The Speck Pixelskin HD for iPhone 4 is the best case out right now.*EDITED*

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  1. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    There, I said.

    I know, I know, people have different needs when it comes to cases, but I've tried a TON.

    I've tried Incipio, Griffin Reveal (sucks ASS!), the Griffin Reveal Etch (also sucks a TON), Gear 4 tire track (not bad but hard to press buttons through rubber), the Apple Bumper, a few off-brand cases, and now, finally, I BOUGHT the Speck Pixelskin HD.

    I wish I'd gotten it through the iPhone 4 free case program instead of the Reveal Etch Griffin case.

    This case is excellent. Flash works great, buttons not hard to press. Well made, does the job, quite sleek, and definitely got the build quality to match.

    I highly recommend this case to anyone who wants good side, top, bottom, and back protection, easy-to-press buttons INCLUDING the vibrate switch (looking at you - Bumper!) while leaving the screen open to actual use!

    A+, Speck, A+!


    **EDIT** **EDIT** August 26, 2010

    More and more reports are coming in of the Revision 2 Speck Pixelskin HD case being problematic. Different feeling, hard-to-press buttons etc. I suggest if you want a revision 1 case, that you go to a store to pick one out while they still exist.


    **EDIT ** EDIT** September 13, 2010

    More and more people are getting their Revision 2 cases replaced for "working" Revision 2 cases, so this case goes back to being the best case, like evar! :D

    **EDIT** EDIT** September 23, 2010

    Speck got my replacement out in 2 days with the bigger flash cutout. Excellent support/service. Even came with a free set of screen protectors. Very nice!
     
  2. PapayaG macrumors newbie

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    I'm so glad I ordered it. But I still have to wait too long... :)
     
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  4. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I have their PixelSkin and I can say their build quality is top-notch. My HD version is coming in the mail later in the month. Glad to hear that others like it.
     
  5. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    You won't be disappointed. Thank you, Speck, for making perfect cutouts for the speakers, and keeping the rest of the phone protected.

    Oh, and letting us use our own accessories (looking at you again, Apple...).
     
  6. Steel28 macrumors member

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    I'm in Canada and couldn't wait untill October 4th (that's when apple said my pixelskin HD would be shipped through free case program even though I've ordered it on July 30th). So I bought one locally and changed my order to bumper. Really like the speck but will use bumper as well.
     
  7. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    Mine says it will ship on September 3rd from Apple! I don't know if I'm going to use it, but I have been hearing nothing but good things about it.
     
  8. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    What a worthless thread without pics! Post em up!
     
  9. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    OK OK they're coming! Hold up a second! Can't please anyone... :D
     
  10. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    OK here you go. Sorry for the terrible white balancing. I'm using my wife's iPhone 4, and we all know how that does indoor.... :D


    As you can see, the case just fits perfectly. And the back is really nicely textured. Yes, it's simple, but what it does it does brilliantly, and no other case does THIS as well.

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  11. Macnator macrumors 6502

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    I chose the Speck Pixelskin HD from the Case Program. I really like the look of it and I read a few reviews and watched a couple videos and decided to pick this one.

    I bought a case the day I got my iPhone 4 because I didn't want to be without a case while waiting 3-5 weeks or however long it takes for it to get here. The one I bought is similar to the Speck Pixelskin HD, at least when comparing pictures, when I get it I will find out how it feels, looks etc.
     
  12. halisray macrumors regular

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    so with this case program, we can choose our own cases? is this using that app that you have to get?
     
  13. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's amazing how many cases out there "are like the Pixelskin" case. In fact, I gravitate toward that style completely. None of them are as good, though, as the Speck iteration.
     
  14. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    With the case program you can pick from several cases, one of which is this case.
     
  15. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes but there's a limited selection. A couple from Speck, a few from Griffin, etc. Mine isn't supposed to get here until October 5 :(
     
  16. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    it looks like they didn't fix the hole for the camera flash like other case makers have done. if you like this type of case, i recommend you look into the Incipio NGP.
     
  17. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    WRONG! There are NO issues with using the LED flash and this case!
     
  18. AC202 macrumors member

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    I ordered that from the program, and very glad I did.

    I have BSE skins on the side and back, and SGP Oleo on front, do you think this case would be too snug fit to keep the skins on? I'd be willing to take of the sides, but I hope I wouldn't have to bother with the back and front if possible.
     
  19. chris975d macrumors 68000

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    This case is very good. Another that is similar to it (actually just like it) is the Speck Geometric (same company, obviously). It's the same base case (same material, same fit, same..everything) with a different back pattern/design. Right now, they are both my favorite cases.
     
  20. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    better than the NGP matte?

    I like the look of the incipio better....

    Incase slider seems like the best case functionality-wise but seems like it would be too bulky...
     
  21. chris975d macrumors 68000

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    I've got both (all 3 actually, Speck PixelSkin HD, Speck Geometric, and NGP Matte), and I prefer the Specks out of all of them. Just feels more refined.
     
  22. wwjbd24 macrumors member

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    Question, why'd you hate the reveals so much?
     
  23. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    The Reveal with the plastic back drew in too much dust and gets scratched to all heck too easily.

    The Reveal Etch is the flimsiest piece of crap ever, and the way it wraps around the front is so flimsy it doesn't sit straight, so it looks just... crooked and wobbly down the front of the phone. Yuck! That's the case I picked from the Apple case program, and I hate it!
     
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  25. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    AGREED! :D
     

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