$5 Aluminum Case!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by billchase2, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. billchase2 macrumors 68000

    billchase2

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    I just thought I'd post a quick review about this case because it's about $5 shipped and actually works pretty darn well. The case is from DealExtreme, which is an online store specializing in inexpensive gadgets. I ordered the case on a whim but have been pleasantly surprised with it. The inside of it is lined with foam so it doesn't scratch your phone. I also have not noticed any signal drop even though the aluminum covers the antenna area. Most of the buttons line up well. The only one that is a little off is the area where the volume buttons/silent switch is. The rest are dead on.

    Anyway, enough describing. Here is the link to the product:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.7135

    Any other questions, feel free to ask! I think it's a GREAT case for the money. The only problem is that it usually takes a couple weeks for products to arrive from this web site, so don't order if you're in a hurry.
     
  2. CADer macrumors 6502

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    Pictures?

    I see the site has pictures but not with an actual Iphone in it, can you supply any pictures? I am very interested in how this looks and how much thinckness this adds?
     
  3. billchase2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. OCP macrumors newbie

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    How tight does that clasp hold the case together? Think it will pop open if the phone is dropped?
     
  5. Merser macrumors member

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    Doesnt look to bad at all. Seems like its worth the measly $5.

    I noticed that there are holes on the back. Is there a clip system available for this? I can't seem to find one on their site.
     
  6. ClassicMac247 macrumors 6502

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    i want that for the ipod touch, then im gonna paint it silver with a black line and when people say something like is that the iphone im gonna be like, "What do you think". hee hee hee
     
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  8. billchase2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    sometimes it pops open, sometimes it stays in place. i think this is the biggest downfall of it. however, i guess you could always use some tape or a small amount of glue to keep it held together better.
    yes, i forgot to mention that. it actually comes with one you can use. it's made out of a clear plastic material and fits right on there. i don't use it because i like to keep my iphone in my pocket. it also feels like the plastic was cheaply made... though i haven't used it to actually find out.
     
  9. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    How does the aluminum feel? Cheapo? or decent?
     
  10. billchase2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It actually feels pretty good. Does not feel cheaply made or anything... especially for only 5 bucks.
     
  11. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    How thick is the case? How thick is it compared to say the Seidio Thin Rubberized case, that thing is SLIM!
     

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