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Thread: Element Vapor 4 Causes "Death Grip"!!!!!

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    Default Element Vapor 4 Causes "Death Grip"!!!!!
    Just put on my Vapor Case and guess what... Signal shows a 20db drop... bars drop.. and actually got total signal loss a few times. $108 for a case, waited 6 weeks and get this crap! WTF?! I even lined the sides with invisible shield and didn't help. I opened Signal and put it on the Death Grip game... fitted just the left side of the case and BAM... signal drop. I am beyond pissed. I do not recommend this case to anyone.

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    Is it made with anything conductive? Like CF or a metal weave, or even a highly conductive jelly?

    OK I just saw it is made from aluminum, of course it is going to death grip. Sorry bud!

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    Yeah aircraft aluminum.

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    Well since ALL their cases are unusable, they aren't going to be around long selling them, especially for $108 a pop so I'd ask politely for a refund based on the death grip and when they say no.... chargeback.

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    Yeah I'll just file a complaint with pay pal if they give me any trouble.

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    Wow, that's a good looking case that I had considered ordering, but if it causes death grip issues, no way. I can't believe they didn't test this and make sure it wasn't an issue knowing that aluminum is conductive and the death grip is well known. Fail on their part, I hope they aren't tough on giving a refund of an unusable case. Good luck with it.

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    Good luck bub, it sucks that it doesn't work because it is a sweet looking setup. I don't call anything a case that only protects 25% of the phone, but it's nice looking!

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    Damn the case looked nice, I knew the metal would cause some interference. Hope you get your money back though.

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    Damn, the good guy who goes out of his way paying extra for protection on a case = screwed

    its almost funny sorry dude lol

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    Thanked.

    I was really looking forward to getting that case, but seeing that it has a design flaw, im glad i haven't ordered one yet.

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    Still waiting to hear back from the email I sent them requesting a return and refund. We'll see what happens.

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    i thought the anodized coating on aluminum didn't conduct well. Anyways, for $80 you'd think they would do a little research

    actually wouldnt surrounding the antenna with aluminim act as a RF barrier, rather than conductor? EG: microwave oven casing.

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    You'd think right?... Unfortunetly not... the Signal app came in very hand for testing. Thanks planetbeing!

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    I am having the exact same problem. Sent Element an email today. Hope to hear back soon.

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    I WILL BUY THE CASE FROM ONE OF YOU GUYS IF YA WANT. i WONT PAY FULL PRICE BUT WILL BUY IT
    Last edited by ceelo2008; 2010-08-20 at 11:12 PM. Reason: Sorry for the caps didnt realize

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceelo2008 View Post
    I WILL BUY THE CASE FROM ONE OF YOU GUYS IF YA WANT. i WONT PAY FULL PRICE BUT WILL BUY IT
    ummm, i'd think i'd go for getting my full refund personally

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceelo2008 View Post
    I WILL BUY THE CASE FROM ONE OF YOU GUYS IF YA WANT. i WONT PAY FULL PRICE BUT WILL BUY IT
    I have black and pink w/ carbon back. How much $$$?

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    i'll buy the case let me know...

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    Default 007 Vapor *MODFIED*
    i modified my 007 series Vapor 4 Case aswell as changed out the Glass Back to a Aluminum Back.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by acaijr73 View Post
    i modified my 007 series Vapor 4 Case aswell as changed out the Glass Back to a Aluminum Back.........
    Hey nice job with that Acaijr73! Did that make the signal stronger? Or make it so it doesnt get weaker with the case?

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