Anyone tried new Casemate Phantom case?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by koigirl, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. koigirl macrumors 6502a

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    Got an e-mail from CaseMate yesterday advertising this new case. Looks like a good alternative to Otterbox Defender for summertime beach protection but wanted to hear thoughts from any real users out there. It has 8 reviews on CaseMate's website, all 4-star, but of course they may be filtering reviews as they're trying to sell it!:cool:
     
  2. rapaleeman macrumors 6502

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    It literally went live on their site a couple of days ago over the weekend. They did the fake reviews with a bunch of their cases (the Jett specifically) so this looks to be the case.

    The case itself looks good but I'm not buying it to try it. Too many cases.
     
  3. koigirl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for clarifying these are "Phantom" reviews :roll eyes: That's what I suspected so I'll wait and see what others think as I don't feel like being the guinea pig. The fake review thing kind of turns me off CaseMate although I've had a case I liked from this company. Like you, I have too many cases already! Unclear exactly what material this case is made of?
     
  4. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    I have that case. I was at the CES last week and stopped by the Case-Mate booth. They were giving that case away IF you traded in the case you were currently using.

    I talked the gal into letting me trade in a case that was on my old Vibrant for one. This Phantom case is a tank. Too bulky for me but definitely a protector.
     
  5. koigirl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So could you expound a little bit on the case you received? What type of material is it made out of? How does it compare in terms of bulk/construction/appearance/quality to some of these other heavy-duty cases like Otterbox Defender, Griffin Survivor, etc.? It looked like in the pictures it was maybe a bit more sleek?
     
  6. scutts macrumors member

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    so i was at the CES as well and received this case. I've used Otterbox Defender, Commuter and Griffin Survivor before so I can give you a brief comparison. Construction of Phantom is different from any typical tank case. It is made of two pieces, one hard plastic piece that goes from the front of iPhone (think plastic snap on cases but reversed), another made of dual injection TPU (I think) that wraps around the rest of the phone. The case does not use silicone so there's no slop over time like Defender/Survivor, also does not attract lint. Bulk is about the size of Commuter but fit is much better. Styling is not much of my taste but I like the way it fits. Hope this helps a little.
     
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  8. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Good info. I may give this case a shot.
     
  9. KathleneHestir macrumors newbie

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    Case-Mate Phantom

    Case-Mate does not fabricate product reviews. All consumer reviews are approved - unless they are deemed abusive/obscene; violate a law/regulation; infringe on someone's intellectual property rights; are not related to that specific Case-Mate product; or are false or misleading. Our team works hard to investigate negative reviews and correct any major issues our customers might have.

    The rugged Phantom case is two pieces. A front snap on screen protector guards the screen. It consists of protective pads on the top and bottom and a clear shield over the screen. (NOTE: The samples we gave away at CES did not have the clear shield over the screen; however, all Phantom cases sold online and in retail stores do include this piece.) The back shell consists of three layers, a soft outer shell made of TPE, a hard inner layer made of PC, and a final soft inner layer of TPE.

    Check out our roundup of Phantom reviews.

    Kathlene Hestir
    Social Media Manager, Case-Mate
    kathlene.hestir@case-mate.com

     
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  11. Mr D macrumors 6502

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    If you like throwing your phone across the room, this is the case to get.

    If you like throwing your phone through the window from the 30th floor and still retrieve your data, this is the case to get.

    :D
     
  12. Balibalistic macrumors regular

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    LOVE Casemate, but........ Why do great companies Ike Casemate not focus on holsters for these types of cases? Bet it would sell ten fold with a nice seidio type case. I would certainly buy it!
     
  13. KStinque macrumors newbie

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    because case mate is doing the good work of rid the work of dorks. just kidding!!! holsters have their place: on construction sites and....?
     
  14. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    "and..." hospitals. Scrubs require a holster. No other option, really.
     

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