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

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    Just got the pink version of the Caudabe Veil XT. All the pictures on their website showed it on white phones, so wasn't sure if it would look okay on my SG.

    Also the pink seemed to be too pink and never having had a pink case before, I wasn't sure about that either.

    As it turns out since these are see through cases (not transparent), the color of my phone makes it a deeper pink and a nicer color in my opinion.

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    @charlyee: Perhaps you are thinking of the word "translucent"? (And by the way, I agree, it looks very nice.)
     
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    Reviving this thread.

    I got the Storm Grey Apple leather case for my iPhone 7 at launch. It is a matte grey and lighter tone than I thought it would be. The case did fit very well and the new button covers are great.

    I actually wanted the black, but it was on backorder at launch and I didn't want to risk going ceaseless.

    To make a long story short, I got the black today. It is a deep black and has a slight sheen to it. It looks quality and perpetuates the stealth look of my black phone, a definite keeper.

    If anyone wants a 2.5 week old Storm Grey, please message me with an offer.
     
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    Ceaseless?

    I agree that black looks great with the matte black phone. My Kavaj black is a great match. Apple got this color down perfectly.


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    Lol vf, the Apple auto correct loves to read my mind and unfortunately it's generally wrong.

    Glad you like your black Kavaj. This is a different black, the black for the 6 was pretty and sort of a faded black.


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    Moderators, can you move this post to the "sell your junk" thread please?
    Some people!:LOL:
     
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    Me too. Well, actually I love my Kavaj cases, but I do love my iPhone 7 plus sans case, aka, 'naked'. However, even though the plus size phone feels safer in my hand, I was thinking about a very thin case.

    I've had no problem playing golf with a naked phone in my pocket. I take it out every hit for scoring, and no problem dropping it. Feels very snug naked.

    So, maybe bored too, maybe not. Just looking for a little grip, and a comfort level placing the phone down on a table (back, not front).

    I found this case for $9. I looked at the Peel, and Clauable. They are 0.350 mm, and I've had those before. Very thin, and I'm certain they will deform if taken off too often.

    So, got this TORRAS case. It's very nice. Maybe 2 mm thick. Got Navy Blue, which is darker than the photo. More like the blue Apple case for the 6. Silky feel on the case.

    But still, I ordered the Peel to try that. $29. Did I say the TORRAS was only $9???

    I think this TORRAS may supply my need. Did I say $9?

    I like the coverage at the bottom. I have rubbed off the black color just above the charging port on my iPhone. I think from fiddling in the dark with the charging cable. So this covers it up, and may afford protection going forward.

    Btw, only the red case has the 'Chick' logo on the back. Otherwise there is no branding.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M5IR79J/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&th=1

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    Well, I have fallen for the PEEL case. The black is perfect on the black phone ( not jet black).

    Looks good, fits wonderfully. Only see a hint of the logo which is perfect. Has a matte feel so good grip.

    Nearly a naked iPhone!


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    Vf, glad you like the Peel case. Yes black on black is the way to go imho, I love the stealth look.

    I am happy with my Black Apple case at least for now. I am amazed at how durable the Apple leather cases are. The olive brown that I got for my 6 is still being used with the 6s, that's a good 2.5 years and the leather looks weathered but nicely so.

    I believe the quality of leather for the 7/7s is even better, the feel for sure is nicer.

    Enjoy your cases.


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    I'm glad that you are happy with your Apple cases. They are good as is my leather Kavaj case(s).

    The last month I was in situations where lots of bars, restaurants, etc had water wet or damp surfaces or sun creams and of course leather is not the best.

    Felt I wanted to go back to poly or synthetic materials...and at the same time go thin, as close as possible to a naked iPhone.

    Partly because now that this iPhone is waterproof...my leather case was not!

    Those were my motivations for a change. It might be temporary. But I'm liking the change!


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    Really love the Peel case! Less slippery than the one above and not a fingerprint magnet.
    The side buttons are flush with the case.

    Some photos. Only in brighter light will the Apple logo come through. They also offer a jet black and a complete opaque matte black.

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    The olive brown leather case for the 6/6s from October of 2014 finally fell apart (one corner broke off). Started using the grey silicon case which is from October 2015 but has hardly been used. It appears to provide more grip.


