iPhone 5 in skin. Review of covers of Spigen SGP Argos and Crumena
Friends, we continue a subject packed in cellophane and the DU panels stuck with an adhesive tape! Though, in this case instead of cellophane skin, and instead of the DU panel — very narrow and prestigious iPhone 5 which easy movement of a hand can be re-embodied in thick, but physically protected accessory, and it is possible and not in thick. Practically, one of heroes of the today’s review very severely influences phone dimensions, and here the 2nd in this plan is democratic. Spigen SGP Argos and Crumena — two different approaches to protection of iPhone and two different operating experiences. About them I also will tell in this review.
Within the last several years through my hands passed many accessories of Spigen SGP and at this time it was interesting to look after a configuration of methods of their packing. Ordinary PET plastic first, experiences with its structure later, application of a cardboard and as a result composition of transparent plastic and a cardboard. Generally leather products of the company are now delivered in identical packing of this kind:
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It stylish, is executed from qualitative materials and that essentially, an accessory simply from it to take. The last moment is important more quickly for retail points where such production is hanged usually out in packing and not all dealers are glad and ready to be picked with difficult boxes, after the first opening losing a trade dress, for the sake of desire of the missing client to try on a chekholchik to own phone.
Not including that, Spigen SGP is not lazy to draw the laconic summary from a reverse side:
Earlier similar packing I met at overlays for iPad Case Ultra Thin Series and at Leather Pouch Crumena covers. It for the company already became tradition. Though I assume that over time the design of boxes will exchange. But packing by packing, and that at it inside after all is more important and more interesting. I will begin blamestorming session with Spigen SGP Argos as in a past I had very long experience of use of a similar cover of SGP illuzion Legend Black with iPhone 4. It was interesting to compare, as as differs in a case with iPhone5.
Spigen SGP Argos. Strong, reliably, thickly
I like such format of a cover, it functional and very successful at work with the device one hand. Not including that, in a design there is no magnet, the cover holds the friction account. On the one hand it is excellent, with another — not so, but about everything one after another. Let’s look for a start of what accessories are made and what options are.
Practically, their three: black and white from smooth skin, also vintage brown from a nubuck. The last well is simply smart by sight and to the touch, here is real — a thing:
Discrepancy only one also consists it in a practicality of such material. The nubuck quite easily soiled and is used up over time that in vintage covers of Spigen SGP I looked more than once. With a considered copy, most likely, will be as. And it is direct, first the accessory entertains, though it is necessary to wipe quite often it, at all this it is better a soft damp rag. But moderately attritions will start to appear and at the beginning they look not so esthetically. There will pass a few months more and an accessory will get into to shine, here then it will look still vintazhny, but it already a matter of taste. So be ready to take a walk any time with a little not well-groomed by sight an accessory.
I am not the fan of a nubuck and though from tactile emotions from it simply I go bananas, to myself usually I choose products from more comfortable smooth skin. In this case used the usual black. More usual white option is completely identical with it on a skin structure, respectively, differences only in color.
By the way, skin usual, without a delicacy and claims, comfortable, especially does not collect prints, though over time is salted, so it will be necessary to wipe.
Pay attention to the lower part from a reverse side — Spigen SGP uses some years such design and it is not so comfortable in respect of dimensions — increases the general thickness of an accessory. But looks stylishly, plus it is very reliable. In a window for the chamber and flash there is a plastic fringing — looks perfectly and too is a firm counter. Inside the cover is trimmed by a soft material under suede with a stamping:
In general, all in the same way, as well as in a case with mentioned above SGP illuzion Legend Black for iPhone 4/4S, but feeling from accessory use absolutely others and the precondition to that is small thickness of iPhone 5 and its changed proportions.
Here in such foreshortening everything is excellent, but it is necessary to close a cover, and favourite phone will be transformed to such fatty:
With iPhone 4 of similar effect I did not notice. The device is thicker iPhone 5 and some increase in dimensions of the device not especially appeared on a look. As a result all design looked somehow more smartly and accurately. On the other hand, Spigen SGP Argos perfectly protects phone both from casual blows, and from falling — soft inside, plus thick walls outside.
