Griffin Survivor Play for Siri Remote: Arrived Today :-)

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  1. benjitek, Dec 14, 2015
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    benjitek macrumors 6502a

    benjitek

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    Christmas came early :) It's very nice, exactly what I was hoping for. No more activating the touchpad by touching the edges of the remote when picking up, and clear visual as well as by-touch indication of which way is up. Adds just enough thickness to make it feel more like a remote :cool:

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  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    When you put the remote in the case did you have to lift the top in with your finger nails for the remote to go in all the way on top ?

    I think it interferes with the clicking , the case is pushing the touchpad down a little
     
  3. benjitek, Dec 14, 2015
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    Didn't need to, it just slipped in first try -- the silicone makes it glide in :eek:
     
  4. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Can you post a picture of the touchpad looking down on it
    Everytime I put the case on I have to lift the thing around the touchpad or the clicking won't work

    Maybe I got a bad one
     
  5. benjitek, Dec 14, 2015
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    Nah... if you don't like it, return it... Mine stays on fine, but then I'm not repeatedly taking it on and off like you are.

    Check the website, the product landing page has a picture looking down on it.
     
  6. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    Supposedly mine was delivered the 16th, tracking shows it was handed off from UPS to USPS for the delivery, but I just got it today. Initial thoughts are this is *almost* exactly what I was hoping for. The contoured case makes it easier to hold the remote and the way the case covers the edge of the touch pad is preventing unintended clicks and swipes. I still find it just as hit/miss to get the top-down swipe to work for bringing up hidden controls during video playback, really no different than before. So far the only disappointment is the case is too thick at the bottom to work with the iPhone dock. I'm either going to need to unplug the lightning cable from the dock or run another cable whenever the remote needs to be charged. It works fine with the remote loop though.
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    Regarding the top edge mentioned by Che Castro, I did need to pull the top of the case out a bit to get the upper lip over the top edge of the touch surface. When I first put the case on I did not realize it wasn't on all the way and the clicking function of the touch pad wasn't working. Once I pulled the case on the rest of the way the pad worked perfectly. I don't consider this a problem since I have no intention of removing the case frequently.
     
  7. benjitek, Jan 2, 2016
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    Yeah -- it's not a problem at all -- just a matter of putting the case correctly, something that will always be more difficult for some users regardless of simplicity. I hate the waiting game that is UPS SurePost, it always adds at least 2-3 days of shipping time when the package is transferred from UPS to USPS. Am really liking the case myself. There's a comprehensive review that popped up last week...


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  8. postpc macrumors regular

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    I hope it comes to Europe fast I don't like the remote at all way too thin.
     
  9. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    I recently ordered this case as well. I need a more substantial feel to the remote and all of the other cases on Amazon covered up the touchpad, even if by a little bit. I feel this was worth the $20. Now I need a 3rd-party wrist loop because $13 for Apple brand just seems over the top, even for me, the  Evangelist.
     
  10. winstars macrumors member

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    I have the Griffin also and then ordered this

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018JXPIHY?redirect=true&ref_=ya_st_dp_summary

    in black and now blue... Not sure which brand I like better... I do know the remote is waaay better with ANY case on it, you know, the which way is up and all those issues...

    The case does cover the edges of the trackpad a bit but you can easily move the silicon out of the way for a moment to "click' FF or BW..

    I am hoping that after awhile, there will be other cases that are better, though I doubt that remote cases achieve iPhone levels of cases being sold virtually on the freaking sidewalk in some places...

    This thinness fixation at Apple is getting a bit over the top. In the past I have hated some remotes for poorly laid out buttons or top heaviness or button heaviness. But never I hated a remote for not being really really thin and quite slippery.

    I bought these cases to protect the $79 remote; but even more just to make the damn thing bigger. Looking for a remote essentially a few times bigger than a stick of gum in my bed or couch is getting boring...
     

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