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[SF Matte Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case [AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Unlocked] – Rearth ECO Package

[SF Matte Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case [AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Unlocked] – Rearth ECO Package

  • Compatible Model: New Apple iPhone 5
  • Premium SF coating for a soft feeling texture
  • Super-slim design and perfect fit that adds minimal bulk to your phone
  • Perfect natural grip design by Rearth’s efficiency engineering
  • New Enhance Dual Coating Technology for 2x Longer Lasting Durability

Attention Happy Shopper:
We have received numerous reviews and questions regarding the open top and bottom of our cases. This case style
has become an industry standard and from the images provided,the corners are covered to offer minor protection
while allowing an easy access to all the ports. We understand your concerns for protecting your new iPhone
and we ensure our SLIM cases are designed for minor protection with a sleek look and feel.

Available in LF White, LF Black

List Price: $ 9.99

Price: $ 9.99

3 Responses to “[SF Matte Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case [AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Unlocked] – Rearth ECO Package”

  1. BoaltGeek says:
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Simple snap on case, good price, rubber coating so less slipping, September 17, 2012
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    BoaltGeek (California) –

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    This review is from: [SF Matte Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case [AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Unlocked] – Rearth ECO Package (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    The case is just what you might expect in terms of fit and finish (both are good to excellent). It’s thin so protection from drops is limited (still better than nothing or even a Zagg type plastic adhesive) but protection from scratches is excellent.

    From Facebook and the comments here (Rearth responded to my questions quickly), you should know that the SF is different from the LF:
    SF = Soft feeling = rubberized coating, same as the well reviewed and similarly described SF Matte Black Samsung Galaxy S3 Rearth Ringke Soft Feeling Case
    vs.
    LF = Light feeling = plastic with texture for grip but no rubberized coating (also sold on Amazon here).

    I’ve hard other rubber coated cases (like this SF model), which I prefer for grip and the matte look (which I think matches the iPhone 5 case rear section, which is non-glossy, though not necessarily “matte,” aluminum). However, I understand some people prefer the easier to remove from your pocket non-rubber coated models like the LF (I do hate when my pocket get turned out as a rubber edge catches the fabric of the pocket, though you learn to accommodate that quickly). Also, the rubber coating on some cases I’ve owned has rubbed off at the corners, hopefully this case rubber coating will be a bit more durable, but for 10 bucks it’s hard to go wrong.

    There is a very slight “lip” so you can put the phone down with the screen side on a table but the lip keeps the glass *just* off the surface. With a adhesive screen protector it might be exactly on the same level as the lip; it’s very thin which I prefer. The InCase snap on case for the iPhone 4 has too high a lip for me, but this lip is just right for limited protection while maintaining the form of the phone.

    This plus a decent adhesive cover over the glass front is exactly the size and degree of protection I want. It keeps he phone about the same size (it’s surprisingly small/thin/light) while giving decent protection to the corners and back side of the phone. My co-worker didn’t even think there was a case on it because it was still thinner than his “naked” iPhone 4S. While I hope competition drives the prices down, the quality of the case is excellent even at the current price. If I had to choose a replacement, I’d buy the same case again without regret.

    [Update upon receipt:]
    The SF soft feeling matte black is excellent: not very grippy at all but enough to keep it from sliding around on my car’s dashboard or on my desk. I was able to scrape off the white text on the back without removing the rubber coating so I suspect it will be quite resistant to rubbing off at the corners of the case. The fit is excellent but not perfect (I suspect it will get pretty dang close to perfect after warming up a few times in my pocket, the plastic is hard but somewhat malleable with heat I expect). The feeling is a bit less grip than a similar snap on InCase case; honestly in my subjective opinion it’s just right. Enough to stay in place even when the surfaces are not flat but not so much that it pulls the pocket out of my pants when I take the phone out. Less grip than the rubber surrounds on the Apple Bumper protectors, but with more protection over the back of the case.

    ** The case comes with a slicker on the portion facing the back side of the phone; I was not certain that this should be removed but I found the fit to be better without the sticker and I don’t think it provides any additional protection. I’d try your case with the sticker first and if you need a little more room to get the edges to “snap” into place, remove the sticker. If your case is too loose, the sticker may improve the fit. However, my case was just right without the sticker and I suspect others will be manufactured to the same specs so forego the sticker.

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  2. Nathan M Dornquast says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Extremely Thin, Precise Case – Almost like no case at all!, September 25, 2012
    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: [SF Matte Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case [AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Unlocked] – Rearth ECO Package (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    What good is a thin phone if you stick it in a huge, bulky case on it?

    If you have the new Black iPhone 5, like I do, then you will want to protect the finish of your product. Aluminum is light; but also fairly soft. Black anodized aluminum can scuff, scratch and wear to reveal the silvery aluminum finish below. I was looking for a good solid case to protect the anodized finish and yet be as thin as possible to preserve the “thin” profile of my new phone.

    I am extremely happy with this case. It was hard to tell from the photo; but the case is very thin. It’s plastic surface is firm, yet has something of a soft feel to it. Not hard like brittle plastic, nor soft like vinyl. I very much like the matte look and warm feel. I suspect this case, though thin, will still offer decent drop protection.

    Some reviewers are unhappy there is no covering on top or bottom. I prefer this. It should be noted that while there is not a full cover; there is a slight lip the protrudes at the back (approx. 1mm) that does offer some surface protection; yet stays out of the way of connectors and does not obfuscate the power button or impede speakers.

    There is also the slightest protuberance of the case to the front.. perhaps a 0.5mm (I took the inside sticker/label off of case to get it this much – which may indicate just how slight a lip we’re talking about). I very much like cases that do this. I can set phone on it’s face, without scuffing the glass. If I were to use a face protector; the face protector would be about flush with case.

    For me, the case is near perfect. If I could change anything; I would change two things. 1. The case name is printed on the back.. I’d prefer it was not. 2. The opening for camera and flash is bigger than it needs to be and close inspection will show a millimeter strip of the aluminum case (in addition to glass panel). A slightly smaller hole would only show the glass.

    At $10 this is a decent value. I know they spend much less to mass produce a case like this; but sure beats spending $40 for case at Apple Store.

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  3. P. T. Huynh "foolinaction" says:
    9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fast Shipping and pretty decent case., September 14, 2012
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    This review is from: [SF Matte Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case [AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Unlocked] – Rearth ECO Package (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    I bought the case early because I want my new iPhone 5 to be protected when it arrives. I currently use the Ringke slim case for my iPhone 4S and can’t wait to try this slim case on my new phone. I’ve never had problems with the Ringke slim, it’s durable, sleek, and protects my phone from scratches and normal wear and tear. I did drop it once on tile and the case held up as if nothing happened. Anxiously waiting for my new iPhone, will update once I test it out!

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