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Review: Element Liquid Case for iPhone and iPhone 3G (And First Give Away!)

It was not long ago that Rene introduced all of you to yet another TiPb giveaway. Element Case was kind enough to provide TiPb with THREE amazing custom made cases for our faithful readers to win. Today we bring you a full review of those cases, and details on how to enter to win the very first one of them. Read on for both the review, and the contest, after the break!

Design

I will admit I am not the biggest fan of hard cases for any of my iPhones. Usually a simple drop would send a case flying in two pieces with the iPhone following. Now I’m not sure about you, but that is not my idea of protection. Enter the Liquid Case from Element Case. Four nickel-plated screws bolt your iPhone into its acrylic body armor and then a plastic shield snaps into place with the help of four magnets. With this case your iPhone or iPhone 3G is securely held in place and protected very well. So if that accidental drop does happen, rest assured your iPhone will be protected and come away scratch free.

Now you may be saying to yourself $99 for a case is just crazy. Well you do get what you pay for my friends. Every single Element Case is custom built and hand-assembled right here in the USA. They are injection molded from the finest clear Impact-Acrylic and PolyCarbonate polymers. Each case is custom painted with up to 7 layers of House of Kolor paint, which is not only excellent paint but also provides a top notch appearance as well. Graphics are then laser engraved into the flip-lid and backplate of every case, providing a customized look for the iPhone and iPhone 3G. The Liquid case gives you three choices of color: black, grey and white. You also get a free extra lid with your purchase. You will have your choice of 22 different graphics for your lid and and eight different colors. This means you will have little issue coming away with a very unique case. An don’t forget for a extra $25 gets you a custom engraving Hence the super cool TiPb logos on the cases we are giving away. ;)

Daily Use

This case has the iPhone gamer in mind (or simply someone who wants the best protection available). The extra size may not be to everyones liking, but one of the nice things about it revolves around it’s main purpose, gaming. It fits very nicely in the hands especially while playing a game. One of Dieter’s biggest gripes while holding the iPhone 3G in landscape mode was that your hand would cover up the speaker blocking the sound! Well worry about that issue no more gamers.

There is no doubt that dropping your iPhone with this case on will save your investment from any harm. You even have the option of putting the lid on to cover the screen while not in use. Although some may find it a hassle to have to remove it every time you need to access the phone it is nice to be able to give it that added protection while not in use.

Everything is easily accessible while the case is on the phone. From the 3.5 headset jack, power, volume, ring/vibrate switch, and charging port. The Element Liquid Case has you covered.

Conclusion

I have to say, I really do like this case. The many options can make for a unique look and it offers excellent protection. I am not aware of another case out there that enables you to have this much control over customization. From colors to designs, the possibilities are endless. The price is steep and it may not be for everyone but if you are into gaming and want the protection, it really is worth checking out.

Pros

  • Top notch all around protection
  • Great for gaming
  • Feels great in your hand
  • Looks cool
  • Very high build quality

Cons

  • Starting at $99 it is a bit expensive
  • The 4 screws make it a hassle to put your iPhone in the case or remove it.
  • The size it adds to the phone may turn some people off.

TiPb Review Rating:

The iPhone blog 4 Star Review

Element Give Away: Case #1!

So now that you’ve read all about it, how about a chance to win one! Just jump on over to our TiPb iPhone Forums Element Case thread to find out how you can take home the first of three one-of-a-kind custom TiPb’d out Element Cases!

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Review: Element Liquid Case for iPhone and iPhone 3G (And First Give Away!)

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Review: iSkin Duo for iPod nano 4G + Duo touch for iPod touch 2G

Price aside, there’s a lot to like about Duo for the iPod nano. Headphone port aside, it protects the entire nano while giving you a variety of color options in each package, and the option to use or leave off the included belt clip. The layering of Click Wheel film alongside a rubber body case and a clear face protector is entirely logical, and works well to make the screen viewable, the Wheel usable, and the body safe from scratches. Of course,…

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Clear & Wooden Replacement Cases Make iPhone 3G Look Like Fancy Paperweight, Doorstop

The guys over at iCustom are offering two replacement iPhone 3G cases that should really turn some heads. The first is a clear see-through plastic replacement case for the white or black back of the iPhone that shows off your iPhone’s ugly guts. The other is made of wood, for the rustically flammable look. Either way, you’ll have to crack open your precious iPhone, voiding whatever warranty you have, but sometimes that’s the risk you have to take for being original. Pictures after the break.

