6+ Elements Black Ops

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  1. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I use my 6+ since Apple release it, and now finally able to order the case I want. Really looking forward for it.

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  2. Juarez7514 macrumors member

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    The black ops are really nice. Had one for my 5s. Loved it
     
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    Just arrived, as expected, very good quality. And the metalic parts just looks awesome under different lighting.

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    And now, it forms the perfect Black Ops Combo with my watch.
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  4. 10-Dee-Q macrumors 6502

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    can you show more picture ?really interested in this case
    and how is the experience ? does it rattle ? does it make the 6 plus too big ?
     
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    Sure, few more pics here. Before I get the case, I wonder why the case colour keep changing between pictures on the Element website. And now, I know the answer, because it does looks different under different lighting and angle.

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    The experience so far is very good. Super easy installation, no screw driver required anymore.

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    Before I have this case, I use the Airmask. From memory, it's just 0.3mm think. So I jump from a very thin mask to this solid case. TBO, may be because it's completely black in colour, so it doesn't looks huge. On hand feeling is very good as well, very comfortable. As you can see, it has ergonomic design to fit your hand.

    Also, even though it has very solid protection on all 4 corners (which is very important to handle accidental drop), the grabbing area only increase the width by <3mm in total (just more than 80mm vs 77.8mm naked). Really can't feel the difference in size. I guess this is the main reason why they need to re-design this case for 6+, but not follow the ip6 design.

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    All the button covers are fixed on the case, so no extra installation step required. The volume buttons are very solid. Power button feels a bit loose, it can move up and down for about 0.5mm. All button work with zero problem anyway.

    The iphone is perfectly fitted inside the case. However, due to the power button has little room to move around, it can give out a little noise if you shake the 6+.

    The biggest downside so far is that I can't flip the silent switch if I only use my left hand to operate the phone. Which is not a problem for me, my Black SS Apple watch is on the way. Once it arrived, the phone will be always silent. Interestingly, when the phone is inside the holster, it's very easy to operate the silent switch.
     
  6. faded03cobra macrumors regular

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    Is it really worth the price though? I love buying cases and this looks fantastic.
     
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  9. h9826790 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Even my wife now says it worth the money (when I want to buy it, she said it's expensive).

    This case only avail for pre-ordered VIP at this moment. So no link for the public yet, but I am quite sure it will be avail to everyone soon.
     
  10. 10-Dee-Q macrumors 6502

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    hmmmm thx
    i got the vip invitation also cause i've been a fans of their cases since iphone 3g era
    one more question, do they fit a full coverage screen protector ?
     
  11. h9826790 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I didn't use any screen protector. And it's really hard to tell. It looks like the side rail is just covering the metal parts, but not the glass.

    If you want to use a full screen protector which cover the curve surface as well. That may be very tight. TBO, it looks ok, but really depends on the brand, and did you install the protector correctly. It looks like there is no room for error.
     
  12. leinadhok macrumors member

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    Love the look of this case but way out of my budget :(
     
  13. woshiniba macrumors newbie

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    hi
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    would you mind take some more shots of in side layer of the case please ?? what material it is? and when you close those 2 aluminum crowns dose it scratch the iphone from inside?? many thanks
     
  14. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    Blimey! that case puts Spigen to shame with there tough armor series! looks really really nice though
     
  15. h9826790 thread starter macrumors 604

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    At work now, may take photos later.

    Anyway, the side rail is made by G10. And the inner side of the crown is plastic, so won't scratch the phone.
     
  16. Jmacman78 macrumors 6502

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    I really like the look of this case. I always thought Element cases were over priced. I just don't think I could justify it.
     
  17. Cheer1os macrumors newbie

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    Hey, h9826790, or Element Case owners. Do you happen to know if this case is compatible with the 6s Plus? I read that there may be an issue with the slight thickness of the newer Plus. I am worried that the case may not fit properly along with the built-in side button functionality. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  18. ndbarras macrumors member

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    Yes it works, it's snug and at first I had issue with it holding power button down but messed with it a bit and now it works perfect.
     
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  20. h9826790 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Just get 6s+ today, yes it works.

    The new iPhone is a big thicker, when installed inside the case, the screen is just tiny bit lower than the edge of the case. So, if you put the phone on the table with face down, it will give you less clearance (between the screen and the table).

    All button works perfectly, so no need to worry about that.

    My feeling is that the case is "too fit" for the 6s+, once installed, quite hard to pull out the crown to uninstall it. This may be pros or cons, depend on how you use your phone and what your preference.
     
  21. Cheer1os macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the responses. I was able to order the Black Ops through Amazon. The case is a tad too snug as stated. Unfortunately, I can not seem to get the power button to work as normal. The button tends to get stuck, though the volume rocker buttons work fine. I don't want to have to use the assistive touch feature to substitute for the power button. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you..
     
  22. h9826790 thread starter macrumors 604

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    There is no trick for me, just install and work flawlessly (including the power button). May be I am just lucky, may be my case already used for few months, so a bit more "flexible".
     
  23. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    You don't own one or know someone who does, do you?

    You are wrong. If it does at all it is so little that a direct on/off comparison under any location condition does not show it. Element case with the physical breaks in the aluminum have solved the aluminum case signal issue. I've used their cases since my iPhone 4. The pro model for that phone and all cases since them have not been signal killers. Do your research before you make false statements.
     

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