View Poll Results: Which is better and worth the cash?

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  • Switcheasy Case for iPhone

    27 35.06%
  • Incase Case for iPhone

    50 64.94%
  1. iFilipino's Avatar
    Dude, SwitchEasy is losing...

    Just go the Apple Store near you and buy one.
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    2008-03-29 10:43 PM
  2. Aiyo's Avatar
    i ordered one its on its way...I just want that white screen protector. All i want it for is to make my iPhone look cool.

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    2008-03-30 01:35 AM
  3. whosloosin92's Avatar
    Yeah its not that great... They look horrible after a week. Don't bother with the switcheasy, I have one and hate it. It does its job well, is made well, but the screen protectors suck and it looks horrible.
    2008-03-30 02:11 AM
  4. Aiyo's Avatar
    dam well looks like im not getting one then T_T

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    2008-03-30 06:37 AM
  5. Zwayne's Avatar
    Both or nice! I just order this one look.....http://www.mobilecityonline.com/wire...roductid=23072
    2008-03-30 06:48 AM
  6. dggraphics's Avatar
    I bought a SwitchEasy case, the black and red one. Rating 2 out of 5

    Cons-
    Too slippery
    Screen protector does not sit flush against screen

    Pros-
    Accessories
    2008-03-31 02:09 AM
  7. reyalp411's Avatar
    Can you use the switcheasy without the screen protector if you dont like it? Or woul it cause the phone to be to loose in the case and rattle around?
    2008-03-31 06:39 PM
  8. laz305's Avatar
    Thx for the reviews people, now it's a toss up for me between Seidio & Showcase. What ya think?
    2008-03-31 11:07 PM
  9. Aiyo's Avatar
    Can you use the switcheasy without the screen protector if you dont like it? Or woul it cause the phone to be to loose in the case and rattle around?
    you don't need to have it. its just fine.

    Thx for the reviews people, now it's a toss up for me between Seidio & Showcase. What ya think?
    AND YOU! NO HIJACKING THREADS!..

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    2008-04-01 01:35 AM
  10. reyalp411's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday and here my initial review. Mine came with 3 of the "hard" screen protectors, and one regular clingy type screen protector. The hard type protectors seem to be like just a hair to large for the case and tend to bubble a little in the center but not too bad. Also the SendStation line out pocket dock that I ordered will not work with this case The included headphone adapter and dock connector plug are nice touches. Its slightly bulky but overall I like it and will be sticking with it. I give it an 8 out of 10.
    2008-04-04 02:09 PM
  11. iFilipino's Avatar
    That's not bad though, I really want one.
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    2008-04-04 10:11 PM
  12. tsatryan's Avatar
    I have both the SwitchEasy and the InCase. I am currently using the InCase. The SwitchEasy isn't built quite as well as the InCase, and is a bit larger. The outside of the locking mechanism on the SwitchEasy can catch on things if you are not careful. It is made of a different molded plastic than the InCase, and the bottom part of mine cracked in half - I superglued it back together, and it is ok now, but not perfect. The InCase has no lock nor does it need it - when it is slid together, it is tight enough that it would not inadvertently slide open. The plastic covers that come with the SwitchEasy do give a unique look, but they also tend to stick to the screen unless you use a bit of talcum powder on the iphone screen before putting the case together. They also make pressing the home button far more difficult, even when you put their little circle stickies on the key to build up the button's heighth. SwitchEasy makes a clip that is ok, if you like to carry your iPhone on your belt.

    The InCase has a glossier look, and is a bit more slippery than the SwitchEasy. There is no clip made for it (that I am aware of) and the clip from SwitchEasy is just slightly too large for a snug fit if you try to use it with the InCase.

    With either case, you have access to all ports and functions. But, if you want to dock your iPhone (not just use the cable, but the dock) then you must remove the SwitchEasy completely. With the InCase, you can simply slide off the bottom portion and it can then dock. You can not do that with the SwitchEasy, because the split on it is front/back rather than top/bottom. As an alternative, you can purchase an after-market dock for the iPod, that has numerous "inserts" that you can then use to dock your iPhone with either case completely on the iPhone.

    Both cases are nice, and will give you nearly the same look. Currently, my choice is the InCase, but that is subject to change!
    Last edited by tsatryan; 2008-04-05 at 08:43 PM.
    2008-04-05 08:40 PM
  13. Aiyo's Avatar
    I have both the SwitchEasy and the InCase. I am currently ...

    The InCase has a glossier...
    With either case, you...

    Both cases are nice, and will give you nearly the same look. Currently, my choice is the InCase, but that is subject to change!
    One of the best/most helpful reviews!

