- 06-09-2012, 08:29 PM #951
Haha I've never heard it called the "storm trooper" look before - I like it!! I think it's a very slick combination, the black with the white. I went to the Pirates' baseball game last night and the guy sitting across from me had a white iPhone with a black case, that looked nice too!
I'll post some pictures next week whenever the GGB case shows up. I probably won't end up using it because it's a limited edition case. It also drives me crazy when a CandyShell gets scuffed up (I love that the white CS doesn't show marks).
- 06-09-2012, 08:35 PM #952
- 06-09-2012, 08:53 PM #953
The only real complaint I could see is that the case doesn't cover the screen at all. It stops at the steel band around the phone. If you like to flip your phone over so it's not a distraction, I'd probably pick up a screen protector too.
The only other thing I'd like to mention is the small camera cutout. Usually when the cutout is small, it causes the flash to overexpose the picture. I'm thinking that probably won't happen since the case is so thin, but I'm not 100% sure.
- 06-09-2012, 11:48 PM #954
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- 06-10-2012, 01:43 PM #956
Amazon.com: Case-Mate Barely There Slim Case for iPhone 4 / 4S: Cell Phones & Accessories). Are you set on plastic? They also make a "Barely There Brushed Aluminum" case too. A buddy of mine has it and he really likes it (Amazon.com: Case-Mate CM014540 Barely There Brushed Aluminum Case for iPhone 4 / 4S: Cell Phones & Accessories). He has the black one. The sides feel a little cheap but the back looks great! I'd recommend that!
- 06-10-2012, 07:27 PM #957
Wait?!? your not even going to use your GGB cs flip? You have to at least sport it for a week and show it off to all of your friends But, as far as the scratching up on the back, YES i know what you mean - it drives me bananas too!! unfortunately nothing you can do about it-your right tho, the white ones dont show up as bad.
- 06-11-2012, 04:58 AM #958
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- 06-11-2012, 10:12 AM #961
^^ yep! I'd be phoneless if it weren't for my Mophie! Met a 70 year old with a black iPhone/ Mophie at a party yesterday. Gotta love it when the older crowd has it "going on" with their electronics! I'm not saying its altogether unusual, but it is with the folks I know.
- 06-12-2012, 07:41 PM #962
Brinda, how much time do you get out of the Mophie with heavy use? I was doing a lot of texting, emailing and calling today and I killed my battery by 5:00. I might be getting the new iPhone (contingent on these new Verizon data share plans) and think I might opt for a Mophie. Also, is it easy to take the case off (for docking)?
Also, how do you go about charging it? Can you charge the case and phone separately? Sorry for the onslaught of questions, I've always wondered about how these things worked.
(Pink, or anyone else with a Mophie, feel free to chime in!)
Last edited by iLive an iLife; 06-12-2012 at 07:49 PM.
- 06-13-2012, 09:11 AM #963
The Air charges back to 100% from about 20% with a little left over. It is really easy to take off/put on, just be gentle with the top. It comes with a micro USB that charges both the case and phone and while they are charging at the same time, the phone tops off first, IMO. And you can absolutely charge them separately. I'm getting 2 days before having to plug it in again. I love it!
I'd have probably gone with the plus but I went for form over function. :o
Last edited by BrindawithanI; 06-13-2012 at 09:15 AM.
- 06-13-2012, 10:34 AM #964
Another way to use the Mophie is to have your phone at 100%, and instead of letting the battery run down till you need the Mophie, you can turn the Mophie ON and use it all up first, then it will 'jump' to your phone battery. I've never done this so I cant say how long the Mophie lasts doing it that way.
- 06-13-2012, 07:05 PM #965
Thanks Brinda and Pink!! I had no idea that the Mophie "charged" the iPhone. I always assumed that the iPhone took the battery from the case first then worked off the internal battery. Really interesting!! I'm definitely going to think about getting one for either my 4S or the new iPhone (if that works out).
PS - Pink, I got my GGB case today. I'll get some pictures up by the end of the week!
- 06-13-2012, 08:32 PM #966
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- 06-13-2012, 10:31 PM #969
Zerog, you blew my mind with that usage! I can't believe it!! I use my phone constantly (I'm finishing up my Master's and do freelance marketing work). Between client emails/calls, texting, social media and keep up with friends, I'm charging my phone up by 5. The Mophie sounds like just what I need!
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- 06-13-2012, 10:47 PM #970iMore Intermediate
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Another issue is that the barely there case is a bit slippery. I've almost dropped it several times. I finally decided to take it off (then I broke it) and put my inCase one back on for now. A little thicker for better protection but certainly better grip thanks to the rubber edges.
- 06-14-2012, 08:08 AM #971
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- 06-14-2012, 08:37 PM #973
I can't get over these juice pack battery stories!! I have an iHome clock radio, so if I scooped a Mophie up, I'd have to take the case off each night (unless it has a dock connector on the bottom). That would be amazing - using my Mophie with the iHome. I'd be in heaven!
- 06-14-2012, 09:04 PM #974
- 06-14-2012, 09:21 PM #975
Oh well of I can heavily use my phone and make it through a full day, it's worth the investment!! Sorry for the million question about this. Are there any parts that could wear out from taking the case off daily? The rubber edging on my CandyShell Flip started to come off from taking the phone in and out so much.
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