The carbon fiber Sector 5 comes with a lot of extras including this nice carrying case that would easily cost $25 if sold alone. I tested it out tonight and really like it. It doesn't tend to flop around as much as a camera case since it's so slim.
The authentic Element cases haven't degraded the signal since the 2010 versions.I hate to admit it, but I have purchased an ebay version - not because I want the admitted coolness of the real thing - and I do believe they are cool, rather, I do want a metal bumper - and have not found one yet that does not reduce the wifi or reception (admittedly, I only tried one). It killed my wifi made it intermittant and my ipad same location had no issues.
Anyway, I am trying this new ebay version (eg fake) in hopes that the connectors which are not metal will not impede the phones capabilites - it's an experiment mostly - to be honest. That said it also comes with a case - so I am wondering if using that case will be an improvement over pocketing the phone while running or mowing the lawn - for bluetooth - as you may recall - I had lot's of bluetooth issues with my motorla (whatever they are) headphones and my iPhone 4, I do wonder how the 5 will compare in same usage.
Anyway, thanks for the review and information on this case - it has grown on me over time - but I cannot justify the cost of a real one - I have 1 case, a speck flip - too bulky, have been caseless for about 2 months, decided to try the one metal, it was great sizewise - similar but not copy of the original sector for the 4, no go. So, after another month, I looked and found (though I was not looking for fakes) the one I am testing out - it may arrive as soon as today.
Maybe one day - if they got pricing to around $70 I could see myself getting a real one.
Just keep in mind that if it does impact the signal, it's because it's not authentic. I have several authenticate Element cases for the 4S and 5 and none of them degrade the signal. The only one I've had that did was the first version of the COMP back in the iPhone 4 days, and I tossed it out years ago.jaw2k9 said:
I went Burgandy, Gold, Red.