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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bvbull200, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. bvbull200

    Thread Starter

    Some of you may have seen the thread in the accessories section about a case that was offered to some members in exchange for a review. Well, prior to the user getting banned, I did respond and receive my case and figured I would own up to my end of the bargain and provide a review.

    If you want to see what I am talking about prior to reading the review, this is the product:
    Rearth USA | Judge us by the cover!
    I got it in Slate Gray.

    I have been using a TPU case for a while that I like with the exception of how difficult the buttons are to press. I have used other silicone cases before, but I typically don't care for how flimsy they are. This case is different. It fits very snug compared to your typical silicone case, so once it is on, it doesn't really slide and flop about like you would expect. In addition, the back side and the corners are much firmer than most silicone cases as well, so the protection seems much better. The part of the frame that fits over the edges of the front are a bit more mailable and would play very nicely with a screen protector.

    My two favorite parts are: 1. How easy the buttons are to press! My power button is a bit recessed and it is still remarkably easy to access with this case. 2. The backside has a little cutout for the HTC logo. It seems minor, but it gives the case a much more finished look, in my opinion.

    I realize that the $17 seems a bit steep for a silicone case, but I think that this one is definitely worth the money. If you are wanting something minimal with good overall protection, then this really seems like your best option. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and it shows no sign of wear, even with a 3' drop. That old TPU case of mine is now history. The Rearth USA case will stay firmly attached to my HTC Evo 4G.

    ~Bryan

    *Worth noting* I have already received my case and am under NO obligation to provide a positive review.
     


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  2. edwelly

    edwelly Member

    I ordered the Slate Gray case as well and I am returning it. While the case is hands down the most detailed case, I felt it was way too loose on the phone - almost like it had been stretched out. I removed the case and went back to my trusty $3.00 TPU case.

    Again, the attention to detail is second to none, but I didn't like the fit.I felt like it would come off in my front pant pocket.
     
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  3. bvbull200

    Thread Starter

    Weird. The only part that is "loose" on mine is the part that frames the front of the phone (screen side). Mine spends all day in my jeans pockets and not once does it come off. It seems as though if that part weren't loose, I wouldn't be able to get the phone in the case in the first place.
     
  4. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Android Expert

    Impressed with it. So much so that I am gonna buy black...

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  5. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    Still love my case. It's staying on there for as long as I have it.
     
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  6. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    I recently received a red and black Rearth silicone case. I was somewhat doubtful at first as I have never been a big fan of silicone cases. They tend to attract a ton of dust, get stuck to fabric, and just generally don't offer any protection. Rearth's product definitely breaks that mold. The cases are extremely firm yet pliable enough to wrap around my Evo with relative ease. The attention to detail on these cases is top notch and honestly I can't think of any other manufacturer that can compare to it.

    They have cutouts for everything, literally. The HTC logo, kickstand, camera, mic, micro USB, HDMI, speaker, LED's and headphone jack are all exact. They have also put graphical indicators for the USB and HDMI ports which really surprised me. They even went as far as to put the battery cover outline around the edges just like the real thing. The power and volume buttons are now much MUCH easier to depress and I have no trouble finding them without looking.

    Now of course these cases do have a few cons. They are a tad bit loose around the vertical length of the screen but I don't see any way around that with a a silicone case and the looseness is pretty minimal. Also, the "black" case I received is more of a slate grey, which might be what its supposed to be and I was just under the wrong impression of it being a true black.

    Overall the Rearth cases are great products. The pocketability is unmatched as far as silicone goes and the quality and attention to detail easily surpasses any case I've ever seen. They have great customer communication and support, I have nothing but good things to say about Blake.

    If you have any questions about these cases please don't hesitate to contact me.

    Overall rating 8/10.
     
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  7. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    I was one of the first to respond to their original PM... requested a "wine red" case to review.

    Blake was responsive..
    but I never received it.
    Blake looked into it and emailed me on Dec 14 that they are sorry for the delay and it was mailed out on Dec 13.
    I have yet to receive it... I have tried to email Blake for an update: twice
    still no product!

    OK.. i know it is a free ... and I have no room to bitch. But... I am very disappointed. :(
     
  8. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    Sorry to hear that Dan... :(

    Some people got a couple of cases (I only got one), and poor you have yet to get yours... :( I hope you get it soon...
     
  9. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Android Expert

    The delay might be seasonal... :(
     
  10. bvbull200

    Thread Starter

    I asked for the black as well, but received an e-mail from Blake informing me that they did not have any black cases available for this trial period and that I would be receiving the slate grey instead. I told him I understood (I mean, what does he owe me beyond the free case!?!?!) and was rather pleased with the color.

    I am next to certain that if any paying customer were to order the black case that it would be just like what is pictured on their website. My slate grey certainly is a perfect match.
     
  11. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User


    it turns out he had me confused with another Dan in a different state.... so.. that person is getting extra cases!!!
    he said he will resend it out again.

    I have my fingers crossed.
     
  12. system60

    system60 Newbie

    Just received my case got 1 white and 1 slate gray. Fit and finish are great, only thing i'd change it maybe some kind of checkering on the side to improve grip. I got for daily coverage for less bulk and will use my OB commuter for times I might need the xtra protection.

    Also wanted to add that it is much more stable with the kickstands out, which is expected since the case isn't as thick/wide as the commuter.
     
  13. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    I wish they'd make a case that works with the Seidio Extended Battery and Holster. The Seidio doesn't Extended Case does not cover the top or bottom of the Evo. I don't want the Extended Rugged because it covers/blocks the kickstand.

    I usually like Seidio, but they miss the most obvious design components in their initial product releases.
     
  14. Droidone

    Droidone Android Enthusiast

    How dark is the slate grey? I want to order one but I am looking for something as dark or as close to black as possible. I am also tempted in trying to wine color.
     
  15. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    i got the wine color.. its not bad... but in sun.. it is more red..
    i was hoping more darker.

    I am going to write a full review with photos this weekend...
    i got 2 ... wine red and gray (a little see through). I would not order the this gray.. it does not fit well.

    the fit and finish is really good. I like it..

    this looks really good to....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4169959&SID=16nbcd5jufx3b
     
  16. Droidone

    Droidone Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I'm leaning towards that but worried the phone will look like a toy. I really like the color but just not sure. I haven't found any real good pics of it to make a firm decision. Looks like a real good product though.
     
  17. Droidone

    Droidone Android Enthusiast

    A review showing red and gray would be great. Did you get aqua black or slate gray?

    The barely there case is nice but its a hard case. Tpu and silicone are more rugged. Hard cases can chip and crack. I've had a few of the best. Even the otterbox broke after a while.
     
  18. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

  19. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast

    I have one, the aqua Blue. For the times when I want protection, i use it.
    Usually my Evo rolls straight naked, but if I'm going out on the boat, going to drive fast, ride a bike or anything else that will cause jiggle, wiggle or vibration I throw on this case.

    Plus I love that the finish keeps crap like lint from sticking to it.
     

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