Anyone tried Skech cases?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by richard371, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    I got a cool looking metallic blue at the mall kiosk. Looks like an incase but has felt inside to avoid scratching the back. Its made of an extremly hard rubber that feels like plastic. Fits great and does not seem cheap.
     
  2. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    Got some pics.....I wanna see!
     
  3. Silverfist macrumors member

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    For the price, the Skech case isn't bad at all.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VrkL30Cvyk

    YouTube vid of a review of the blue Skech.

    I bought the red metallic one... nice snug fit, feels sturdy; I also like the fact that the bottom portion slides off fairly easy (the one I bought is a simple tension hold rather than the tab clip seen in the video -- maybe a difference between UK and USA styles) so I can still plug my iPhone to the Monster FM transmitter in my car (I swear, the Monster has the biggest, most ungainly plug that's too large for EVERY case I've tried on any iPod...)

    I seem to remember it coming with a screen protector as well, but I don't use it since I prefer the oleophobic glass on the 3GS.

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  4. daonesteven macrumors 6502

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    aside from extremely minor design differences, that looks exactly like my Seidio Innocase II...lol i wonder who came out with it first
     
  5. geltab macrumors member

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    don't buy this case

    a month after purchase all of the coating is coming off. on the top by the screen, that is completely off and on the sides it is bubbling up like it is ready to come off there too.
     
  6. cueballbil macrumors newbie

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    I saw these cases at my local mall. Ontario California. I too thought about buying one. Anyone else have problems with the coating coming off or bubbling??
     
  7. DoeDoe macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I wouldn't buy it.

    So, I was walking through the mall in Ontario as well, and I saw this case too! The :apple: iPlay & Talk :apple: stand next to the food court. Vendor has a thick European accent.

    The Skech case looks and feels amazing. But the price ($30) made me look into it first. I came across this thread and notice someone had a problem with it chipping.

    So I went back and looked at the demo that was out. IT HAS CHIPS IN IT! He tried to explain it as "kids step on them," and then proceeded with a test of it's durability. He rubbed it against a flat wood counter. Unfortunately for him, that didn't work out to well. It left a mark (not a chip). My girlfriend decided to test it too. She lightly(!) tapped it against the counter and it left a chip on the side of the case. :( . He then threw in a 30 day warranty. :p .

    At first, he offered $30 for the case and $30 for the "lifetime warranty" screen protector. (OMG, $30 screen protector? RIP-OFF!!!) Price then drops to $25 EACH! But I wasn't going to spend $25 on a screen protector. So he offered $30 for the Skech case + REGULAR screen protector. Ehh.. After showing him the chips on the case, I was able to get it down to ........

    dun dun dun!!!!!

    $50 for 2x Skech Cases PLUS 2x Screen protectors + 30-day warranty. =P

    Probably a good deal but I still decided against it. So I recommend that you stay away from this product!!

    But if you STILL want it, don't buy it for more than $25 for case + 30 warranty + screen protector (non-lifetime warranty on screen protector).

    BTW, after leaving the stand he said, and I quote, "Go away! This isn't for you! Next time don't waste my time!"

    I was nice too! T___T Well, hope this helps anybody considering it!

    EDIT: Chips = Coating coming off. Never noticed bubbling.
     
  8. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

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    Buyer Beware!

    Mall stores and kiosks are generally a ripoff, unless they are selling a reputable brand.

    Save your money and get a nice case for $5 from eBay. They come from china and take 2 weeks, but well worth it.

    I think I now have 30 cases. :)
     
  9. DoeDoe macrumors newbie

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    I found a good alternative!

    I bought a VERY similar item on ebay for $5.99 + Free Shipping! (Black)

    The red, blue, and pink ones are $1 more but include a screen guard.
    $6.99 + Free Screen Guard + Free shipping

    It is the 2-piece slider case. It has the felt inside too, just like the Skech!
    UPDATE: The black one has felt. The red does not. Not sure about other colors.

    At least for this price I wouldn't mind if it ever chips or bubbles. :D

    If you want to find it, I bought it on ebay from seller empire_accessory
     
  10. Estellia macrumors newbie

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    you can see the pictures on iplayntalk website
    www.iplayntalk.com:)
     
  11. Estellia macrumors newbie

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    i actually bought from iPlay N talk kiosk a cases for myself as well couple month ago. and it got chipped in the back of the cases.
    so i went back to the kiosk and the sales person was soooo nice to me that he exchange the cases for me to new one. i was so happy - it made my day!!!!:)
    i definetely think that SKECH products are not rip off, because if you go to Apple store that where you get RIPPED OFF. and the colour range that SKECH has no comparison with Apple.
    so i suggest for you to go if you not happy with your product and it chipped off for some reason - go back to the kiosk and definetly believe that they will exchange to a new one..
     
  12. sindamv macrumors newbie

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    Skech case for iPhone 4

    I have not had any issues with chipping. The case is far better than what the Apple store recommended for my husband's iPhone 4. Protects the top power button well.
     
  13. Annerz macrumors regular

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    My head hurts after reading this.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  15. goodiz macrumors newbie

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    skech cometition

    SKECH has started a great giveaway competition on their facebook page, please like my picture i want this ipad :)
    facebook.com/skechit
     
  16. ellebelle11 macrumors newbie

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    I've had the shiny orange SKECH case for the last 6 months, and for someone who drops their phone alot (I'm a klutz), let me tell you- this case is a lifesaver. Yeah, it's pretty scratched up, but it keeps my phone working in perfect condition. I LOVE love love this case.
     
  17. Yves555 macrumors newbie

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    Skech cases are really, really good; look really good and are great protection for your iPhone (or iPod). The bad news is, they disconcontinued the iPhone 3G model (probably from dropping demand). The iPhone 4/4S cases are still being produced but I think the iPhone 3G cases can still be purchased from www.bluebug.biz
     
  18. yehudah72 macrumors regular

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    My friend owns the Skech company and I can tell you that he's always working on perfecting the cases, coming up with new designs, and trying to make products that users will enjoy!!!
     

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