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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. Daiskei's Avatar
      Daiskei -
      RS - Wow, these cases are absolutely BEAUTIFUL... I'd love to have one of these. Well, fingers crossed. Haha.
    1. raya805's Avatar
      raya805 -
      RS - They look really cool!!!
    1. sneakyzekey's Avatar
      sneakyzekey -
      RS-to exspensive, i never win these things
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      No RS from me - if I won this people would think it was fixed
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      No RS from me - if I won this people would think it was fixed
      LOL. It is fixed, because everyone loves Confucious so much!
    1. apat55's Avatar
      apat55 -
      RS - thats fresh.
    1. maadhick's Avatar
      maadhick -
      RS- Just checked out their website... they have some pretty cool designs, plus some that are pretty pricey!
    1. Rinnr's Avatar
      Rinnr -
      RS- these look nice. Incase Slider + cool design = the perfect case....except for not having a battery also built in, but its the next best thing now.
    1. MrAmaysing's Avatar
      MrAmaysing -
      RS- Im gonna have to get one of these!
    1. modmyiguy's Avatar
      modmyiguy -
      RS- I love new cases!
    1. Rekzai's Avatar
      Rekzai -
      RS- Those designs look amazing.
    1. cellmate75's Avatar
      cellmate75 -
      RS- the mystic shadow looks beast!
    1. Fogdog's Avatar
      Fogdog -
      RS- looks very nice, takes some time to etch one out
    1. Corrion's Avatar
      Corrion -
      RS - Sweeeet.
    1. Tophertron's Avatar
      Tophertron -
      RS - Are they better than invade sliders or no?
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      RS- the etching video was pretty cool.
    1. eriken's Avatar
      eriken -
      RS- I want to try one out!
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      RS- I never win these types of things, but that video of the etching process was cool enough for me! I wonder when they're gonna start doing laser tattoos..OUCH!!
    1. jamestunt101's Avatar
      jamestunt101 -
      RS- Please can I have one, my iPhone is getting so scratched!
    1. bubly123's Avatar
      bubly123 -
      RS-Those are sweet I'd really be grateful for one!!