Gear 4 The Band - Review

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  1. Big Ells macrumors 6502

    Big Ells

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    Well i finally bought a case to replace my bumper. Although I liked the idea, it just didnt fit right and was loose.

    So i went for the Ger 4 'The Band' case as it is similar to the Bumper. They come in various colours, i got the white and grey and also bought a black and pink for the Mrs (will add picks of that later)

    On first impressions i really like it. It's alot more snug than the bumper, it also has a larger opening at the bottom so now i can use 3rd party cables and accessories.

    The buttons for the volume and sleep/wake are rubber and need alot more pressure than the metal bumper ones.

    Here are some pics:

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    Thanks for looking :D
     
  2. Chrissy1608 macrumors newbie

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    Man this looks sweet..

    It's like a candyshell without the back..
     
  3. mcagayat macrumors member

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    Hey where did you buy this case? I'm in Canada so I'm going to check HMV later but I can't seem to buy from the site... I need this white bumper! lol
     
  4. Big Ells thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You're right, i didnt like the candy on the 3Gs as the plactic seemed to crack. With this case the plastic feels very robust and is a nice tight fit. Time will only tell though.


    I'm in the UK fella, saw it on ebay 1st but bought it through mobilefun.
    You may be lucky and find it.
     
  5. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

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    walmart usually sells Gear4 stuff here in canada
     
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  7. ayzee macrumors 6502a

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    That looks real nice, have you jailbroken the iPhone to get that android like widget?

    I bought the red icebox edge which also has the transparent plastic back for more protection. I may get the lime green version too
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  8. Big Ells thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What the big round yellow thing behind the cloud?
     
  9. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4 (32GB, JB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Nope, that would be the sun. I believe the 'moon' in question rarely sees the light of day.
     
  10. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

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    day moon is quite common actually
     
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    I like this. would like to find it in the states.
     
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  14. Big Ells thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As near as, here are some pics:

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    And some of the black and pink one for the Mrs;

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  15. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    This is the best bumper alternative I have seen yet.
     
  16. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

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    Better than the Original imo lol, Looks just like a Candyshell without the back xD
     
  17. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I still think the bumper is a little more slick. The rubber buttons is a plus for this case, but is what puts it below the bumper in my opinion.
     
  18. TigerBabe macrumors 6502

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    I like it a lot and guess I am gonna have to buy from the UK.
     
  19. glen e macrumors 68030

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    x2 - don't see the clear advantage over the bumper...
     
  20. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    It looks very similar to the Scosche one. How much was it? I like the pink and black!
     
  21. iFidget macrumors newbie

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    Omg these look amazing! I definitely want this. Is there a product site by any chance? Not having much luck tracking one down (I'm in Australia so I'd have to grab it online).

    Edit: Oop saw the UK site mentioned above. Sorry. They don't seem to ship to Australia so eBay it is! :D picking up a couple.
     
  22. AC202 macrumors member

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    Wow that looks awesome. Might consider that depending on how my $0.99 case from eBay holds up.
     
  23. TigerBabe macrumors 6502

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    Could you please post pix of the back of the black/pink one?
     
  24. Big Ells thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I paid £14.99 and am loving my white and grey one :D

    Here you go:

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  25. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Ridiculous. The colors, perhaps? You seriously don't see the advantage? How about the price? Still not seeing the advantage? :p
     

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