Element Silver Sector 5 Pix

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  1. Ohmster

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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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  2. medenblik

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    Awesome

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

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    I hate to disagree. But that is one ugly case.
     
  4. Ohmster

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    No worries. Each to his/her own. Maybe my shoddy pix don't do it justice.....
     
  5. Zanthe

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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?

    What exactly is it that you find "ugly". :confused:
     
  6. Ohmster

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    • 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.
     
  7. Europa

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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.
     
  8. Zanthe

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    Thats for the reviews folks!
     
  9. medenblik

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




     
  10. RoofMonkey

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

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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.
     
  12. liberated

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    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.
     
  13. Ohmster

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    A few more pix.
     

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  14. Europa

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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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  15. 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:
     
  16. Europa

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    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.
     
  17. Zanthe

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    Oh. Whew.
     
  18. PastorJeff

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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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  19. medenblik

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    Ordered a Ronin one. Waiting for it to ship.
     
  20. iByron

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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
     

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