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News: Helium Digital intros Gel-Shellz for iPhone 3G

Helium Digital has introduced its Gel-Shellz cases for the iPhone 3G. The Gel-Shellz are made from premium silicone, and feature a grooved design for added grip, integrated covers for the Dock Connector and headphone jack, open access to all other ports and controls, and translucent covers for the front sensors and Apple logo. Helium Digital’s Gel-Shellz for iPhone 3G will be available in January in a variety of two-tone color schemes and will…

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News: Mophie unveils cases for iPhone 3G, iPod touch 2G

Mophie/mStation has introduced two new cases for the iPhone 3G and second-generation iPod touch, along with a new case for the fourth-generation iPod nano. The Hardcase and Hardcase Plus for iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G are both made from high-quality clear polycarbonate and feature a two-piece snap together design as well as open access to all ports and controls. While the Hardcase offers open access to either devices’ screen, the Hardcase…

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Review: iGrip Custom Fit Flexible Mount for iPhone 3G

The iGrip Custom Fit Flexible Mount for iPhone 3G is available in the TiPb Store for $19.95. This mount is an excellent alternative to having your iPhone float freely within the cabin of your car. In a day when more focus is being placed on distracted drivers, this mount allows you to affix your iPhone 3G and view the display while keeping both hands on the wheel. How does it measure up? Read on for the full review!

First Impressions

There are very few pieces to the iGrip; holder for the iPhone, the flexible ”gooseneck” with suction cup and suction cup mount (for dashboards, etc). The quality of this product is top-notch. The holder is solid plastic, no fear of cracks here, and the gooseneck is very strong, almost too strong! The added mount is useful too. I found mounting the iGrip from my window, just below the rearview mirror works perfect for me, but it really depends on the vehicle. 

Daily Use

After thoroughly cleaning the interior windshield of my car (for those that want to know, it’s a 2007 Honda Accord sedan) I had to experiment with where to place the mount. Windshield? Dashboard? Somewhere by the gearshift? After experimenting with various locations, I decided upon the windshield. This is the perfect location for me. I typically keep my iPhone in the drivers-side arm rest. This works OK, but I always have to look down at the screen. This, of course can be distracting. So, the eye-level positioning of the iGrip from the windshield is just perfect for me.

Once installed (this took about 3 seconds- simply find your location and press down on the suction lever…) the iGrip was secure. I only noticed a slight wobble from the base-neck of the device, but it “play” simply stems from the rubber suction affixing itself to the gooseneck. It can be quite challenging to manipulate the gooseneck to your desired position however, but this is a good thing. You see, once the iPhone is mounted, you don’t want that neck swaying anywhere!

Using the mount is a joy! I can easily reach my iPhone homescreen to change my music (the Belkin TuneCast Auto works well) and access Google Maps.

The real disappointment with the iGrip has to do with the oversight of the 30-pin connector on the bottom of the iPhone. While the connector is still accessible for FM Transmitters and A/C power adapters, it is not completely flush. Knowing that people would mount the iGrip in their cars and need power, I would think the engineers would have devised a way to securely hold the iPhone in place while not hurting the connectors functionality. So remember, though the adapters plug in, there is an ever-so-slight extra push you have to give any adapter to plug it in smoothly.

I did find an great use for the iGrip while driving. I had to look up a phone number for an Indian restaurant I was going to (I had to make sure they still had the buffet). So, I tapped the Google Mobile App and spoke the name. Amazingly, the Google App picked my voice and successfully completed my search! Man, it was great.

