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Incipio DualPro Shine & Carbon Fiber case for Samsung Galaxy S4

December 18th, 2013 No comments

4 stars

Incipio DualPro Shine

The DualPro case is one of Incipio’s most protective cases without moving up to the waterproof/rugged department. It’s a durable, two-piece case that comes in a variety of finishes. I was sent the DualPro Shine and the Carbon Fiber finishes and really liked the way they looked.

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Incipio Flagship Folio Case for Retina iPad

January 21st, 2013 No comments

4 stars

Incipio Flagship Folio

There is no shortage of companies that make smartphone and tablet cases, especially for Apple devices. Incipio has been one of the leaders in that arena because they make simple, stylish, and functional cases for the most popular devices on the market. Their Feather cases have been popular for a long time, along with the Silicrylic cases. With the Flagship Folio case for the Retina iPad (3rd and 4th gen), Incipio went high-end executive on us. I used it on my trip to the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and enjoyed using it.

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Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case for iPad Mini

November 26th, 2012 1 comment

Incipio NGP iPad Mini5 Stars

Incipio launched a line of iPad Mini cases around the same time the iPad Mini was released. One of them, the NGP¬†Impact Resistant Case, caught my eye as being minimal, yet adding ample protection to the new iPad. I was sent a review sample, and have been using it for the last few weeks. Here’s how it stacks up.

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Incipio SILICRYLIC Hard Shell Case w/Silicone Core for HTC Incredible 2

August 18th, 2011 No comments

5 Stars- techdadIncipio SILICRYLIC case for HTC Incredible 2

I’ve tried just about every type of case there is for my smartphones. My Motorola Droid X had a generic TPU case on it and though I didn’t intend to keep it at first, I ended up really liking it. Unfortunately, I had to say “buh-bye” to my Droid X and “hello” to my new HTC Incredible 2. This also meant that I had to say “hello” to a new case.

PROS

  • Fantastic fit and finish
  • Beautiful design
  • Good protection
  • Not too bulky
  • Improves operation of volume rocker and power/lock button
  • Improves grip
  • Easily slides in and out of pockets
  • Easy to remove

CONS

  • Black silicone case attracts dust and lint

I was happy to see that there were so many case choices for the HTC Incredible 2. The usual suspects like Seidio, Trident, Otterbox and Incipio all had premium cases for the DINC2, as did a number of other manufacturers. Since I’d been so happy with a TPU case for my Droid X, I started out with one for my DINC2. It was a great fit and I loved it for all the reasons why I loved it on my Droid X, but two different TPU cases had the same problem; the volume slider was impossible to operate while in the case. That wouldn’t do. I next turned my attention to Incipio. I’d just recently reviewed an Incipio case for the first time and was so impressed with it, I decided to give the SILICRYLIC case a shot.

SILICRYLIC boxesSILICRYLIC silicone core and hard exterior shell

DESIGN

The SILICRYLIC case by Incipio is beautifully designed. It’s a two-part case, comprising of a silicone core and a hard plastic shell. You simply place your phone inside the silicone cover, then attach the plastic shell around the silicone cover. The two-part case with silicone cover is actually a very popular design right now, but the difference with the SILICRYLIC case is that it doesn’t add a lot of extra bulk. I also like that the plastic shell has a soft coating and that it frames the sides and back of the phone. It makes for a very attractive look when you get one of the two-tone colors. I only wish there were more two-tone color options.

SILICRYLIC front

PROTECTION

The SILICRYLIC case appears to provide good protection from scratches and minor impacts. The silicone part covers the volume rocker and the power/lock button, but leaves the headphone jack, both microphones and the micro USB port open. The SILICRYLIC adds just enough of a ridge around the display that when you lay it face down, the display does not touch the surface. Similarly, the camera lens on the back of the phone doesn’t touch the surface when laid flat. Since the SILICRYLIC doesn’t have any built-in protection for the screen, Incipio includes a “vanity kit” in the box. The vanity kit is made up of a screen protector, small lint-free cloth, and a cardboard air bubble remover/squeejee thingie.

SILICRYLIC USB portSILICRYLIC camera

USAGE

The HTC Incredible 2 is a pretty slim phone and can be somewhat hard to grip. The SILICRYLIC case not only improves the grip, but makes using the volume rocker and power/lock button significantly easier. It also slides in and out of pockets easily. The only drawback I can think of with the silicone, is that it does attract dust and lint. If you get the black/black color, it will be very noticeable. However, it’s very hard to notice on the white/gray and I imagine it’d be hard to notice on the pink and purple too.

SILICRYLIC back and bottomSILICRYLIC black/black

CONCLUSION

I spend way too much time contemplating, comparing, and buying cases. As a result, I get a lot of requests from readers, friends, and family members asking me which case they should get for their phones. If someone asked me what case they should get for their HTC Incredible 2, that looks good, offers reasonable protection, but doesn’t add significant bulk, it’d be a simple answer. Go buy the Incipio SILICRYLIC hard shell case with silicone core.

Available from Amazon.com.

Incipio iPad feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case

August 8th, 2011 No comments

5 Stars- techdad

Incipio iPad Feather case

You might be surprised to learn that Incipio has been around for 12 years. Based out of Irvine, CA, Incipio is a leading manufacturer of 3rd party accessories for Apple products, as well as other popular mobile gadgets. The iPad feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case is one of 13 iPad cases made by Incipio!

PROS

  • Great protection for the back of the iPad
  • Makes the iPad easier to grip
  • Very light weight
  • Nice selection of colors

CONS

  • Difficult to install screen protector

 

Incipio feather iPad case boxWhat's included in the Incipio feather iPad case

PROTECTION

Make no mistake, the feather case doesn’t protect the iPad screen from impact, though a self-adhesive screen protector is included to protect against scratches. This is by design, so if you’re looking for something that provides more protection for the screen, you should consider getting something else entirely, or perhaps using a combination of cases.
Incipio feather iPad case (bottom)
What the feather case does protect, is the back of the iPad. If you think about it, the back is where most of the damage is likely to occur during normal usage. The feather case also protects the left and right sides but leaves space for easy access to buttons and switches. The top and bottom are completely uncovered, except for the corners. This allows the iPad to dock with most docking cradles with the feather case left on.
Incipio feather iPad case (right side)
The screen protector that’s included with the feather case is difficult to install. It appears to be too large. No matter how hard I tried to line it up, either the top or the bottom went too far off the edge of the glass, making it impossible to remove the air bubbles from the edges.

BUILD & FIT

The feather case is solidly constructed and fits perfectly around the iPad. Though the case is made out of a strong but light polymer material, it has a nice soft feel to it due to a soft coating. It made holding onto the iPad a lot easier than without it. I also like that it doesn’t create a lot of static, which keeps dust and lint from sticking to the feather case. It comes in black, magenta, purple, charcoal, and frost.
Incipio feather iPad case (front)
Incipio feather iPad case (back)

CONCLUSION

The Incipio iPad feather case is the perfect case for the minimalist. If you want to give your iPad a little bit of protection against scratches and impact but still want it to look great, give the Incipio feather case a try. Just keep in mind that there’s no real screen protection so you might want to add a pouch/sleeve for traveling or storage.

Available from Amazon.com.
or directly from Incipio.
 

Review unit courtesy of Incipio Technologies

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