Stay away from the Peel cases

Christopher092881

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Sep 18, 2016
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First off, I've owned many iPhones and have always used a case on said phones. I currently have a silver 6s with the charcoal Apple silicone case on it. Now, I love the case itself, as it provides a decent amount of protection according to my needs and it looks good to boot. The only downsides are it adds some bulk and is an absolute lint magnet when keeping it in your jean pockets. So I decided to give the Peel iPhone 6/6s case a shot in silver. What a disaster. For those not familiar with Peel they make minimalistic cases for people who want some scratch protection, but little else. Long story short, the case wouldn't fit. The case is SUPER thin, which would have been fine had the case actually fit the device itself. But no such luck.

While taking great care to insert the phone into the case as gently as possible the corners bent and developed those white 'crease' marks on the plastic, which essentially ruins the case from an aesthetics standpoint. I never was able to successfully insert all four corners of the phone into the case. Once I realized the thin plastic was bent and creased, I chucked the case in the garbage and sent Peel an e-mail explaining the issue. We'll see what they have to say. For $25 I'd expect a lot more. I actually expected the case to be made of a bit harder plastic for that price, but no. It feels very cheap considering the price tag. I'm only posting this because I know some people are just getting their new iPhone 7 and 7+'s in and may consider this case. Hopefully you get one that fits and that you can use. If you do, it may be fine. But I wasn't so lucky. Purchase at your own risk.
 

Elisha

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First off, I've owned many iPhones and have always used a case on said phones. I currently have a silver 6s with the charcoal Apple silicone case on it. Now, I love the case itself, as it provides a decent amount of protection according to my needs and it looks good to boot. The only downsides are it adds some bulk and is an absolute lint magnet when keeping it in your jean pockets. So I decided to give the Peel iPhone 6/6s case a shot in silver. What a disaster. For those not familiar with Peel they make minimalistic cases for people who want some scratch protection, but little else. Long story short, the case wouldn't fit. The case is SUPER thin, which would have been fine had the case actually fit the device itself. But no such luck.

While taking great care to insert the phone into the case as gently as possible the corners bent and developed those white 'crease' marks on the plastic, which essentially ruins the case from an aesthetics standpoint. I never was able to successfully insert all four corners of the phone into the case. Once I realized the thin plastic was bent and creased, I chucked the case in the garbage and sent Peel an e-mail explaining the issue. We'll see what they have to say. For $25 I'd expect a lot more. I actually expected the case to be made of a bit harder plastic for that price, but no. It feels very cheap considering the price tag. I'm only posting this because I know some people are just getting their new iPhone 7 and 7+'s in and may consider this case. Hopefully you get one that fits and that you can use. If you do, it may be fine. But I wasn't so lucky. Purchase at your own risk.
Spigen Air Skin is the exact same. In fact, all the super minimalistic cases crease and show bend marks because they are thin hard plastic.
You have to get them in as perfectly as possible and never take them off to avoid creasing or stretching.
 

Christopher092881

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Sep 18, 2016
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Spigen Air Skin is the exact same. In fact, all the super minimalistic cases crease and show bend marks because they are thin hard plastic. You have to get them in as perfectly as possible and never take them off to avoid creasing or stretching.
Hey Elisha, that's good to know. This is my first minimalist case. I watched a couple YouTube videos before I attempted to put on the case and it seemed pretty straightforward. But it simply wouldn't go on the phone. After the edges bent I got annoyed and tossed it. Perhaps they'll reimburse me, we'll see.
 

Christopher092881

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Sep 18, 2016
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If you don't think so email them, I'm sure they'll send a replacement
If it was on me, and I knew I was at fault, I'd definitely swallow the $25 loss and move on. I did e-mail them, but I'm not interested in a replacement. If this one didn't fit who's to say the next one will? That material is too easily bent. I'd rather get nothing at all than a replacement. But I want to see what they have to say.
 

dwfaust

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First off, I've owned many iPhones and have always used a case on said phones. I currently have a silver 6s with the charcoal Apple silicone case on it. Now, I love the case itself, as it provides a decent amount of protection according to my needs and it looks good to boot. The only downsides are it adds some bulk and is an absolute lint magnet when keeping it in your jean pockets. So I decided to give the Peel iPhone 6/6s case a shot in silver. What a disaster. For those not familiar with Peel they make minimalistic cases for people who want some scratch protection, but little else. Long story short, the case wouldn't fit. The case is SUPER thin, which would have been fine had the case actually fit the device itself. But no such luck.

