Zero 5 PRO UltraThin for iPhone 5

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  1. Deprecation, Dec 10, 2012
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    Deprecation macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone tried this case out? I've looked for reviews on google, however I have not seen any for this particular model.

    http://www.iphonecaze.com/iphone5/iphone-5-zero5-pro-slim-cases.html

    Having used the case for a little over a week, I must say I am impressed.

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    Short Review

    Fit: The case has a nice snug fit to it. I have noticed the tiniest bit of stretch from removing my phone from the case, however, it's hardly noticeable. The holes on the bottom of the case line up quite nicely with the speaker holes, and the port covers on the bottom snap into the ports ever so slightly, blocking dust and debris from getting into the lightning and headphone ports. The covers for the buttons have moderate tactile feedback and access to the mute switch is great.

    Durability: The case has been fairly durable. The worst part, in terms of durability, would definitely be the clear back. I have accumulated a few scratches on the back, which is understandable, but I would prefer the back to be a little tougher.

    Looks: Personally, I think this case is one of the best looking cases that I have seen on the market. It maintains a low profile design and still allows for the beauty of the iPhone to shine through. Two things I really like are: 1. The camera cut out stays only on the top tone of the phone (horrible gripe of mine) 2. The logo is very inconspicuous, as it is on the side.

    Final Thoughts: This is a great case, and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a minimalist case. However, be warned, this case ships from Hong Kong and will most likely take 2-3 weeks to arrive, unless you pay for express shipping.

    Rating: 4.5/5
     

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  2. jbromer macrumors 6502a

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    Looks interesting - kind of like the PS air jacket set.
     
  3. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    This looks very nice! But...are those flaps on the bottom?! :mad:
     
  4. Deprecation thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it looks fairly nice. The third picture showing the headphone jack and the lightning port looks strange. I'm not sure how those covers work. Maybe they bend back.

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    Although, maybe it would be nice to keep dust out. :cool:
     
  5. Deprecation thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So ... anyone at all familiar with this case?
     
  6. dinggus macrumors 65816

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    I don't know if you 2 posters above the poster that is above me are being serious. The flaps are obviously for the headphone port and lightning port. They are obviously for keeping dust out.
     
  7. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    I was implying that they are unwanted.
     
  8. dinggus macrumors 65816

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    Forgive me then.

    I think the flaps are perfect, protection all the way around and from dust getting into unwanted areas.
     
  9. Deprecation thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I agree the flaps do look nice, as long as they close easily of course.
     
  10. dinesh29888 macrumors member

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    Can any1 post pics of this case ... currently they having a free standard shipping ... will be ordering once i see some pictures and some good reviews.
     
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  12. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    seriously this looks like the best case so far - one that could replace my switcheasy tones.

    IF it fits with side protectors and back protectors on i am there.

    Looks like it has lay on the table too. Im almost tempted to get it...

    Has anyone ordered this yet?
     
  13. ThunderApple macrumors 6502

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    You can't expect to put any thin cases on the iPhone 5 with both the back AND side skins. It works with other slightly thicker cases but it's just not going to fit well with 0.5 thin cases. I have tried on many cases and I only have a thin back skin. Can't imagine it being any better with a side skin added onto that.
     
  14. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    true, however they do include a back protector with the zero 5 pro....

    i guess ill stick to the tones for now then.
     
  15. Deprecation thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I ordered the case on the 14th, and I'm still waiting for it to arrive. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.
     
  16. duneriderltr450 macrumors 6502

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    I had the regular Zero 5 not the pro model like in the link but mine showed scratches really bad but better than iPhone getting scratched. It was a very nice fit and super thin.
     
  17. grimy macrumors member

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    Mine came in today, I had to remove and clean my ghost armor side protectors. Overall, I'm not happy with it, I did the clear back/clear sides hopin to achieve a minimalistic look that still showed off the iphone 5 color/design. The back doesn't adhere to the screen protector, making it look funky. The sides are a frosted clear, completely making it pointless to get clear unless this is the look you are going for. I would have preferred black sides over this look, creating a more incognito look. I will post up pics with my DSLR with a further observations.
     
  18. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    That's a shame. Sorry to hear.

    So it definitely doesn't fit with side protectors? I have some lucky labs on which I don't really want to take off.
     
  19. dinesh29888 macrumors member

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    Which 1 did you ordered clear or black borders with clear on the back ? Please post pics asap & will this case go good with the Spigen GLaS.tr ??
     
  20. grimy, Dec 25, 2012
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    I am not happy with the color. Frosted clear looks tacky to me and I was hoping for a clear see-through appearance. Perhaps the black sides/clear back would look muhc better.These cases are of quality make and mold to the phone very well. So well in fact you cannot have any other protectors on it!

    -Order has said processing entire time on their website(even now). I bought on 12/9 and arrived on 12/22. Sent via USPS, had to go to post office on 12/24 to sign for it.

    -I do not believe this case will work with the Spigen Glass.tr as there is a lip on the front that seats over the edges.

    -It wouldn't work with my ghost armor side protectors OR back protector.

    -The back now looks good without a back protector on it.

    I will be contacting them to see if we can work something out. *edit* their email returns@iphonecaze.com and support@iphonecaze.com does not work. I ended up sending an email to sales@iphonecaze.com (appears to have gone through). *edit*


    I was expecting this:

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    I received this...but the above picture makes me think I am supposed to pop out the bottons over the hold/volume buttons??? Some of the pictures, they aren't there, and some they are.

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  21. Catcher macrumors regular

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    It looks to me like the all-black version has a glossy back? Not sure if I'm correct though.
     
  22. grimy macrumors member

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    There are color options for black, white, clear backs with white/black/clear frames, I picked the clear/clear options.
     
  23. Deprecation thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Grimy, how did you track your shipment? When I go to the website it just says that it has left Hong Kong.
     
  24. grimy macrumors member

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    Mine STILL says processing, basically I couldn't track it. In my post with the pictures, I detailed shipping times.
     
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