1. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    The color is still nice, but I bet you were disappointed when it wasn't what you wanted. I'd definitely be angry too - the "dots" (er, ovals) look really strange on the side. I can only imagine how strange the circles on the back vs ovals on the side look. Maybe Case Mate will give you a coupon code or something for your defect?

    So I just got an email from Speck. I entered into their "make your spark" contest this past weekend. I threw together an EXTREMELY lame "spark" (their logo). It was just paint on a palette in the shape of their logo. TBH, I just threw something together quick and kind of sloppy because they were giving away 15% off coupons to anyone who submitted a spark. Well I got an email today and apparently my spark was ranked as one of the top 75 and I won a free Golden Gate Bridge CandyShell Flip case!! My birthday is on Sunday, so I guess this is an early gift haha!
    iLive, I don't want a discount coupon from them. Period. I don't plan on purchasing another case from them again. Ever.

    Congrats on your Golden Gate cs flip case you won and Happy (early) Birthday as well. I wonder if the spark you submitted will be put into production for a case Speck may make. I'm sure they would need your permission as well being you created it. But how cool would that be?!
    06-02-2012 09:03 AM
  2. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Pink, I'm a marketing guy and let me tell you, if CaseMate has any marketing, customer service or business acumen, they'll send you a refund. I didn't realize just HOW peeved off you were about case until now. If they're smart, they'll give you a refund. The $50 (or however much the case cost) is a lot less than the impact your negative experience will have on their business! They've already successfully alienated you, but I'm sure you won't have nice things to say about CaseMate/the DIY case if friends, family or other iMore users ask. Keep me in the loop about what happens, I'm curious to see how they respond. (PS - Hope I didn't offend you with my "coupon" comment; I didn't want it to come off like I was downplaying the problem or being jerky)

    Speck is having an issue with their new website and people claiming their GGB case. I can't wait for it to arrive - should be here this week sometime.

    That would be AWESOME if they made my design into a case! I don't think it will happen now, but I could definitely see them running a contest like that in the future! I think that would be an excellent idea!! Imagine some of the creative responses they would get!!

    Thanks for the birthday wish too
    Last edited by iLive an iLife; 06-02-2012 at 11:21 AM.
    06-02-2012 10:07 AM
  3. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Pink, I'm a marketing guy and let me tell you, if CaseMate has any marketing, customer service or business acumen, they'll send you a refund. I didn't realize just HOW peeved off you were about case until now. If they're smart, they'll give you a refund. The $50 (or however much the case cost) is a lot less than the impact your negative experience will have on their business! They've already successfully alienated you, but I'm sure you won't have nice things to say about CaseMate/the DIY case if friends, family or other iMore users ask. Keep me in the loop about what happens, I'm curious to see how they respond. (PS - Hope I didn't offend you with my "coupon" comment; I didn't want it to come off like I was downplaying the problem or being jerky)

    Thanks for the birthday wish too
    noooo worries at all iLive, I know you didn't comment your coupon offering to down play anything So please don't worry - i was not insulted at all. And your absolutely right about how they've alienated me as a customer now, and TRUST ME, i won't be referring the whole DIY thing EVER to anyone either. The case was $40, and when i was creating the diy, believe me when i tell you i placed the image i was using just as it should have been, and the other mystery is why there was a color difference as well...its not drastic, but its not the shade of pink i chose either (or uploaded for that fact) Jeez, i create wps for myself, and in my bb days, i was creating BatteryEx skins and berry weather sets - so i do have a pretty good idea of wtf needed to be done lol.

    OK - enough of me b!tching and whining like a little girl LOL lets all have a great weekend !!
    06-02-2012 01:15 PM
  4. sprocket2107's Avatar
    So I thought I had to wait a little while for the screen protector built into the defender to mold to my screen. It looks a little fuzzy, like the built in SP makes the retina display look like crap. Is this how it always is?
    06-02-2012 08:55 PM
  5. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    So I thought I had to wait a little while for the screen protector built into the defender to mold to my screen. It looks a little fuzzy, like the built in SP makes the retina display look like crap. Is this how it always is?
    I noticed a slight difference in screen quality with the OtterBox vs without it. I don't know if I'd say it was horrible. All screen protectors influence the quality of the retina screen (with the expecting of an "HD" screen shield - can't remember who makes it). I didn't really notice that big of a difference in mine, but that could be because I wasn't really worried about it.

    Only thing I could say is maybe take a picture of your phone in the case and post it. I don't know if we'll be able to tell a difference or not.


