Element Silver Sector 5 Pix

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Well, it finally arrived....short review and hasty pix:

Mod note: I created this new topic as the original 'review' ended up not ever being one at all. Instead it became a litany non-delivery thread. Please merge if appropriate.

The Good
  • It's so light, doesn't feel like it's there at all.
  • Fit and finish. Excellent.
  • Looks. Awesome.
  • Discrete logos. Nothing tacky.
  • Anti-scratch tape fits well.
  • Back stick-on does not seem to affect flash/camera.
  • Element Customer Service. Addressed delivery issue immediately.
The Bad
  • It's so light, doesn't feel like it's there at all. :D
  • No one-handed ability to adjust volume or flip ringer switch. Recess is too deep.
  • Can't see removing the back piece on a frequent basis. Seems like it will separate from sticky backside film.
  • Pricey. I think it should be priced at $99 in comparison to other cases on the market.
Observations
  • No tabs on anti-scratch tape as described in instruction leaflet.
  • Second top left screw was not flush and would not screw down. Replaced with one of two extras and it went in fine.
  • Back piece is not a perfect fit. A tad too narrow and long.
  • I like the color, but am curious what black and gun-metal would have looked like.
  • I'm more worried about marring the case with a drop then I was the phone itself!
Conclusion
  • It's a keeper!
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medenblik

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Awesome

I am either getting the silver or the BLACK OPs one.
 

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Thanks for the nice review.

One question... once you have a chance to use the phone can you let us know if there are any issues with reception, WiFi or anything like that?

I hate to disagree. But that is one ugly case.
What exactly is it that you find "ugly". :confused:
 

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Thanks for the nice review.

One question... once you have a chance to use the phone can you let us know if there are any issues with reception, WiFi or anything like that?
  • Thanks.
  • No issues with reception so far in about 8 hours of usage.
  • I find the inability to single hand-idly change volume a bit of a nuisance.
  • It looks pretty cool next to my MBA.
  • Quiz: There is something fundamentally askew with one of the links. Anyone spot it? Easy fix. I let Element know this morning.
 

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Got mine yesterday too. So far, I like it even more than the Vapor COMP. It's very light and I'm really impressed by the look, feel, and build quality. The color is a close match to the silver on the back of the white iPhone 5. It doesn't work with either of the 30 pin to Lightning Apple adapters, though I can shave a bit of plastic off of the 0.2 meter cable with a dremel to make it fit. The micro USB adapter fits fine. I'll post some pictures soon.
 

Zanthe

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Thats for the reviews folks!
 

medenblik

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Looks great. I have been flipping between that silver one and the Black OPs one for IP5.




Got mine yesterday too. So far, I like it even more than the Vapor COMP. It's very light and I'm really impressed by the look, feel, and build quality. The color is a close match to the silver on the back of the white iPhone 5. It doesn't work with either of the 30 pin to Lightning Apple adapters, though I can shave a bit of plastic off of the 0.2 meter cable with a dremel to make it fit. The micro USB adapter fits fine.

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RoofMonkey

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Please tell me I'm seeing the wrong website and this aluminum 'bumper' really isn't $139
 

Europa

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Please tell me I'm seeing the wrong website and this aluminum 'bumper' really isn't $139
Well, it's finely crafted from a solid block of aerospace grade T6 aluminum...but yeah, it's a little overpriced.
 

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Well, it's finely crafted from a solid block of aerospace grade T6 aluminum...but yeah, it's a little overpriced.
You took the words out of my mouth but then again, based on my well established opinions about overpriced cases you probably knew what I was going to say lol.
 

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I just used a dremel to remove some of the plastic on the 0.2 meter adapter to make it compatible with this case. Didn't need to remove too much.
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Zanthe

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So that isn't the standard adaptor that comes with iPhone 5?

You're not saying the standard lightning adaptor doesn't fit are you Mindi? :eek:
 

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So that isn't the standard adaptor that comes with iPhone 5?

You're not saying the standard lightning adaptor doesn't fit are you Mindi? :eek:
No, no, no. That would be disastrous. I even put a link to avoid this confusion and I explained it in my first post in this thread. That's the 0.2 m Lightning to 30 pin adapter cable that I dremeled down a bit. It's bigger than the standard Lightning cable.
 
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I got mine Friday, and have really been enjoying it. I will agree that the price is crazy, but it really is unique and very high quality.

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medenblik

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Ordered a Ronin one. Waiting for it to ship.
 

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Best 199.00 ever it makes it look extra classy and in an iPhone filled world I want to stand apart not many will drop the money for the case I will though