Two weeks back I thumbed through announcements in local Apple flea market and saw an oddish name of a brand — Esoterism. Their website breathed Asian roots, and a photo — a hint on "premium". It is rather new, but the growing Taiwan brand specializing on covers and devices from aluminum. In total as usual, but in this time to me it became curious: what true producers of a half of iron "bumpers" for iPhone can offer us?
In a week UPS parcel to me two covers — Esoterism Moat-5 and Embrace-5 came. Any of them follows traditions, and another breaks them — in an unusual form. About what speech? I will at present tell.
I think, it for all certainly. But just in case: Moat-5 and Embrace-5 — is dural covers of the widespread bumper format. Its pluses — protection of sides of the case against blow, also back panel against an istiraniye about a table. Not the secret that case sides at iPhone 5 very myagenky and to throw on their dent it is simpler usual. The bumper is the best choice for those who is not ready to "pack" all phone in an integral cover, but at once does not wish to bear poor dents on perimeter.
Iron "rim" round the same iron iPhone 5 is taken a detached view curiously and pleasantly lies in a hand — on an order better, than plastic and rubber. Happens, you will remove that and you will remember, how the easy chill of the case of the iPhone is pleasant. With a dural bumper it is not necessary to be released with this feeling. Therefore such accessories have admirers, let even despite of some widespread minuses.
Covers arrived in visually similar cardboard boxes. Unpacking process non-trivial therefore I will not paint it. If to someone it is curious, all this is in a videoclip at the end of article.
Esoterism Moat-5. You will collect
Moat-5 — basic model in a line of bumpers of Esoterism. Is the national team — that is consists of 2 halves. In a box with a cover 4 small bolts from which two are necessary only, and the standard tool to them lie.
Halves are turned from aluminum of the highest property. About anodizing on the website of the producer it is not told words, but to scratch them ногтём a la black iPhone 5 at me did not leave. On the sun the case of covers бликует vertical and horizontal strips — in other words not how the back panel of phone. At all this a structure smooth, instead of rough.
From the back of "halves" there are small myagenky linings. They should protect iPhone sides from influence of iron internal walls. This material has "memory": through certain time after installation it is pressed through, sticking to the case. Therefore council to future owners: at analysis of a design do not hurry up anywhere and carefully separate Moat-5 from sides. Will take off from hands as there is nothing to do, as force will not calculate.
As well as the most part of similar "bumpers", Moat-5 is put on iPhone step by step, by means of complete tools and bolts. At first you put on one half, then the second. The sequence of value has no — the main thing not to confuse their situation. Then we insert one bolt into a groove from lateral face and we twist it half. Then we do the same with other groove. We twist both bolts up to the end. And all. Existence of bolts does not allow to remove promptly that bumper and consequently from lateral face cut for the SIM-card tray is provided. Whether it is enough that.
At an end face of a cover the round button for blocking and an opening for decorative brelok on a lace is located. Such are very popular in Asia, well and in the Russian Federation there will be fans of a ladies’ floor. Buttons of loudness and blocking are available outright, through roundish cut in the cover case. With it the producer did not calculate: to press on these buttons, without pushing a finger vertically, voobshchy it is unreal. And it at my small hands. Naturally, at the successful fellow this discrepancy is solved by itself, but through a pocket and straight off to adjust loudness you cannot any more.
Eventually, figured cut low gives access to ports of earphones and synchronization. Earphones with thick G-shaped (((((((((not roundish) can not climb through in a cover groove so keep in mind.
Moat-5 weighs 18 гр. It a little. Besides it not so thick so I could continue to work with phone one hand. The symmetric form appeared successful.
Available the producer has 5 various updatings — from serious gray-black to impudent bright green. There is also "premium" – the version from the polished aluminum, directly as the back iPod Classic panel. Ordinary will manage on 69 dollars, and polished will already cost 129 dollars. It is in addition possible to get the myagenky back panel from алькантары (it is similar to suede) for 19 dollars.
Esoterism Embrace-5. It is not necessary to collect
Embrace-5 — fascinating and moderately an unusual cover bumper from aluminum. Its main advantage outright follows from a defect not only only previous model, Moat-5 and voobshchy the majority of iron covers. Having drawn parallels with clockworks, Esoterism found a usual method to remove and put on a cover without tools, болтиков and other additional "tinsel". About everything one after another.
Process of putting on of a cover not from the trivial. Therefore complete with it the small booklet with pictures and the "assembly" description in four steps lies. The lateral strips which are coming to an end with nezamudreny mechanical fastening are attached to wide base of a cover on hinges. Before installation they are necessary for moving apart in the parties.
At first the lower part is put on the iPhone case. Then both lateral strips nestle on the case and are compressed by a palm. the 2nd hand at all this twists a bolt above. On everything about everything leaves seconds 10-15 — and any tools, i.e. to remove a cover it is possible in a field and voobshchy in though what moment without special work.
Embrace-5 keeps on iPhone as is strong, as well as though what other quite good iron cover. Besides from inside of its lateral strips it is located even more porous material, than in Moat-5. Unclear, whether gives it huge extent of protection against an istiraniye of sides, but convictions precisely adds.
I had a Space Gray color version — in other words dark and silver option. Metal of that color looks well on the snow-white iPhone model. Besides its unusual structure not so is clearly visible on a sunlight.
Esoterism Embrace-5 very smooth, cool also is sensitive weightier. And yes, the pretty thick. For ladies this model to take I do not advise, for malekhanky hands the iPhone in such cover any more you will not clasp. Partially it occurs because of wide base low where it was necessary to arrange the same hinges.
The mechanical clip looks curiously. I do not know, to what it to compare, but one I will tell precisely: people from outside with curiosity look at this unusual thing.
Convenience of use of Embrace-5 suffers again from very drowned buttons of loudness. In roundish cut simply so a finger practically not to climb through. Remembering easy installation, the producer refused cut for the SIM-card. The button of blocking remained former, and the opening for brelok moved on the left top corner. From below there are more no unique cuts: simply one big empty rectangle. It becomes plus at connection of various adapters and earphones with thick tips.
Embrace-5 costs 89 dollars and plus two "special" versions with pastes in Hello Kitty style is issued in 7 flowers. Asian market, there’s nothing to be done. The difference in cost with Moat-5 is not so essential. It is an outlet for fans of iron covers with bolshenny hands. But it after all did not suit me — is thickish and тяжеловат. Let also it is unusual.
Well and the neotklonimy video review for transatlantic thingummies.
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