Element Case: Sector Black Ops for iPhone 6 review

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Korican100, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Korican100, Jan 20, 2015
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    Korican100 macrumors 6502a

    Korican100

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    A buddy of mine received his reserved Black Ops cases for the iPhone 6.

    Luckily for you future buyers, he has a review channel, and just finished his review.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s82ImS6RDJk

    I also have the case and to put it simply, its an awesome case. Feels military grade, real sleek and solid. Check it out.
     
  2. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

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    i have the regular sector pro, love it as well!
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Thanks for that. And I am still waaaaaaiting for the 6+ Version…
     
  4. reeveah macrumors member

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    Got the Chroma for 5S... Best protection ever... ;)
     
  5. Dino F macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    Watched your review - great review!

    Although it is a nice case, NO WAY is that worth $199?! Also, watching that review, it seems that there is a large-ish gap between the bottom end cap and the edge of the iPhone. In some shots in your video, you can easily see the gap between these, and IMHO, it doesn't look very good!

    Do you also find that with the case on, it makes the iPhone 6 feel even bigger?!
     
  6. lembowski macrumors member

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    Pretty sure all their cases are overpriced but $199 is just silly. The sector pro should be $50 and $100 for this. That I could understand, but this case provides no more protection than a $15 eBay case and looks no better than any $50 case on the market.
     
  7. gissentml macrumors newbie

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    What's up man. I am the actual reviewer. The case adds a nice level of grip to the phone. The iPhone is freakishly thin, which is good. This case does add some bulk to me it makes the experience more enjoyable. I always have a full control over my phone and I am not worried about it breaking.

    Also the game is not very noticeable but it is there. I think they did this so that the ports have plenty of space. However, I would prefer it not to be there.
     
  8. Partridge macrumors 6502

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    I've had a bunch of Element cases for the iPhone4 and iPhone5. I'm not biting this time.

    The iPhone6 just doesn't really lend itself to this kind of case. It's already so big that one handed interface use is an issue, adding the perimeter makes it worse. This was already an issue with the Sector5 and Ronin cases.

    Build quality looks like it has suffered. The older premium cases used G10 for the grip sections, now they're rubber. The backplate is combination rubber and G10 instead of a solid machined piece. The gap on the bottom was present on the older cases, but with the rounded design on the iphone6 it's just ridiculous. They should have had some kind of plastic/rubber spacer in there to take it up.

    I was looking hard at the Ronin Dark all G10 version, but it has the same issues. I don't see why they couldn't have machined a minimal bulk case all out of grippy G10 without the wide bezel and plastic bits.

    I've ended up with a simple kevlar shell case (Evutec). Minimal protection, but that's what Applecare+ is for.
     

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