my CaseCrown Glider review w/ HQ pics

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  1. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    Just wanted to share my opinion on the Glider case for anyone looking into getting a slider type case. Always been a fan of the Incase, but not being able to use a SP is a downside to me.

    I ordered the black and white metallic Gliders for the price of one Incase as well :rolleyes:

    The glider is a perfect, tight fitting case and adds minimal bulk to the phone. No problems with using a SP, as the Glider doesn't go over the top of the glass. Also, seems like it might work with a crystal back SP, but haven't tried that yet. It's lined with felt, so I don't think it's a concern. Perfect amount of "lay on the table" design as well.

    Only downside, is the black is a finger print magnet, as you'll see from the pics. Hopefully the white will be less noticeable (will update this thread when I receive the case in a few days)

    Best slider case IMO on the market...very sleek and not too flashy

    I got the black and white plus a bonus 5 pack SP (3 front and 2 back) for $30 on Amazon.

    Here are the pics

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Excellent pics, they really show off the case.

    How's the fit of the case, any room for debris to get in?
     
  3. bryann9182 macrumors regular

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    Have this case too but dont use it too often. Fingerprint MAGNET (obvious since its glossy black plastic) and I dont really like how the sleep/wake button is a tad recessed

    fit is pretty tight. Back protectors wont work with this case from what i've heard.
     
  4. map1978, Jun 24, 2011
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    Thanks man...seems like a really good tight fit. I'm one to take off the case once a week to clean, so not too worried.

    It is a finger print magnet. BUT, it looks worse from the pics. I did that purposely so you can see. I'm hoping the white looks better, can't wait to get that in a few days

    Will post those pics too :D
     
  5. TheXFactor macrumors regular

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    We have 2 of these, a blue one and the silver. I really like the case, but it's slippery. Feels like the phone is gonna go flyin at any minute.
     
  6. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just a quick update with pics of the white metallic glider. Love this one more than the black because it doesn't show fingerprints like the black one does. Fit is snug with no creaky areas.

    Here are the pics :D

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  7. hung macrumors member

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    Will this case work with the Lucky Labs Teksure back skin?
     
  8. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Def not. I actually took mine off to use this case. I've had there back skin for months and its nice to actually see the back glass again :D

    Some have said a crystal back sp would work though. Prob a real tight fit though since its already a snug tight case
     
  9. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Unless these pics deceive me, it looks like this case doesn't have that much (if any) lay-on-the-table protection correct?
     
  10. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It doesnt have that much, but IMO has the perfect amount to keep the slim look of the case

    Case feels great in the hand
     
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    Cool. Thanks. I'll check it out and see how it goes :)
     
  12. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No problem man

    Go for the white def over the black ;)
     
  13. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    I love this case. Got mine last week. Love how slim it is, hardly any bulk added. Pics are great but still don't do it justice.

    Also, I had an SGP back protector on, got the case on no problem by putting the bottom part on first. Took it on and off a few times too. But it's a damn tight fit. So I took the back protector off.

    Dropped my phone the day after getting the case too, from about 6ft onto concrete. Case took the brunt, dent in the top but phone was perfect.

    At £8 a pop at amazon uk, I'm a very happy camper. Ordered the blue and the poly black.
     
  14. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    just wanted to bump my original thread for the people looking to purchase a slim but nicely protected case for the iPhone 4S

    still use these cases and def my fav cases along with the trusty ol apple bumper

    you can order from amazon or ebay...can get 2 for the price of one incase slider

    also, had to problems added a matte back screen protector (case a little tight but fits with no problems)
     
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    Have you experienced any issues with the camera flash? I noticed the cutout is a little smaller than most.
     
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    Sometimes with the white one but never with the black one

    Weird cuz the white will work fine then some photos will be washed out

    Great case regardless
     
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  20. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes there is a matte version and metallic version

    def not bulky for a case with great drop protection

    Slimmer than incase slider I believe
     
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    Picked up this case for my 4s, while I like the look of the case I hate to report that it does not fit the 4s at all. I had to attempt to snap the phone into the case instead of sliding it and the bottom piece does not fit flush with the other part of the case. Will take pictures a little later
     
  23. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    just put the white one on my gf's 4S....works fine ;)

    doesn't slide as smooth as a incase slider but once you get in place, case is super snug
     
  24. Brittanydavie macrumors member

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    I bought this case for my 4s and I'm desperately trying to get it off. This fits horribly. The bottom piece doesn't match up and now the top part is stuck on my brand new phone and I have no clue how to get it off!:mad:
     
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    I was looking at the incase slider - which one do you like better?
     

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