Belkin Grip Vue Review [w/ Pictures]

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  1. Alexwithad macrumors 6502

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    The Belkin Grip Vue is a silicone case that is semi hard sort of like the iSkin Solo & Solo Fx. It's a nice case that seems sturdy to take a fall and absorb the impact. The buttons need an adequate amount of pressure to use (Volume up/down & power button). The vibrate slider is also surrounded by the case and is hard to use unless you apply pressure or use a finger nail to slide it up/down. Lay on table design, I haven't tried any screen protectors yet as I am waiting for the shipment. I can see it being a problem for the screen protectors and cause a bubble up if not applied perfectly but according to other users it seems to work fine with films when applied correctly. It has a lay on the table design and picks up absolutely no lint/dust. The headphone is open enough for my iPhone headphones and my multiple Skull Candy headphones, also the case has a big enough hole for the headphones that the secondary microphone is exposed. I'll test the flash with the case on/off once my battery is charged for my camera. All in all I think it's a great case and I am probably going to keep it because it will keep my phone safe without adding a ton of bulk.
     

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  2. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    I like the sig quote! Oh yea, good review also!
     
  3. TechWhore macrumors regular

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    I am also using this case and would like to note that it is Zagg Invisible Shield or other film friendly.
    I have been using it for 3 days now. I purchased it from Best Buy.

    It also comes in purple.


    Most of the other cases will rip or shred your film, but if you place yours correctly you should be fine!

    Minimal bubbling occasionally occurs on the edge if you drop your phone. Easily fixed, with your nail though, and pushed the film under the edge of the case.


    I will probably stick with this until incase releases a variety of case for the iP4.
     
  4. edk macrumors regular

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    rather than open my own thread, I'll post my findings here as well.

    I bought this case in Germany, where it is called the "iACC" or something like that. That had two colours available, clear or 'black'. I have the black version - it's still see through, but with a blackish tint.

    Seems like a pretty good case, until the incase slider is out (for me anyhow). I also have the belkin screen protector on there, and it fits fine.

    The only down side is the buttons. The volume buttons require a very hard press, which ends up flexing the case a little. And the power button is tricky as well. At first, the pressure kept turning the unit on and off.

    Seems a little bit better after a few days, but still... not perfect. Here's hoping the incase slider will be :)
     
  5. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    Mine depressed the lock button. Its been a problem for me egh!
    its always locking out phone on accident because they didn't carve out the button enough
     
  6. iMetalG5 macrumors 6502a

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    i had this but returned it. I had a full Zagg on and it didn't fit correctly. It took extra effort to access the volume and sleep/wake buttons. Its not bad looking as I had clear but the sides didn't fit well with the Zagg on.
     
  7. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

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    I hate this case. I am going to return it once I get my Incipio Feather. It's IMPOSSIBLE to press the buttons on it, you have to apply ALOT of pressure.
     
  8. drexel99 macrumors member

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    I have to agree. i bought this case simply because there was nothign else available and I wanted something for the phone. It really never fit correctly even without my wrap. but after installing wrapsol ultra on the phone it's now to the point where I don't even want this on my phone. Trying to get teh candyshell heard they work fine with the wraps.
     
  9. TimSS macrumors member

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    I was going to hold out for a nicer case, but after my phone slid out of my pocket the other day when I sat down, hit the cement, and dinged the corner, I was desperate for whatever the local stores had. Got this case and I'm really liking it. The extra pressure to press the buttons isn't a problem for me, and it fits fine with my Wrapsol screen protector (but I removed the back and side films to get a good fit in the case). I wish I had put the phone in this case on day one. I recommend it.
     
  10. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Does the material have a more rubbery or plasticy feel? Just wondering how easily it goes in and out of jean pockets.

    Also is the bezel on the front enough to lift the screen off a table if it is face down?
     
  11. iMetalG5 macrumors 6502a

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    as cool as the Feather is, it won't provide much drop protection. I also bought this and returned it (i basically purchased every i4 case that is available and in stock to try out). If you are looking for an almost nude i4 then yes get the Feather. But if you are looking for drop protection do not get this. My friend had one on his 3G for a year and it scratched the entire back of his 3G. He admitted he rarely took the Feather off to clean the dust/dirt out.

    To me the VUE had a more rubbery feel. It did slide in and out of the pocket w/ease. Also felt that yes it does have a lay-on-the-table design.
     
  12. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    It's like an iSkin solo. It's not sticky at all. More of a soft plastic. I think it's a great case. It adds very little bulk. yeh, the volumes are a little tough to press but it's not horrible to me. I have the purple which is think is very nice looking on the phone. :)
     
  13. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I am aware of the feather. I think between the Feather and protective screen, I will be able to prevent casual dings. I should note, it's my company's iphone, so I am not worried about resell value, which definitely plays a part in my decision.
     
  14. Alexwithad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just added more pictures to the original post.
    That's good to hear about the films. I'll add this to my review if you don't mind.

    It really isn't impossible you just have to use a little pressure which really I don't seem to be a problem.
     
  15. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't that difficult to press the buttons. Good lord. You might need to work out or something, dude.
     
  16. glen e macrumors 68030

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    Bought the clear one...

    Like the black bumper better

    Hate the milky back and flash washes out
     
  17. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    I completely agree with you. I got this case today and was very excited because it looks great and fits nicely but the buttons are just too hard to press.

    It's not like it's a workout pressing them, the point is that it takes extra effort and time to do so. I like to quickly press the lock button and slide my phone back into my pocket but this case makes that a longer ordeal than necessary. I'll be returning it tomorrow. Has anyone tried to cut out the buttons on the case?
     
  18. Alexwithad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I haven't tried cutting out the buttons but I still don't understand how people are struggling with this case.
     
  19. LAS22 macrumors regular

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    the wife returned her's to BB for this reason. i too thought they were pretty stiff, had to press down with my fingernail for it to catch.
     
  20. PittsDriver macrumors 6502a

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    Good review. Do you notice the case kinda lifts up where the volume buttons are? I had a Grip Vue but returned it because it was lifting there and made the case look like the fitment was off. Just curious if I got a dud.
     
  21. pikkashoe macrumors regular

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    Anyone notice their clear one is turning yellow

    Or am I just going nuts.
     
  22. MACis122 macrumors regular

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    i have this case and i absolutely love it, my sleep button requires very little pressure. the volume buttons are a little stiffer but its nothing i can't deal with or that will soften over time
     
  23. andy769 macrumors member

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    Me and a friend of mine both have this case and they are both turning yellow.

    Also like everyone else is saying the buttons are hard to press.
     
  24. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    It's not silicone so it does not attract lint. It's made out of Thermoplastic, like the iSkin Solo series.
     
  25. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I wonder, can you cut the back off and use it as a bumper?
     

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