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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. wpflores's Avatar
      wpflores -
      RS - fu lu shou fu lu shou fu lu shou...
      ok i'll be happy with victory white also. hehehe
    1. vulcannatdg's Avatar
      vulcannatdg -
      RS - Nice. Thanks for the info and the opportunity.
    1. BigMike09890's Avatar
      BigMike09890 -
      RS- looks pretty cool
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      RS- Omg that case looks really awesome, ive seen cases out there, pouches, aclyric (one of the worst I've had lol), leather, rubber, and ect. But this case looks the coolest out of them all, I love the awesome design!
    1. shitomania's Avatar
      shitomania -
      RS- WOW!!! These look realli sick, hope i win !!
    1. xjuliephanx's Avatar
      xjuliephanx -
      RS-Man I even like their website layout! That victory sure is nice
    1. Fenlock's Avatar
      Fenlock -
      RS - sure looks awesome. dropped my phone recently while riding my bike on the street. sparks flew. shoulda had one of these.
    1. 2SMRT4U's Avatar
      2SMRT4U -
      RS- these look awesome!!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      RS - This case is almost as good looking as sayam
    1. Graylen's Avatar
      Graylen -
      RS- I love them! getting one would be nice
    1. 545uk3's Avatar
      545uk3 -
      RS - I would like one.
    1. dazzastark's Avatar
      dazzastark -
      RS-I have been looking for the perfect hard case for a long time. I was using a silicone before and just puchased a Switcheasy CapsuleNeo as it was the closest thing I could find to a case that would not scratch the back of my phone like the Incase. I would love to try one of these to see how superior it is to both cases! The designs are amazing!!! Excellent creativity!
    1. wgr73's Avatar
      wgr73 -
      RS - This looks like a Victory for the Rebel Scholars!
    1. odoggy75's Avatar
      odoggy75 -
      RS- cool!
    1. hochub's Avatar
      hochub -
    1. cellio527's Avatar
      cellio527 -
      Wow, I'm really thinking I'd be happy with the box.
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      Rs-why not, hit m up too
    1. heartnsoul45's Avatar
      heartnsoul45 -
      RS - love these cases. Been dying to try them out!!!
    1. hockeynut's Avatar
      hockeynut -
      RS - Very nice case! Might have to consider one of these since my current case isn't holding up well.
    1. cellio527's Avatar
      cellio527 -
      RS- I mean RS- wow, I'm really thinking I'd be happy with the box.