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    You got great use out of it. Cases are meant for protection, not meant to last for life!

    So you're keeping the 6S?


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    Yes that I certainly did.

    Yes I am keeping the 6s.

    I paid off the 6s when I got the 7, got it unlocked and now hubby is grudgingly using it.


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    Slightly off topic since it's an iPad back cover but I am posting it anyway. It goes well with my black Smart Cover, my previous one was transparent and turned an ugly yellow in about 6 month.

    I am hoping even if this turns yellow, the pattern will make it less noticeable.

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    Just go the Fuchsia Pink Apple leather case. It’s way brighter than anything I have owned in the recent past

    I am really liking it so far.

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    I didn’t care for the color darkening at the edges and the overall fading. I probably should have switched to the black for my trip. I had the black on my 7 on my last trip and it didn’t fade.

    So it’s back to the black case and my favorite stealth look.

    Vf, when I took out the black case from the drawer, I noticed some patches of white powdery stuff that was easy to wipe off, do you know what this was? Thanks much
     
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    White mold, mildew probably. I’ve seen this on leather shoes, other goods forgotten and stored somewhere hidden from sunlight. Water will removed it. To kill it if it comes back, diluting some vinegar or alcohol in the water is what people do. Google white mold.

    I have never seen it on my phone cases though.

    I agree that black leather works better for phone cases. Can’t notice all the grime on the case... until the mold grows , I guess.

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    Thanks vf, I have never seen it on anything, handbags, jackets, shoes included.

    I just wiped it off with a dry lint free cloth and it was gone with the first wipe.

    I only had the fuchsia case since the beginning of October, so the discoloration was a surprise, I will stick to the black for now.


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    Black leather cases matter! And are the best for not showing wear.

    The only light tinted leather case I’ve owned that doesn’t show wear is one with a flip cover, like my Kavaj Dallas. I think that’s because my hand is on the cover more than the sides.


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    Using a LifeProof Fre front half in black and a LifeProof Nuud smoke back combo. Looks great on the space grey 5s.
     
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    @charylee. I was looking for something else and came across my old iPhone 6 brown leather Apple case in a drawer . I opened the box, and there was the white powder that you saw. Like yours, easily removed with a swipe. It was in the closed box

    What a color change!!! From the box photo to nearly black. ( and white )

    Interestingly, my Kavaj brown case, is nearly the same original color except for the edges. And no white stuff.

    Anyhow this sort of tells me that it is mold. I think the Apple case is untreated leather and the Kavaj has a plastic like coating on the leather which helped preserves it. Nearly all fine leathers do, like shoes, purses, sofas.

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    That makes sense, thanks vf.

    Wow! That’s quite a color change. I had the olive brown for my 6/6s but by the time it got handed down from me, the case was pretty much destroyed. Now the 6s wears the grey silicone case which seems to be holding up well and no color change.


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    Yeah. It is kind of gross to think about it all.


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    So not sure if this is the right place to post or not? Curious what everyone’s favorite cases are. I have a tech 21 case on mine which has been good but sometimes worry one drop and it’s a goner. I was looking at maybe life proof fre? However I think I have to remove my glass screen protector that’s been on my phone from day one and not sure I wanna do that. But I like the design.
     
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    Thanks for putting in right spot. Sorry I didn’t see this section.
     
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    Hey there, long time.

    I have been using the Apple leather cases mostly. They fit the best imho, although they don’t really offer that much protection.

    Black cases are my favorite although I have the dark aubergine on my X and quite like it.

    For more protection I switch to my Spec Presidio Grip case but I can only stand it for so long.
     
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    The Tech 21 will last forever. The Speck Presidio on my wife’s phone has cracked in two places already.

    Pretty sure the life proof will require removal of the screen protector.

    I’d stay with the Tech 21.


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    Thanks for the replies. Yes. Been awhile. Life has been crazy. Have my 4th surgery this year next week. Trying to work part time but in a lot of pain. I am still using my tech case but did find a OtterBox defender type in pink and turquoise for those days I want more rugged protection. eBay special. Not too much. Will have to look up the leather cases you mentioned. Curiosity

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