Review of the SwitchEasy Colors

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by snverhallen, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

    Oct 17, 2007
    I received my SwitchEasy Colors case a few days, so I've had a bit of time to play around with, and see how it fares in day to day use.

    It is extremely simple to put, just slide the bottom in first then roll the top corners in. Immediately it gives a nice snug fit. It gives full chrome, volume rocker and home button protection. Speaking of the home button, it is accessed by pressing a "jelly" like piece of plastic. I have found this to be OK most times, but sometimes I don't know if I'm pressing hard enough, because at times it's hard to tell if your pressing down the actual physical home button, or just the "jelly". The case also includes a dock protector, a headphone jack protector, 2 screen protectors and a little cloth.

    The silicon that this case is made out of, is very nice. It has a nice soft feel to it, and comes in and out of your pocket relativly easy; with minimal lint attraction (although I think it's more noticeable with the black because you can see light colored lint much more on the dark). The back is completely smooth, no SwitchEasy logo's nothing, just a little cut-out for the camera lens. One little complaint about the silicon, is that the border along the screen flaps up quite easily, but I guess you can't expect flap-free from a soft silicon case like this.

    Although the case is quite thin, it sometimes is difficult to access buttons on the screen that are at the very bottom, because the ridge is in the way. But it doesn't bother me too much. The power button and volume rocker piece are nice and thick, and give a nice tactile feel. The ringer/silent switch is slightly difficult to switch because it's very close to the silicone on both sides, but again, it's not that big of deal.

    The screen protectors that come with it are actually quite decent. I would highly recommend to find a dust free (or as close as you can get) room, because during application, dust can come in contact with the protector and that's not good. I steamed up my bathroom a bit, which worked quite well, (if your wondering why steaming up your bathroom, it's because the dust particles will cling to the water molecules in the air, thus a dust free-er room).

    So, in conclusion, I really think this is a great case, it has a great feel. It provides overall protection, and has a nice simplistic look. Plus it comes in an assortment of colors.

    If you have any specific questions just ask, and here are some pictures:




    PS. I have a few more pictures on my Flickr stream because I didn't want to overload this with pictures.
  2. dannyar macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2007
    Good summary, would just want to recommend you search a bit first before posting reviews since there is a 4 page thread dedicated solely to my experience and others reviews of the Colors line. It seems like 5 or 6 threads on the 1st page alone are opinions on switcheasy in general. Good review though, i have 3 colors and love them all. They fit alot more snug and less "flappyness" as you say if you have a bestskinsever or bodyguardz full body shields.
  3. neesh0 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
    Those look nice, but I hear they are not good protection against drops, only against basic use
  4. EliteKiller macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    Would you mind posting sources for this info?
  5. dannyar macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2007
    it actually offers excellent protection. I've dropped mine a couple times from about 3-4 feet and not a single scratch or dent. It may not be a bulky case but the silicone is very durable and is more for than just basic scratches
  6. EliteKiller macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    I picked up a couple of iSkin Revo clips since they should allow the Colors case to fit snugly. I don't always like carrying the iPhone in my pocket, and when I am @ work I always wear a belt. With that in mind I guess I am partially wanky. ;)
  7. dannyar macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2007
    the Iskin revo clips actually don't fit the colors cases. It's very loose and doesn't fit snug at all. I ordered one thinking it would but the revo is much thicker silicone.
  8. EliteKiller macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    I wonder if that is why they released a revoclip for the new solo case. I guess I could use the clip with my Neo.

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