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miky10

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My maxku case protector is perfect to me:
-solid protection
-raised edge over display and camera
-compatible with official tgsp (no problems at the edges)
-access to volume slider perfect
 

foltambo

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Hi guys,

Help me which of the original cases should I choose? Sandstone, carbon or ebony wood? Did anyone have all of them and can compare? These are pricy in Europe so I will choose just one. Thanks!
 

ynrozturk

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Hi guys,

Help me which of the original cases should I choose? Sandstone, carbon or ebony wood? Did anyone have all of them and can compare? These are pricy in Europe so I will choose just one. Thanks!

Just watch a few videos on the cases, you'll see the difference. The carbon and wood ones are bumper cases, meaning they cover all corners of the phone. The Sandstone case leaves the top and bottom exposed as well as all the buttons on the side, and it's a really light, slim case.
 

foltambo

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Just watch a few videos on the cases, you'll see the difference. The carbon and wood ones are bumper cases, meaning they cover all corners of the phone. The Sandstone case leaves the top and bottom exposed as well as all the buttons on the side, and it's a really light, slim case.

Thanks for that. I am aware of the differences between Protective Case and Bumber Case. I am asking rather about the subjective opinion. Which do you recommend? How do they feel in the hand?
 

ynrozturk

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Thanks for that. I am aware of the differences between Protective Case and Bumber Case. I am asking rather about the subjective opinion. Which do you recommend? How do they feel in the hand?

Hah, yeah okay sorry for that. I personally like the Sandstone case because I don't like a lot of bulk, and it feels great, nice and grippy. The carbon case is also really nice and I usually use it when I go outside. That said, I don't go out much, so Sandstone it is. Not sure about the wood ones, never used them, but I hear they feel nice.
 
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KOLIOSIS

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I got this one now and love it.
Extremely thin and perfect grip.
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B078HY5WR4/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_Ce2zAbJSC1R5J

I usually don't ask for people to post pix of their cases, but, I've seen this one a lot from literally hundreds of sellers & the pic posted in the listing is just a poor render.

Any chance you can post some pics of it, both by itself & installed?

THX for the consideration. :good:

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rori~

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I usually don't ask for people to post pix of their cases, but, I've seen this one a lot from literally hundreds of sellers & the pic posted in the listing is just a poor render.

Any chance you can post some pics of it, both by itself & installed?

THX for the consideration. :good:
Impossible, this case is brand new. There is no other seller!
Had their last for my OP3t..
All similar cases do not have the special grip.
 
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KOLIOSIS

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Impossible, this case is brand new. There is no other seller!
Had their last for my OP3t..
All similar cases do not have the special grip.
Take a look around eBay & you'll see countless sellers using the exact same rendering.

That is precisely why I asked if you could post some actual pics....

If you choose to, I'd appreciate it. :cowboy:

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rori~

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Take a look around eBay & you'll see countless sellers using the exact same rendering.

That is precisely why I asked if you could post some actual pics....

If you choose to, I'd appreciate it. :cowboy:

I know what you mean... I'm 100% sure you mean this kind of rendering...
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0785J1X5Z/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_v35zAb8HXCPFT

I have that too, nice, but completely different grip and the one I posted above is thinner.
I don't have any other camera to make pictures, just my phone now...

Edit:
Left - the old case (all over the net, probably what you meant)
Right - new case, grip, thinner ( due to my light environment, the new right one looks a little bit dirty, kind of hairy....whatever, but it's not in reality
It's just nice black)
 

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KOLIOSIS

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I know what you mean... I'm 100% sure you mean this kind of rendering...
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0785J1X5Z/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_v35zAb8HXCPFT

I have that too, nice, but completely different grip and the one I posted above is thinner.
I don't have any other camera to make pictures, just my phone now...

That's cool, thanks for the link just the same, I may give it a go. I would like a case that is both slim & adds grip, it's worth the price of admission to find out if this is the case for me.

If you needed rationalization for getting another phone (or camera), now you have it........ :laugh:

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rori~

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That's cool, thanks for the link just the same, I may give it a go. I would like a case that is both slim & adds grip, it's worth the price of admission to find out if this is the case for me.

If you needed rationalization for getting another phone (or camera), now you have it........ :laugh:
:)
.... have already 4 devices, but I'm not at home..
 
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KOLIOSIS

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.... have already 4 devices, but I'm not at home..

Gotcha,I've paired down to two .
I'll get a 3rd to try out,if I anticipate I'll sell one of my existing phones.
Anyhooo.....FWIW,here's what I currently have:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5T-Phone...423203&hash=item3d556e06a8:g:3YQAAOSwYxBaTCMD

It's OK,but,not a favorite by any stretch,it's the one I could get delivered the soonest after buying the phone (without paying ridiculous overnight shipping fees).

......................................... & here's a couple I have on the way,one each in Black & Red:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Oneplu...032341&hash=item3d53e1765c:g:mbUAAOSwFyhaPQ~t

These should deliver 1/26/18. If they're not to my liking,I'll probably order the one you posted/linked.
 

KOLIOSIS

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As many of you have here,I contacted EvoLutive Labs (RhinoShield) regarding the possibility of a bumper for the OP5T.
To not much surprise,I got the same canned response as I have from other inquiries w/other phones,no immediate plans,but,to follow 'em on social media for the latest......
So,I ordered a couple of aluminum bumpers in the meantime:
https://www.amazon.com/OnePlus-DAYJ...0+degree+Ring+Kickstand+for+OnePlus+5T(BLACK)

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Admittedly not on par w/RhinoShield & the kickstand/ring isn't needed,I'll drill it out as soon as I get it. All I'm wanting from this case is to be able to protect the camera bump while on its back.

Ditto w/this one as well:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Luxury-Alu...hash=item3aeb01f816:m:mjYLSuTEnL0Ht8_Dxn29ZMA

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Both have a rather distant delivery ETA(2-6 weeks),I'll post regarding if either interfere w/reception due to the aluminum construction..............
 
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