Slide Frame Case for iPhone 5
I was surprised to read the other reviews. This case has worked great and protected my phone for 8 months. I have dropped it many times and it has not broke. The slide feature IS tricky at first but once you open and close it a few times it works well. I hold my license in there and it is really handy. It has gone through the normal wear-and-tears of a phone case since I have used it constantly for 8 months and I am definetly going to buy another one in a different pattern. I have enjoyed this case!
November 24, 2013
Cute! The slide takes some work, though!
When I purchased this case at the store, the salesgirl warned me that the slide was not all that it was cracked up to be. I appreciated her honesty, but since I was going to be carrying my phone in a wristlet anyways, I didn't mind. On closer inspection I realized that I would not be able to take my phone out of the case the way that it was put in: by sliding the case open and then pulling the phone out. I was able to get my phone out by pushing on the back of the case and holding the sides open. Once I had my phone out, I just kept sliding the phone case open and then shutting it again for about five minutes. After doing that, I put the phone back in the case & the side is much easier to get open. I was able to get it to slide with the phone in the case by facing the screen up towards me with the home button facing out with both thumbs on the screen. I pushed away from myself and was able to get the slide to come out. I kept doing this and now it's super easy to get the side open and closed!
While I think it's kind of silly that I had to do this in order to get the case to work correctly, I love the pattern of the case and the fact that it has a lip that goes over the edge of the screen so that if my phone is facedown, the screen isn't touching the table.
Now that the slide is working, I think I will use it if I go out with my friends. This way, I will be able to carry my ID but not have to bring a purse. However, be warned, this case will only hold 1 or 2 cards. It was hard to get the case to slide with a credit card and ID in there. That's fine with me though, because I use cash.
July 22, 2013
I agree that the slide function is difficult to work at first, but it was so nice to have my school id handy for getting into buildings easily and during meal time. I also found that while the case isn't infallible, it does offer a good amount of protection - I have been using it for the past two months on my new phone and have dropped it quite a few times and there is not a scratch or crack to be found.
February 24, 2014