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  1. jsarino's Avatar
    With all the talk of Spigen when the Nexus 5 came out, has anyone considered looking at the Ringke line of cases?

    Amazon.com: [NEW RELEASE] RINGKE SLIM Google Nexus 5 Case [SF BLACK] SUPER SLIM + SF COATED + PERFECT FIT Premium Hard Case Cover for Google Nexus 5 [AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Unlocked, ECO Package]: Cell Phones & Accessories

    This case looks very thin and light, giving it very little bulk based on the sample pictures. Does anyone have any previous experience with this company?
    11-06-2013 04:25 AM
  2. alis123's Avatar
    Hi the case is looking nice.....have you got that one..??
    If you have this case then can you post some pics of it with your N5 as mine N5 will arrive by tomorrow...So I am just wondering to go for this one...as I have not found any other better cases for N5...
    11-06-2013 06:26 AM
  3. Binh Lam's Avatar
    I would love to know this too since i've got my eye on that Ringke slim case as well. The price seems very affordable, so im wondering how good it can be. Haven't found anything in terms of reviews aside from Amazon comments.
    11-06-2013 08:04 AM
  4. jsarino's Avatar
    I did end up ordering it, but my phone arrived ahead of the case. Once I get it in, I can post it for show.
    11-06-2013 12:20 PM
  5. Kaenon11's Avatar
    I bought mine 11/1, electronic shipping info. received on 11/2...

    Haven't had any updates since. Got the phone yesterday. Ordered another case in the mean time...
    11-06-2013 12:28 PM
  6. zhingket's Avatar
    Saw this from you tube

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    11-06-2013 08:44 PM
  7. jsarino's Avatar
    ^^^Nice find on that review. The top and bottom does concern me some. I'm fairly careful with my phone, so I don't drop it too often.

    Ordered another case in the mean time...
    I ordered the Spigen Ultra Hybrid earlier than the Ringke, so I'll likely get that one first. I'll have to see how each case feels and decide which one I'll use more on a daily basis.
    11-07-2013 10:23 AM
  8. Kaenon11's Avatar
    I should get both the Ringke slim and the Spigen Air Cushion tomorrow.
    11-08-2013 07:35 AM
  9. ziggy682's Avatar
    That's my review video. I was a big fan of the Ringke Slim case for my Nexus 4. When I first got this case, I was pretty disappointed at the sharp edges at the seam. It was very uncomfortable to hold, so I took some 1000 then 2500 grit sandpaper to it. That fixed it right up, and the case feels great now. I'm really liking it a lot after sanding, and will definitely be keeping it on my phone. The review would have been way more positive if it weren't for pretty poor manufacturing finish on Rearth's part. I guess I can't complain too much for a case that costs $10 shipped.
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    11-08-2013 07:51 PM
  10. jsarino's Avatar
    That's my review video. I was a big fan of the Ringke Slim case for my Nexus 4. When I first got this case, I was pretty disappointed at the sharp edges at the seam. It was very uncomfortable to hold, so I took some 1000 then 2500 grit sandpaper to it. That fixed it right up, and the case feels great now. I'm really liking it a lot after sanding, and will definitely be keeping it on my phone. The review would have been way more positive if it weren't for pretty poor manufacturing finish on Rearth's part. I guess I can't complain too much for a case that costs $10 shipped.
    I had posted in your comments...I can speak for everyone here that we appreciate you for putting up a review. I'll check my case when it shows, but I'll try your suggestion of sanding some of the edging if I run into the same issues. Yeah, I can't complain either considering the cost of the case, and because of that cost, I did buy the Spigen Ultra Hybrid to switch with it from time to time.
    11-09-2013 04:00 PM
  11. ssgmun5000's Avatar
    I can vouch for this case. I typically hate cases but this one will stay on for a good while.
    11-10-2013 09:21 AM
  12. EnigmaticPsychotic's Avatar
    I just got this same case. I'll post some pics later. I'm generally not a case guy, but I really don't want to have to replace this phone. (I went through 2 N4s)
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    11-12-2013 08:38 AM
  13. jsarino's Avatar
    I did get the case today, and put it on. I don't have another phone/camera free to take pics with the case already on my phone, so these pics of the case by itself will have to do for now. It does fit very snugly, and it's so slim, you could barely tell it's there. ziggy682 is correct that there's some sharp edges (around both the volume buttons and power button), so I'll get some 1500 grit sandpaper to smoothen them up when I get a chance. The front part of the top and bottom are exposed, so that may be a concern with some of you if you are looking for a case with full protection.
    Attached Thumbnails Ringke Slim Nexus 5 case-img_20131113_125420.jpg   Ringke Slim Nexus 5 case-img_20131113_125447.jpg  
    11-13-2013 04:25 PM
  14. Binh Lam's Avatar
    I concur with previous comments about this case. Aside from the sharp edges around the volume and power button, the case is very nice and comfortable to hold. Also the edges around the USB port and headphone jack could use a little sanding too. I recommend doing this before you have it on the phone, as it can be a bit hard to get it off the phone. For me, its definitely a must do, as you will be reminded of the sharp corners everytime you handle it.

