Which Nillkin on ebay?

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  1. TonyGstring macrumors member

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    Think I've read through pretty much every thread and have not seen a clear cut answer or consensus on which seller to buy from. Seems a lot of people mention the $6 one, but that is usually the horseshoe, not the full one that covers the home button. However, I did find a link to one for $6 that appears to be Nillkin, but not sure.

    If the one above cant be confirmed or verified, may just get this one which seems to be from the same seller others have purchased from.

    Was going to get the iVisor from Moshi, as pretty set on getting their iGlaze Armour case, but they look like they're from the same manufacturer. My iPhone 6 (2nd one, kinda long story) has an ETA ship date of 11/21, so need to order this ASAP as it's likely to come after receiving the phone.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    Just order the cheapest you can find, they're all the same benks and nillkin. The pictures show horseshoe cutout but they came with round cutouts.
    I've bought 8 of the benks and nillkin already, they're all round
     
  3. TonyGstring thread starter macrumors member

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    oh, really? do u have a seller or link for one of the eight you got that you recommend, had the best experience with, or shipped the fastest?
     
  4. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    here are the sellers I'd bought from...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/301354021725?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&var=600349705738&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/151445086290?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&var=450636624836&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/221584533443?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&var=520443571072&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/191406919265?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&var=490510667351&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    and the last seller is the cheapest I found and just bought from. I'm still waiting for those to arrive.

    All of them shipped very quickly, I received them in about 10 days.
     
  5. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what brand I purchased on Ebay from china, but it looked like these and was just a flat piece of glass. No border edge between curve and glass.

    Are these the same?
     
  6. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    not sure which one you bought but these have the black and white borders like the Moshi.
     
  7. TonyGstring thread starter macrumors member

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    cool, thx man.

    1st one doesn't have black
    2nd is the $12 in the OP
    3rd is $15
    4th is the one for $6 listed in the OP, but which you havent received from.

    back to square one, lol
     
  8. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    Do these work with the apple leather or silicone cases?
     
  9. xreei macrumors member

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    Thanks for sharing, I just ordered the $6 one as well. :D
     
  10. shamashu macrumors regular

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    more or less that's the fake one.
     
  11. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    What's the difference? They're all just a cheap piece of China glass anyway.
     
  12. TonyGstring thread starter macrumors member

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    while i generally agree, you'd be surprised at the lengths some of these manufacturers go through to make a clone (and even a clone of a clone). its all bout volume, and if they find a winner that sells good, even if being conservative and assuming (im making this up here so bear with me) they make a 10% profit on $6 = $0.60 per, multiply that by thousands w/o having to change anything in regards to production at the factory and they can milk that train as long as it goes and costs will eventually go down after perfecting the process.
     
  13. xreei macrumors member

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    That is assuming those glasses are clones, I suspect that it's all being produced 'OEM' and then sold off to the various companies to be packaged and marketed. Benks and Nillkin did a really great job of creating a 'premium' looking product while the rest of the glass sold are just dumped unglamorously onto the market through various chinese e-commerce fronts.
     
  14. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    agreed, benks and nillkin packaging are great but the product itself is another story. The glass themselves break very easily. I've had two that cracked in half just from taking it off .That's why I said it's all the same,cheap China glass. IMO these shouldn't cost anymore than $5.
     
  15. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

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    The "cheap" China Moshi and OP copycats that I received are flat without any border under the edge. Therefore, there is a huge gap under the edge that doesn't rest on the screen.
     
  16. TonyGstring thread starter macrumors member

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    $6 cheap or $12 cheap?
     
  17. shamashu macrumors regular

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    can you post some pictures of those "cheap" and "cheaper" pirated China products?
     
  18. TonyGstring thread starter macrumors member

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    2nd one kinda looks like a nillkin, the first one does not. this is why i try to avoid ebay as much as possible. fortunately i didn't cheap out and just paid a few extra bucks for the $12 one from the seller/link in the OP that users posted here. how do you like the backplate glass, besides the the lack of edges?
     
  19. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    Both of the glass from these links are not the same as the nillkin or benks. They're mirror glass and have no curved at the egde. They looked and feel a lot cheaper than the benks and nilkins and they're fingerprint magnets especially the back glass.
     
  20. TonyGstring thread starter macrumors member

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    ya, didn't think much of them and would have never purchased either as one uses pictures of what appears to be a 5s, but didn't want to be a complete dick so gave the poster the benefit of the doubt
     
  21. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    I just received the $6 glass protector from the ebay link I posted. It's exactly like the benks and nillkin but with cheaper packaging.
     
  22. TonyGstring thread starter macrumors member

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    well done. you sir, are an ebay guru. thx for the update
     
  23. Jigga macrumors 6502

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    Any pics?
     
  24. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    lol, yeah I've bought so many things for the phones from ebay this past month, my wife will kick me out if she knows I have a bunch more coming.:D.

    here are some pics...pretty good for 6 bucks.
     

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