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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. loborojo912004's Avatar
      loborojo912004 -
      I need a new case , i bought a crappy one for my 3GS untill i found a good one and i think here it is , id like the white victory one , but any is fine ^^
    1. lamsik's Avatar
      lamsik -
      RS - nice cases, something refreshing instead of all the plain ones out there.
    1. submariner23's Avatar
      submariner23 -
      RS- I want to win one.
    1. defmute's Avatar
      defmute -
      RS- Your reply (I don't get it), but seriously these look really sweet.
    1. lilmike09's Avatar
      lilmike09 -
      RS - Wow. Awsome how the etch those. Looks like a great case.
    1. Conquest3.0's Avatar
      Conquest3.0 -
      RS- Do want.
    1. h3lo's Avatar
      h3lo -
      RS-Gimme Gimme Gimme!
    1. nicholaspill's Avatar
      nicholaspill -
      nice cases id like to try one pls
    1. mythamp's Avatar
      mythamp -
      RS- They are beautiful!
    1. Sherm23's Avatar
      Sherm23 -
      RS - Plasticky? Yucky but Hell I might just like a little plasticky in my life. It should go well with my phone causing the end of the world via jailbreak and super hacking text messages
    1. theasok's Avatar
      theasok -
      Rs- i would love one of those!
    1. Nv1dia's Avatar
      Nv1dia -
      RS - I've been looking for a case for over a year now, ive tried 30 different cases, at the very least i'll be looking into getting one of these, i'd love to try one, but there can only be 5 winners after all, good luck to me, and everyone else that needs one of these, they look pretty cool, ill think ill buy one anyways, even without winning.

      *EDIT*--- You mean to tell me these are metal?????!!!!! not like, plastic but real metal? I very much approve, contest or not, when my bank account allows it, im getting one, afterall even if i win, the girlfriend needs one for her 3g too = )!!!! everyone needs to buy one of these. evereyone. yes.
    1. rockstarblech's Avatar
      rockstarblech -
      RS - sweet case! haha i dont have a case yet. need one for wen i get a 3Gs tho! =]
    1. biopyro13's Avatar
      biopyro13 -
      RS- i just happen to have a cure for aids laying around my house but if i were to receive one of these cases i would release the cure
    1. kisho's Avatar
      kisho -
      RS- those looks sweet!!!
    1. popwarsweet's Avatar
      popwarsweet -
      RS - awesome cases, hopefully I win one so I don't have to buy it.
    1. timbo's Avatar
      timbo -
      RS-Gimmie one!!! :P too

      RS-Gimmie one!!! :P
    1. StevenB's Avatar
      StevenB -
      RS-They look awesome!
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      RS-Man, such classy cases. I want one (please).
    1. dvn821's Avatar
      dvn821 -
      RS- Really unique and creative cases. I like them.