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    2008-04-05 09:09 PM
  14. Jm9760's Avatar
    I am also stuck between the switcheasy capsule and the incase slider. Here's is my situation. I work at the beach all summer, so I want the case to be pretty durable, and protect against dirt, sand, etc. Here are my pro's and cons:

    Incase
    Pros: thinner, people seem to think that it's really amazing, can be docked in standard iphone dock just by removing bottom
    Cons: expensive ($45 with shipping; since I want the matte black I can't get it in stores), no included accessories

    Switcheasy
    Pros: much cheaper ($33 with shipping), comes with dock port cover (will prevent sand from entering)
    Cons: thicker, not as snug, people say the lock breaks easily, can't be docked in standard iphone dock without removing entire case

    So given my situation, what does everyone think I should do?
    Right now I am leaning toward the Switcheasy basically because it's cheaper and comes with so much stuff.

    P.S. People are saying the switcheasy screen protectors leave bubbles and stuff like that, but this is no longer a problem since it comes with a static one now too, right?
    Last edited by Jm9760; 2008-04-06 at 02:40 AM.
    2008-04-06 01:54 AM
  15. tsatryan's Avatar
    I don't think that either of these cases would be my choice if I was working on the beach. Neither will protect against the harsh environment of sand and salt air directly on the ocean shore.

    That said, the InCase is available for purchase at the Apple store, so you don't need to worry about shipping there. But, at least at my Apple store, your choice for the Slider is gloss white or black.

    The accessories for the SwitchEasy are not that big of a deal. Yes, it has a dock port cover. After the uniqueness of that was satisfied, I didn't ever use it, as it is just a pain to have to worry about popping it on and off every time you want to dock or sync. Plus, even when it is on, you do need to realize that the speaker and mic openings on either side of the dock are still open, as are the openings for the volume on the side, camera lens on the back, and the headphone and power button on the top. So, you are not talking about a weatherproof situation with either case.

    Just be informed before you purchase!
    2008-04-06 03:16 AM
  16. Jm9760's Avatar
    I don't think that either of these cases would be my choice if I was working on the beach. Neither will protect against the harsh environment of sand and salt air directly on the ocean shore.

    That said, the InCase is available for purchase at the Apple store, so you don't need to worry about shipping there. But, at least at my Apple store, your choice for the Slider is gloss white or black.

    The accessories for the SwitchEasy are not that big of a deal. Yes, it has a dock port cover. After the uniqueness of that was satisfied, I didn't ever use it, as it is just a pain to have to worry about popping it on and off every time you want to dock or sync. Plus, even when it is on, you do need to realize that the speaker and mic openings on either side of the dock are still open, as are the openings for the volume on the side, camera lens on the back, and the headphone and power button on the top. So, you are not talking about a weatherproof situation with either case.

    Just be informed before you purchase!
    Thanks for the info, but I want the matte version of the incase, which is not available in the apple store, so I would have to pay for shipping. So based on price alone, do you think it's worth it to pay the extra $12 for the incase, or should I just get the switcheasy?

    EDIT: I looked at this one also (http://www.otterbox.com/products/ipo...case-defender/), because it's much more weatherproof, but it's so much uglier . Any suggestions on a good looking, somewhat weatherproof case? If not, I'll probably just get one of the other two, and just be careful with it. lol
    Last edited by Jm9760; 2008-04-06 at 03:33 AM.
    2008-04-06 03:26 AM
  17. tsatryan's Avatar
    I would get a cheap phone to carry on the beach, and move my sim card into it, and preserve the iPhone for other times. But, that's just me.
    2008-04-06 04:47 AM
  18. Jm9760's Avatar
    I guess that's a good idea, but I think I am just going to get the switcheasy. One more question though, does the black switcheasy come with the three screen protectors (including the new static one), or does that one only come with the limited edition green and pink ones. I have heard of people having problems with the non-static ones, so I want to make sure I am getting all three.
    2008-04-06 04:59 AM
  19. Slayer's Avatar
    They are both nice but I was thinking of getting a switch easy myself cause of the case. but personally I have an iSkin Revo and I havent seen anything that tops that one.
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    Last edited by Slayer; 2008-04-06 at 10:59 AM.
    2008-04-06 10:56 AM
  20. tsatryan's Avatar
    I guess that's a good idea, but I think I am just going to get the switcheasy. One more question though, does the black switcheasy come with the three screen protectors (including the new static one), or does that one only come with the limited edition green and pink ones. I have heard of people having problems with the non-static ones, so I want to make sure I am getting all three.
    I have no idea what the SwitchEasy comes with now, as I bought it a number of months ago. Take a look on their web site, and you will find out. There was no static cling one from them. I have used another company's static product on mine and love it. The plastic screen protectors that came with my SwitchEasy just lay on top of the phone, and are held effectively in place by the case. The two problems that I had with them are (1) they make the home button difficult and awkward to press, and (2) unless you put a touch of talcum or baby powder between the phone and the cover, it will tend to stick to the phone, giving a less-than-ideal look. Using that hard screen cover is optional, though.

    All in all, anyone's choice of a case is a very personal matter, and there is no "right" answer. A lot depends on the look you want, whether you want a "professional" looking or "rugged" looking phone, color, ease of use,... the list is as long as the different desires of the people who use them.
    2008-04-06 02:24 PM
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