Video Review: Element Case's Solace Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Element Case is a company known for making cases from premium materials, often with a premium price tag. We went hands-on with the company's Solace case for the iPhone 6 Plus in our latest video review, which is part of Element Case's LUXE Collection.

    Priced at $99, the Solace is a three-piece case that consists of a polycarbonate body with a foam insert to protect the iPhone, an aluminum top and bottom, and aluminum buttons. It comes in several colors, including gold, white, black, and turquoise.

    We thought the Solace offered good protection, but it adds a decent amount of bulk to the iPhone and it's pretty pricy for what you're getting comparative to other cases. We also weren't a fan of the mismatched colors on the gold option or the slight rattling sound the aluminum buttons make.


    Both the Solace case for iPhone 6 and and the case for the iPhone 6 Plus are available from the ElementCase website for $99.

    Note: MacRumors received no compensation for this video review.

    Article Link: Video Review: Element Case's Solace Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
  2. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Such kind words.

    You should start having a rating system for products you review. This case can get:

    :apple:XXXX = 1/5

    Bad price. Bad appearance. Bulky. Rattly. But at least it protects your phone (just like a better looking $5 case.)
  3. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    I like the disclaimer that macrumors didn't get compensated for absolutely trashing this product. :)

    I like these product reviews though. Macrumors should've started these a long time ago. I literally go to no other tech sites as much as Macrumors.
  4. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    One ugly case. Element make some awesome cases, but damn they are expansive
  5. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    i like the concept. A consumer report scoring on MR.
  6. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    Over engineered and expensive. Especially given a short time frame of ownership for those that upgrade phones. It probably inspires buyers remorse.
  7. WickedMessenger macrumors newbie


    Jun 8, 2011
    Yes, they they do take up a lot of space. Expensive too.
  8. NightFox macrumors 68020


    May 10, 2005
    Shropshire, UK
    Blame the iPhone 6+ ;)
  9. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    Oh yea .. Complain about plastic phones but then whack your metal one in plastic :p
  10. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    Talk about marketing fails on price and color :confused:
  11. 4jasontv macrumors 68000

    Jul 31, 2011
    Would you mind sharing how you heard about the item, where you got it and who paid for it, and what you plan to do with the item now that you have reviewed it?
  12. Boatboy24 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2011
    1 Infinite Loop
  13. cdm283813 macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2015
    But when I go into the forums I'm always seeing a post about a scratched screen or a dent in the metal. I personally care about taking care of my phone because I plan on selling it after a year. I wouldn't want to buy a dented scratched phone.
    I believe the only solution is to make user replaceable bodies and screens but Apple will never allow this because they rather you spend money on Apple repair services.
    And it's pretty sad that I can't leave my bedroom until I get my iPad Air 2 case in the mail this Friday. The screen replacement alone is close to $400 so I'm extra careful.
  14. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    I gave up selling phones privately long ago. Not worth the hassle. Got screwed over way too often. If I intend to upgrade my phone early I usually sell it to websites where the only requirement is that it works.
  15. azntaiji macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2014
    More than likely, a publicist reached out and offered a review sample.
  16. 4jasontv macrumors 68000

    Jul 31, 2011
    Why not be upfront. That's because getting a free case valued at $99 is compensation. Oh, and maybe the manufacture sent it directly to them? They should be going through the same channels a regular customer would to ensure that they received the same product as the the one you would buy.
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    So all of this information is provided somewhere, or just personal speculation and nothing more?
  18. 4jasontv macrumors 68000

    Jul 31, 2011
    I don't undersand your question. They didn't provide the information. The should, to improve the trustworthiness of their reviews.
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like you provided some information but then you are saying no one mentioned anything, so where did you get your information?
  20. 4jasontv macrumors 68000

    Jul 31, 2011
    What information did I provide? It's a request that they provide information. If they want to claim they were not compensated for their review, they need to be clear about how the product was obtained, and what they will do with it after.
  21. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The way your original post about this reads seems like a pretty clear implication that there was compensation involved and not just merely questioning if it was involved. With additional statements about how things were obtained. Seems like more information would be needed indicating those things (aside from just speculation and implications).
  22. 4jasontv macrumors 68000

    Jul 31, 2011
    It was one sentence, and a question.

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