iFrogz leather case -- not treadz!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by kockgunner, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. kockgunner macrumors 68000

    kockgunner

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    has anyone heard of this ifrogz case?

    http://ifrogz.com/products.php?cat=409
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    it seems like everyone knows about the treadz case but i havent seen anything on the net about the touch leather case. It looks really nice -- kinda like a griffin elan except nicer. anyone have any experiences with it?
     
  2. Oskee2001 macrumors regular

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    looks like its covering up the main earpiece...
     
  3. IlliniDude macrumors regular

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    That's the iTouch model. On the website there is an iPhone model. I'm anxious to hear anything about this case as well. Looks good to me!
     
  4. kockgunner thread starter macrumors 68000

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    sorry, here's the iphone version. anyone have it?
     

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  5. kockgunner thread starter macrumors 68000

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    btw ifrogz is having 40% off discounts on all purchases. a good time to buy invisible shields! maybe the mods would like to bring this to the attention of forum readers? And also, I bought the case I talked about above like a few days ago. Does ifrogz have a price protection policy for stuff like this?
     
  6. IlliniDude macrumors regular

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    How do you like the case?
     
  7. doodads macrumors 6502

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    Nope. I contacted ifrogz and they said that if you bought something within 24 hours of it going on sale, they will honor the sale price.
     
  8. kockgunner thread starter macrumors 68000

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    haven't got it yet. i'll post pics and comments when i do though.

    Thanks. I emailed them about it too and got the same answer. I'm quite pissed off right now since I can't return the product unless i don't like the colour or size and it seems like it only applies to custom cases. You can't return products just 'cause. I could've saved $10! Their price match guarantee and their return policy sucks. Also I just noticed that their products don't come with a warranty. I feel i don't really get any support and really don't have any options. Even the case itself didn't have any information about it. I still don't know if it is a slider in case or a 2 piece clip-on lol. Way to treat a first time customer! :mad: I should've just got an Incase Slider...
     
  9. kockgunner thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The day after complaining to ifrogz about the long shipping time (10 days -- I know, I'm an impatient student), I came home to a package. "Finally," I thought. I was looking for a case for months to no avail until I came across the touch leather case from ifrogz. However, I found no review on it, but I decided to bite the bullet and buy it. I'm quite the trend setter aren't I? Now there will be a picture review for you guys!

    Note: the case looks better in real life than it does in some of these pictures. The lighting catches every imperfection, but in reality, the case looks very good.

    The case came in a typical package:
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    After removing some bubble wrap, here's what I found:
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    It's basically a plastic shell wrapped in what I think is fake leather:
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    The case snaps together with a simple ridge and notch mechanism:
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    It was very tough to get on the iPod touch the first time round and I was scared it would scratch my iPod, but after a few tries, I snapped on securely (with no scratches):
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    However, the leather can be dented by fingernails though so don't put it in a pocket of keys and when I got it, I got a few fine, inconspicuous scratches on the back [UPDATE: the scratches are gone now for some reason]

    The seam where the two halves connect is very flush:
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    There's a removable belt clip:
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    I don't use belt clips, but in my opinion, this one feels very secure. Note this picture is showing only the bottom half of the case though:
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    There's easy access to the ports:
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    The sleep/wake button and the home button are harder to press since the case adds some thickness around the buttons. Also, in the first picture, that white spot appears to be a chunk of leather that got gouged out or something. I don't want to go through the hassle of returning it and might use a Sharpie to cover it up or something:
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    The ambient light sensor is left unblocked:
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    Random pic. Note the cool ifrogz logo:
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    The stitching is acceptable for a case in this price range ($24 + shipping). The case overall adds some width and thickness to the iPod and gives it a solid feel while making it easier to hold. This case is a good choice for those who want a case that adds some protection (I haven't drop tested it yet lol), style and grip. It is a good case for those who are willing to spend $24 on a case, but want more drop protection from a piece of clear plastic like the Invisible Shield. This case from ifrogz protects the corners very well and feels like it would stay on even after a hard fall. Overall, I am extremely happy and I think the case is definitely one of the better looking ones on the market and I highly recommend it! I hope this review was helpful in giving someone more options when choosing a case. I feel good too since I'm the first one to review this case on the interwebs :D
     
  10. kockgunner thread starter macrumors 68000

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    mods, could you please change the title of this thread to: "ifrogz touch leather case review"? thanks!
     
  11. Himlander macrumors newbie

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    Hi,Being convinced I have just ordered one,To get it it will take may be 10 days as I live in Belgium.Thanks for the pictures and the review:)
     
  12. kockgunner thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You're welcome :). I've dropped my iPod a couple of times and the case has held up really well. I no longer feel like the iPod is going to get chipped and dented. I really like the case and I hope you enjoy it too!
     
  13. Himlander macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, It has arrived, I like it, it feels great in hands.Only problem I found that it cover a big part of the ear piece.
    Last week they were offering 50% off:mad:
    Too late for me:eek:
     

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