First Impressions of Protection Case for iPhone 6 by Razer

Discussion in 'Razer Gear' started by fancymans, Aug 13, 2015.

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  1. Sharing my first impressions for prospective buyers that are on the fence about getting the new iPhone case.

    The box it came in was super nice. Usual Razer quality packaging here. Seeing and feeling the case for the first time was also very nice.

    First thing that caught my eye was that there were four screws on the case, one on each corner. You have to take the screws off to get the phone in. Same thing if you want to take it out. There is an included toolkit inside the packaging for you to use. There are also some extra screws, which should come in handy if you lose or strip them. It also comes with a screen protector, but I had one on already.

    Once you remove the screws, the case splits to 3 pieces. The top, center body, and bottom. Immediately after taking the case apart I noticed the volume and power buttons fell out. They aren't attached to the case so they will fall out if you take the case off. I didn't like this much, but I can deal with it.

    So I snap the center piece of the case on my phone, making sure the buttons are back in place and aligned properly. This is when I noticed that the buttons were not tactile at all. I was lucky to even feel any feedback when pressing them. The volume up in particular had no feedback or sound. Keep in mind the buttons were still working fine... it's just that the feedback was so bad I couldn't tell if I was actually pressing anything.

    Now this is a pretty big problem for a case that I paid $50 for. Something like this just shouldn't happen, and I'm surprised Razer would ship it out this way. I would hate to return it immediately after getting it from the mail, so I tried to come up with a solution.

    I took the case off and looked at the buttons. There were small grooves on the inner side of the buttons to fit onto the volume buttons of the phone. These grooves were what made the buttons unresponsive. To fix this, I took a business card that I didn't need and cut out small pieces to fit inside the groove. I used a very thin layer of super glue to make sure that the pieces wouldn't fall out. They dried within a few seconds and I put the phone back in the case with the buttons in place. The result? Much, much better! I can feel and hear the button clicking now.

    With that problem out of the way, I put the bottom and top pieces of the case on. Note that you have to flex the top piece to seat it properly because of the raised camera on the iPhone. Another detail I'm surprised Razer didn't take care of. It all fits in the end which is what matters though.

    My final impressions? I'm mostly not impressed. The TPU around the buttons flex outward a little bit (this was present even before I fixed the buttons), and the fact that I had to fix the buttons on my own were off-putting. And finally the top piece can scratch your phone or camera lens if you're not careful.
    The case feels nice and sturdy in the hand, and the soft touch is very nice as well. There's these 4 set of vertical cutouts on the back of the case and I have no idea why they are there. It should be covered and protecting my phone! The overall design looks sexy though and I think that's the saving grace of this product.

    Do I recommend you to buy this? If you are ok with dealing with the problems I had above, go for it. If not, then look elsewhere to spend your $50.

    Case looks and feels nice. Buttons suck. Putting the top piece on the phone might scratch it since it's hard plastic and you have to kind of flex it to get it around the protruding camera lens. Weird vertical holes on the back of the case that don't serve any kind of function.
  2. popbobtai

    popbobtai Member

    It does look nice, but I would rather get a mesh case from Tech21. I had it on my LG G Flex (and they make iPhone ones too), and I can throw it at the walls whenever I want. I have thrown it at the wall plenty of times, and nothing broke. It works normally with no side effects.
  3. Funny, that's the case I took off to put this one on. I might switch back to it, but too much work to take this case off now. I have to agree, the whole 'throw it at the wall' thing is pretty damn cool haha.
  4. popbobtai

    popbobtai Member

    Yes! Plus the curved flexible OLED screen, it will never break. It is pretty awesome, but the phone has been buggy since I got it, but I am fine with it. I get my ways around and mess with a lot of the settings. It is running good.
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