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« on: January 16, 2008, 03:20:49 PM »

I purchased a covering for my iPhone (a nice Wyland) that is a rubbery, yet silicon based product. It sticks to the phone sort of atomically rather than with an adhesive and looked nice. But here's the problem: the covering on the face plate actually inhibited the proximity sensor enough that when I brought the phone to my face the screen did not shut down - and PinkHat had several times where her cheek actually terminated a call because the buttons were still live when it was up to her face.

So the moral of the story - if you purchase something like that for your phone, make sure that when you put it to your ear it can still shut down the screen.

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 04:12:13 PM »

bleh. that blows. does it cover the front face a bit? i am assuming it does since it interferes. I was going to get a silicone case, but decided it ruins a nice looking phone Smiley

I am going to get insurance for it through my home policy instead. I am pretty sure they cover droppage.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 04:38:05 PM »

The prox sense is to the right of the ear speaker as you look at the face, in the black area at the top. To test: make a call with the phone away from your head, then use your thumb to make a large covering over that area, move back and forth and you can find it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 08:20:37 PM »

I got an anti-glare screen cover and a plastic snap case. Works well but does not fit in the cradle when the plastic case is on. Not that I often put it in the cradle, but I have the cradle hooked up to my home theater receiver to listen to music occassionally.

The anti-glare screen cover is an excellent investment, for one thing it doesn't show smudges. It protects from scratches, and I find the texture of it more pleasing to the touch for scrolling the pushing buttons than the actual glass on the iPhone.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 08:59:36 PM »

I use the antiglare film as well and works great.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 10:11:07 PM »

The cover on mine was almost an 1/8th of an inch thick at it's deepest point... it is a lot of silicon. Billed as dent protection as well as scratches and it did a great job at that... it's just too thick.

Actually, now having all covering off the phone for really the first time since I bought it I am falling in love with how elegant it looks and feels au naturale...
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