1. blaine07's Avatar
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...2F232136905201

    Ordered me another one of these. Really like it for some reason. Ran across it in the "box" 🤷🏼*♂️



    Also ran across a bunch of "cheapies" I've her to even open yet lol
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    03-03-2017 11:11 PM
  2. blaine07's Avatar
    03-03-2017 11:41 PM
  3. Retinella's Avatar
    Ok ok, I'll give you all a teaser on the Monarch review. The preface, addressing the marketing fluff and what exactly the Monarch actually offers.

    Preface
    If you’ve never heard the phrase marketing fluff, or anything similar, you’re about to know what it is. The Urban Armor Gear Monarch is the embodiment of that phrase. So what is marketing fluff? It’s when a company says a lot of fancy things about their product in order to sell it, bonus points if it’s marked up like the Monarch is. The Urban Armor Gear Monarch is marketed as having five “layers” of protection. What this actually means though is that the case is made from four different materials and has a few tiny screws in it. Yes, the screws are counted as a “layer” of protection. The other four layers being the frame, the leather, the polycarbonate plate, and the rubber. All of these materials are part of a single body which means they aren’t layers. If these were actually all layers the drop protection would probably be much better.

    Speaking of the drop protection…2x Military Standard. Amazing right? Wrong, sort of. It is still technically 2x Military Standard, depending on how you view that. To understand this you need to understand the Military Standard, 810G is what you’ll usually see and this encompasses many many different tests. Urban Armor Gear on the other hand tells you specifically which test, 516.6 in fact, which has to do with shock. So what is Military Standard 810G-516.6? Basically the requirements are that you can drop your phone from between four and half feet and 6 feet onto a piece of plywood on top of concrete for a total of 26 times. Standards are loose as well, multiple devices can be dropped to meet the requirement. 2x Military Standard though, that means nine foot to twelve foot drops right? Wrong. Urban Armor Gear’s definition of 2x Military Standard is that you can drop your phone in the Monarch from four and half feet to six feet onto a piece of plywood on top of concrete for not 26 drops, but 52 drops. You get twice as many drops at the same height.

    So does the Monarch really have five “layers” of protection? Not really. Does it really have 2x Military Standard ratings? Technically, if you consider double the amount of drops the case can handle to be 2x the standard, then yes. Otherwise no, this is still just an average every day case to handle every day drops. It can just handle them longer than the competitors.


    EDIT: The last paragraph didn't make it, here it is.

    So does the Monarch really have five “layers” of protection? Not really. Does it really have 2x Military Standard ratings? Technically, if you consider double the amount of drops the case can handle to be 2x the standard, then yes. Otherwise no, this is still just an average every day case to handle every day drops. It can just handle them longer than the competitors.
    This review of this case is spot-on. I was wondering what kind of BS UAG was telling me when I dropped $60 on this case. I love how it looks and all, but the marketing fluff about the case is pretty irritating and a little dishonest.
    Danny8200 likes this.
    03-03-2017 11:53 PM
  4. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    This review of this case is spot-on. I was wondering what kind of BS UAG was telling me when I dropped $60 on this case. I love how it looks and all, but the marketing fluff about the case is pretty irritating and a little dishonest.
    I wouldn't call it dishonest exactly. Five layers is pushing it, I could see four since the materials are somewhat stacked. And you could technically argue 2x Military Standard protection. It's just what you get may not be what you were expecting. I'll have my full review up before the end of the weekend and I'll link it in this thread. The marketing fluff really is the worst part about the Monarch.
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    03-03-2017 11:56 PM
  5. Cladster's Avatar
    I have never bought a UAG monarch as they are double the UAG plasmas price here. When they come out the reviews were the screws rattled they must of fixed that. The metropolis is the only UAG I have had that is not greasy and a finger print magnet.
    Anyway my weekend dollars went on a new Black Nike watch, my first Apple Watch.
    03-04-2017 02:06 AM
  6. snntspnr's Avatar
    03-04-2017 02:52 AM
  7. ericrangel76's Avatar
    So no comments on the Scarf case?
    I have a Peel case that a customer gave me that I really like. There is absolutely no drop protection but I really like how it feels like there is no case on your phone. Personally I feel the Peel cases are overpriced. I did order two Tozo cases in jet black and matte black that are similar to the Peel cases. I should receive them later on today. I'll post pics later.
    blaine07 likes this.
    03-04-2017 03:12 AM
  8. AugustVance's Avatar
    I can tell life proof cases are a fan favorite. I can honestly say that I have never had one in my last 8 years of owning iPhones.
    Danny8200 likes this.
    03-04-2017 06:54 AM
  9. blaine07's Avatar
    I can tell life proof cases are a fan favorite. I can honestly say that I have never had one in my last 8 years of owning iPhones.
    Price of entry admittedly high BUT they're solid well built cases and warranty seems stellar
    03-04-2017 07:28 AM
  10. FaisDogg's Avatar
    I had this case, best case I've ever for the money, it feels premium but only cost $3.50
    03-04-2017 07:43 AM
  11. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Ok ok, I'll give you all a teaser on the Monarch review. The preface, addressing the marketing fluff and what exactly the Monarch actually offers.

