Element Case Vapor Pro and Comp. The review of aluminum exoskeletons for iPhone 4/4S
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In the summer of 2010 the Apple company together with new iPhone 4 presented a unique cover with the ringing title of Bumper. With comfort and greatly — will amortize blow when falling phone, stylishly — does not close forward and back parts of an accessory. The companies making accessories for equipment of Apple, a trend and already later short time all who feel like it fast seized, started to create "bumpers". Against a large quantity similar the friend on the friend rubber, plastic and even steel rims for iPhone 4/4S is allocated Element Case company production. She is not afraid of strong blows about asphalt and at all this looks adequately. Adequately to seem on pages iPhones.ru in full strength. We ask to love and favor, aluminum exoskeletons for your phones.
Element Case — one of the first companies which started to let out "bumpers" from heavy-duty aviation aluminum and for two with superfluous very much succeeded years in the business. the 1st copies differed from available covers a little. They were much more stout, had more roundish forms and considerably increased the sizes of the iPhone.
Now Element Case — a very narrow piece of aluminum which is capable to save a glass surface of iPhone 4/4s from scratches and cracks. For two with superfluous years it became extremely very narrow, caught interesting design and very much lowered in weight. To us on the review two options of such covers — powerful Vapor Pro and less expensive Vapor Comp got to a meeting.
Vapor Pro. Aluminum reservation
Element Case Vapor Pro — more advanced model from all a line of covers of the company. About 90 % of all cover — superstrong aviation aluminum and another 10 % are taken away on a special insert from polymeric plastic. The most expensive cover among own brothers in packing corresponding to own quality is on sale.
In a box from a good-quality cardboard there is a special cover on a lightning. We open it and, practically, we are surprised to the seen. A set rather big, as for a cover — an aluminum rim of Vapor Pro, the special screw-driver, two spare small screws and a slip from a fleecy material on phone "back" (in some configurations of a cover it is possible to meet a karbonovy slip).
We take an aluminum framework from a rag cover and we take in hands the special tool which by no means cannot be lost.
The screw-driver which you see higher, is intended to disassemble and collect a cover. Because screws are placed directly in an aluminum rim, anything else you do not unscrew them. For this reason ignore a special ring on a screw-driver for carrying with a bunch of keys. It is simpler to throw her houses in the hidden place and if necessary it to use. We unscrew four small screws in turnaround corners and we insert inside the iPhone.
In an aluminum framework there is special rubber laying in number of 5 pieces, thanks to which iPhone will not touch at all a cover. Plus their thickness will allow to assume a part of blow during phone falling from height.
Placement of screws again forces you to warn. Do not lose a complete screw-driver! Store it under a pillow or in other hidden place. Without it iPhone can remain in an aluminum armor for uncertain time.
The film on a back cover which goes in a set, is made of the fleecy covering reminding suede. It can be glued, and it is possible and not to glue. the 2nd option will suit those whom not принципна ideal purity and a nepotsarapannost of a back cover of own iPhone. For the future testing of a cover we decided it to put on. And suddenly will help.
Special dredging for comfortable work with buttons of volume control and the switch of a silent mode is designed so that Vapor Pro was suitable both for iPhone 4, and for iPhone 4S.
The 30-pinovy dock-konnektor is open more, than completely. It is possible to attach cables though what configuration.
Top part of Vapor Pro more interesting. Here are located the comfortable button of inclusion with a soft course and an opening under earphones and the 2nd microphone. Anything superfluous.
On one of lateral sides three thin openings are located in order that iPhone did not slip out hands.
Element Case Vapor Pro even at the high price (about $130 on the homeland and slightly more than $140 in Ukraine) — one of the best decisions for protection of iPhone 4/4S. It only a little increases the sizes of phone and at all this only 22 grams weigh. Thanks to the verified design of a cover your accessory can simply transfer falling even from height of human growth. It is interesting that the feeling of rage from Vapor Pro to a descent vanishes, when take in hands of a kitten a cover of pink color. Such can present the 2nd half, beautiful gift packing only will strengthen effect.
Element Case Vapor Comp
Vapor Comp — not one more model in a line of covers of Element Case, but only the reduced the price model of own "big brother". It differs from Vapor Pro that about 40 % of its case are made of strong transparent plastic. The decision more quick esthetic and reducing a total cost of an accessory, than functional.
Screws in this cover massivny also are located directly on a framework, instead of in it. Probably, "plastikovost" and fears of affects that internal placement болтиков can split a cover.
From features of Vapor Comp — long rubber laying on an aluminum part of a cover which will protect iPhone from internal scratches, and caps for loudness buttons. The last, by the way, were not pleasant, as over time and by frequent pressing can break.
In all the rest it is the same Vapor Pro, only on the prices twice below. By the way, for some reason in a set with cheaper model put a film on the screen. Element Case Vapor Comp will be pleasant slightly less, than the Pro-version, because of the plastic part. When you take in hands two covers, to a meeting you understand a difference between fragility of plastic spare parts and survivability of an aluminum framework. My choice — Vapor Pro.
Hard testing. Test by a hammer, saw and fire
Having thoroughly played enough an aluminum cover of Element Case Vapor Pro, we decided to test it in aspects which founders of this accessory could not present themselves even. Akkuratnenko arranged in an exoskeleton our iPhone, twirled small screws more strong and went on day walk to park. Together with a saw, 2 hammers, matches and tasty ice-cream.
Before us there was an ordinary task — to destroy Element Case Vapor Pro though in what ways. And we did not consult with it. After painful tortures the cover was bent and in places got terrible scratches, but at all this did not break. Our phone could not transfer test, having collapsed on two parts after 1 more falling from three-meter height. In this case photo much more eloquent, than any words:
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