Melkco Leather Case Review

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by FubsyGamr, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. FubsyGamr macrumors regular

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    Hey guys!

    Well, I've been a long-time reader of the forums, but I haven't done hardly any posting as of yet. I decided that it was finally my turn to post up a review of a case that I just got for my iPod Touch 4.

    Now, this is my very first review, so please feel free to ask all the questions that you would like, and I will answer them to the best of my knowledge.

    Also, I am at work now so I can't include photos, but I will make sure to add them into this original post as soon as I get home.

    So, the case that I purchased was the "Melkco Leather case for Apple iPod Touch 4th" sold by carrymobile.com (link here)

    Pros: I really love everything about this case! Specifically:
    -It feels really durable. I feel like I could throw this thing accross the room and it would be fine
    -The magnetic-snap is very good quality, I don't feel like it would ever come undone without me deliberately opening it
    -The ports are open, so you can charge it, plug in headphones, hear the speaker, and record voice with no issue (I have tested these)
    -It looks super sexy! I love the leather with white stitching, I think it looks fantastic. It's not too bulky, but enough padding that my iPod feels protected
    -Design: I'm not sure if it was planned like this, but you can fold back the front cover all the way back and snap it again, and there is enough of a gap there that I can slide my 4-fingers up to almost my palm, and the iPod stays with no fear of it slipping. I do the same when it is in landscape mode (for playing games, for example). I don't feel like I have to grip it, it feels like it just molds to my hand. I will attach pics later on with exactly what I'm talking about.

    Cons:
    -This is a very small issue, but you cannot charge it while it is snapped shut. I recognized this before I even purchased the product, and it doesn't bother me at all, as the flap still stays down, but it must be unsnapped
    -The cameras are just a little bit blocked. The hole on the front (for the Facetime camera) is just a LITTLE bit too low, so you get a black shadow on the top of your pictures unless you really tug the case up or push the iPod down
    -The same issue on the back, only this time the case itself kind of gets in the way, unless you raise up the iPod just a bit
    Again, with these two issues, I was prepared to deal with this, as I do not use my iPod very much for taking pictures.
    -The only other con was the belt clip. Everything about this case feels top-notch, except the belt clip. It felt very cheap, plasticy, and I did not want to use it. The thumb depresor does not work well, and I even had the part attached to my iPod just fall out (after I screwed it in tight) and my iPod fell to the ground. I have not used it since then.

    Well, I'm sorry if this is too long or too short! Please, ask questions, and I will post any pictures up as soon as I get home (1:30 am EST)
     
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  4. FubsyGamr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, when I ordered it, the website did not say "preorder" it just gave the option to order. So I'm not sure if maybe they've since run out of cases? I'm not 100% sure about that.

    But yes, I received my case about a week and a half ago.
     
  5. vroum macrumors newbie

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    Melcko leath flip case

    Hello,

    I have to choose between the Melkco special edition flip case and the Snap! clip-on Shinnorie leather case.

    A few questions about the Melkco case:

    - How's the lateral protection? Are the sides only made of leather or is there some absorbing material?

    - Is the leather thick enough on the top and on the back to absorb bumps?

    - Does the magnetic clip have an effect on some phone functions of the phone (compass, etc.)?

    - I'm trying to figure out the "Design" part in your Pros part. How does it snap when you fold back the flip? Can you post a picture?

    - When the flip is folded back, does the clip "get in the way" when you hold the phone?

    - Have you experienced flash bleed?

    - When you want to use the iPhone with peripherals, is it easy to remove the phone from the case?

    - Have you experienced issues when you plugged cables or components in the docking port?

    Thank you!
     

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