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    06-03-2012 01:52 PM
  6. kilcher's Avatar
    So I thought I had to wait a little while for the screen protector built into the defender to mold to my screen. It looks a little fuzzy, like the built in SP makes the retina display look like crap. Is this how it always is?
    Yeah, mine looks pretty bad with certain apps, I notice it on Scrabble real bad. It's like the oils in my fingers get on the screen and make it show the pixels real bad.

    On most other apps I don't really notice it. I'm going to leave it in. I did see where some people tore out the built-in protector and just applied one of their own to the phone itself.
    06-03-2012 03:30 PM
  7. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    Yeah, mine looks pretty bad with certain apps, I notice it on Scrabble real bad. It's like the oils in my fingers get on the screen and make it show the pixels real bad.

    On most other apps I don't really notice it. I'm going to leave it in. I did see where some people tore out the built-in protector and just applied one of their own to the phone itself.
    I popped mine out of my Otterbox cases. Couldn't stand the fingerprints, glare and overall feel. I have a Power Support AG screen protector on my phone anyway.
    06-03-2012 06:52 PM
  8. Shooter03's Avatar
    Has anyone heard of the Catalyst Escape Capsule?? Another waterproof one but it's clear which is cool, it still shows off your iPhone. I won one on there Facebook page can't wait to try it out.


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    06-03-2012 10:04 PM
  9. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Has anyone heard of the Catalyst Escape Capsule?? Another waterproof one but it's clear which is cool, it still shows off your iPhone. I won one on there Facebook page can't wait to try it out.


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    Shooter, I just did a search on this and found the website. The case does indeed look interesting & i like the clear look of it as well. There are 2 color bands avail - clear with black & clear with blue. Congrats on the win I'm VERY interested in what your outlook is on it as well compared to the LP. I think the only concern I have right now just from looking at pics of it, is the type of "plastic" its made out of - I'm thinking if you drop it, it would crack easily ?? IDK. I would imagine Catalyst wouldve tested for incidents like that to be sure the case is durable.

    If you would, I'd appreciate it if you could post your overall experience & use with the case I'd love to hear about it indeed!! I see that the company is taking pre-orders due to ship June 12th as well.
    06-04-2012 08:43 AM
  10. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Just an update with my DIY Case-Mate fiasco. I called on Saturday and left a v/m because they were closed. This morning a rep returned my call - she said the case is warrantied, so they could produce another one if i emailed her the image i wanted and she didn't understand how my case 'slipped through' the quality inspection before it got sent out(she saw my pics i emailed with my oval dots). I told her that the case couldn't be printed/produced correctly the first time and i'm not willing to try a 2nd time & i asked for a refund with a prepaid mailing label as well. The rep verified everything with the supervisor because it was a custom case, and emailed me my RAN# along with a prepaid label.

    Its packed up and at the post office waiting to go back, and i will be receiving a full refund for my total dis-satisfaction I'm happy with the outcome & that i'm not stuck with a $40 DIY case that didn't meet my expectations.

    Also, just to add in, I found a pink with white polka dotted tpu case on amazon. Case plus shipping is costing me $2.98 can't beat that!!
    Last edited by Pink; 06-04-2012 at 03:04 PM.
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    06-04-2012 02:34 PM
  11. Shooter03's Avatar
    Shooter, I just did a search on this and found the website. The case does indeed look interesting & i like the clear look of it as well. There are 2 color bands avail - clear with black & clear with blue. Congrats on the win I'm VERY interested in what your outlook is on it as well compared to the LP. I think the only concern I have right now just from looking at pics of it, is the type of "plastic" its made out of - I'm thinking if you drop it, it would crack easily ?? IDK. I would imagine Catalyst wouldve tested for incidents like that to be sure the case is durable.

    If you would, I'd appreciate it if you could post your overall experience & use with the case I'd love to hear about it indeed!! I see that the company is taking pre-orders due to ship June 12th as well.
    I know what you mean but it's been tested over and over again id imagine so I think it'll be ok. I'll do a bit of a review once I receive it.
    06-04-2012 03:09 PM
  12. rayz336's Avatar
    Just an update with my DIY Case-Mate fiasco. I called on Saturday and left a v/m because they were closed. This morning a rep returned my call - she said the case is warrantied, so they could produce another one if i emailed her the image i wanted and she didn't understand how my case 'slipped through' the quality inspection before it got sent out(she saw my pics i emailed with my oval dots). I told her that the case couldn't be printed/produced correctly the first time and i'm not willing to try a 2nd time & i asked for a refund with a prepaid mailing label as well. The rep verified everything with the supervisor because it was a custom case, and emailed me my RAN# along with a prepaid label.

