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OsmosisJones
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Oct 7, 2011 4:16 PM
So I just pre-ordered my iPhone 4S and I'm looking to get an Oakley case for it.

Since the 4 and the 4S are the same size/shape, I'm sure that one of them will fit, but which do you prefer? Unobtanium or O-Matter? Pros and cons are appreciated as well as how much it changes the size of the phone.

Eyespy0099
Luis Caballero
Oct 7, 2011 6:06 PM
I currently have the unobtanium one on my iphone 4 and I love it. The key thing for me was for it not to be too bulky since i keep my phone in my front jean pocket. The texture is very nice and not too rubbery as to make it difficult to slide in and out of the pocket. The drawback I found with the O-Matter one was that is was two pieces that need to be slid apart when taking the phone in/out of the case and thus is would lend itself to breaking down the line since some of the pieces were pretty thin. I use my phone to record videos so I need to take it out of the case to fit on the tripod so I remove the case daily and that's why I opted for the unobtanium one. Also the unobtanium one feels like it would protect the phone better if it were to fall.
Bhaley2four
Brent Haley
Oct 19, 2011 11:30 PM
wait for the new cylinder block case, it is way better than the current cases... i have had it for about 6 weeks and it is badass!! They are releasing this holiday season I believe for the spring 12 mix
OsmosisJones
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Oct 7, 2011 9:41 PM
Are you allowed to show a picture of it or give some details about what it's made of and how much bulk it adds to the phone? I like minimalist cases so it fits in my pocket.
bendevious
Ben Davis
Oct 19, 2011 8:36 AM
Would love to hear about a new case coming out! I just got my 4S and was looking at the Hazard case.
OsmosisJones
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Oct 19, 2011 4:16 PM
Just purchased the Hazard Case. It's in the mail now so I'll be posting up about it shortly.
Bhaley2four
Brent Haley
Oct 19, 2011 11:30 PM
the pic looks cool Justin but I don't think you will like it. Good Luck!
OsmosisJones
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Oct 20, 2011 2:47 AM
Damn, I hope it's as cool as the pics. If not I'll regret not getting the one you sent me a pic of...
lionel
lionel m
Oct 20, 2011 6:46 AM
I just picked this one up from my local vault.... not bulky at all. I love it.

http://www.oakley.com/products/cylinder-block-case-for-iphone-4/99136-001
Dwcfastrice
David Chang
Oct 24, 2011 8:25 PM
I have the the 4s in the iPhone 4 case.

I've looked the Cinder case and that piece is a plastic piece.

Not for me. It's not vented either so when the phone gets hot, it's going to hold the heat in. Just a thought.


Dave
flippj
paul jewiss
Oct 24, 2011 8:46 PM
god i wish oakley would make a decent case for the samsung galaxy phone....
Revolution
W K
Oct 25, 2011 8:16 AM
I have the o-matter case and love it. (it is more valuable to me than the iphone....you know you are a oakley fanatic when..)



Does anyone have personal pics of the new cases? The website pics never do the products justice.
HED4JC
Kenny "HED" Wu
Oct 25, 2011 11:24 AM
True that rev!
lionel
lionel m
Oct 25, 2011 7:28 PM
the main reason i like this case is that it doesnt make the phone super bulky since i just put it in my front pocket.



Dwcfastrice
David Chang
Oct 26, 2011 3:29 PM
ALl the cases are now the same size. The super bulky (my favorite) unobtanium case doesn't exist anymore. The current unobtanium case is super thin, it does come in some cool colors though.

I like the case with the carbon fiber. I just wish it was a real carbon fiber piece. I'd pay extra for having real carbon fiber there.

D
oogie
paul mcj
Oct 26, 2011 8:07 PM
If you are just looking for a minimal, bumper-style iPhone case - then these seem to fit the bill for that. They are definitely different from the bulkier, more protective cases that we have seen in years past. I can understand the 'cheaper look and feel' perspectives. But I see them as just filling a niche for those looking for cool bumper case alternatives.

I don't even have an iPhone. :( And I can't seem to boss my wife around to get an Oakley case for her's.
OsmosisJones
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Oct 26, 2011 10:44 PM
Yeah, these are basically an Oakley-branded bumper with an added backing to make it a cool design. Bhaley was right, it's fairly cheap feeling but I think it's on purpose to make it feel light. I'd have to get my hands on other cases to compare the feel, but Oogie is also right, it's just a product to help fill a niche. They already have my money so it obviously worked.
OsmosisJones
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Oct 26, 2011 10:46 PM
I forgot to mention that I like it a lot. It's a little bit squishy, so it feels comfortable in my hands. It also allows me to put it on it's side when I watch video, so that's nice.
kingphilbert
Philip Barket
Oct 28, 2011 1:09 AM
I'll chime in to let you know that I bought and tried the iPhone 4 O-Matter (hard) case and found the fit much looser than I prefer. At the top above the interior foam rails there was too much give between case and phone. At the bottom the slim front edge flexed. When I plugged in my headphones, holding the case by the sides, it forced the phone to push the bottom off. Not cool. I think Oakley still has some work to do here. Other than all that the style and feel are great. Maybe the unobtanium cases are a better fit, but I am not looking to try them now. I would strongly recommend buying them in person and asking if you can try it on the phone first.
OsmosisJones
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Oct 28, 2011 10:03 PM
I would strongly recommend buying them in person and asking if you can try it on the phone first.

I think he nailed it on the head. I like my case, but I can easily see how others wouldn't.
DisturbedEarth
Nik Gutscher
Oct 29, 2011 10:33 AM
I have to agree - checked out both in person and the Cylinder Block is the better of the two hands down. Using it now.
defiant00
Z B
Nov 22, 2011 5:34 PM
Having picked up both of the new iPhone 4 cases, and having had the original Unobtanium case for the iPhone 4, I can see why people are saying that the Hazard case is a bit inferior to the Cylinder Block case, but I did notice a couple of things with the Hazard case.
1) The back plate does have grooves/notches in it to lock it into the Unobtanium band, so when the phone is in it, the plate doesn't move, and the Unobtanium band doesn't slip off of it.
2) The plate doesn't come out of the front of the case without trying, so without the phone in the case, the plate won't easily fall out of the band.
3) Since the plate is separate, it makes taking the phone out of the case a lot easier. Just push the back plate away from the band, and the phone comes right out.
Just my $.02, but personally I like the aesthetics of the Hazard case. I will agree with everyone, however, that the Cylinder Block case definitely does feel more stout.
kingphilbert
Philip Barket
Nov 23, 2011 9:59 PM
I managed a Cylinder Block case and it is nice. Much nicer than the other Oakley cases I tried. The unob and hard plastic back combo are nice, and it's not a dust collector or inhibitive to getting it out of your pocket like so rubberized cases. I'd go 4/5 on this one. 2/5 on the OMatter 4 hard case.
bendevious
Ben Davis
Dec 16, 2011 9:57 AM
Update on the Hazard case. I've had the case for approximately 2 months, the rubber bumper has stretched out and usually comes away from the sides of the phone, and the backing plate. Very unhappy with it due to stretching out. Wish it would have stayed stiff and as form fitting as when it was new. Might have to try the Cylinder case, unless anyone knows how shrink the bumper back...
OsmosisJones
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Dec 16, 2011 4:03 PM
Sorry to hear that. My Hazard case is still fine. GOod luck finding a cylinder block...I've been to 3 O-stores in the past week just to look at one and they've been sold out.
 
 
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