Hula vs Agent18 ShockBand?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by RebeccaL, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a

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    Guys what do you consider the best minimal style bumper in terms of protection and looks?

    I have read a lot of positive reviews on the Hula but there is little in terms of Shockband info.
     
  2. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    Definitely the hula! Very slim, and transparent band, with the black version, you can hardly tell there's a bumper on.
     
  3. RebeccaL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

    Has anyone "tested" the Hula's drop protection?
     
  4. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    The Hula wil not offer much drop protection. The silicone that goes around the edges are very thin and won't offer a lot of drop protection.
     
  5. RebeccaL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then the shockband might be better in that department, it is full TPU rubber.


    What material is the clear part of the Hula made of? Hard plastic?
     
  6. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's hard plastic. If you want a more protective bumper you should go with the Ingear Flexi Grip Edge. techdude6693 posted some pics and he said it is an awesome bumper.
     
  7. RebeccaL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. That bumper looks very protective but a bit bulky.

    I was looking for a minimal bumper for using when going to work and other low drop/bumps risk situations. For more rugged situations I use a Vulcan and plan to get an otterbox for hiking and the beach.
     
  8. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'd go with the ShockBand then for just casual is. If it doesn't live up to it's name you can always return it. :D
     
  9. weisjt macrumors 6502a

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    check out the nlu ciderz thread i just bought one and i love it, its very slim and tight fitting, comes in a bunch of colors also.
     
  10. RebeccaL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That one looks good but I'm looking for a clear/translucent one.
     
  11. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    There aren't a lot of options then.
     
  12. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    Bumper to work with wrapsol sides

    Just came to my my mind that I use a naked phone currently then slip on a casemate tough when I need protection, but I was wonderig if Any of you know a bumper that will work with my wrapsol full body without lifting the sides or back skin on the phone. Just thought this would be cool. I was thinking about a few on sw-box that are silicone or tpu, those might be my best bet.

    Sorry not trying to hijack your thread either. Seems of similar interest, I'm just using a skin :)
     
  13. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    Ingear Flexi Grip Edge.
     
  14. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking that, any others? That ones hella ugly.
     
  15. RebeccaL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No problem ;)
     
  16. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    Agent18 ShockBand? That's all I can think of.
     
  17. weisjt macrumors 6502a

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    i have the cheap tpu bumper from sw-box and it will pit with the wrapsol on it but the buttons are where the problems begin. it fits nice you just have to push the buttons hard to get them to press down. the tpu doesnt have the most tactile buttons as it is, it worked but limited functionality.
     
  18. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    Hmm that might work. Thats what I was actually thinking of doing, buying one of those cheap bumpers from sw-box. Thanks.
     

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