How does nobody know about Spiegen?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ivDetox, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. ivDetox macrumors newbie

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    I always hear about OtterBox and Speck when it comes to iPhone cases. How come Spiegen doesn't have their name out there?

    I've seen a couple video reviews on their cases, mostly positive. I ordered the tough armor for iphone 5s today. The colors look very nice. Very conservative, and nothing thats too flashy for me.

    Is there a reason they're not known? Everything about their cases seems good. They're very cheap and I've seen a drop test video where the case fared very well.
     
  2. imnofanboy macrumors member

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    Dude, what are you talking about? Seems like Spigen is more than well known. Lot's of users are buying their cases and accessories. Did you read any of the threads? They're probably making mad money right now.
     
  3. macosxuser01 macrumors 6502a

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    You must buy your phone cases at AT&T/Verizon store, huh?
     
  4. ivDetox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Last time I checked my att store didn't have any spiegen cases but alrighty :)

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    Maybe only in these forums. Never heard of them and just learned about them when I was browsing these forums. Everywhere else, its all OtterBox lol
     
  5. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    I've always used Otterbox cases but went with Spigen this time since OB didn't have their 6+ cases ready. Got it today, the Tough Armor. I think it'll be a nice case, nice design and most of the protection but a lot less bulk. Then I'm going to slap a Zagg glass screen protector on the front.

    I'll probably end up buying an Otterbox too once they become available, I do think they make the most protective cases (I have the Armor now and it can be run over by a car without damaging the phone!) and I've always been happy with them.
     
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  7. Ocellaris macrumors newbie

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    I am using a Tough Armor case on my 6 and I think it's garbage. Barely any front lip to protect the screen, the TPU is more plastic then rubber, the buttons are hard to feel out, two out of my three headphones don't fit in the audio port, and the plastic is slippery.
     
  8. vomhorizon macrumors 6502a

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    The were relatively unknown a year or two ago, but now they are quite popular (have seen people in Europe and Asia rocking them as well). I think Costco has begun to carry them as well. My experience with them has been overwhelmingly positive but I have heard that their leather cases (folio style) are not worth the cost. The Tough armor in my opinion is an awesome case and I have personally used it and the slim armor (prefer the tough armor) on the iPhone and the Neo hybrid on the nexus 5. I bought a cheap Spigen FIT series (7) case for my 6. Its exactly what was advertised, slim, minimalistic case with minimal protection. I only require protection from scratches and dings so wasn't looking for a tough armor type case but if I were i'd choose TA any day given my past experience.
     
  9. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    Ive been using Spigen cases since they came out and I have no idea what you are talking about!!! Everyone knows about Spigen and half their cases are sold at Meijer and Wal-Mart!
     
  10. tgi macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone tried the Neo Hybrid on their 6 or 6 plus yet? Does it add a lot of bulk? Or is it considered a "slim" case?
     
  11. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    If you search this site you will find other products that are better than what they sell at most retail stores.
     
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  13. Reksy macrumors member

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    be careful with those. Theyre 12 bucks on amazon cause theres some sort of issue with the fit.
     
  14. ivDetox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I purchased a tough armor for my 5s and I hope it lives up to the positive reviews.

    The number one thing I hate about otterbox cases is that sometimes their silicon starts to peel off. It doesn't fit the phone well after a while, and when I have a piece of silicone just sticking out of my phone, it just bothers me.
     
  15. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    No need to worry about the otter box defender this time around. The outer case is totally different than even their IP5 line. Only issue is the buttons are hard to press.
     
  16. ScubaCinci, Sep 21, 2014
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    I have one. My thoughts...
    > Buttons sometimes don't register...spigen has sent an email out to (most) purchasers saying they are sending rubber shims that help.
    > The bumper part is a bit slick
    > The ring/silence switch is hard to reach unless you have a bit of fingernail.
    > Light weight, adds very little bulk, more width than thickness.
    > extruding camera lens is no longer an issue with the case.

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