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Diztronic TPU case + Skinnova Teak Wood skin, i am set!

  1. konaparthiseshank
    Gingerbread Jan 30, 2015

    konaparthiseshank , Jan 30, 2015 :
    After two weeks of using the phone naked, decided to get a case and a TG. The obvious choices were Diztronics TPU and Nillkin 9H TG. The case itself is good, the buttons are amazing to use (good feedback and soft press). If i have a complain it would be the fit around the sides, they too soft and easily flexible (being a soft TPU i suppose) which means dust creeps into the phone. So, i made it a habit to remove the phone from the case and clean it every 3-4 days.
    The TG was easy to apply, followed many youtube videos before taking up the task. The one i would suggest is to carefully align the TG making sure it doesn't stick to screen and give a tap the center once you have it all aligned, it adhesive takes control and sticks itself. I got it perfectly done without any bubbles after the tap.
    A week of using the phone with the case it started to feel pretty dull, started missing the sandstone back. But i couldn't compromise the safety of the device itself. On browsing the accessories section saw posts where people applied skins on the back of their Diztronics case, that was what i needed. Searched for the skins for OPO available in india. Tried to source the dbrand skin but it would take too long to arrive. Decided to go with Gadget Shieldz Skinnova, they seemed pretty good judging by a handful of articles i found online. Now for the pattern i knew i wanted something in wood, had a tough time deciding between Teak Wood & Mahogany but finally settled with the teak wood. Sole reason being it was brighter than mahogany (would look better in day & night) Ordered it on the 26th from gadgetshieldz.in and it arrived today (29th) pretty soon than what i was prepared for. The package came loaded with stuff, will attach pictures than type everything.
    Now was the task to apply it. Pretty much every video i browsed over youtube used a blow-dryer for the application around the camera and mic cutouts. I did not have access to a blow-dryer so i decided to apply it anyway and see how it turns out. Got a perfect alignment but the skin just wouldn't stick around the camera cutout considering it was rigid and thick. Upon few minutes of thinking about how to get that part heated, it struck me that i had a soldering machine. Turned on the soldering machine just for a few minutes until it was more than warm to touch and carefully used it around the cutouts, tip being cylindrical works like magic. The skin got stuck perfectly around the camera! I AM SET (atleast for the next couple of weeks) :D:p

    P.S: too much gibberish...i know! :p:rolleyes:. Unboxing pictures taking with OPO itself, post application pics with iPhone 5S IMG_0196.JPG IMG_0197.JPG IMG_0198.JPG IMG_0200.JPG IMG_0201.JPG IMG_0202.JPG IMG_0204.JPG IMG_20150130_123452.jpg IMG_20150130_123547.jpg IMG_20150130_123811.jpg IMG_20150130_123820.jpg IMG_20150130_123829.jpg IMG_20150130_123849.jpg IMG_0196.JPG IMG_0197.JPG IMG_0198.JPG IMG_0200.JPG IMG_0201.JPG IMG_0202.JPG IMG_0204.JPG IMG_20150130_123452.jpg IMG_20150130_123547.jpg IMG_20150130_123811.jpg IMG_20150130_123820.jpg IMG_20150130_123829.jpg IMG_20150130_123849.jpg

    Some pictures
     

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  2. erzengelsachiel
    KitKat Jan 30, 2015


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  3. Zachsaxe
    Lollipop Jan 30, 2015


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  4. Tenablebard
    Jelly Bean Jan 30, 2015

    Tenablebard , Jan 30, 2015 :
    Great job. Thanks for the info.
     

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  5. fgrhuhrg
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 30, 2015

    fgrhuhrg , Jan 30, 2015 :
    nice dude, how much was the skin? i did the same with a blue diztronic and dbrand titanium skin
     

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  6. grav3h3art
    Jelly Bean Jan 30, 2015


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  7. konaparthiseshank
    Gingerbread Jan 30, 2015

    konaparthiseshank , Jan 30, 2015 :
    Got it here in India for around $10 with shipping
    I too wanted the dbrand but had to wait for around 3 weeks
     

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  8. erzengelsachiel
    KitKat Jan 30, 2015

    erzengelsachiel , Jan 30, 2015 :
    Oh man, I bet that looks delicious! Pictures please!!! :)
     

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  9. arturor1990
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 30, 2015


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  10. konaparthiseshank
    Gingerbread Jan 30, 2015


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  11. konaparthiseshank
    Gingerbread Jan 30, 2015

    konaparthiseshank , Jan 30, 2015 :
    How does the titanium feel?
     

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  12. arturor1990
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 30, 2015

    arturor1990 , Jan 30, 2015 :
    i like it a lot, i was thinking in buying a ringke fusion case but i don't like the filing of the plastic :(
     

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  13. konaparthiseshank
    Gingerbread Jan 30, 2015

    konaparthiseshank , Jan 30, 2015 :
    Ringke fusion adds a lot of bulk, and has a rather flat back robbing us off the curved back the OPO offers! Love their case for the Nexus 6. But they ruined it for OPO.
     

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  14. prodigy4299
    Honeycomb Jan 30, 2015


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  15. Reus
    Jelly Bean Jan 30, 2015


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  16. fgrhuhrg
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 30, 2015

    fgrhuhrg , Jan 30, 2015 :
    its smooth but there is some texture that does make it feel good. i dont how to explain it exactly lol
     

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  17. fgrhuhrg
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 30, 2015

    fgrhuhrg , Jan 30, 2015 :
    i have a thread on it, but the pics dont do it justice
     

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  18. fgrhuhrg
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 30, 2015

    fgrhuhrg , Jan 30, 2015 :
    cool, thats a good deal, considering the quality of the skin
     

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  19. Alpedra
    Gingerbread Jan 30, 2015

    Alpedra , Jan 30, 2015 :
    I´m waiting for a carbon fibre skin from cruzerlite to do the same. Yours looks very nice.
     

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  20. Uffie
    Cupcake Jan 30, 2015

    Uffie , Jan 30, 2015 :
    Nice... My Diztrotonic TPU is so dull. I want something like this.
     

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