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chiggah

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#78577 4-Mar-2011 12:58
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got a new phone as well and I did some research

vapor = is this overrated ?

SGP = looks like a good build and affordable product.. Am I able to only purchase SGP via trademe or online? Doesn't seem like anyone around AKL stocks em. SGP's screen protector that comes with the case looks good too

On a side note - I'm needing of a solid screen protector and i dont mind ordering online from ebay etc
Are these good ? 
http://www.sgpstore.com/cell-phone/apple-iphone/iphone-4/sgp-iphone-4-screen-protector-steinheil-ultra-series.html
http://www.sgpstore.com/cell-phone/apple-iphone/iphone-4/sgp-iphone-4-screen-body-protector-set-incredible-shield-series.html

Or should I just stick with Zagg Invisible Shield stuff ?

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  #445488 4-Mar-2011 13:15
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Avoid Zagg... unless you are feeling happy to drench your phone in water.

I used Belkin ClearShield (comes in pack of 3 for around $24) and using a Speck PixelHD protector for the rest of the phone.

All good.. no damage and have had phone like this since last October.

I repeat... avoid Zagg.




 

 

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  #445490 4-Mar-2011 13:21
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ZollyMonsta: Avoid Zagg... unless you are feeling happy to drench your phone in water.

I used Belkin ClearShield (comes in pack of 3 for around $24) and using a Speck PixelHD protector for the rest of the phone.

All good.. no damage and have had phone like this since last October.

I repeat... avoid Zagg.


How is its grip ?  I need something that can slide in easily and out from my tight jeans 

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  #445491 4-Mar-2011 13:26
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I haved used Zagg for all my iphone from 3G,3GS and iPhone 4,I personally like it because I like the naked protection and believe me your iphone will look so ugly if you put it in a hard case..ect...plus in the period of time it's getting dust into the case as well....






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  #445492 4-Mar-2011 13:28
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What about bumpers? I can deal with bumpers too

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  #445498 4-Mar-2011 13:41
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chiggah:
ZollyMonsta: Avoid Zagg... unless you are feeling happy to drench your phone in water.

I used Belkin ClearShield (comes in pack of 3 for around $24) and using a Speck PixelHD protector for the rest of the phone.

All good.. no damage and have had phone like this since last October.

I repeat... avoid Zagg.


How is its grip ? ?I need something that can slide in easily and out from my tight jeans?


No problems. Tend to forget the phone is even in a case or has the screen protector on.




 

 

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  #445905 6-Mar-2011 01:05
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I had a sgp screen shield and speck pixel hd aswell nice combo. It's not a grippy case but it's not slippy either. I just got a "apple" bumper and the fit is perfect. I got it from partsurf.co.nz for $15. I now have a sgp "carbon" skin on the back. I would use it with out the bumper as I feel the skin and screen shield offer enough protection but I loose signal all the time when using the phone in landscape. I also have the skin as I don't like the FCC logo etc on the back

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  #445915 6-Mar-2011 08:32
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I'm currently using the Element Case Vapor with a YOOBEE carbon fibre sticker on the back. While many people think the Vapor makes the iPhone look 'chunky', it really only adds bulk around the top and bottom edges of the phone (sides are quite slim). 
Unfortunately, using this case, there is NO WAY the iPhone will fit into a dock, or use chunky-plugged-headphones (both the dock connector and audio out jack are surrounded by metal).

I do like the Vapor case though - I think it provides a very solid, protective, feel. Once screwed on it feels like part of the phone itself. The lock button is also very easy to find/use.

I received an Apple Bumper for free, back when Apple were sending out free cases. I didn't like the bumper as the metal buttons (built into the case) made an audible rattling sound whenever the phone vibrated or moved. Maybe it was just my bumper? 
The flexible 'lip' of the bumper was also slightly 'sticky' which made it harder to get out of my pocket.

I currently have a Cygnett OpticClear Anti-Glare screen protector applied. It changes the screen clarity ever so slightly, but not as bad as other anti-glare protectors I have tried (Belkin, Gecko). I have had no experience with any other (available online) screen protectors.

I have also tried these cases:
Speck Candyshell, Cygnett Prism, Trexta Wood/Leather Snap-On, voBack replacement metal backs. Feel free to ask about any of these if you want more info. 

Hope my rambling helps :)



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  #445925 6-Mar-2011 09:36
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http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/speck-pixelskin-hd-iphone-4-case-review-26-07-2010/
The above pixelskin HD from spec always gets good reviews.
I'm using the Spec geometric http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0F4wFFMVms&feature=youtube_gdata and I really like it. Fits nicely in my front pocket, the case is tough, looks nice and will protect in case of drops. the Speck pixelskin HD (also in the video) is very similar to it, just a different design on the back.

I've got a brand new, still in the pack pixelskin HD if you'd like me to pop it up on trademe. I just haven't been bothered to do it yet.

I also have a brand new Zagg invisible shield (maximum coverage) I could likewise put up. I bought the Geo on a whim and then didn't need the pixelskin or the zagg, lol.

Let me know if you want me to list either one, otherwise they may just languish in the drawer a while longer.

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