- 07-02-2010, 04:07 AM #26
- 07-02-2010, 04:11 AM #27
but just like anything metal.. it'll scratch lol
- 07-02-2010, 05:45 AM #28
- 07-02-2010, 10:39 AM #29
- 07-02-2010, 10:42 PM #30
- 07-03-2010, 06:13 AM #31
- 07-03-2010, 08:11 AM #32
- 07-03-2010, 08:20 AM #33
As a late adopter (by a week) the first production run is already sold out. They are now taking orders for August. I registered for my pre-order status and selected the Black/Black w/ Carbon Fiber back. Its sweet industrial case design will give me what I fully need. I will have to find an interim solution until it ships. I like the all black/black look.
It's odd that many feel $80 is too much for the case its made of aluminum excellent looking build and design, and yet Apple is selling their plastic and rubber case for $29 and it cost them maybe a $1 to make.
- 07-03-2010, 09:25 AM #34
- 07-03-2010, 11:09 AM #35
People feel it is expensive because top of the line otterbox "cases" cost less than this "bumper".
While it does look nice I question it's ability to really protect the phone from drops.
I'll def check out reviews but no way I spend that amount of money on the makers word alone.
- 07-03-2010, 03:53 PM #36
- 07-19-2010, 08:19 PM #37
- 07-22-2010, 12:28 PM #38
I had sent a few emails to them asking about the "VAPOR" engraving, and stated I pre ordered a black/yellow, but will buy it ONLY if it does not have any engravings. I dont mind spending $80 on a case, but it better be plain jane. If it is engraved, I will not buy one (unless they cut the price in half).
- 07-28-2010, 06:54 PM #39
Beautiful case, but I agree with everyone on that price. Can't wait to see pics of a phone in one with the carbon fiber back. Of course, if I'm going to carry around a phone advertising your company in letters that big, you better be paying me!
- 07-29-2010, 01:23 AM #40
- 08-03-2010, 09:05 AM #41
- 09-24-2010, 09:10 PM #42
Its funny you ask, I signed up for a pre-order and was waiting for my next step confirmation. I cruised by eBay and found about 60 listings, some realistic for eBay and some I feel are out right ripoff prices but that is for each person to decide (but really a $79 case selling for $175 and the seller has 9 of them).
But I was doing some web searches and found this video iPhone 4 Vapor 4 case kills antenna signal video review | Bleeding Edge TV which raises some serious concern about the product and how it affects the performance of the iPhone 4.
They appear to be at an independent lab that does thee correct testing and found that the iPhone 4 (w/ no Vapor 4 case) has 26.8dBm vs iPhone 4 (w/ Vapor 4 case) 7.7dBm
The higher number is the better number. This test was done in an Anechoic chamber (like the $100 million dollar chamber Jobs has). It appears to kill the signal by 99%. Has anyone run into this themselves.
To be fair I am going to ask this question of the folks at Elementcase, I really don't need to buy a nice case only to lose my reception, if it does cause that.
- 10-11-2010, 10:35 PM #43
- 10-11-2010, 10:43 PM #44