[REVIEW] Atomic Diamondback Ultra - White

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  1. Rotten Peaches, Feb 6, 2012
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    Rotten Peaches macrumors newbie

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    Hello all. I've been through my fair share of cases and today I'm going to give you a short and simple review of one that I couldn't find much information on before purchasing. Here we go.

    The case is called the Diamondback Ultra from Atomic Industries. You can find their website here: http://atomiciphonecase.com/

    They really only have one or two pictures of the white case, so I uploaded a few I took myself here:

    http://imgur.com/a/XXLwQ


    I'll start off with what I like:
    • The backplate: The design really does look pretty cool
    • The camera cutout: It's large enough that there are no light refraction issues.
    • The screwdriver it comes with is pretty nice.

    What I don't like:
    • The color: In most lighting, it looks cream colored next to my white 4S.
    • The feel: It feels cheap. No other way to put it.
    • No shock protection: The black lining on the back plate is not rubber. It's just black plastic.
    • The sleep button: It's almost too snug. Sometimes I'll check my phone and it will be asking me if I want to turn it off or not.
    • The fitment: It makes the phone look fat. Also, the four screws in the corners don't keep the sides together well, so there is a hairline gap on the left side.

    As I said, I'm not looking to write a multiple page review. I just wanted to hit on some of the major things I noticed about this case. I was really looking forward to getting this case and now I'm disappointed. I'm going to use it for another day or two and make my final decision, but I think I will end up returning it. It's just not what I expected at all.

    On a side note, the case came with Atomic's version of a screen protector. The application was pretty annoying. There's still a ton of air bubbles in it but those usually work themselves out over time. Also, I tried emailing their sales department with a few basic questions about two weeks before ordering the case and never heard back from them. Just something to consider.
     
  2. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Nice review. $100 ouch. I got a e13ctron with 2 different tops for $80, and I am LOVING the case.
     
  3. Rotten Peaches thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You know what, looking at those, I might get a white one. They seem to have pretty good reviews. Thanks for the tip =)
     
  4. Six8 macrumors 65816

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    Sucks u dropped a c-note on a case you're not happy with
     
  5. SCARY GAY DAD macrumors 6502

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    Case looks awesome from the back but looks cheap from the front.
     
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  7. SCARY GAY DAD macrumors 6502

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    This just blows my mind. Why even both with a lining if it's just more plastic on top of plastic? Horrible. Just horrible.
     

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