Iron Shield Case From Verus

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  1. sophiamendezzz1 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    does anyone have this case? [​IMG]

    I'm thinking about getting it but I'm not used to spending more than 20 bucks on a case so I want some honest reviews first. It looks comparable to the neo hybrid by spigen but I have a verus case right now so I'm thinking about giving this one a chance too.
     
  2. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    I have one and it's going back. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful case but like most metal cases I have tried, my cell signal goes from 3 bars in my place down to 1 or none (looking for signal). What a shame as it looks great.
     

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  3. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    Every single case with a metal band will degrade signal.
     
  4. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    What a shame indeed. Looks really good.
     
  5. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    Yet the band around the iPhone is metal. Go figure.
     
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I got it also, but see no signal degradation at all.
     
  7. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    The antenna is plastic cuts in the metal band around it.
     
  8. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    You will, if you ever travel into areas that are normally lower in terms of signal strength.
     
  9. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    It greatly varies under certain conditions. That's why you have some people who have no issues with reception and other that do with these type of cases.
     
  10. peterdevries macrumors 68040

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    There is no way an antenna can ever be plastic.
     
  11. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    The slits in the middle of the iPhone metal band are plastic to let signal out. Metal blocks signal so Apple put plastic slits in the metal band to let signal in. You put metal around those bands and you loose signal. Its pretty simple.
     
  12. peterdevries macrumors 68040

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    You misunderstand how the antenna works. The slits are not there to let the signal out. They are there to separate the different antennae in the iPhone. I referred to your post in which you said that the antenna is plastic. It is not.
     
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    http://ipod.about.com/od/iphonetroubleshooting/qt/Iphone-4-Antenna-Problems.htm


    The iPhone doesn't let out signal it gets signal. The If its not plastic then what is it?
     

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  14. RafixPhoenix macrumors regular

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    That's odd considering metagamers reviewed this same case and he said his reception was completely unchanged.

    Raffi: "Every single case with a metal band will degrade signal."

    Not true. I've got some cheap metal bumpers from ebay. Didn't lose any bars.
     
  15. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    You don't have to lose bars to lose signal.
     
  16. peterdevries macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, but you are misunderstanding a number of things here.

    First off, an iPhone both broadcasts AND receives signals through several antennae. These are made of metal because only metal can receive electromagnetic signals. The plastic is there to avoid the different antennae getting into contact and short circuiting. Look carefully at the photos you posted; it clearly says "antenna-breaks".

    Again. The black pieces of plastic are not part of the antenna. They are there to separate the different antennae.

    In the ipod and the ipad the plastic back panel is used to let wifi signals through because part of the case is not used as the antenna as is the matter with the iPhone.
     
  17. Poob Bubes, Aug 6, 2014
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    Iron Shield Case From Verus

    I received mine yesterday but will probably send it back due to the frame not sitting flush on one side. I tried to shape it back but didn't have much luck.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    The back of the iPhone 5/5s has plastic for wifi, and Bluetooth. The plastic breaks work in different forms and not just breaks. The cell antennae are integral to the design. The short of it is this. If you put a metal box over your antenna you will lose signal. Take a piece of metal and cover the breaks and you lose signal. Put your finger over the breas and you lose signal. Plastic is one of the only materials that won't degrade signal.
     
  19. RafixPhoenix, Aug 7, 2014
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    Iron Shield Case From Verus

    Reading all this makes me glad I have the Spigen Neo Hybrid. Don't lose any signal and protects the phone great.

    @Raffi: "You don't have to lose bars to lose signal."

    Then what are the bars for?
     
  20. sophiamendezzz1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow, the blue looks really nice! too bad the frame bent. I had to be very careful with mine when installing.
     
  21. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. Like i mentioned, the Iron Shield is a really nice piece of kit but there's no denying it caused my phone problems. Very happy with the Neo Hybrid, even if it's only for a few more weeks (ahem, iPhone 6).

    TechMusings Review: Neo Hybrid for iPhone 5/S
     
  22. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I'm soon getting all the colors of the iron shield for my iPhone 5 for review.
     
  23. JNGold, Sep 1, 2014
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    JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, well at least for me there may be some hope for a metal case like the Verus (or the SPIGEN Neo Hybrid Metal) for the iPhone 6. From everything we have seen (and read) about the iPhone 6 rumors, the antenna bands seem to be on the back of the phone as opposed to the sides as the previous generations had. If this assumption is correct, then a case with metal sides and a polycarbonate back should be absolutely fine.

    Are my assumptions correct? As I mentioned above, I have always had issues with any metal or composite metal bumper/cases.

    Thoughts?

    TIA!
     
  24. dba415 macrumors 6502

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    I have it in gold and let me tell you it looks and feels sick. I got a black 5s but have had times where I wish I got the gold instead. This alleviates that issue because the case looks incredible and the gold definitely stands out. I actually prefer the complete gold and black combo as opposed to gold and white.

    As for the signal concerns, I've had this for a couple weeks and there might be a little signal loss I have noticed but it could also be my imagination. I knew about the potential signal loss when I put the case on. For me, this is not a deal breaker.
     

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