Carbon Infinity Arrival! ...Review and Pics :-)

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Shockwave78, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    EDIT@ read my last post here, will be returning.




    First, EXTREMELY impressed with the hardness/rigidness of the case. After all this talk here about carbon not being hard or whatnot, this case seems alot more rigid than any of the others i have seen out there for the iphone over the last 4yrs, especially for a one piece snap on dealio..

    1. Very tight fit, i would say its perfect, it took just enough pressure to snap it in, almost reaching that point where you would get worried, but yet no where near close to that point.

    2. It will work with all screen protectors no doubt, it comes up maybe a 1/64th or close to where the glass actually starts around the perimeter.

    3. Not happy with the fact i found 3-4 bubbles in the finish on the back, I doubt they would ship a product out like this so i am going to email them and ask if they can knock $25 off or I will return it and ask for an exchange. I figure with this heatwave around the country here, that may have had something to do with it. I think they are making them on demand or as the owner told me they have a bunch of orders in so its on the latter end of 2-5 days before they ship. I think the heat may have done since it may not have had enough time to fully cure after the finish was put on. Either way its not a dealbreaker, but I do want $25 back or an exchange for another one. For $80 a flaw in the finish was not even remotely on my mind as it was not expected in the least.

    4. Carbon Fiber is pretty cool to look at, it kinda has this thing to it where when you look at it from different angles it moves, kinda wierd, almost like those 3d art pages when you move your head it kinda changes. Did not expect that at all.

    5. Camera may suffer from this camera flash thing i have been hearing about, I will find out about it tonight when it gets dark out, what is the exact issue that is happening? The cut out is pretty close to the flash I will say that so i expect it to happen actually whatever it is you guys are saying happens.


    Overall, I am happy(if i get the $25 or exchange). Immediately when i picked it up i knew it was a quality product. The guy i dealt with always emailed me back within a couple hours and answered my questions before and after the order. If scratches and stuff occur it can be polished and waxed to get rid of them since it has clearcoat on it :)
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  2. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Can't even read this as is, dude please resize those pics.
     
  3. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    Is there any possibility that you could make the pictures larger? Kinda hard to see them when they're that small :eek:
     
  4. DLyman macrumors member

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    +1
     
  5. Shockwave78 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Now I can't see them, too small!

    j/k


    Thanks, reading now.
     
  7. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

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    they are probably gonna tell you that bubbles and minor imperfections are inherant in products like this. Every other carbon fiber place has always said that when asked by people...unless they are a high quality place that does stuff for high end customers.

    looks pretty good though
     
  8. barachus macrumors regular

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    $80!? ok maybe because I am browsing from my phone all I see is that the pattern seems to match the sofa, I will check it out on a bigger screen
     
  9. Shockwave78 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ya i may think about it first, but I do alot of finish work also with urethanes and alike products, and bubbles can always be avoided when done correctly. Especially on smaller pieces, larger pieces its acceptable, but something as small as a phone case you have it right in front of you, not like other things that may range from hard wood floors to large scale models where the surface stretches out beyond whats in front of you.
     
  10. owmygulay macrumors member

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    Thanks for the review and pics. It looks pretty thin. Does it feel like it ads much bulk to the phone? There was an expert in another thread that said carbon fiber is guaranteed to kill signal strength. Are there any issues with signal strength? It looks pretty good, and it kinda matches your couch. Do you think it provides any drop protection or is it still pretty vulnerable since it just snaps onto the back? Does it fit pretty snug? Thanks for all the info. I just might order one too.
     
  11. BNHabs macrumors regular

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  12. hipvamore macrumors regular

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    looks sick, idk about 80 bucks though. i feel like all these new cases around charge too much. this, grove, element....
     
  13. bjamison01 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info.

    One question - what about the inside of the case. Any protective rubber coating or pads to prevent scratching?
     
  14. Shockwave78 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No pads or rubber on the inside, it is clearcoated black with infinity logo. No scratching has taken place as i have taken the case off and on about 30 times so far!
     
  15. Shockwave78 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    After about 4 hours of total testing here over the last two days I have come to the conclusion the case drops my signal about one bar and sometimes two. I have been back and forth with the case on and off and it almost always drops a bar within seconds. After that it will hold there until I take the case off. Will be retiring, sadly it is the nicest iPhone case to ever appear and nothing will come close to it.
     
  16. dvboy macrumors regular

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    Oh no......I just ordered one of these cases:( Not sure what to do,guess I will contact the seller and see what he has to say about the reception issue.
     
  17. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's terrible. I think my case is ugly too. Actually I think almost all cases are ugly! :D
     
  18. Shockwave78 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Trust me other than that it is a great case. If your in a 4 to 5 bar area most of the time then I would say go for it. He also said the other case they offer the texalium or whatever is not carbon fiber but sprayed with an aluminum coating instead. Looks nice but silver is not my thing. He also said he has sold alot of these so far and mine is the only complaint and wanting to return it. Man all this talk of it makes me want to keep it!


    I will definitely be purchasing one for next years iPhone!
     
  19. dvboy macrumors regular

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    I just communicated with a fellow from Infinity Carbon,he assured me this is an isolated case(pardon the pun).One thing I can say for sure,he stands by his product,very informative,and his communication is first rate.I will post a follow up when my case arrives:)
     
  20. johnnybgood15 macrumors 6502

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    Pretty avoidable if you searched the forum or YouTube to see that this was a known issue....oops!!
     
  21. oChaos Nine macrumors newbie

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    If you wanna sell it, I'll take it off your hands ;)
     
  22. Shockwave78 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #1. It does not happen with every case and every phone that has carbon fiber. And the 90% of the reviews i read in general across multiple forums about real carbon fiber cases is that that 90% was happy with there case and had no issues at all.

    #2. Whats it hurt to try? If it does not work you return it for a refund? Are you basing your comments you have made in a few threads off the same ONE youtube video?

    #3. The signal drop was not DRASTIC at all and there were still many areas i would get 4 -5 bars in my traveling in the 2 days i had it, but most importantly it mattered most at my house for me, which there was on average it seemed to be a 1 bar drop. I did more testing and just decided I could not always have it in the back of my mind that "if i take my case off i may get better signal" Other than that i could live with a 1 bar drop.
     
  23. Shockwave78 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    why would i sell it to you for $50(if your the one that PM'd me) when i or anyone who buys them would just return it for $80?:confused:
     
  24. oChaos Nine macrumors newbie

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    No, I didn't PM you.
     

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