Rabito iPhone 5 Case
I love this cover! Rubber is sleek and sparkly. Very easy to put in and out. I get compliments since I put it. The downside is that to charge it or dock it at a speaker station you need to take the cover off cause it won't work. The tail so far doesn't stay in place or hold the phone..but I don't intend to use it as so..it was more of the cute tail for the phone.
I'm very happy with the cover, I may want it in another color as well..mine is black.
Service and delivery were very good.
Not The Same Quality as Rabito iPhone 4 Case.
I have been using my white Rabito (purchased here) case for iPhone 4 for almost a year and loved it due its adorable look, ergonomic design and terrific protection. I recently up-grated my phone to the 5 model and of course, I had to have another Rabito for it. Unfortunately as soon I opened the clear box and held the cover in my hand...I knew right away that the good quality wasn't there for this new model.
I work around molding plastic industry and I feel safe to say that I can recognize characteristics in a plastic/rubber product
The first change in the new model was around the edges, they don't grip the phone like older model. Apparently they narrow the grip/lip design and now the phone can be easily snapped off from case, sometimes you even can see an empty space between the phone and your cover, which will aloud dirt or dust get in to the edges. I also noticed they were off with the length and width of the cover (larger and wider) and this also contributes to the poor fit.
The raw material used to mold these new cases seems to be different than the original models, so the final product is weak which make the ears look bent and also having tons of flash (excess of plastic) at the edges. i would not recommend in this model to wrap around your earbuds wire around it as they advertise, the ears could break.
The overall case is thiner, weaker and offers poor protection for a $400 phone. For that price....I was expecting the quality and ergonomic design of the older iPhone models.
If you had the 4 or 4s model you will notice the huge difference, otherwise you might like this or if you don't mind to compromise with protection and a cute look is the only feature you expect.
Thank goodness Nordstrom offer free returns ;-)
I think this phone case is to adorable, and its a perfect stocking stuffer :)
I've wanted this case for so long for my Iphone 5; I'm so happy I purchased it. My case's tail was also falling off. My co-worker told me the trick is to LICK IT! Gross but it works. Lick the suction cup and apply it to the case and it won't fall off.