07-25-2017 10:19 AM
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  1. bobdob's Avatar
    Very cool. I ordered a couple cases to try out when I first noticed my camera glass showing scratches as well. One of them was the VolksRose wood one that's on Amazon and it was backordered. In the meantime I learned that the camera glass is not actually being scratched, it has a soft coating that scratches easily and can be buffed off. So I really feel left off the hook of "needing" a case at all.

    Despite preferring to go caseless, I put the wood one on to try it when it came, and I love the way it looks enough that I'm leaving it on. It's relatively huge, which I don't like, and I'm sure it would shatter if I ever dropped it onto a hard surface but it would probably absorb the force well enough to protect the phone. it just looks really good to me.

    Had I known of the slickwraps naturals I would have gone straight for them, but I would have had a hard time choosing between leather or wood.
    07-23-2017 05:40 AM
  2. Nevpaurion's Avatar
    Very cool. I ordered a couple cases to try out when I first noticed my camera glass showing scratches as well. One of them was the VolksRose wood one that's on Amazon and it was backordered. In the meantime I learned that the camera glass is not actually being scratched, it has a soft coating that scratches easily and can be buffed off. So I really feel left off the hook of "needing" a case at all.

    Despite preferring to go caseless, I put the wood one on to try it when it came, and I love the way it looks enough that I'm leaving it on. It's relatively huge, which I don't like, and I'm sure it would shatter if I ever dropped it onto a hard surface but it would probably absorb the force well enough to protect the phone. it just looks really good to me.

    Had I known of the slickwraps naturals I would have gone straight for them, but I would have had a hard time choosing between leather or wood.
    Yeah the camera glass itself is too high up on a mohs hardness scale to be scratched even by a razor blade, so it's pretty damn hard to get a scratch on there. You can see the material of something else rubbing off on it though, and as you mentioned it can buff out.

    The issue for me was that the rest of the back glass isn't near as tough or scratch resistant.

    I'd say if you're into wood feel but don't want a bulky case, the slickwraps naturals is your best bet, I personally love mine.

    My brother says that it made his S8 actually one handable, and easy to hold. Also the back glass is so smudgy that the wood takes care of that too.
    07-23-2017 02:33 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Sure is, they've been having a lot of sales lately so I pulled the trigger on one of their naturals series, the mahogany one.

    Funny enough because it's a solid wood panel application of it is MUCH easier than a normal skin that's flimsy lol.
    Its important for anyone ordering these that it is the natural series and not the wood series. The wood series is their regular vinyl. The natural series are real wood veneer or real leather skin.
    07-23-2017 03:02 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Yeah the camera glass itself is too high up on a mohs hardness scale to be scratched even by a razor blade, so it's pretty damn hard to get a scratch on there. You can see the material of something else rubbing off on it though, and as you mentioned it can buff out.

    The issue for me was that the rest of the back glass isn't near as tough or scratch resistant.

    I'd say if you're into wood feel but don't want a bulky case, the slickwraps naturals is your best bet, I personally love mine.

    My brother says that it made his S8 actually one handable, and easy to hold. Also the back glass is so smudgy that the wood takes care of that too.
    I wonder if the leather has a better grip
    07-23-2017 03:04 PM
  5. bobdob's Avatar

    I'd say if you're into wood feel but don't want a bulky case, the slickwraps naturals is your best bet, I personally love mine.
    Now that this thread is well and truly hijacked...

    Does it prevent use of the fingerprint sensor? Looks like it's covered.
    07-24-2017 08:23 AM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Now that this thread is well and truly hijacked...

    Does it prevent use of the fingerprint sensor? Looks like it's covered.
    Since the skins are a means to protect the G6 from scratches I think its not really badly hijacked but I defer to the the Mods to make that determination.
    07-24-2017 09:41 AM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Now that this thread is well and truly hijacked...

    Does it prevent use of the fingerprint sensor? Looks like it's covered.
    As far as I know if you cover the fps sensor with anything except a thin clear plastic you lose the fps feature.
    07-24-2017 09:48 AM
  8. LeoRex's Avatar
    Since the skins are a means to protect the G6 from scratches I think its not really badly hijacked but I defer to the the Mods to make that determination.
    I'll allow it.

    It's all pertinent though... I don't like bulky cases either. I ended up getting a fairly low profile Nillkin Slim Shield case. It adds next to no bulk to the body, protects the rear glass and the front lip is just thick enough to raise up the front glass too. And it doesn't interfere with the tempered glass SP I have on there as well. the little bumpies on the back help it have a nice confident feel in hand too.

    Shame that OEMs don't use materials like that for phone bodies on high end stuff anymore. Glass... ick... metal is better, but metal bodied phones are usually slick as all get up.

    If you have a near all glass phone and you don't protect it, you are going to have to live with it being scratched up.
    07-25-2017 09:47 AM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'll allow it.

    It's all pertinent though... I don't like bulky cases either. I ended up getting a fairly low profile Nillkin Slim Shield case. It adds next to no bulk to the body, protects the rear glass and the front lip is just thick enough to raise up the front glass too. And it doesn't interfere with the tempered glass SP I have on there as well. the little bumpies on the back help it have a nice confident feel in hand too.

    Shame that OEMs don't use materials like that for phone bodies on high end stuff anymore. Glass... ick... metal is better, but metal bodied phones are usually slick as all get up.

    If you have a near all glass phone and you don't protect it, you are going to have to live with it being scratched up.
    The fact that it scratches so easily is just another dumb reason to make phones out of glass. Why would anyone want it except that there's little choice if that's the device you want. I guess they should make a non glass variant for those of us that would normally never buy a glass phone.
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    07-25-2017 10:19 AM
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