Naturally, all printsipny buttons and openings are open and available:
That as a result. The cover reliable and quite successful in operation — forward флип is simply rejected by one hand and by it is closed. But it very decently increases phone dimensions, well and all too. Not including that, in iPhone 4 such model polished the top metal side to shine, in other words, there was a trivial attrition — it is a minus which I mentioned above. This piece is guilty:
To experiment polishing of a side of iPhone 5 I did not become, as now I prefer to covers of a film or панчи, but I assume that Argos too can throw over time traces. In a past on it about three months left. Plus of such decision before a magnetic latch that the electronic compass does not get off and it is not necessary to draw periodically in eight air to return its working capacity.
On Argos everything, at present is time to talk about панчах!
Spigen SGP Crumena. It strong, reliable, thin
Crumena — the familiar name, isn’t that so? I already surveyed an accessory with such, and is direct, Spigen SGP Leather Pouch Crumena. In this case too панч, but a design another, skin another and, in general, this option was pleasant to me while most of all that I felt from analogs for iPhone 5.
In difference of mentioned Leather Pouch Crumena, this accessory it is sewed precisely by phone, instead of in the form of a flat pocket. Plus of such decision is obvious — the cover practically does not increase phone dimensions. The minus, to chagrin, is too — physical security was sent to the victim of compactness. Actually, Crumena will provide only protection against scratches and weak blows, but not from falling. Very much the cover is thin. Because of it I even had an incident.
During the test of hybrid sets of films of Spigen SGP for iPhone 5 I pasted over the device from all directions, including боковины. Later a forward film changed for a glass skrinprotektor that developped thickness of phone a little. As a result all this beauty at me also hung since then, laziness отковыривать, well and there is it does not ask, and glass besides is pleasant. By the way, after my experience with its perekleivaniye it still did not fall off yet, and the tiny vials formed with edge any more did not become.
And so, I solved the pasted-over accessory without ulterior motives to thrust into Crumena — usually after all there is a small stock, well and skin, it lasts. To thrust thrust, and here back to pull out iPhone from the first could not … and from the second too, and from the third. Phone tightly because of slightly increased of for glasses of thickness and a polymeric film on each side which does not slide at all sat down there and to everything clings. Промучившись minutes 15 after all it was possible mighty effort to pick out the device though already there were thoughts on scissors and a writing knife. After that the film with боковин went to a musorka, and testing of a cover proceeded. Morals of this fable such — do not use similar pan-whose if on phone the polymeric film is pasted.
So, the skin structure with bolshenny cells very was pleasant — looks much more richly and more attractively, than black and white options in Argos:
Moreover, боковина it is made of other skin and it slightly differs on color:
In black model a lateral side gray, and skin is slightly softer. In the white — it beige. Looks too abruptly:
As I also spoke above — phone enters very densely, but it with additional glass on the screen. Tried other phone without it, left just perfectly — not so hardly and not to pain simply, in itself will not drop out, but with extraction of troubles will not be:
Magnificently that Spigen SGP did not make openings for loudspeakers in the lower part of a cover. Instead the company enclosed the summary supposedly insert phone loudspeakers outside:
And so it is not pleasant to me, for at extraction constantly a case I press the food button. To chagrin, the sound is very much suppressed enough if to thrust loudspeakers down so it is necessary to insert phone how the producer advises. But even this defect did not spoil positive memoirs from an accessory. For descriptive reasons — the video review:
I not use every day it, as there are situations when it is very inconvenient to take first phone in a cover, later to take out it from a cover and only later to answer a call (in a minibus, for example, when one hand hold a hand-rail). But there are cases when such панч it is necessary, after all it will protect from scratches perfectly and in it it is possible without fear to throw phone in a bag or a pocket with other small things.
I will add that external sides пропаяны any flexible rezinopodobny material. For a month of active use of a cover it did not crack and not облез.
Summing up, Crumena I can safely recommend all and everyone who prefers to use панч. It is very narrow, greatly sewed, stylish and easy (22 g) a cover. Very much it was pleasant to me. Argos too is quite good, in particular in respect of protection, but be ready to decent increase in dimensions of phone. The price of accessories on an official site makes $30 and $38 respectively.
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