Patchworks Alloy X

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  1. barachus macrumors regular

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  2. bmwman3241 macrumors regular

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    I like the black one. Where can I order this?
     
  3. thelarster macrumors newbie

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    I'd like to know this too. These look pretty sweet but where, how much and when?
     
  4. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    The silver one looks great on the white iPhone!!
     
  5. ShaolinX, Sep 30, 2012
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    ShaolinX macrumors member

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    Here's a simple quickhit from Google:

    http://www.tekcasesstore.com/shop/category_14/Patchworks.html

    And a couple of reviews:

    http://www.gadgetmac.com/reviews/patchworks-alloy-x-wood-aluminum-iphone-4s-bumper-case-revie.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZJUZEcdTmg

    So, a quick review seems to suggest aesthetically it looks fantastic -- but there are potential reception issues, along with a significant price point hit. Ouch.

    *edit* I've found the Japanese site, they appear to be a Japan based company:

    http://www.patchworksonline.jp/
     
  6. v3rn macrumors regular

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    I don't believe the iPhone 5 ones are out yet, but the iPhone 4 ones are around $150
     
  7. barachus macrumors regular

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    $150 for a metal band with button cutouts, not even built in buttons?, lol still nice but I think I'll pass
     
  8. smimhee, Sep 30, 2012
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    smimhee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This for iPhone4 was $69...and for iPhone5 it will also be $69USD I believe.. I found that this is Korea and Japan based company. Their wood ones are $150..:D found website http://mall.patchworksonline.com/
     
  9. huschpuscheli macrumors regular

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    does somebody here own an alloy x for iphone 5? any impressions?
     
  10. jluke, Nov 27, 2012
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    jluke macrumors newbie

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    just ordered one, but... RECEPTION?

    I've just ordered one, this morning, from amazon.co.uk: an Alloy X black (for my black iP5)...
    Still now I'm concerned, having read some reviews around on other metal bumpers, that this (expensive, but beautiful) case could possibly reduce the reception. :confused:

    In this case... I'd prefer to cancel immediately the order and opt for a plastic one.

    Hasn't anyone tested one of these new metal bumpers?
    Nonetheless... I hope that such a "luxury" japanese company had really tested their case before mass production... (!)
     
  11. huschpuscheli, Dec 9, 2012
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    huschpuscheli macrumors regular

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    i own the alloy x and i have to admit that i can't recommend it. i was not able to fit my iphone 5 into it. the foam or rubber padding is to thick. it partially squeezed out between iphone and bumper which looks very bad. because of this i can't install the bottom piece. i can put one screw in but the hole for the other one is horribly off. trying to force my iphone down into the bumper caused scratches on the chamfered edge on the top rounded corners. i'm really disappointed.

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    as you can see by the yellow skin of my fingers i'm pushing quite hard.
     

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