    Preface
    If you’ve never heard the phrase marketing fluff, or anything similar, you’re about to know what it is. The Urban Armor Gear Monarch is the embodiment of that phrase. So what is marketing fluff? It’s when a company says a lot of fancy things about their product in order to sell it, bonus points if it’s marked up like the Monarch is. The Urban Armor Gear Monarch is marketed as having five “layers” of protection. What this actually means though is that the case is made from four different materials and has a few tiny screws in it. Yes, the screws are counted as a “layer” of protection. The other four layers being the frame, the leather, the polycarbonate plate, and the rubber. All of these materials are part of a single body which means they aren’t layers. If these were actually all layers the drop protection would probably be much better.

    Speaking of the drop protection…2x Military Standard. Amazing right? Wrong, sort of. It is still technically 2x Military Standard, depending on how you view that. To understand this you need to understand the Military Standard, 810G is what you’ll usually see and this encompasses many many different tests. Urban Armor Gear on the other hand tells you specifically which test, 516.6 in fact, which has to do with shock. So what is Military Standard 810G-516.6? Basically the requirements are that you can drop your phone from between four and half feet and 6 feet onto a piece of plywood on top of concrete for a total of 26 times. Standards are loose as well, multiple devices can be dropped to meet the requirement. 2x Military Standard though, that means nine foot to twelve foot drops right? Wrong. Urban Armor Gear’s definition of 2x Military Standard is that you can drop your phone in the Monarch from four and half feet to six feet onto a piece of plywood on top of concrete for not 26 drops, but 52 drops. You get twice as many drops at the same height.

    So does the Monarch really have five “layers” of protection? Not really. Does it really have 2x Military Standard ratings? Technically, if you consider double the amount of drops the case can handle to be 2x the standard, then yes. Otherwise no, this is still just an average every day case to handle every day drops. It can just handle them longer than the competitors.


    EDIT: The last paragraph didn't make it, here it is.

    So does the Monarch really have five “layers” of protection? Not really. Does it really have 2x Military Standard ratings? Technically, if you consider double the amount of drops the case can handle to be 2x the standard, then yes. Otherwise no, this is still just an average every day case to handle every day drops. It can just handle them longer than the competitors.
    I actually believe their Plasma series is more robust than the Monarch. Don't forget about that 10 year warranty with the Monarch. I'll be watching for the review.
    Last edited by felloffthetruck; 03-04-2017 at 08:24 AM.
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    03-04-2017 07:49 AM
  12. Easycure1974's Avatar
    I had the graphite Monarch since the release of it and it had been dropped lots of time and it still looks like new. And not at all a fingerprint magnet for me
    akutch34 and Danny8200 like this.
    03-04-2017 08:48 AM
  13. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Orange peel? I don't see any orange.
    I'm talking about orange peel like in a cheap paint job on a car.

    What cases are you using on your iPhone 7 Plus?-orange-peel-vs-smooth.jpg
    03-04-2017 08:49 AM
  14. ItnStln511's Avatar
    You live in states mate?
    Yes sir, but I was only being joking, I promise.
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    03-04-2017 08:54 AM
  15. ItnStln511's Avatar
    Yay!
    I can't wait to get it to see if it's worth it or not.
    Yes, he's a fellow Marylander!!
    Yes, Maryland 🦀
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    03-04-2017 08:56 AM
  16. Danny8200's Avatar
    I'm talking about orange peel like in a cheap paint job on a car.

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    Ooooo. Got it now.
    03-04-2017 11:24 AM
  17. Brooke5795's Avatar
    Went back to my otterbox crystal case. It's my favorite!!
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    03-04-2017 11:49 AM
  18. d4niel_93's Avatar

    Currently
    03-04-2017 12:03 PM
  19. Retinella's Avatar
    I'm talking about orange peel like in a cheap paint job on a car.

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    Ah. No, mine is all smooth.
    03-04-2017 12:53 PM
  20. MizWylie's Avatar
    Went back to my otterbox crystal case. It's my favorite!!
    Soon we will be twins, and we will rule the world together!
    Shanicenicolle likes this.
    03-04-2017 01:24 PM
  21. Brooke5795's Avatar
    Soon we will be twins, and we will rule the world together!
    You're gonna love it! Most of my coworkers like the otterbox better than Swarovski
    Shanicenicolle likes this.
    03-04-2017 01:30 PM
  22. jlczl's Avatar
    BestBuy surprised me with an early delivery!

    03-04-2017 01:59 PM
  23. Danny8200's Avatar
    Can you post a video on your youtube channel?
    jlczl likes this.
    03-04-2017 02:10 PM
  24. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    And what do you think of it? Looks like a perfect match for the black Zagg Luxe.
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    03-04-2017 02:10 PM
  25. blaine07's Avatar
    And what do you think of it? Looks like a perfect match for the black Zagg Luxe.
    Doesn't push edges of protector up?
    jlczl likes this.
    03-04-2017 02:18 PM
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