Since Kickstarter started, I’ve backed three projects. They are (in order of backing)
- 2 Player Productions, Minecraft the Story of Mojang
- Pebble – The ePaper Watch for iPhone and Android
- Lunatik’s Taktik – A Protection System for iPhone
Of the three projects, all met their funding goals, and one of them is actually complete.
Oddly it is the project I backed Last!
With Taktik I went for the $250 band, so in black, the Anodised Aluminium case with the upgraded Gorilla Glass Lens, for the iPhone 4S (and the iPhone 5 case, so when I potentially upgrade I have a case ready for it!)
I received in the post last week, my brand spanking new Taktik iPhone case.
After a quick unpack, and taking it apart. (It has 6 screws and comes with the tool to do so).
Bolting it on to my phone. The First thing you notice is the increase in weight and bulk. Or as I put it
So far its proven quite rugged and effective. Tho its not had any major drops or falls (only a couple of minor ones and a 3 foot fall from my desk).
The general abilities of the case is that it increase the iPhone’s water probability, and keeps the dust out, as well as being more drop proof. All that without a drop in audio or signal quality. In somes cases it actually improves the audio quality, as the channels to the Mic and from the Speaker are more enclosed.
And quite handily has a decent access port/cover for the headphone socket, and for the charger (although it can be a bit fiddly, the depth is nearly as deep as the charging cables block is).
But I do love my new iPhone case, it’s rather beautiful! (And mine is serial 0957), and I don’t mind the additional bulk or weight, and don’t have any issues using the screen edges, even if the depth between the top of the case and the screen is enough to be a little fiddly to start with.
So overall all 10/10, I love my Taktik. And it should keep my iPhone 4S going and going and going.
Tho to be fair, my iPhone 3G was pretty rugged, and kept going and going, (tho by the time I upgraded, it had no power button, no volume controls and not very easy access to the Mute switch, then I dropped it one too many times and put a crack on the LCD, not the glass covering it). In the end it got smashed against a table in the pub a lot, so I would *have* to upgrade. (It proved to be us indestructible as my old Nokia 3310), and still boots up (tho you can’t see anything on the screen…)!
Looking forward to getting my next Kickstarter reward!
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