Hardware review of CM4 Q Card Case for iPhone 5/5S

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CM4 Q CardCase for iPhone 5/5s (RED)CM4 Q Card Case for iPhone 5/5s [RED]
Manufacturer: CM4
UPC: 853999002230

The Q Card Case for iPhone 5/5s by CM4 unites your desire to simplify life and protect your iPhone.
Product Highlights:

Comfortably fits 3 cards (credit cards, IDs, etc) plus cash
Lay-flat Screen Guard™ provides ultimate screen protection
Soft-touch finish allows case to easily pull out of your pocket
Natural Throw™ buttons maintain an organic connection with your iPhone
Fully compatible with Lightning to 30-pin Dock Adaptor
Exclusive patented soft-touch rubber and premium fabric design

I was reluctant to purchase CM4’s Q Card Case for iPhone 5/5S. I couldn’t find one in real life to hold and feel. Normally, I wouldn’t buy such a tangible object over the Internet. But the problem was, no matter where I looked I couldn’t find one to actually touch and feel. Earlier, I had purchased some very cheap plastic card cases, but the sliding action of those wore away my driver’s license and debit card details. The cool thing about the CM4 Q Card Case was that it has a leather-like card holder on the back. A cloth like material, I thought, would be better for my cards. I was right. And, there’s even room for a few folded up Canadian bills (they’re all plastic now).

CM4 Q CardCase for iPhone 5 or 5s - features

Even better, the front of the case, by which I mean the side with the screen, has a rubber lip running around all four sides. Now, not only is my wallet better for my cards, my phone is better protected from drops and damage. Consequently, I no longer have to use a screen protector.

CM4 Q Card Case for iPhone 5 or 5s FRONT

Along the bottom of the case there’s a wide cutout for the microphone, speaker, and Lightning port. I use a couple of different lightning cables and both fit through the slot easily. Likewise, I can use my Sony dock, without removing the phone from the case.

CM4 Q Card Case for iPhone 5/5s - RED on a Sony ICF-CS15iPN

I’ve had the CM4 Q card case for just over four months now, and find it to be the best case I’ve ever owned. Like previous card cases, including one that was a transparent hard plastic, I’ve added a piece of paper with my gym membership’s bar-code to the outside of the wallet section (see the photo below).

CM4 Q CARD CASE for iPhone 5 or 5s

Overall, I’m completely satisfied with the CM4 Q Card Case for iPhone 5/5s. And, I’m following the company on Twitter – just in case I should get the new bigger iPhone and need the new bigger case.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Hardware review of OtterBox Commuter (Black) for iPhone 5C

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OtterBox Commuter (Black) for iPhone 5C
Manufacturer: OtterBox
UPC: 660543025825

This case offers a slim and sleek look to complement the iPhone 5C without
skipping out on the protection for those of us who are constantly on-the-go. The
two-layer design of the Commuter Series case for iPhone 5C guards against
drops and dust, and allows for easy access to all device features. Sleek enough
to slide in your pocket, yet tough enough to toss your bag, the Commuter Series
case for iPhone 5C gives you the kind of protection that inspires confidence.

• Sleek, two-layer case for iPhone 5C provides sturdy protection, yet is slim
enough to fit in your pocket
• Self-adhering screen protector guards against scratches to the touch screen
• Port covers block dust and dirt from accumulating inside the case

Otterbox Commuter (Black) for iPhone 5c

I first bought the OtterBox Commuter (black) case for iPhone 5c back in June 2014. I really needed a case because I kept dropping my iPhone 5c. I really like the two layered protection that the OtterBox case offered, I feel like it reduces the impact when dropped (which I’ve done many times). I even threw my phone with the case on it at a friend once, it was barely scratched, my friend was okay too. The only time I really damaged the OtterBox Commuter case (black) for iPhone 5C was when I put it up to the hot glass pane in front of my gas fireplace, the rubber melted a bit.

The rubber lip that covers the edges of the phone is really useful too, I’m not too worried about my screen being scratched now. The only issues I had with the OtterBox Commuter case (black) for iPhone 5C was how hard it was to snap on or off when I first purchased it. And at $40 (cdn) it was a little pricey.

I really like the interlocking layers for the OtterBox Commuter for iPhone 5C (black), but the power button inside the case requires more pressure than I’d prefer. The volume buttons are just fine. The thing that annoys me the most is the cut-out circle in the back of the case, because the Apple logo is not perfectly centered. On the other hand, even with the case on, any third party lightning cables I’ve tried will still charge the phone with no problem.

I’d recommend the OtterBox Commuter case (black) for iPhone 5C to friends who are likely to drop their phones on a regular basis.

Posted by Jimmy Lu