[Review] Loopy Case for iPhone 6/6S, 6+/6S+

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  1. dotFIVE, Dec 19, 2015
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    I just received my iPhone 6S+ Loopy case in the mail today. I was a kickstarter backer so I received the case for $32 plus another $2.99 for additional loops. Here are my initial impressions:

    • Back of case is very smooth to the touch -- it feels nice
    • Case cutouts are very large and leave more than enough room for the ports, speaker and camera (and possibly dust too...)
    • Volume buttons are springy and feel great
    • Case is overall very thin and adds minimal bulk
    • Compatible with my 3D edge to edge screen protector, Ice Max, and does not push up the glass
    • Back rubber band 'loop' is very grippy and springy
    • Loop adds a nice sense of security when operating the phone one-handed
    • Loop adds one finger carrying convenience for the phone
    • Loop adds the luxury of having a 'kickstand' to prop the phone up on its side when watching videos
    • The folded loops on the inside of the case creates a small bulge on the back that isn't hugely noticeable but it does make the case feel better in your hand
    • Adjustments are still needed to reach the home button and top edges of screen (could be partly due to my small hands); my middle finger is almost out of the loop when reaching for the top left corner and I have to sort of 'brace' my finger against the phone and rubber band to reach
    • Lock button offers no feedback and it's difficult to feel whether you've actually pressed the button or not
    • I wish the loop could be tightened for a more secure feel; the current loop leaves a lot of room around my finger (almost too much)
    • Full drop protection is questionable due to the thinness and lack of added corner/edge support
    • The lip to protect the screen is tiny and does not offer much protection when the phone is placed face-down
    • Phone will obviously no longer lie flat on any surface
    • Loop can sort of stick when the phone is placed in a pocket
    • Website said loops are meant to last for around 180 days; will replacements be needed?
    Overall, I am pretty happy with my case but I do wish I could tighten the loop so it isn't so loose on my finger. Time will tell whether the loop actually 'stops the drop' like its website claims or if the loop is just a novelty. If you have any questions about the case, let me know!
     
  2. THE JUICEMAN, Jun 8, 2016
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    Thanks for the review! I just ordered one of these and now I'm debating on it vs the rhinoshield solid suit leather.

    I know this post is old so do you have any more impressions at this point?

    I'm most worried about the phone no longer laying flat. I use my phone on tables and stands a lot these days and I'm starting to think the look might ruin this.

    You bring up another concern with the low front edges of the case. This isn't good for drop protection.

    I feel the phone would be so much easier to use with the loop though!

    P.S. The loop is adjustable by pulling it through the case more.
     
  3. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I have had a loopy for quite a while. It's in my rotation. Overall I'm pretty impressed with it, too.
     
  4. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    Any concerns with it not being able to lay flat?
     
  5. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Not personally. I don't mind. Usually don't set it down anyways. Keep it in hand or pocket.
     
  6. dotFIVE thread starter macrumors member

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    I love my Loopy case and it has been my daily driver ever since. I can't comment on extreme drop protection because I honestly haven't dropped my phone at all; this is of course partially due to the fact that the added loop it makes it much easier to handle and carry. I feel much more confident using my phone one handed.

    I did use another case for awhile, but never felt as secure so I quickly switched back. Sorry to sound like an infomercial but honestly I love this case!

    The phone not laying flat does kind of get annoying though. I can't really set my phone on my desk and use it that way; I have to pick it up to use it or else it'll just wobble. To me, the security of the loop more than makes up for this inconvenience, but ultimately it's up to you! Hope this helps. If you have any more questions let me know.
     
  7. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    Thanks!! That helps a lot!
     
  8. imorton macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I really appreciate your "real-life" review of the Loopy Case. I do hope you can answer a few questions I have before ordering one. I will be getting a iPhone6s Plus, and will likely get one of these.

    1) What happens if/when the Loopy straps break, wears-out, or becomes dry & brittle? Can we get more straps, any idea of the cost?

    2) Is it possible, or easy for the Loopy strap to "come-out, or slip-out" of the case and allow the phone to hit the ground without any major force?

    3) If I hold the phone in my lefthand, I presume I need to buy the "left-handed" model?

    4) I will have a tempered glass on my phone. Does the Loopy case allow the phone NOT to lay on the front glass when it is face down?

    Thanks a million for replying, IAN. :)
     
  9. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    1)Yes loopy strips can be purchased in packs of 3 different colors for ~$7. Don't quote me on price, but the answer is yes.

    2) answer to this is yes and no. I suspect strap *could* come out but with unscientific testing it would prove to be very difficult to remove without trying. You'd have to be swinging phone around disastrously to. By accident; no way no how.

    3) yes the strap on back is angled; buy leftie.

    4) minimal amount of protection on front. My .33mm screen protector sits right on screen protector face down. Lip is there on front but very minimal. No screen protector and screen won't touch surface but even minimal screen protector and lip not tall/thick enough.

    I realize this post wasn't directed at me so others feel free to chime in. To the best of my knowledge all the information I provided is accurate. I do have the case.
     
  10. imorton macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply and answering my questions. It's unfortunate that the case doesn't provide more protection for the front face, as I do have a tempered glass on it at all times.

    From what I've seen the loopy case appears to be worthwhile investment.

    Thank you for answering all my questions :)
     
  11. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Anything else you'd like to know let me know.
     
  12. Rockbird86 macrumors regular

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    Just adding my voice. I'm on my second loopy case for my 6s plus. Initially had the purple but jumped on the matching rose gold when it was released a few weeks back. I can't stress how much I love this case. I was never totally happy with what I had, always on the look out for something better. Now I'll never buy a different case. It caught my eye initially because I was one of those saddos who kept dropping the phone on my head at night! It's a great case, protective without being bulky and the loop is brilliant for carrying as well as gripping the phone.
     
  13. imorton macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for posting your thoughts as I also am looking for my next iPhone case that will solve many of the dropping & carrying issues with normal cases. Thanks again, IAN :)
     
  14. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    I'm having trouble deciding on this case for the 7 plus or the apple leather case.
     
  15. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I need cases w/ more of a lip as well even though I also have a glass screen protector. I bought this instead and I really like it. It serves as a stand as well and you can place it however you like on any case.
     

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