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  • [GIVEAWAY] Colored iPhone 5 Housing Kits - iPartStore.com


    My iPhone 5 is blue - let's take a look at the color housing kits for the iPhone 5 from iPartStore.com!

    Company

    iPartStore.com is a newer company, but they're affiliated with the iHospital guys, who've been in the business for years and got started right here on ModMyi.com creating hardware guides. They're based out of Florida, and offer parts for iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. They also do wholesale.

    In the Box



    While our review unit was, sadly, boxless, the iPhone 5 housing kit from iPartStore.com includes the metal rear housing only, along with the SIM tray, volume rocker, sleep button, and silent mode switcher. Cabling is not included - you're basically pulling off your existing back to replace with this one.

    Design



    These are great quality parts - I've been using mine a week or so now, and haven't had any issues from daily wear and life. The fit and finish match the original housing very well - and I actually love that it keeps the stock iPhone 5 glass on the front. None of the replacements for the iPhone 4/4S ever quite had such nice glass as Apple uses. These parts eliminate that issue completely since it's still Apple's glass.

    The rear of the phone keeps the glass top and bottom just like the stock iPhone 5. Mine is a black (matches stock) with the dark blue metal. iPartStore.com has nearly 30 color combinations, both with white and black glass options.

    Buttons are clean, work well, and everything seems as if I bought a stock iPhone 5 - in blue.



    Installation took these guys nearly 2 hours to do, and is a bit of nerve-wracking work. You can give it a try yourself, or you can have your local iPhone repair shop do it for you. iHospital is great at any of their locations, or whatever is local to you. Some places will also give you a discount on install if you let them keep the old parts.

    Price / Conclusion



    The housing kits are competitively priced at $99.99, and ModMyi.com members get free shipping with promo code "MODMYI" - up to 200 total orders. You can grab them at their website for pre-order - they're shipping in the beginning of April, at which time prices will most likely return to their $119.99 level plus shipping.

    We're giving the product 4 leaves - a nice housing, clean and a great finish and fit.



    As is customary for an MMi review, iPartStore.com is hooking up our readers with free stuff! (Thanks guys!) You get your pick of color, and free installation from iHospital (you can ship to them if you don't have one local - shipping cost is on you, though). Use the widget below to grab entries into the raffle, and we'll pick a winner Thursday morning.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [GIVEAWAY] Colored iPhone 5 Housing Kits - iPartStore.com started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. staysic722's Avatar
      staysic722 -
      red on a white iphone would be sooooo seexxxxxxxxyyyy
    1. WithinTemptationFan's Avatar
      WithinTemptationFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Seems a bit pricy
      Well what seems like a reasonable price to you,sir?
    1. Archez's Avatar
      Archez -
      It would be nice to fix all these dinks in my 5
    1. DAhn626's Avatar
      DAhn626 -
      that looks awesome!
    1. BlackedOutMugen's Avatar
      BlackedOutMugen -
      White and green would be the business!
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      Think the issue is when you replace the front you have to replace with glass that isn't as good as stock. It's usually thicker and what not
      Not true if anything its usually thinner making it more brittle and breaks 10X easier
    1. caelis666's Avatar
      caelis666 -
      Nice!
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Sapphire lens?
    1. tat2me2's Avatar
      tat2me2 -
      I'd like to have one of these too !!!
    1. xTorch's Avatar
      xTorch -
      Kinda pricy, but it is really useful, I really liked the transparent option!
    1. jwood152003's Avatar
      jwood152003 -
      I Want this.
    1. djnaz's Avatar
      djnaz -
      Nice.
    1. Jansepants's Avatar
      Jansepants -
      looks gorgeous! I use to switch the housing of my 4 and 4s so i've been waiting for something for the 5 #excited
    1. rbonk's Avatar
      rbonk -
      This would look amazing on my iPhone 5!!!
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Where is the lighted Logo mod back?! I know it harder to do than the IP4 but its the best dimly lit Manhattan night club conversation starter ;^). Sayin...
    1. inurse's Avatar
      inurse -
      would love to win one
    1. Mannyphantom46's Avatar
      Mannyphantom46 -
      Would love to win one. Sorry don't have a iPhone 5
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Anyone willing to sell their original housing after replacing with this? I know a guy who needs one. The phone he bought had one of those plastic aftermarket housings and it's turning into a nightmare (creaks, cracks, and lock button is borked beyond even the well-known problem).
    1. k1ngqu33n's Avatar
      k1ngqu33n -
      Wow... That's one "sick" iPhone.