    Its packed up and at the post office waiting to go back, and i will be receiving a full refund for my total dis-satisfaction I'm happy with the outcome & that i'm not stuck with a $40 DIY case that didn't meet my expectations.

    Also, just to add in, I found a pink with white polka dotted tpu case on amazon. Case plus shipping is costing me $2.98 can't beat that!!
    That's great, Pink!


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    06-04-2012 03:40 PM
  13. phreddyl's Avatar
    Has anyone heard of the Catalyst Escape Capsule?? Another waterproof one but it's clear which is cool, it still shows off your iPhone. I won one on there Facebook page can't wait to try it out.


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    I would be curious too what you think. I love my lifeproof. This case is even more at $90 a case. Wondering if it's any better.
    06-04-2012 08:26 PM
  14. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Way to go Pink! I've said it before, but you REALLY need to go into the case business!


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    06-04-2012 08:52 PM
  15. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    That's great, Pink!
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    Way to go Pink! I've said it before, but you REALLY need to go into the case business!
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    thanks guys !!

    I've since been using my Uncommon capsule cases - i have the black polka dot one and the purple with white birds one(i'll try to post pix later-but they are avail on VzW's site) I really like the capsule cases alot - they're similar to the way a candyshell sits on the phone except its a slider style-the bottom slides off for easy docking which now that i have the apple dock, it works well with it. I've also found a purple polka dot capsule on Amazon, so i may get that soon. When i'm not using my Apple dock if i need to charge at night, i throw on my Mophie

    Brin, as far as going into the case business - it would be ALOT to plan out for taking into account sales, returns & warrantied cases etc - it could become a headache lol.
    06-05-2012 08:57 AM
  16. ErvinShoemaker's Avatar
    My girlfriend made a case by sticking plastic crystals and pearls, beads on the back of her simple casing, and it looks fabulous...for women
    06-05-2012 11:41 AM
  17. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    Very Impressed with the Belkin case-Belkin Grip Candy TPU Case for iPhone 4S and 4 My Favorite by far!
    Last edited by slammers08; 06-05-2012 at 04:03 PM.
    06-05-2012 04:01 PM
  18. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Nice job, Pink!! I guess Case-Mate saved face - somewhat!! Glad it worked out so well for you!!
    06-05-2012 09:56 PM
  19. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Nice job, Pink!! I guess Case-Mate saved face - somewhat!! Glad it worked out so well for you!!
    thanks, the package is on its way there - i've been keeping track with the usps track#
    06-06-2012 12:13 PM
  20. dj80d's Avatar
    I just picked up the Ballistics HC case for mine, because i work on a golf course and it will protect the best for me
    06-06-2012 06:12 PM
  21. reeneebob's Avatar
    I'm going caseless. Yep. Living dangerously.


    I got blisters on me fingers! from using Tapatalk.
    06-08-2012 02:29 AM
  22. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I just picked up the Ballistics HC case for mine, because i work on a golf course and it will protect the best for me
    I have two Ballistics cases. Love them. My only gripe is that the camera lens cover gets really dirty and makes my pics look fuzzy. I've yet to find a good way to clean them.
    06-08-2012 11:07 AM
  23. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    so, i finally rec'd my pink polka dotted case & i also ordered 2 packs home button stickers as well. I'm completely matched up !! Totally love it !!

    The case was the best $3 in total i ever spent, and each pack of buttons were about $1.20!!







    Last edited by Pink; 06-09-2012 at 09:52 AM.
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    06-09-2012 09:46 AM
  24. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Pink, you're case has completely been "Pink-ified." Looking good!! I'm sporting my white and black CandyShell. It looks really nice with a black iPhone.

    I'll post a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge case I won whenever it comes (in case anyone is interested or just wants to see what one looks like). Speck had an issue with the coupon codes (their new website didn't want to cooperate with a free purchase). It shipped yesterday, so I should have it soon!
    06-09-2012 01:41 PM
  25. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Pink, you're case has completely been "Pink-ified." Looking good!! I'm sporting my white and black CandyShell. It looks really nice with a black iPhone.

    I'll post a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge case I won whenever it comes (in case anyone is interested or just wants to see what one looks like). Speck had an issue with the coupon codes (their new website didn't want to cooperate with a free purchase). It shipped yesterday, so I should have it soon!
    tyvm iLive, I'm absooooooooolutely loving it you have no idea, LOL!!

    So you've got the "storm trooper" look going on your phone, very nice indeed I have a black speck cs that I do that with mine sometimes too Also, I'd love to see you GGB cs flip case when you get it- it looks like such a cute case
    06-09-2012 01:57 PM
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