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  • Rebel Scholar Case for iPhone 3G / 3GS, Incase Beware! (GIVEAWAY ENDED)
    This is a review of the Rebel Scholar case, which definitely is a grand competitor to the reigning Incase sliders!

    If you haven't heard of Rebel Scholar, it's not surprising as they've <s>just</s> become the new kid on the block - but you'll be glad to know about them. They have great packaging and ship stuff fast - I received my package in only 3 days.

    They make cases very similar to most people's favorite, the Incase sliders, but with a 'twist' added - they have pretty cool designs printed on the back! And the printed ones cost the same as the normal Incase sliders. You'll love them, if the smaller color range doesn't bug you.

    I have tried both their special 'Mystery Meat' collection and the normal printed ones and both feel... pretty much the same. The only difference is the precisely and brilliantly laser etched Asian design on the back of the Mystery Meat cases which makes it unique. Personally, I don't like the limited edition Incase sliders (although the simple ones look pretty cool), so the Rebel Scholar is a good alternative to me. Another nice thing about the 'Mystery Meat' case - it comes in a swanky box. Very high profile. The box can be used as a case stand as well (it comes with special foam thing inside which can hold up to five cases like this).

    Check out a video demo of their etching process below:

    Like most other cases, these have perfect cut-outs for everything from dock-connector to headphone jack etc. It's a pretty snug fit as well, but I do feel that there is a minor defect in the case. When put on the iPhone, the bottom part is not in a perfect straight line with the top portion, it's a little bit off - but you might not notice it. EDIT - RebelScholar notes the slight misalignment was only because I had a review unit - their production units are spot on. Other than that, it feels much more "plasticky" - doesn't have that smooth Incase feel. EDIT: They do not accept returns, but gladly exchange any item (with a couple caveats).

    These cases are available directly from their site. The normal printed ones cost $35 but the more expensive Mystery Meat ones are $100 each! The price for the normal case is alright but the 'Mystery Meat' does get a bit up there.

    Finally, the company has been nice enough to provide me with FIVE extra $35 pieces, all with different designs. As you might have guessed, we will be giving these out randomly to you people! And no, there's not going to be any choice of designs for the winners. If you want to win one of the five, just leave a comment below in the format "RS- Your comment". I will ship these internationally and remember, if you don't put the 'RS' in there, you won't be entered... This giveaway ends on 3rd August at 5 pm GMT. The winners will be announced within 24 hours after the giveaway ends.

    UPDATE: We are giving away the following designs:

    1. Victory (White)
    2. Cupid Last Arrow (White)*
    3. Mystic Shadow (Blue)
    4. I Heart NY
    5. Fu Lu Shou

    To see how they look, check out the Rebel Scholar site.

    The contest has officially ended and the winners are kadinh, coloradoxmfan, zinjen, eclipseballer08 and timbo. Be expecting a PM from me!

    UPDATE: As kadinh never replied, I am replacing him with Zwayne.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Rebel Scholar Case for iPhone 3G / 3GS, Incase Beware! (GIVEAWAY INSIDE!) started by sayam View original post
    Comments 670 Comments
    1. rpballer018's Avatar
      rpballer018 -
      RS- this is an awsome design, i love the color and love that you posted this
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      RS- I could use a quality case like this. The box looks awesome too...
    1. TsukiakariUsagi's Avatar
      TsukiakariUsagi -
      RS-Aren't lasers fun?
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      RS - I just found out about these a few days ago and I love them. I want the Jack Daniels design when it comes out
    1. hellslave's Avatar
      hellslave -
      RS- The Mystic Shadow cases look awesome. Especially the blue one.
    1. noop's Avatar
      noop -
      RS- would love to have one for my 3GS
    1. bkimz's Avatar
      bkimz -
      RS- I love to have one!!!
    1. dbmet's Avatar
      dbmet -
      RS-- Great looking Cases
    1. acidtc's Avatar
      acidtc -
      RS-ill bite
    1. Dollfayce's Avatar
      Dollfayce -
      RS-Bloody beautiful!
    1. JDizzle's Avatar
      JDizzle -
      RS - Me Likeee
    1. jackNjill's Avatar
      jackNjill -
      RS- This beats the Paul Frank case I got.
    1. aznbllr08's Avatar
      aznbllr08 -
      RS-looks really neat (:
    1. FRiiTOZ's Avatar
      FRiiTOZ -
      RS- bro i got this lil flimsy rubber case for my 3G dat blows!! i need a case like that
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      RS-I had an Incase, it left slide in scratches.
    1. zerocoolak's Avatar
      zerocoolak -
      RS-Please.. I would stick a toothpick under my toenail and kick a wall for one of these! Ok maybe not, that would suck unlike winning one of these beauties! Much love for giving back.....
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      RS-I need one Please......
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      RS- i would love to have one of those.
    1. vitsanou's Avatar
      vitsanou -
      RS - They look amazing, I'm looking for a new case
    1. TEEDUB0210's Avatar
      TEEDUB0210 -
      RS- Your comment