    I used a small file to do it which makes the work a bit faster. And yes, it DOES remove the softrubber coating when you do this, but unless you're upclose and really looking for it, its hard to see the border wear the rubber coating meets the plastic, so overall it looks pretty seamless and not ghetto looking. However, the case does have a seam-line all around the case. It's fairly minor and doesn't make it uncomfortable, but is noticeable in your hand. It shows that the quality could be a bit better. I suppose you could sand it down too, but not without removing a lot of rubber coating in the process.

    The softrubber is a bit smoother and less grippy than the N5 back. It retains the silky feeling, but is still a finger print magnet if you have oily hands.
    11-13-2013 11:58 PM
  15. EnigmaticPsychotic's Avatar
    I paired this case with an ArmorSuit MilitaryShield screen protector and it's a solid 1-2 combo.
    11-15-2013 08:47 AM
  16. jsarino's Avatar
    Here's a couple of more pictures with the case on. Please don't mind the picture quality from my wife's Galaxy S4.
    Attached Thumbnails Ringke Slim Nexus 5 case-20131115_002419.jpg   Ringke Slim Nexus 5 case-20131115_002705.jpg  
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    11-15-2013 11:22 AM
  17. TURBOSPARTAN's Avatar
    Any updates on these? How are they working?
    One of the Amazon comments suggest that the case is too tight, and can actually rub the coating off of your phone. Anyone experiencing this?
    11-27-2013 01:41 PM
  18. Binh Lam's Avatar
    The case is pretty tight and a bit hard to remove. I would recommend against putting it on and off regularly because i can imagine that it would rub the coating off the phone if you do this too many times. The corner lid of the phone is where it will tend to catch onto if you are not careful while taking it off. The first time i took it off, i noticed that it partially pried off the corner lid of the phone; no damage though.

    Once the case is on there is no sliding or rubbing motion between the case and the phone. I would not worry about that if you are just planning to leave it in the case. Just got to be extra careful taking it off.

    I would recommend that you immediately sand down the sharp edges of the case when you get (if you feel necessary). Don't put it on the phone and then later decide you want to do it because then you'll have to deal with taking off the case.
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    11-27-2013 02:06 PM
  19. Gwaron's Avatar
    FWIW, my case arrived and had no sharp edges, so maybe this is being addressed in manufacturing. Absolutely love the case and how unobtrusive it is. This case with the Nillkin glass screen protector is the perfect combination.

    It also works well with the Google wireless charger.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-29-2013 11:35 PM
  20. joselito76's Avatar
    I got the white one and I like the combination black and white. My only complaint is that is a pain to get it off I almost remove the phone back cover removing it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-10-2013 04:44 PM
  21. reepS's Avatar
    Mine was supposed to be delivered on Friday, but the Icepocalypse really set UPS back. I got the white version for my white phone. I am really hoping it plays nice with screen protectors.
    12-10-2013 06:42 PM
  22. Brent Zaniewski's Avatar
    I can't say I've used that specific case from Rearth, but we just got the Nexus 5 Ringke Fusion Cases in stock a couple days ago. They sent us a sample some time back and I've been using this case on my N5 ever since. It's definitely slim, easy to use, works with wireless chargers and can handle a (minor) drop. The transparent back is a neat addition as well. My only complaint is it picks up EVERY fingerprint and smudge. Aside from that, I'm pretty satisfied with mine. Cheers Ringke Slim Nexus 5 case-1.jpg
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    12-11-2013 05:13 PM
  23. jsarino's Avatar
    ^^^Thanks for sharing! Hmmm, now I'm tempted to get it as a second case.
    12-12-2013 09:33 AM
  24. reepS's Avatar
    my Ringke slim case has the sharp edges others have referenced. I received it 3 days ago.
    12-12-2013 03:21 PM
  25. kyoo's Avatar
    Can anyone else confirm that it nearly pulls the back of the phone off when removing it? I don't even get how that's possible
    12-17-2013 09:35 AM
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