Seidio Innocase Acive: The Review!Accessories


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  1. Divine_Madcat

    Divine_Madcat Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Seidio Innocase Active:


    Intro:
    So, at the time of this review, this case has only begun shipping this week. In my case, i had purchased (via pre-order) the case last week, and it shipped to me this week. Unlike other cases, this case is actually two separate pieces. So, how does it rate? Lets find out.

    Shipping and Packing:
    This case was shipped from Seidio, out of TX using USPS going to NM. For some reason, USPS managed to take 4 days to get across one state - do not choose the USPS shipping option if you want an order in reasonable time.

    The case itself was packed in the "typical" clear Seidio packaging, and said packaging was shipped in a compact cardbox box. The only other thing shipped with the case was the receipt. In this case, the box did not have any packing insulation, but its safe to say it didn't really need it either. The case itself also ships without any installation instructions, but they aren't really needed either.

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    Installation:
    There isn't too much to installing the case. To install, simply wrap the phone in the base rubber layer, and then clamp on the harder overshell. There isn't any kind of "click" to let you know it has attached, and should not require any effort to take off the case.

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    Fit and Finish:
    The base soft layer feel quite nice, and while thin, doesn't feel like it can't provide protection. As well unlike other Seidio cases, the case should no scratch a phone thanks to the soft layer. The hard layer fits perfectly flush with the soft layer, and creates a very nice package. While it is obvious that the two are separate pieces, they fit very well together.

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    Overall Impressions:
    Not too bad overall. The case does not add much bulk at all, which may be good and bad; the phone still feels compact, but the minimal case material may lead to protection issues. So, the good:

    • Very little risk of scratches or dings happening on the back of the case.
    • The camera is well protected, with the lens winding up slightly recessed behind the case.
    • The camera, flash, and rear speaker should no be effected in any way by the case. The same can be said for the USB port, with the opening big enough easily accommodate any USB cable you fit (some have large plastic blocks).
    • This case should not interfere with any screen protectors, and should not result in any pushed up corners, etc.
    • The volume keys are still very easy to access, and press very nicely.
    And the bad:

    • This case offers no protection for the screen. The top of the case barely, barely sits above the screen, and wont elevate it enough o keep it off things on a table or such, should you put it face down.
    • The power button is now very hard to press, and requires a good amount of direct force to push down now.
    • The case cannot really be used without both pieces. If for some reason you want the hard piece off, you may as well take off the rubber piece as well, since it will barely stay on without the hard back.
    Wrap-up:
    Overall, this case feels nice, and should do some decent protecting. There obviously isn't $30 worth of material here, but there are very few good cases that cost less - this is probably as good as other cases out there, and should do a good job. I hope that i never truly test its protection value, but if i do, I will report back.

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    If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask!!
     

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  2. PleaseBreathe

    PleaseBreathe Active Member

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    Thank you very much for the speedy review. Would it be possible to take a picture to show exactly how much the case stands above the screen? Why is the power button so hard to push? Is the rubber really thick in that area? Lastly do the edges around the front of the phone push away easily since they are so thin?
     
  3. Divine_Madcat

    Divine_Madcat Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried, but it is hard for the camera to get. It is literally no more thin couple of pieces of paper above the phone.

    The rubber is thicker on the top and bottom, so it requires force directly from above to push the button, where before i could come from the side and still get it.

    They are a little thicker on the top and bottom, but if you catch em, yes, they will pull away. While not too far, it would be enough to let some dust-sand in there.
     
  4. dspcap

    dspcap Well-Known Member

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    Very nice review. I got the case today also.

    Couple thoughts:
    The case fits very snug around the phone and I like the way the two pieces fit together.
    I like when I place my phone on the desk, it's not sitting on the camera lens. Has a nice flat surface.

    The case appears to give good protection to the sides and back of the phone.

    On a side note: My main complaint with the Innocase II is that it scratched my previous phones. Since this has a soft rubber material going around the phone, I don't think (hope) I'll have the same problem with this case.

    Also, be curious how the rubber holds up that fits around the front of the phone.

    Overall, I think this is the best case I have gotten from Seidio and is a strong competitor to Otterbox.

    As a future release, it would be nice if Seidio would sell the active pieces seperately so we could mix and match colors.
     
  5. PleaseBreathe

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    A link for those wanting to purchase SEIDO
     
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    dspcap Well-Known Member

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    The top and bottom push away easily, but the case won't come off. The sides are very tight. This is due to how the second (harder) case fits over the back.
     
  7. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member

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    Were you compensated in any way for writing this review?

    Sent from my HTC Incredible using Tapatalk Pro.
     
  8. Divine_Madcat

    Divine_Madcat Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I hope you aren't accusing me of something... :mad:..., but no, in no way was i compensated in any way. I wish i was, because it hurts paying $30 for $1 worth of plastic and rubber. :p
     
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    great review. I think i ill pic one up just to try it. i love my innocase surface already
     
  10. dspcap

    dspcap Well-Known Member

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    Seidio as well as other companies send out free products in exchange for reviews on the forums.

    It's a good question to ask.
     
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    necosino Well-Known Member

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    Not at all. I have written quite a few reviews on products by calling / e-mailing and asking for a product free in exchange for the review. However, I made sure to always disclose this in my reviews as well. I think it just makes a person more reputable to do so. Since your review was so.. glowing.. I thought you may have been, and wanted to make sure it was brought into the open if you were.
     
  12. Divine_Madcat

    Divine_Madcat Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I didn't think it was a "glowing" review, and I resent being called a shill. Anyone who had read the othe thread knew i had pre-ordered the phone, so I saw no reason to post anything about compensation.

    Anyway, i hope the review answers genuine questions from people, and I am happy to answer any more real questions people may have.
     
  13. TKollman88

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    Thanks for the review. I think I'm going to wait until monday and if the blue is still not available I will go with black. Is it just me or does his case look blue browsing from the incredible?
     
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    C0bra K0mmander Well-Known Member

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    will this fit in one of their holsters? or is it a lonely rider??
     
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    Right now it's a lonely rider. I saw in another forum that SeidioSeidio said they should have a holster for it in a few weeks.
     
  16. Bearly

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    Thanks for the photos.

    I would really love to see the burgundy as well, but I'm concerned about "colored" plastic cases and the longevity of the coating. Seems like black always lasts the longest if others "peel" or fade.
     
  17. gqchynaboy

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    Is there any Coupon codes for the Seidio website for buying under $50?
     
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    Active or Surface.......hmmmm
     
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    wild style Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for posting this! After reading your review, I think I'd like to wait and see what Otterbox has to offer. The fact that it doesn't protect the screen much is pretty disappointing.
     
  20. Divine_Madcat

    Divine_Madcat Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No disagreement there. Though, i hope that since at least it does come up to screen level, that it will protect the screen in a drop still. But face down, its of no use (so get a good screen protector at least!)
     
  21. dspcap

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    If I were to compare this to an otterbox, I would say it's similar to the Commuter case.
     
  22. seidioseidio

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    any time frame for the new colors for this case? i want the blue one this time around :)
     
  24. seidioseidio

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    The custom holster for Innocase Active should be ready in 7-10 days from now

    Seidio
     
  25. WeaponX

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    What about the white case?! It seems like its taking a LONG time...
     

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