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Cruzerlite Review

  1. jkbane
    Gingerbread Aug 25, 2014

    jkbane , Aug 25, 2014 :
    The OnePlus One does not get much support in the accessories department. There are slim pickns when trying to find quality cases and screen protectors for the unicorn device. Granted there are a few good ones, but the choices are nowhere near actual flagship phones like the Galaxy S5 or LG G3. I can’t blame the accessory manufactures for not supporting the OPO because there isn’t enough demand for production. My quest to find a rugged case for the One was a dead end. There is not one rugged case out there for the One. The most rugged case for the OnePlus One is a TPU case.

    If you have followed Bane Tech for a little while at least you should have picked up by now that I am a Cruzerlite fan. Their cases have been my go-to and daily driver cases for the a long time, ever since the Galaxy S3. I know there are other companies who provide TPU cases, such as Diztronic. But no offense to the others, the quality of material simply isn’t the same standard as I have experienced with Cruzerlite. The only reason I’d go with something else other the Cruzerlite is if I didn’t want an Android Bug Droid design, but I like the design. Therefore, I will stick with Cruzerlite. Not to mention the price is great and many color options to choose from. If you don’t believe me about the durability and quality of material check out my Will it Mow video series and you can tell the Cruzerlite case withstands the damage much better than other similar cases.

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    I have been rocking my Pelosi Black Sandstone case for the OnePlus One because I love the feel of the case. The texture is very similar to the One’s back with a light grade sandpaper grip. However, the top and bottom edges are left exposed and impact protection isn’t the greatest. It is only good for light drops and scratch protection. Leaving me no choice than to go with a Cruzerlite case for more protection in the times I need a tougher case.

    What I like about the Cruzerlite case the most is that it covers all edges and corners. The rim and corners of a device has the highest chance of gaining damage when dropped or bumped against something. That is why it is so important to have the edges covered. Cruzerlite covers the entire edge.

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    Cruzerlite made an adjustment for the OnePlus One’s button cutouts area. Normally their cases have cutouts for the power and volume buttons, but this time around that made button covers. The reason is because the One’s buttons are small and smooth. The buttons ended up being to hard to access with just a cutout. The button covers makes it possible to press the buttons with ease. Personally, I do not like button covers too much. But when there are covers, it is a deal breaker for me if the buttons are hard to press. These covers you have to mash the buttons a tad bit harder compared to as if a case was not installed. As far as other cutouts such as the camera and mics, they are just fine.

    I went with the black color this time around, which is not my normal color that I get. I normally get the green, but I am planning on using this case while working in lawn care and landscaping jobs and I’d rather the case not look so dirty. Other colors might tarnish easier with the environment I am placing my phone in.

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    Unfortunately, there is not an actual rugged case like a Seidio Convert Combo Case or OtterBox for the OnePlus One. Hopefully soon some other reputable case companies will make a rugged case for us users who need a tough case. I wish I could rock the OnePlus One naked but I can’t. I have two small kids, I work outdoors and find myself in situations where I need that tough protection. Until then Cruzerlite is my choice for the most rugged case for the OnePlus One.

     

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  2. juicy123
    Eclair Aug 29, 2014


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  3. logan989
    Gingerbread Aug 29, 2014

    logan989 , Aug 29, 2014 :
    Still waiting to receive my OPO and been looking for cases, thanks for the review. I'll check them OUT!!
     

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  4. Mpls17
    Gingerbread Aug 29, 2014


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  5. christx
    Gingerbread Aug 29, 2014

    christx , Aug 29, 2014 :
    I find the fitment a bit loose on my cruzerlight, especially on the sides. The seam on the right side was a bit sharp and had to be scraped down. Curious if I just got a bad mold or if they are all like this.
     

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  6. dncrgl
    Gingerbread Aug 30, 2014

    dncrgl , Aug 30, 2014 :
    I have both this Cruzerlite and the Tudia. The design on the back of the Cruzerlite makes it a little grippier, but it's too much going on for me in terms of aesthetics. I prefer the Tudia as it provides the same protection. I also prefer the design of the Tudia, glossy top and bottom and matte black in the middle, the glossy part lines up with the bezels which I thought was a very nice design touch. It has cutouts in all the expected places, even the three microphones so it's just like Cruzerlite.
     

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  7. MeyLee
    Gingerbread Sep 3, 2014

    MeyLee , Sep 3, 2014 :
    Seems they changed the design back to the point. Mine have thinner sides in button areas and cutouts so that you can access the phone buttons directely now. Works fine
     

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  8. lapcmaster
    Cupcake Sep 3, 2014


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  9. mustapha
    Eclair Sep 3, 2014


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  10. ImperialBlade
    Donut Sep 3, 2014


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  11. ru_mo
    Cupcake Sep 5, 2014

    ru_mo , Sep 5, 2014 :
    Just got my blue cruzerlite. I love the color! Also love the covered buttons because it prevents accidental pushes while holding in landscape mode while watching videos. Not to mention not having buttons pushed while in a purse :)
     

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  12. rnmhaag
    Jelly Bean Sep 5, 2014


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  13. advocateishantchopra
    Lollipop Sep 5, 2014

  14. RayvinnWolf
    Gingerbread Sep 5, 2014

    RayvinnWolf , Sep 5, 2014 :
    I have a white one. It's been holding up well so far! I do hope something more rugged will come out as well.
     

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  15. teqnix
    Lollipop Sep 5, 2014


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  16. Poetrycyborg
    Jelly Bean Sep 5, 2014

    Poetrycyborg , Sep 5, 2014 :
    I understand the need for natural lighting but why in the grass, on the sidewalk etc. Never understood why reviewers do this
     

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  17. csdordor
    Gingerbread Sep 5, 2014

    csdordor , Sep 5, 2014 :
    Not sure if it's your style but the colours looks very washed out. It'd be good to have more oomph in the colour department with your other videos in the future. :)
     

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  18. father666
    Froyo Sep 5, 2014


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  19. father666
    Froyo Sep 5, 2014

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  20. thebrother103
    Gingerbread Oct 8, 2014

    thebrother103 , Oct 8, 2014 :
    I got mines today but the buttons weren't covered but were exposed, was very disappointed. And by the way i ordered mines from Amazon.
     
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