While taking great care to insert the phone into the case as gently as possible the corners bent and developed those white 'crease' marks on the plastic, which essentially ruins the case from an aesthetics standpoint. I never was able to successfully insert all four corners of the phone into the case. Once I realized the thin plastic was bent and creased, I chucked the case in the garbage and sent Peel an e-mail explaining the issue. We'll see what they have to say. For $25 I'd expect a lot more. I actually expected the case to be made of a bit harder plastic for that price, but no. It feels very cheap considering the price tag. I'm only posting this because I know some people are just getting their new iPhone 7 and 7+'s in and may consider this case. Hopefully you get one that fits and that you can use. If you do, it may be fine. But I wasn't so lucky. Purchase at your own risk.
I had one for about 2 days. I came to the same conclusion and sent it back. I actually got my refund just today. I was terribly disappointed, and told them so. The Elago case cost less ($10 v$25), and is at least the same quality, if not a slight bit better.
 

Christopher092881

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Sep 18, 2016
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I had one for about 2 days. I came to the same conclusion and sent it back. I actually got my refund just today. I was terribly disappointed, and told them so. The Elago case cost less ($10 v$25), and is at least the same quality, if not a slight bit better.
I tossed it in the trash barrel where it belongs, so I'm not holding out much hope for a refund. But if they do offer one I'd be impressed and at least respect their customer service. The damn thing just would not go on the phone.
 

HickDead

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Dec 2, 2011
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The $25 price tag for a cheap, flimsy piece of plastic should have been the tipping point to stay away from Peel Cases.
 
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CBillups1

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I had one for about 2 days. I came to the same conclusion and sent it back. I actually got my refund just today. I was terribly disappointed, and told them so. The Elago case cost less ($10 v$25), and is at least the same quality, if not a slight bit better.

Where is this elago case? Thanks
 

jev425

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Sep 12, 2014
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I have the Elago Origin. I have found that these super thin cases that cover every side of your phone are very hard to get on and off, due to the fact that it basically "hugs" your phone around the curves of the phone and right up against the screen.
 

Bazooka-joe

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My peel fits my 7 plus perfectly and I have taken it off several times without it stretching. I am not sure if it will expect it will last for a year though and so i have a Tozo as a back up
 

Sammio2

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Aug 16, 2008
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I couldn't agree more, my Peel case arrive today and it doesn't even fit the phone. It goes on no problem, but the camera corner visibly doesn't fit the phone. Waste of money, don't bother folks.
 
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oneMadRssn

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I just got a Peel case, the "Garnet" color, for my silver iPhone 6s. I fits perfectly, no creases or white marks.

The nice thing about Peel, which made the $25 worth it compared to others, is they offer more unique colors than I saw elsewhere, there is no logo or branding anywhere, and they are made from PP plastic, which is a bit softer and less rubbery.

As far as I can see from ebay, PP plastic seems to be the least common, though there are some. The colors aren't as nice as Peel, but I might give this a shot as a cheapo alternative http://www.ebay.com/itm/182313691620

I never was able to successfully insert all four corners of the phone into the case.
Did you follow the directions on the box? You're supposed to slide the phone into the bottom of the case, so the bottom is on there nice and snug, and then snap the top half in both corners at once.
 

Christopher092881

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Sep 18, 2016
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Did you follow the directions on the box? You're supposed to slide the phone into the bottom of the case, so the bottom is on there nice and snug, and then snap the top half in both corners at once.
Yup. It wouldn't go on for me. I followed the directions on the sleeve first and then when that wouldn't work I tried working the top corners in first. I e-mailed them two days ago and haven't heard back from them yet. That tells me everything I need to know about their customer service.
 

Christopher092881

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Sep 18, 2016
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Eight days later, and only after contacting them one more time through one of their social media accounts, they finally responded to my e-mail. Apparently they've been busy. They told me the cases intentionally fit tight (no kidding?) and said they'd send me a replacement case, which I declined. Why? Because I know the second case will fare no better than the first. To charge $25 for the product it is is ludicrous. I would have accepted a refund but they didn't offer that, so I'll probably just dispute the charge with the bank and see what happens. Just thought I'd follow up for anyone interested.
 
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