Gear4 IceBox Pro for 2nd Gen iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by tallyho, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. tallyho macrumors 6502a

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    I decided against InvisibleShield for my iPhone - I used it on my 3G Nano and it's kept it free from scratches, but didn't save it from getting a dent in the top corner when it fell out of my pocket when I was getting out of my car once :(. Knowing that I am very likely to drop my iPhone at some point I knew I had to get a case and spent about 45 minutes pondering which one to get in the Apple Store. In the end I went for the Gear4 IceBox Pro and it's great! It was one of the more expensive cases (£24.95) - about £10 more than many of the silicone sleeve ones. However, it allows the design of the iPhone to show through the case, and it protects the whole front face too.

    I was a little concerned that it might make the iPhone too bulky, and you can see from some of the close-up pictures that the casing is about 2mm thick. However, it still fits in my pockets and I feel a lot more secure that when (not if :eek: ) I drop my iPhone, it will probably survive more or less unscathed.

    There is actually quite a knack to getting the iPhone out of the case, which is hard to explain but easy when you know how - when I put it in on the first day without actually cleaning off all the fingerprints etc from my iPhone I panicked a bit because I couldn't work out how to get the case off again. However, it is possible to remove the case pretty easily. I really recommend this case!
     

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  2. tallyho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A few more photos...

    (including one of my old customised cheap and cheerful Sony-Ericsson :cool:)
     

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  3. Sphyrna macrumors regular

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    That case looks really nice. I like how it shows off the style of the iPhone.
     
  4. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    This case looks great. I'm looking for a case just like this. Might pick this one up.

    Edit: On second thought, doesn't look like you can get it outside the U.K. Bummer.

    Edit 2: Okay, looks like I can but after shipping its £31.99. That's $64 CAD. Way too much for a case. You guys pay a lot for your cases. In comparison, your Incase Slider (for iPhone 2G) is £24.95 or $50.24CAD but in Canada, we only pay $34.95CAD
     
  5. tallyho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. WillMac4Food macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know where to get this case in the US?
    Thanks!
     
  7. Kane Hart macrumors member

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  8. GeneticFreak84 macrumors regular

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    x2 I would like to know this too
     
  9. clayj macrumors 604

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    Make that x3.
     
  10. Kane Hart macrumors member

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    make x4 + what kind of protection is on the screen?
     
  11. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    I don't think there is any screen protection. You're gonna have to buy a screen protector.
     
  12. GeneticFreak84 macrumors regular

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    If it's like the ivyskin case, then I believe this case covers the ENTIRE phone (including the screen). However, the plastic covering the screen still enables the touch-screen capability!
     
  13. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Well, looking at the pictures, I don't see any sort of screen protection. Another plus for this case is that its flush with bezel unlike others like Belkin Clear Acrylic Case (Below) that comes above the bezel. I think I might just suck it up and pay the price.

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    Edit: On second thought, I think it does cover the entire phone now that I look it it. Damn. I was looking for a case that didn't do exactly that. I guess I stick with my original plan for full body BodyGuardz and a Vaja Leather case.
     
  14. Kane Hart macrumors member

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    I really want know more on the screen protector if its a full screen hard plastic they sold me but if not no I will not buy.


    Also like to know if its still sensitive when u touch..

    Thanks
     
  15. tallyho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the entire front of the iPhone is covered with this case so no separate screen protector is needed-that was a big selling point for me over other clear hard cases which leave the front open. Also those other cases sort of stick out at the front with a bevel so the screen is recessed-I would find that annoying. As my photos show, this one is flat across the front with a round hole for the home button and a slot for the earpiece. The screen is protected yet is still perfectly touch sensitive-I just typed this on it!
     
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  17. WillMac4Food macrumors newbie

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    I simply am crazy for this case. It "looks" better then any of the others that I have seen. I sent an e-mail to Gear4 hopefully to try to find out how to get one of these here in the US.

    After pondering over this case for a bit, I'm amazed with the design and feel of the iPhone. Now I'm curious how fast this case may show scratches? The point of the case is to protect the phone, but I like the look of the case so much that now I'm thinking about protecting it too if I can get it. I know really silly. Soon I'll just be carrying everything in a padded metal briefcase if I continue to think like this.
     
  18. tallyho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well my pictures are very close up ;)
    In all honesty though, it adds maybe 1.5mm to the depth and 2 or 3mm to the width of the phone. Fits in my jeans pockets no problem.

    :D yeah I know what you mean. Well mine has no scratches yet (only had it for 3 days though...) I think small hairline scratches are inevitable, but I'd much rather they are on a removable case than on the iPhone!
    The more I use it, the happier I am that I didn't go for the Belkin case with the raised bezel around the front and no screen protection (it was also £24.95 in the Apple Store, so if the Gear4 one is available in the US it should be about the same price as the Belkin case).
     
  19. macman4291 macrumors regular

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    Anyone in the UK want to get this case for me, I will pay for it and pay for fast international delivery
     
  20. WillMac4Food macrumors newbie

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    Stupid me. Why didn't I think of this. I would definitely be interested in this too.
     
  21. GeneticFreak84 macrumors regular

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    I'd be interested in doing something like this as well. You UK'ers should eBay some...just sayin
     
  22. macman4291 macrumors regular

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    Exactly, I really want this case and ASAP, I cant wait 3-4 more weeks for the case-mate...and There is no way to buy it directly, so if there is anyone from the UK, can you please post some on Ebay or sell directly, I really want to purchase this case
     
  23. kjs862 macrumors 65816

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    Very nice case. I prefer a rubber case though.
     
  24. tallyho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    macman4291, GeneticFreak84, WillMac4Food you're all in the US? I just ask because the exchange-rate really isn't in your favour - according to the convertor widget on my dashboard £24.95 is $49.85, so you would be paying more than if the case were directly available in the US.
    You can PM me though if you'd like me to help.
     
  25. macman4291 macrumors regular

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    I am aware of the exchange rate, the case mate with shipping cost over 50 bucks, so thats alright...Whats your email so we can discuss this off the board. I want to do this though
     

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