Found a video about the Vapor case for iPhone4 - "Vapor case cuts signal by 99%"

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by macbookpro45, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    They seem a bit biased in their tone even prior to the conclusion of the testing. Maybe I'm just reading into it too much.
  2. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    i still lol at the people that buy em. seriously $80 or whatever they charge for that reception eater. :eek:
  3. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Guelph ON, Canada
  4. archrider macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2008

    This is dejavou. I seem to have read this exchange several times before and it's getting old.

    We all know by now the reception issue is an issue only under certain conditions. People are willing to take a chance and try it out.

    Surprisingly some people are happy and glad they did.
  5. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    good for em.

    im not buying this case even for half the price,.
  6. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    It makes sense, I crossed that case off of my wishlist
  7. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    amazing that some can generate this type of hate on a iphone board about a case - what are you guys, like 12 years old?

    don't buy it if you don't like it. I do, and just ordered my second element - they work well and look better than anything out there...
  8. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    Like common said

    "If I don't like it, I don't like it, that don't mean that I'm hating"
  9. ufcfighter macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2010
    To be honest the video never actually shows you that db's without the case and with the case. The max db's without the case and this is the absolute best reception you can get is -51db and the worst signal is -121db, at -122 you have no signal anymore. Now I am no rocket scientist but that means that there is a 70db range in which these phones operate. So by watching that test, there is no possible way you loose 99% signal by using the case, its impossible. If that were the case you would go from 5 bars and around -51 db's with no case to -119-121 with the case and I have used the case and that is not the happening. You may lose a bar or even two but not 99%. So how they got their numbers I am not sure. But by saying they are losing 99% of the signal with this case is wrong. I would love for them to explain to me what I am missing because my math is not that bad.
  10. johnnybgood15 macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2003
    Way to go Sherlock! This was already discussed and mentioned, if you don't like the case don't buy it.
  11. Absrnd macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2010
    Please don't buy this case, it is crap :p

    (so we Europeans with better signal can order the case in a timely manner :D)
  12. perplex macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    i never had a problem with reception.

    ran into a total passerby at walmart with a vaporcase too, i asked him did he have a problem with any reception. guess what, nope.

    don't be sheep and believe any video you see on youtube.
  13. trssho macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    isn't there a lining that has to be installed with the case to avoid shorting of the antennas? If I lay a nickel across the gap of my antennas, I have zero signal in 3 seconds.

    So perhaps they did not install the case properly. On purpose or not.

    Obviously not one person in the entire world would be happy if that case cut out 99% of reception. You could lay under a cell tower, and not be able to make a call.

    So again, I think it may have been installed improperly, as in without some type of insulator???

    And also, I do not own, or want to own a Vapor case.

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