Hornettek "Vader" Aluminum Case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by daemonite, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. daemonite macrumors member

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    Pretty well built case by Hornetek, full aluminum with very thin fabric like pads at the corners to prevent metal on metal contact (doubtful it will do anything to protect the phone during a drop), fits great but kills reception, installation was a breeze taking less then 30 seconds, pretty decent sized charger port, small-ish headphone jack and it has generous access to the volume/mute.

    Normal reception for me is around -70dBm through my AT&T Microcell as you can see in this picture without a case. http://i.imgur.com/Sjjvn.png

    With the Vader case it takes HUUUUUGE reception hit dropping my reception down to -89dBm!!! GPS/WiFi is the same but the reception hit is massive!
    http://i.imgur.com/c2iMV.png

    Pictures on my iPhone 4S (AT&T)

    Case front
    http://i.imgur.com/ZLsOj.jpg

    Case back
    http://i.imgur.com/IUg8v.jpg

    Volume/Mute Access
    http://i.imgur.com/xJi9Y.jpg

    Headphone Port
    http://i.imgur.com/dopDl.jpg

    Charger Port.
    http://i.imgur.com/qojy1.jpg
     
  2. Daremo macrumors 68000

    Daremo

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    That's a shame about the reception drop. It's a nice looking case!
     
  3. Airborne21, Jan 29, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012

    Airborne21 macrumors newbie

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    ElementVapor Case Pro case seems to be the answer. Very similar but has a polycarbonate side on the reception side. The rest is aluminium.
     
  4. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

    Rocko1

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    Problem with most metal cases. Bad material choice. Looks nice though.
     
  5. Airborne21 macrumors newbie

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    I ordered and received a Element Case Vapor Pro Spectra today and let me tell you it is awesome. Words do not describe this case. No signal 'death grip' issues at all now. Mind you it was expensive though.
     

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