1. jaymojones's Avatar
    I really like the look of this as well too! $80, not quite sure yet...most likely I'll end up getting it anyway, with the carbon back though
    07-02-2010 04:07 AM
  2. Cleveland's Avatar

    Anyway. I am in on the pre order for the 100 dollar version with carbon fiber back plate. I'm a freak, I know.
    IDK if i'll preorder it.. but it's something i'm going to be looking into getting... my only concern is.. painted aluminum will chip and mar, and even scratch.... I want to wait and see some durability reviews first.. no doubt it's tough and bad a**

    but just like anything metal.. it'll scratch lol
    07-02-2010 04:11 AM
  3. stkywik's Avatar
    It is the most beautiful case I've seen for any phone. $80 is a steep price tag, but if they guaranteed the safety of the phone with the purchase of the case, I'd buy it. Cheap insurance on the phone!
    07-02-2010 05:45 AM
  4. JNGold's Avatar
    I have my preorder in for the Black/Red one in the August shipping cycle. I held off on the Carbon Fiber back until I see reviews about it. You can purchase it separately for 29 bucks.
    07-02-2010 10:39 AM
  5. miracLe's Avatar
    Honestly, I really wouldn't want to pay $80, then have to buy a Zagg, I rather just buy a Zagg and keep the sides bare.
    07-02-2010 10:42 PM
  6. RIPNHL2005's Avatar
    I thought about and may have initially bought it but $80 for a bumper is ridiculous!!!!
    No way unless it was $40
    07-03-2010 06:13 AM
  7. Raptor007's Avatar
    I think they look cool but they must be high if they think it's worthy of $80 during an economic down turn!
    While I would agree with you, at least in the fact that yes the economy still sucks, but as noted time and Apple products have been recession proof and people are spending mad money on Apple gear AND accessories. How many iPhone 4G's were sold in the first week, let alone 600,000 sold on day 1.
    07-03-2010 08:11 AM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    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 08:20 AM
  9. jumpman2033's Avatar
    I do really like the case, but that price is a bit steep. I will have to see reviews. I'm curious to see if the paint chips and how it mixes with the reception.
    07-03-2010 09:25 AM
  10. RIPNHL2005's Avatar
    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 11:09 AM
  11. Raptor007's Avatar
    All I did was sign up for the August pre-order so with any good luck we will have feedback from the July 12 orders before August.
    07-03-2010 03:53 PM
  12. RIPNHL2005's Avatar
    After being let down with the Switcheasy Nude I bought I signed up for pre order for this and hope to see some reviews soon!!!
    07-19-2010 08:19 PM
  13. Espo's Avatar
    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).
    07-22-2010 12:28 PM
  14. ladytonya's Avatar
    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!
    07-28-2010 06:54 PM
  15. azure02's Avatar
    It looks very good,but I think it maybe too heavy .
    07-29-2010 01:23 AM
  16. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Anybody get one of these yet? Interested in seeing some more pics, thoughts, etc..
    08-03-2010 09:05 AM
  17. Raptor007's Avatar
    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.
    09-24-2010 09:10 PM
  18. katra's Avatar
    wow..!!! sick case!
    10-11-2010 10:35 PM
  19. thatsjdmyo's Avatar
    Looks pretty nice, but price is way to steep.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10-11-2010 10:43 PM
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