Switcheasy Vulcan ip4 mini review

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  1. AuroraProject, Nov 3, 2010
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    On Sunday I decided to order the Switcheasy Vulcan in the smoke color. The case shipped on Monday from a town 45 minutes from me, and it arrived yesterday.
    The Vulcan is a tpu case, it is fairly slim though, thinner than I expected. It has a soft almost "grippy" feel to it, but slides in and out of a pocket just fine. Fit is decent, no major issues here. The volume and lock buttons are a bit firmer than I like, and lack feedback. The cutout for the silent switch is a good size, and my fat fingers have no problem fitting in there. There is a rough edge all the way around the lip that comes up over the screen, feels slightly "sharp". I really like the way the phone looks in this case. Hand oils collect on the back, so it seems to get dirty fast. I have not experienced any flash issues, the cutout is tight but the edges are beveled.
    The Vulcan comes with several accessories. Included in the package are 2 screen protectors (I don't use sp's, so I don't know if they are decent quality, or if this case will make them bubble), a microfiber cloth, a squeegee card, and 2 sets of headphone and dock connector plugs. In my line of work the headphone and dock plugs interested me, I am constantly exposed to dust and dirt and didn't want something the size of the Otterbox Defender. The plugs add a really nice touch to the Vulcan, that being said, the headphone plug is a bear to get out, even with fingernails.
    I recommend this case, and for $20 it's a deal.

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  2. TheBigKing macrumors 65816

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    i will buy this case really i sticky rigth now with incipio ngp but that case will be mi next buy
     
  3. AuroraProject thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It beats the Incipio in my book, slimmer and better looks, plus the headphone and dock plugs put it ahead of the NGP.
     
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    i see in white color two but the black looks better
     
  5. Username02 macrumors regular

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    Nice review. Thank you.

    Can the phone in the case fit in any of the apple docks?
    Possibly using other SwitchEasy dock inserts?

    I would have purchased this in a second if it had dock inserts included like the Rebel.
     
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    I use an older Apple dock with no insert, so pretty much any case fits it, the ip4 in the Vulcan fits my dock just fine.
     
  7. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    The 3GS Vulcan had character. This is just like all the rest of this cases in this style.

    The earphone plugs get lost easily. And the screen protectors or sub-par.
     
  8. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, awesome review! I have a few questions for you though.

    •Does this have a flimsy or saggy bottom?
    •Is it grippy?
    •Will it work with a backside screen protector or and SGP Skin Guard?
    •Is it protective and has drop protection?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    I'll try to answer your questions below.

     
  10. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    Alright thanks. I was going tk get this with an SGP Carbon Fiber Skin Guard since I dont like the apple logo or iPhone info the back. But, after taking a look at the Incipio NGP, I may get that or both. I really want to use a full body shield on the NGP which would work but the same goes for the Vulcan, although it would be an extremely tight fit.
     

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