Conclusion

I may seem a bit giddy, but I have not been this excited about an accessory since the Griffin PowerDuo! This mount just frees up some much space for me in the car and the ease of accessibility using apps like Google’s Mobile App, just make the package that much more appealing. If you need a car mount, look no further that the iGrip, for $19.95, it is well worth it!

I have tried to include plenty of pictures so you really get a sense of what this looks like inside the vehicle; enjoy!

Pros:

  • The iPhone is held securely in place. No worries of it falling out
  • Flexible arm that is very strong. It does not sway on the window or dashboard easily
  • You can keep your eyes on the road while using the iPhone! It’s a savior!

Cons:

  • The bottom of the holster ever so slightly prevents a charger or radio transmitter from fitting 100% securely. Still useable, but I wish they had accounted for this in the design. 

TiPb Review Rating: 4/5

The iPhone Blog Accessory Review: 4 Stars

         

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Review: iGrip Custom Fit Flexible Mount for iPhone 3G

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Save 30% On Zagg invisibleSHIELD for iPhone, Touch, Macbooks & More

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Scratch-Proof Your Christmas Gift_ Get 30% Off Everything at ZAGG.com — Inbox

Zagg, the makers of the invisibleSHIELD line of renowned screen protectors for iPhones and a myriad of other devices, are having a 30% Off (Everything) sale that runs until December 31st

The sale offers 30% off on shields for products including the iPhone, iPod Touch, lots of other smartphones, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and various iPod and Nano models.

The invisibleSHIELD is generally acknowledged as being amongst the very best protectors for your iPhone, and many of us here at JAiB are big fans.  Check out Brandon’s two reviews for instance:

http://justanotheriphoneblog.com/wordpress/2008/03/07/review-full-body-invisibleshield-for-iphone/

http://justanotheriphoneblog.com/wordpress/2008/10/01/review-invisibleshield-for-iphone3g/#more-4598

Then head over HERE to get all the details and grab one with that big discount if you’re so inclined )

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Solar Charger Case Available For The iPhone

Solar Arcadia has released its Solar Charger Case for both first generation and 3G iPhones. By the help of the new case one can charge the iPhone while out in the sun.

The Solar Charger features include LED indicators for the charging and discharging state, and a reverse-current protection-circuit, integrated to prevent iPhone batteries from being discharged. Using a lithium ion polymer battery; the case offers a max output of 5V, and a charge of 6V. Material for the casing is made from sheepskin.

Solar chargers can also work with the iPod touch, but block the headphone jack on the bottom.

Available from the company’s website, solar cases are priced at $45.

References:
http://www.solararcadia.com/collections/iphone-solar-chargers/products/iphone-solar-charger-03

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TiPb Give Away: Hardcore ElementCases for the Holidays!

The kind folks over at Element Case have hooked TiPb up for the holidays! That’s right, they were generous enough to drop off a pack of custom tricked-out iPhone cases not just for us to review — but for us to give away to you, the best dang blog readers, forum posters, and podcast listeners on the interwebs.

These aren’t just any cases, mind you. These are the hardcore high-end rigs of cases. Jeremy’s already gotten his hands all over them (and took some time out of his hectic holiday schedule to snap the pics above and below) and he says they’re well made and built for gaming, with the special bonus of making sure you don’t cover up the speaker when holding them (nice touch!).

Thanks to everyone at Element Case for hooking us up, and stay tuned for your chance to take one of these custom TiPb cases home for the new year!

(To check out their whole selection, head on over to the Element Case Shop).

More pics after the break…

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TiPb Give Away: Hardcore ElementCases for the Holidays!

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News: Solar Arcadia offers solar iPhone chargers

Solar Arcadia is now offering several styles of solar-powered, charging-capable cases for the iPhone and iPhone 3G. Both the SideFlip and Leather Flip cases features solar panels that charge a 3.7V 1500 mAh lithium polymer battery with LED status indicators and a reverse current protection circuit to prevent batteries form being discharged. The cases are made from ABS sheepskin, offer open access to the sleep/wake and volume buttons as well as…

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