in what looks to be a smaller profile than what the pictures even showed. The camera and screen lip are just right. It slips in and out of the pocket easier than the apple case. Being third party I never expected a case that could match anything apple produced but have been very surprised by this one. Overall it was $70 on Amazon which definitely puts it in the top tier layer of products but I’m a working professional and it’s important to me to not look like I only buy things at Wal-Mart.

The Pitaka Pro is the perfect 13 mini case for anyone looking for something premium and professional with slim profile that offers the exact kind of protection you’re looking for. I could never, ever, imagine using a screen protector. Tried it once and it drove me crazy. Completely unneeded with this case. It’s perfect.
 

Splitrail

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Dec 26, 2021
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I just wanted to give my little review. I spent a lot ordering several cases off Amazon to try on my iPhone 13 mini. I’d been looking around, asked here even, and learned more that I ever wanted to about case design and capabilities. Like how carbon fiber actually acts as a faraday cage and inhibits the signal. I went several rounds and the only case I really wanted to try but couldn’t get within any reasonable time was the carbonthat case which was going to be $90USD coming from Australia.

However, and this is for the 13 mini, I’ve found the Pitaka pro to be the perfect case. It’s smaller in profile than the Apple Silicon case, MUCH more sturdier, took some real effort to put on. The tactile feel of the buttons is great. The fit is actually better than the three previous Apple silicon cases where the top edge would slip out of there was any pressure. The Pitaka is made of Kevlar, I don’t have a long term wear report, but it offers complete protection in what looks to be a smaller profile than what the pictures even showed. The camera and screen lip are just right. It slips in and out of the pocket easier than the apple case. Being third party I never expected a case that could match anything apple produced but have been very surprised by this one. Overall it was $70 on Amazon which definitely puts it in the top tier layer of products but I’m a working professional and it’s important to me to not look like I only buy things at Wal-Mart.

The Pitaka Pro is the perfect 13 mini case for anyone looking for something premium and professional with slim profile that offers the exact kind of protection you’re looking for. I could never, ever, imagine using a screen protector. Tried it once and it drove me crazy. Completely unneeded with this case. It’s perfect.
In what way does it offer screen protection?
 

FlyingTexan

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Jul 13, 2015
880
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In what way does it offer screen protection?
By having a lip around the edges. If you place it face down or drop it the screen doesn’t come into contact with anything. Stays firmly in place. The silicone case from apple (I never used a leather on this model) the phone would still slip from the case where it would then make contact with the ground.
 

lkalliance

macrumors 65816
Jul 17, 2015
1,384
4,365
I just wanted to give my little review. I spent a lot ordering several cases off Amazon to try on my iPhone 13 mini. I’d been looking around, asked here even, and learned more that I ever wanted to about case design and capabilities. Like how carbon fiber actually acts as a faraday cage and inhibits the signal. I went several rounds and the only case I really wanted to try but couldn’t get within any reasonable time was the carbonthat case which was going to be $90USD coming from Australia.

However, and this is for the 13 mini, I’ve found the Pitaka pro to be the perfect case. It’s smaller in profile than the Apple Silicon case, MUCH more sturdier, took some real effort to put on. The tactile feel of the buttons is great. The fit is actually better than the three previous Apple silicon cases where the top edge would slip out of there was any pressure. The Pitaka is made of Kevlar, I don’t have a long term wear report, but it offers complete protection in what looks to be a smaller profile than what the pictures even showed. The camera and screen lip are just right. It slips in and out of the pocket easier than the apple case. Being third party I never expected a case that could match anything apple produced but have been very surprised by this one. Overall it was $70 on Amazon which definitely puts it in the top tier layer of products but I’m a working professional and it’s important to me to not look like I only buy things at Wal-Mart.

The Pitaka Pro is the perfect 13 mini case for anyone looking for something premium and professional with slim profile that offers the exact kind of protection you’re looking for. I could never, ever, imagine using a screen protector. Tried it once and it drove me crazy. Completely unneeded with this case. It’s perfect.

A bad case of, er, badcaseitis can really dim the joy that a smartphone can inspire. When you can be this enthusiastic, that's a win!
 
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FlyingTexan

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Jul 13, 2015
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Do you think the “carbon fiber” that looks just like any other carbon fiber case you can get for $1 off Alibaba makes you better somehow ha.
No I don’t because the $1 case on alibaba looks like a $1 case. Laugh all you want but my boss is a billionaire and many of his friends we fly on our jet are worth quite a bit, too. Instead of being treated like an employee I get to join in. From weeks in Africa on safari to running around on his boat to hunting on his ranch. I’ve gotten the position I have because when people like you think things like this don’t matter, I think they do. When I’m in view of the public I’m always clean cut, dressed nicely, speak professionally, have polished boots, and a nice watch. When I pull a laptop out of a bag it’s a professional looking MacBook Pro and not some transformer looking gamer crap and when I grab for my phone it’s not going to sit there looking janky with some cheap as hell knockoff case or a smeared/bubbles/cracked screen protector. Smirk all you’d like but it’s the smallest of details that mean the most because it means you pay attention to the smallest of details. It’s a confidence boost to my boss and other clients.

I think this case is very professional, looks that way, and it might not mean anything to you or be a joke to you and that’s why someone like you hands their resume to someone like me.
 
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scrane

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Jan 25, 2021
81
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No I don’t because the $1 case on alibaba looks like a $1 case. Laugh all you want but my boss is a billionaire and many of his friends we fly on our jet are worth quite a bit, too. Instead of being treated like an employee I get to join in. From weeks in Africa on safari to running around on his boat to hunting on his ranch. I’ve gotten the position I have because when people like you think things like this don’t matter, I think they do. When I’m in view of the public I’m always clean cut, dressed nicely, speak professionally, have polished boots, and a nice watch. When I pull a laptop out of a bag it’s a professional looking MacBook Pro and not some transformer looking gamer crap and when I grab for my phone it’s not going to sit there looking janky with some cheap as hell knockoff case or a smeared/bubbles/cracked screen protector. Smirk all you’d like but it’s the smallest of details that mean the most because it means you pay attention to the smallest of details. It’s a confidence boost to my boss and other clients.

I think this case is very professional, looks that way, and it might not mean anything to you or be a joke to you and that’s why someone like you hands their resume to someone like me.
So, you're a chauffeur?
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
14,678
5,898
No I don’t because the $1 case on alibaba looks like a $1 case. Laugh all you want but my boss is a billionaire and many of his friends we fly on our jet are worth quite a bit, too. Instead of being treated like an employee I get to join in. From weeks in Africa on safari to running around on his boat to hunting on his ranch. I’ve gotten the position I have because when people like you think things like this don’t matter, I think they do. When I’m in view of the public I’m always clean cut, dressed nicely, speak professionally, have polished boots, and a nice watch. When I pull a laptop out of a bag it’s a professional looking MacBook Pro and not some transformer looking gamer crap and when I grab for my phone it’s not going to sit there looking janky with some cheap as hell knockoff case or a smeared/bubbles/cracked screen protector. Smirk all you’d like but it’s the smallest of details that mean the most because it means you pay attention to the smallest of details. It’s a confidence boost to my boss and other clients.

I think this case is very professional, looks that way, and it might not mean anything to you or be a joke to you and that’s why someone like you hands their resume to someone like me.

Just imagine how pristine you would look with a naked phone and no case.
 
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scrane

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Jan 25, 2021
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The bare phone is too slippery for me. I use a minimalist case with a grainy, non tacky surface and it is perfect for me. Gives me a place to stash an emergency folded $100 bill.

 
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