Another eBay case review

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by sparrky, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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    I received 3 cases in the mail today: Switcheasy Nude, Scosche bandEDGE, and my $3 case from eBay. The eBay case is my favorite :D

    My photography skills suck big time but here are some pics:

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    And for fun, I put an apple decal on the back...

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    It fits over a skin on the back (Wrapsol, but I had to remove the side skins) and feels great. All buttons are easily accessible/pushable. And surprisingly, it is NOT a fingerprint magnet. Great material, smooth edges and a perfect fit. And yes it helps with the reception problems. I really, really love this case!

    Got it here for $2.99.
     
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  3. sparrky thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's right, I forgot to mention the flash... no flash issues at all. I took a picture in a completely dark room, and it came out fine.

    May not be the same results if you get a color other than black.
     
  4. eddiec312 macrumors 6502

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    How well does it slide down pockets? Is it smooth or does it get like stuck?
     
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  6. sparrky thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very smooth. I haven't tested it with jeans yet but maybe if you're into skinny jeans and it's a really hot day it would get stuck...:p
     
  7. hahaland macrumors newbie

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    This is a nice case. Thanks for the pics. Is it a snug fit btw?

     
  8. Pared macrumors 65816

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  9. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

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    Is the material TPU?
    Is the bottom part flimsy?
    Is it a snug fit?
    Are you sure theres no flash problems lol? Try taking a picture of something a few feet away from you while in the dark :)
     
  10. touchmonkey macrumors 6502

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    went to order and couldn't find where i select a color
    my ebay skills suck
     
  11. sparrky thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if it's TPU, I don't think so. It's very snug, yes. The bottom part is slightly flimsy, it's similar to the iskin there, but not very noticeable unless you're looking for it. And yes I'm positive that there's no flash issue ;) Here's the pic I took with the case on. This was in my bathroom in complete darkness.

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  12. enklined macrumors 6502

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    Awesome post, thanks for the review, and the link. Ordering one today!

    Love the decal - nice work. Where'd you get it? ;)

    Also, how does the INSIDE of the case feel? I've seen people say (in the past, ie 3G ebay cases) that their eBay case scuffed/scratched their phones. This is my only real concern.
     
  13. tanster macrumors regular

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    sparrky, your case does look very much like the iSkin Solo, which was my favorite case for the iPhone 3GS. :)

    Does it have a glossy finish all the way around, on the back too?

    Thanks!
     
  14. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

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    I like it. but im disappointed it's not TPU, It looks like TPU lol. Maybe ill buy 1 just to make sure :D, I know ebay posts say its silicon or rubber when it's really TPU.
     
  15. eman40 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the pics and impressions. I ordered this same case (actually two - one for me and the other for my GF) a few days a go. Does it slide out the pocket easily? I have a eBay silicon case (very similar to this one) but it's a pain to take out of my pockets! Thanks again.

    edit: nvm i saw the answer up top. Thank!
     
  16. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Sweet. Thanks for posting this. The price is right enough to just get one for the hell of it, even if you end up not liking it. Sure beats the $29 iBumper.
     
  17. sparrky thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got the decals here. (Seller vbooty in case that link is dead later). The inside is very smooth, it won't scratch or scuff the phone at all.

    Yeah the glossy finish is all over. Even on the inside :p

    Yeah I don't know how to describe this material. It's not quite as hard as TPU cases, like the iSkin Solo. It's probably obvious to most people what it is lol, but I just don't know. Probably plain old rubber! But it feels nice, that's all I know. :)
     
  18. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Read the full ebay listing, it says:
     
  19. touchmonkey macrumors 6502

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    thanks
     
  20. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

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    Does it slide easily in and out of your pocket?
     
  21. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how the OP defines "perfect" but that is what he said about the fit.
     
  22. enklined macrumors 6502

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    Just made a purchase for a black one. Might spring for a white one later if I like this one ;)
     
  23. mlukens macrumors member

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    I ordered a blue one, I will post a picture when it comes in.
     
  24. jplusc macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing against those who like these but I ordered this same case and thought it was horrible. The case bubbles up around the buttons since it is nearly flat inside and overall the fit is far from perfect to me. I will be the first to admit that I am very anal about how my cases fit. If I had no case it would be better than nothing, but I would be prepared to buy a new case down the road if you order this. Just my opinion.
     

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