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Discussion in 'APPLE iPhone, iPad Tablets and all iOS Devices' started by viewfly, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. charlyee

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    Went back to my Apple leather case. I really like this one the best.

    My second favorite is the PC transparent Monoprice case, kind of two ends of the price range.

    The two LUVITT TPU cases I could do without but it's nice to have as a standby.

    The Apple case feels a tad dry from not being used for about a month but I believe it will be back to normal soon.


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  2. viewfly

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    The Tech 21 Evo Mesh, sold only by Apple, has become my favorite case. Highly rated for drop protection, using cool science instead of just meaty TPU.

    The full shiny black version looks real sharp on the space grey model too. Nice grip and extremely easy on and off. For when I wish to use other cases-

    Like the transparency of the smoked back too.
     
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    I have only one case ...
     
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    Decided to dual protect the phone. Got a dual-layer shell case:

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    And a leather case to keep it in:

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    So far they both work well and I didn't have to spend an arm and a leg to buy them (sold an arm, leg, foot, and some fingers to get the phone itself...).
     
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    When did you get the IPhone,?

    Vf


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    Got it a few weeks ago when my HTC Droid DNA exhibited extreme battery drain (a non-replaceable battery) and I've used the DNA for over two years. I wanted my next phone to have a bigger screen than the DNA (5 in.) and I also needed an iPod Classic (160GB & 80GB) replacement. Made sense to go with the 6 plus 128 gigs. It was between the 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4. So far, it's the best phone I've ever owned.
     
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    I hope you continue to be happy with it. I never looked back


    And may you only need to buy one case!


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    My Spigen Rough Armor for my Apple Watch.
    $11

    Only use it for gym or rough outdoor work. No bad and easy to put on/off.

    Basically a bumper for sides, bottom and a raised lip to protect the screen. Came with plastic film screen protectors but I don't use them.

    [​IMG]




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    @viewfly, did you see that the Apple leather case is now available in you favorite saddle brown?
     
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    I didn't catch that! I assume my telepathic powers finally had their influence!

    I use only my Kavaj Tokyo now, with the wallet Dallas for the gym. I will use my black Tech 21 on really wet or rough occasions.

    Apple dropped the Olive Brown? This new saddle brown (cognac) is much more to my liking. I do wonder that the Analine finish will turn dark all over, including the back, but less of a dark patina then the OB.

    The Kavaj color has held up very well for me. Only the sides got darker, and they are pretty inexpensive, so I got a new one after 6 months.

    Thanks for the tip!


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    Looks like they still have a darker brown but it looks lighter than the Olive Brown and is designated as just Brown.

    I just ordered a silicone case in charcoal grey, figured it would be easier to clean fish slime from it. :D


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    I like the looks of the Blue leather Apple case but wasn't sure about the bottom being open, if the phone would get scratched up over time. I've always received top dollar for selling my old phones as they never have a scratch on them even after one year of use.
     
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    Me too. I wonder if the top dollar days are over with all the leasing programs around. If not now, soon.

    Idk.

    I use an open top and bottom case. Sides open too. Phone is perfect. Only damaged it when it was naked. Too slippery.


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    I just got the charcoal grey silicone case, love the color but it also has the bottom open and it is less grippy than my leather case.

    My phone is almost a year old and I had it in the leather case from day 1, there are no scratches from daily use but not sure what would happen if it was dropped on its bottom.

    Nice to see you back. :)


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    I found my Kavaj Tokyo case fits the 6S. However the lip overlap protection is uneven. It's needs a modification.

    The Tech 21 is fine however. As I suspected, the ones with a tight fit may be a problem.


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    I spoke with Kavaj. Even though the web site makes it seem as if there are two versions, there is only one. It's does fit, but if I place a straight edge over the lip, there is one high point of the glass above the leather lip.

    My ole Apple leather fits perfectly. Except for being dark brown, which is fine, I like variety, I forgot how nice of a case it is. I read one review of the new leather cas s being a bit more slippery. I will have to try for myself.


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    Glad to hear that the 2014 leather case does fit. I read posts that complained of the fit being too tight on the 6s.

    I haven't tried mine, I am using the new silicone case in charcoal grey, loving the color and ease of maintenance.

    I was told that the new silicone is also less grippy than the previous one


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    Picked up the cognac iPhone 6s case. Very nice smoother and the buttons stiff. But that will change over time.


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    this leather iPhone 6s case is different. Smoother.
    I read on the box that is not 'analine ' but tanned and finished European leather.

    So the color may hold up better than the old analine case. Analine is raw leather and absorbs more oil.


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    For me the ultimate phone case is no case at all, unfortunately the iPhones are either too danged slippery or I am too much of a klutz. :D
    Here is my 2 cents:

    All leather used is tanned/cured, and not raw.

    As I understand it Aniline leather is dyed exclusively with soluble dyes so it retains the hides natural surface and "blemishes" and makes it look more natural. This is also the reason why it ages more than the other types.

    On the other end of the spectrum is the Pigmented or Protected leather, which is the most durable but is less natural in appearance, having a polymer coating. I am guessing the pigmented leather is perhaps used in the new case. The polymer coating would also explain the additional slippery feel.

    I personally like the look of aged leather and love the rich brown that my case has turned into. :)
     
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    I just went back to my leather case last night. Much as I like the charcoal grey silicone case and the ease of maintenance, the feel on the leather case is superior and offers more grip.


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    That's right, Charlie. Also, the protected leather will age slightly. On the Apple Store, the reviews are reflecting that. I also like the dark color my Olive Brown turned into...but it gets lost in a dark room. So I prefer the lighter cognac.


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    Too classy for me. But I do spend as much anymore finding a good few cases. I'm better now and I can zero in on what I like.

    Regarding that case, I'm not loving a vertical flip anymore. And a leather case should not be too expensive that I should worry excessively about it especially with a slight wet table surface.

    Otherwise it is nice.


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    Last Wednesday had a date with the new Apple 6s case in saddle brown.

    Loving it! Could be a long term affair.


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    When I was in the Apple Store, I noticed how Apple sells the Tech 21 case.

    I heard about it but saw it twice that day.

    The Apple tech takes their iPhone ( in the Tech 21 case) and throws it down onto the hardwood floor.

    Obviously survives the crash.




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    I keep switching between my graphite grey silicone case and my year old olive brown leather case.

    I love the color on the silicone case but it's slippery compared to the leather. Most others claim that the leather is more slippery.

    Anyone have any experience comparing the two?


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    Just keep switching. I use my Tech 21 when I do yard work where my hands are dirty, or when I know I'll be in a wet area. Don't have to worry about the leather getting more dirty or wet. Nothing wrong with changing cases I as I do with yard shoes.


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    I found a couple of transparent cases, I think they are from the 6.

    I put the thinner of the two on and it fits perfectly, and I like the no case look.

    So now I have 3, if not 4 cases to switching between.


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