iPhone 6 plus leather case or Zoogue Social pro?

Ipadlover29

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I just purchased both cases but cant seem to decide which one to keep. Anybody have some input?

I already own the speck candyshell grip, caudabe the veil xt and incipio ngp. Im looking for something that is nice and slim but still adds some grip to the 6 plus.
 

richxps

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Does the bottom of the zoogue sag at all or is it very weak ? Pics please of both side by side. Also why not the ngp ?
 

kargurin

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I liked the Zoo Gue alot except for one thing. The power button. Not the hardest to push for sure but one day it just got on my nerves without even thinking about it. It's about perfect except for that in terms of slim fit and grip-ability. I now use a case I had bought a rejected earlier....the Diztronic. I thought it was too slippery but with use I believe it just needed some handling and breaking in. The Zoo Gue is gripier, but this ain't bad at all. The other case in my stable is the Magpul which has way cool buttons but I found it a touch bulky for the Plus and it also feels quite hard. I returned two other cases for refund....the BodyGlove and LABC Grip.
 

scjr

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I liked the Zoo Gue alot except for one thing. The power button. Not the hardest to push for sure but one day it just got on my nerves without even thinking about it. It's about perfect except for that in terms of slim fit and grip-ability. I now use a case I had bought a rejected earlier....the Diztronic. I thought it was too slippery but with use I believe it just needed some handling and breaking in. The Zoo Gue is gripier, but this ain't bad at all. The other case in my stable is the Magpul which has way cool buttons but I found it a touch bulky for the Plus and it also feels quite hard. I returned two other cases for refund....the BodyGlove and LABC Grip.
You know what's interesting, my ZooGue in navy blue has much more responsive buttons than my original frosted clear case. I think they made some kind of change.
 

Ipadlover29

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I liked the Zoo Gue alot except for one thing. The power button. Not the hardest to push for sure but one day it just got on my nerves without even thinking about it. It's about perfect except for that in terms of slim fit and grip-ability. I now use a case I had bought a rejected earlier....the Diztronic. I thought it was too slippery but with use I believe it just needed some handling and breaking in. The Zoo Gue is gripier, but this ain't bad at all. The other case in my stable is the Magpul which has way cool buttons but I found it a touch bulky for the Plus and it also feels quite hard. I returned two other cases for refund....the BodyGlove and LABC Grip.
In my case the zoogue didnt seem to have a very tight fit especially on the sides it was loose. I emailed the zoogue president and asked him if he could send me a replacement. He replied "Yes all our iPhone 6 cases are a little loose. We are working to improve this on the next shipment of cases. I refunded your order, go ahead and keep the case or give to a friend. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience."
 

scjr

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In my case the zoogue didnt seem to have a very tight fit especially on the sides it was loose. I emailed the zoogue president and asked him if he could send me a replacement. He replied "Yes all our iPhone 6 cases are a little loose. We are working to improve this on the next shipment of cases. I refunded your order, go ahead and keep the case or give to a friend. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience."
Great story! That's exactly how Tim Angel runs his business.

I posted about my ZooGue customer service experience here: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/zoogues-excellent-customer-service.1850604/
 
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tops2

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I liked the Zoo Gue alot except for one thing. The power button. Not the hardest to push for sure but one day it just got on my nerves without even thinking about it. It's about perfect except for that in terms of slim fit and grip-ability. I now use a case I had bought a rejected earlier....the Diztronic. I thought it was too slippery but with use I believe it just needed some handling and breaking in. The Zoo Gue is gripier, but this ain't bad at all. The other case in my stable is the Magpul which has way cool buttons but I found it a touch bulky for the Plus and it also feels quite hard. I returned two other cases for refund....the BodyGlove and LABC Grip.
My buttons are also a bit stiff but I love the Zoogue still. After a few weeks with the Magpul, I switched back to the Zoogue. I missed the slimness and found it way more grippy than the Magpul.

That said...I almost can't wait for my Zoogue to wear down so I can get a replacement with the responsive buttons. Haha! :)
 
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scjr

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My buttons are also a bit stiff but I love the Zoogue still. After a few weeks with the Magpul, I switched back to the Zoogue. I missed the slimness and found it way more grippy than the Magpul.

That said...I almost can't wait for my Zoogue to wear down so I can get a replacement with the responsive buttons. Haha! :)
Same thing here. Had Magpul going for awhile, but the ZooGue is much more slim and grippy. Have the ZooGue Prodigy Elite for my iPad 2 now. All ZooGue here, for the moment. :D
 

Ipadlover29

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My buttons are also a bit stiff but I love the Zoogue still. After a few weeks with the Magpul, I switched back to the Zoogue. I missed the slimness and found it way more grippy than the Magpul.

That said...I almost can't wait for my Zoogue to wear down so I can get a replacement with the responsive buttons. Haha! :)
Same thing here. Had Magpul going for awhile, but the ZooGue is much more slim and grippy. Have the ZooGue Prodigy Elite for my iPad 2 now. All ZooGue here, for the moment. :D
Thanks guys. I just placed my order for the Magpul and now I'm regretting it.
 

Ipadlover29

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Why do you regret it? It's an excellent case, that you might really like. I won't be selling mine anytime soon.
Just based on what you and tops2 said that you prefer the zoogue over the Magpul because it's slimmer and has more grip. I was hoping I would like Magpul more than zoogue. I really just want something like my candyshell grip but slimmer and a more rugged look.
 

scjr

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Just based on what you and tops2 said that you prefer the zoogue over the Magpul because it's slimmer and has more grip. I was hoping I would like Magpul more than zoogue. I really just want something like my candyshell grip but slimmer and a more rugged look.
I have the CandyShell Grip as well. It's a different case, material and design wise than the Magpul. The Mag has a more rugged look and it's about as thin as the CS Grip. I think you'll like the Mag and for the price it's a quality case.
 

tops2

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Just based on what you and tops2 said that you prefer the zoogue over the Magpul because it's slimmer and has more grip. I was hoping I would like Magpul more than zoogue. I really just want something like my candyshell grip but slimmer and a more rugged look.
I got the CandyShell Grip, the Zoogue, then the Magpul in this order.

CandyShell Grip is an awesome case that's super sturdy and unreal grip. When I first switched away from this case, all other cases feels so flimsy and have no grip. Main reasons I stopped using it though is the size... And the double edge sword of the grip is it grips everything including my pants or workout shorts pockets.

Used the Zoogue next and actually didn't like it that much at first. Over time it really grew on me. It's mainly that it's slim enough but provides some protection. I have one of those cheap paper thin ebay cases and wanted something with a bit more protection. While it has less grip than the CandyShell, it's still pretty decent. The ribs really help in my hands for the way I hold the phone. It's slim enough that I can use the phone one handed reasonably well.

I'm a bit conflicted with my Magpul. Size is almost the same as the CandyShell. It feel much more protective than the Zoogue. But the main drawback for me is mine feels like there's not much grip. Even though mine is textured, it's still pretty slippery. The ribs surprisingly to me doesn't help at all. The size combined with the slippers makes it hard to use one handed to me.


For the past 1 or 2 weeks, I went back to the Zoogue and love it again.
 

Ipadlover29

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The zoogue is starting to grow on me. I love the grip (ribbed for pleasure on the sides) and the slimness. Not too crazy about the loose fit on the sides on mine and the rough texture on the back. Can't go wrong for the $5-$10 price (free in my case).
 

scjr

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I dropped my phone today from about 3 feet and the ZooGue protected it. It hit on the corner of the case and left a mark on the case, but no damage at all to the phone.