Catalyst iphpne 6+ do not buy!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by romeo.xk, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    I do not recommend this case to anyone, the case leaked and ruined my I6+! It did ok empty, but with the phone in it, big FAIL, and yes, I checked everything before testing it with the phone, this is not my first waterproof case.

    Stay away!
  2. Tortri macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010

    Where do you think it leaked from, the bottom, one of the sides?
  3. romeo.xk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    One of the sides, the edge on the sleep button side is wider than the volume side, even when the case is empty. Waiting to see what this people are gonna tell me now.
  4. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    Do any of these case makers offer a phone replacement warranty if they fail? Life proof when they first started claimed to, but people with the Nuud have gotten their phones toasted and now it doesn't sound like they stand by their product.
  5. Alan Mac Farlan macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2015
  6. wackoip macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    I received it just before Easter and it failed the water test, leaking from bottom right and front left. Contact them and they want some high resolution photos or videos but their web site has only got like 100M limit or something ridiculously small size you can attach. Anyway I got around that by sending them a link to a video showing them how it leaked. Then they want me to squeeze so that they can determine where the leak is from! I got fed up and said that's your problem I'm not prepared to do another damn video. Then they asked me to send them back the case and said they will send me a new one if it's a manufacturing fault.

    I'll see how that goes. It's a pain. But at least I'm in Hong Kong (where they ship from) and their customer service usually reply to your email within a couple of days.
  7. Leggee macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2014
    I've had my catalyst for the iPhone 6 for a few months now and couldn't be more satisfied. Been in rivers, baths and showers and no leaking. No rainbow effects like Lifeproof and the mute dial is perfect. Maybe the 6plus is different but I'd hate to think people would steer clear of it due the 6plus issues. The 6 has been great for me.
  8. doxzilla macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2014
    I've had mine for the 6 Plus since Tuesday and haven't had any issues with it all. Of the three waterproof cases that I've used (Redpepper, Obex, and Catalyst) this is my preferred case.
  9. pmb0404 macrumors newbie


    Sep 14, 2014
    Oakwood, GA
    Have you noticed any decrease in voice quality on calls? I don't always use a bluetooth and have heard that this can be a problem with waterproof cases. Is there a place to attach a lanyard on the Catalyst? Thanks!
  10. Leggee macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2014
    There is a place to attach a lanyard. I've had no issues with sound on voice calls or speaker calls.
  11. jayrflow macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2013
    So is this a good buy for the 6 Plus? I'm in need of a good waterproof case.
  12. macher macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2012
    I've done lots of research on water proof cases. For me I can't find one that I'm confident in. The best one I researched is the Lifeproof Nuud. I like that it doesn't come with the typical built in screen protectors that cause rainbow and hinder the quality of the iPhone screen. I had the Lifeproof Fre and returned it and the built in screen protector sucks. I'm assuming the Catalyst is the same or similar.

    A coworker has the Nuud for his 6 and he dropped it in a puddle of water about a couple inches deep on concrete. His iPhone wasn't damaged at all and I was pretty impressed.
  13. Leggee macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2014
    I've had four lifeproofs, iphone 4, two for the iphone5 and the recent frè for iphone 6. All worked perfectly in and out of water. I switched to the catalyst a couple of months ago and love it. None of the rainbow effect with the screen protector and the port cover is a lot easier to deal with compared to the lifeproof. It also feels a lot slicker than the lifeproof as in that there's no ear phone port covers jutting out. It just feels a lot more smoother. I still like the lifeproof but prefer the catalyst. Both definitely do the job in terms of water protection.
  14. -ultimac- macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2014
    Thanks for letting every one know

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