Anyone use the element ion 4 case?

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  1. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a

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  2. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

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    I have the Formula 4 (the other full coverage case). It works pretty darn well, no problems with reception, and it's a perfect fit. I also have a bumper that I use occasionally, and while the bumper is a little less thick, the Formula 4 offers greater protection.

    If you like it, I say go for it. Element sells quality (if expensive) cases.
     
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    Not to get off subject but since you posted this I thought I would ask. I was looking at the Formula 4 case but had heard that the two pieces do not attached very well and can become loose often. Have you experianced a problem with this?

    I would actually prefer the Ion 4 design over the Formula 4 except I am not a fan of the way the silicone covers the bottom front area of the iphone near the home button. Other than that it looks like a awesome case.
     
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    I too didn't like that silicone front piece, which is why I went with the Formula 4.

    When I first got the case, the two pieces were super tight-fitting. After a couple of weeks they gradually started to loosen (which I did not like), and one side actually stopped sitting flush at the seam. I was getting skeptical, so I put in an exchange order with Element.

    Then something interesting happened. I washed the case, and it went back to fitting perfectly.

    By no means did the case look dirty when I washed it, but I think because it is such a precise, tight fit that even a small amount of dust caused the seam to spread.

    Moral of the story: clean it every few weeks and it works great. If you don't you might think it is a design flaw, like I did.

    The only real complaint I have is that the carbon fiber backplate accumulates surface scratches fairly easily. Otherwise it is a fantastic case.
     

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