Grove Cases?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Castle87, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Castle87 macrumors regular

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    So I just preordered a Grove case. For anyone who hasn't seen them, here they are. www.grovemade.com They're pretty pricey, but I love that whole natural, zen-like style. It feels like it's the yin to the iphone's yang. I think it's gonna look great on the white 5. Anyone getting one or has anyone gotten one for a previous phone?
     
  2. Bakakage macrumors 6502

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    I read a while back that they had signal issues, was that fixed?
     
  3. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    And they are very, very cheap feeling and weigh almost nothing at all. AND, even though they say it's fixed, they had problems with splitting. To me, I think it's a green gimmick and junk.
     
  4. Castle87 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really? I hadn't even thought of that. Hmmm
     
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    Grove cases are ok but in my experience the wood cracks after a few months of use. Not worth the price IMHO but YMMV.
     
  6. Castle87, Sep 15, 2012
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    Castle87 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was concerned about the splitting. Well my preorder is still refundable but I think i'm gonna roll the dice on it. If it turns out to be a fail, lesson learned.
     
  7. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    I considered grove as well but its too expensive for a case that can break if you drop it. It's mainly for looks over functionality. Yes, your phone may be saved on a drop but you just blew $79 or more.
     
  8. Bakakage macrumors 6502

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    I'm strongly thinking about getting an element vapor pro now whenever they become available for the iP5. The sector 4's up for pre-order don't look that good compared to the pro.
     
  9. ahintz macrumors member

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    I got the first Grove case for the iPhone 4 and have had it for about two years now. I am a huge fan. It looks great, feels good in the hand, and the ability to remove the bottom portion to dock the phone in my alarm clock is a really nice feature. I haven't had any issues with splitting, and no degradation of signal while using the case.

    I preordered one for my iPhone 5, and figure I'll have it for another two years. If it does crack because of a drop, they have a nice policy of selling you a new one at a discount. However, unless you're prone to dropping your phone, I don't see its relative fragility to be much of an issue. I'd much rather replace a case then the phone itself!

    It may not be for everyone, but in my experience it is a high quality product. I'm looking forward to seeing the differences with the new design.
     
  10. QuickFlame macrumors member

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    Couldnt have said it better. Roll on the new stronger more beautiful iPhone 5 case
     
  11. xsnairx macrumors newbie

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    Grove iPhone cases are stronger

    I have a Grove i4 case and am really exited for the newly redesigned and stronger i5 case. Also never had any signal issues.
    @sulpfiction - I would say "weigh almost nothing" is a positive!
    $59 is a steal for how many girls ask me about my phone, lol
     
  12. PezRadar macrumors regular

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    I had a grovemade case for 1.5 years before it finally met it's demise.

    It lasted me the whole time without issue. I even emailed grovemade when I did have some splitting issues after the first year and they offered to replace it for free but I had a custom design and they were only offering their basic so I chose to wait it out.

    I'm pre-ordering the iPhone 5 one because I know their quality is freaking amazing.

    Also I dropped it a few times and it held up well. If it did scratch, my natural finger oils would restain the case after so many days. It was pretty nice.
     

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