Contour Flick for iPhone 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Tumi 07, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Tumi 07 macrumors member

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    Was wondering if anybody saw this case on apple.com. It seems like a really nice case. Let me know what y'all think...
     

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  2. macman4291 macrumors regular

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    YEa I saw it on the website, it looks nice I would like to see it in person, I have checked on the contour website and they dont have anything on it, The Apple store is the only place ive ever seen it....but it looks just like another rubber or silicone case that you can open the bottom for docking, it looks good, but i like more protection
     
  3. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a

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    Would it still stand up if you had the USB cable plugged in?
     
  4. thor79 macrumors 6502

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    Looks nice. If my BodyGuardz doesn't work out that may be a good one to go for. Perfect for Black iPhone owners...do they have an equivalent in white as well?
     
  5. macman4291 macrumors regular

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    yes, they do indeed have it in both colors, but on the apple store its mixed up, the Black one shows a picture of white, and the white one shows a picture of black
     
  6. zachmb macrumors newbie

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    Alright, but here's the real question. What does it offer in the category of screen / home button protection?
     
  7. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    It’s made of polycarbonate, pretty tough I imagine.

    There’s a case out there of machined aluminum, the iArmor by A1QP; it might even be sturdier but it's bulky and expensive at $60.

    I was thinking of getting this one (the contour), or the Griffin Nu Form. It’s also a hard shell like the Incase slider so that the bottom comes off. I don’t like the silicon or rubber cases; they don’t slide into pockets easily. And I’ve had bad experiences with iPods in cases where you take it out repeatedly; got scratches inevitably.

    I was also gonna put on some Ghost Armor...that should solve the screen protection issue.
     
  8. hoverlover macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know of a case for the 3G similar to the Contour Flick but has a clear back? I am looking for a case that will show off the back of my iPhone while still being protected, and I would like to be able to set it in the dock without having to remove it completely from the case.
     
  9. humara macrumors newbie

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    hahah, that is not a real question. you can easily tell from the pictures that it does not offer any screen/home button protection. now go ahead and tell us about how great your product XXX from company YYY is and make yourself feel better about your purchase.
     
  10. sfroom macrumors regular

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    This case looks like a really snug fit. I'm going to apply a BestSkinsEver skin to my 3G...but am looking for a case to put on top of that when I'm going out to the bar, or for similar situations.

    Do you think the flick will fit over a BestSkinsEver skin or Invisible Shield? Looks doubtful, but I'm looking for confirmation from someone who has one.
     
  11. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    I doubt it will as you have to slide the phone into the case. It's not a snap-on two piece like other acrylic cases. And from this review on hofo that I read, there are two foam strips inside the case to protect the phone from being scratched when you install it. So I think the skins would make the phone too thick to slide in there easily, and if you do manage it I think you'll probably stretch/ruin the skin. Not to mention getting it back out would be a PITA (check the last page... now imagine that with a skin).

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1400363
     
  12. Dr Lu 2010 macrumors member

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    I went to my local apple store..and put it on my phone..and walked out not buying it...Sure it looks great, adds virtually no bulk, and is light weight...however..its not that grippy (doesnt really bother me)...and it doesnt seem like it provides any protection at all...the plastic is so thin that i wonder if it has any functional use...

    So in short..it looks great, but does it really protect?
     
  13. Requiemm macrumors regular

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    I bought this case and am returning it. As a case it looks nice but I decided that I wanted to go the naked route. i also agree with the above poster that said it really doesn't seem to be adding much in the way of protection. It'll stop scratches and that's about it.

    Looks nice but not worth the $35 in my opinion.
     
  14. psxp macrumors regular

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    I have this case.

    Its a tight fit, so if you have skins on the outside of the phone(back) it will be a tight squeeze. The phone feels good in the hand.

    Unfortunately I wanted BLACK but the 3 apple stores here (Toronto) only had WHITE in stock I had to take that for my 16GB Black iphone.

    Expensive case, but the thinest *case* you will find before going skins or naked.
     
  15. oghowie macrumors 6502a

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