Incipio Octane Case/strap Combo Review!!

UltraZ33

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Found this on Amazon and decided to pick it up. I had the Switcheasy Colors case with the leather loop strap. I must say that I'm very impressed with the looks of this case. It has a very nice strap with a metal clasp. Has a lip to prevent the watch face to accidentally hit something and the power button is covered and the Digital Crown is easily accessible. Right now it's $39.95 on Amazon. And it's $49.99 on incipio's website.

On Amazon you have 2 colors to choose from: black/black or black/red. On incipio's website, you have more colors to choose from and have the ability to customize.

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It's time for me to eat some crow. I love the design of the Apple Watch, and I often wear it on everything from the sport band to the link band, so I've been pretty critical of cases for the Watch head itself, because covering such an elegant watch case seemed counterintuitive and a bit off-putting. As a (recovering) collector of watches, I recently sent my G-Shock Mudman to a friend as a gift, and, while looking at it, it struck me that something similar could be done with the Apple Watch, but I'd only seen a few attempts online that didn't look great to me.

Well, I saw UltraZ33's review for the Incipio case a few days ago, so I decided to order one, and I'm very surprised at how nice and "G-shock'esque" this Incipio case feels. The quality of the rubbers and plastics is not bad at all. I wish I still had my G-shock, so I could do a true comparison, but I have the 38mm Watch, and this thing is just the right kind of bulky (the wide angle I used for the photo makes it look larger than it really is.) It's a little taller and narrower than my more rounded G-shock, but it wears similarly.

It's still brand new to me, but I think I'm a fan. Great option for $40. Thanks for the head's up, UltraZ33!

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It's time for me to eat some crow. I love the design of the Apple Watch, and I often wear it on everything from the sport band to the link band, so I've been pretty critical of cases for the Watch head itself, because covering such an elegant watch case seemed counterintuitive and a bit off-putting. As a (recovering) collector of watches, I recently sent my G-Shock Mudman to a friend as a gift, and, while looking at it, it struck me that something similar could be done with the Apple Watch, but I'd only seen a few attempts online that didn't look great to me.

Well, I saw UltraZ33's review for the Incipio case a few days ago, so I decided to order one, and I'm very surprised at how nice and "G-shock'esque" this Incipio case feels. The quality of the rubbers and plastics is not bad at all. I wish I still had my G-shock, so I could do a true comparison, but I have the 38mm Watch, and this thing is just the right kind of bulky (the wide angle I used for the photo makes it look larger than it really is.) It's a little taller and narrower than my more rounded G-shock, but it wears similarly.

It's still brand new to me, but I think I'm a fan. Great option for $40. Thanks for the head's up, UltraZ33!

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I'm a big Gshock fan too. And I've tried A LOT of Apple Watch cases.

I've tried the Lunatik (very nice but bulky)
I've tried the Unicorn Beetle case/strap combo (similar to this incipio case but kinda stiff to my liking and it made my screen protector peel)
But I've enjoyed the minimalistic design of the Switcheasy colors and leather loop combo.

But as soon as I saw this case, I knew it was gonna be good. It is incipio, I don't think they've made a bad case at all.
 
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Glad I could help!!
I'm a big Gshock fan too. And I've tried A LOT of Apple Watch cases.

I've tried the Lunatik (very nice but bulky)
I've tried the Unicorn Beetle case/strap combo (similar to this incipio case but kinda stiff to my liking and it made my screen protector peel)
But I've enjoyed the minimalistic design of the Switcheasy colors and leather loop combo.

But as soon as I saw this case, I knew it was gonna be good. It is incipio, I don't think they've made a bad case at all.
Yeah, the funny thing is, I'm not super concerned about the protection part of this Incipio case, and I don't use a screen protector. :) I just wanted something stealth black and kind of chunky (I normally prefer small analog watches.) Either way, I guess it's good to have the extra protection.

A while back, I used to work at a watch counter in an outdoor store, and, as a sales tactic to show potential customers how resilient G-Shock watches were, I'd grab one by the strap and slam it hard into the counter. Worked every time...but I probably won't try that with this case. LOL
 
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