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25th March 2014
A thing of beauty
Hi. I bought this case in a late night buying frenzy, I had to be prepared for the arrival of my new Nexus 7. The next day, I thought I had made a mistake ordering the Capdase Karapace, it did not look protective enough. I was right, it's not really. The case does not protect the leading edges at the top, and bottom, of the phone. So, in the event of an unlucky drop, the glass and leading edges top and bottom would be vulnerable to damage. However, this is such a beautiful case in every other way. The build quality, shape and design, are superb, it really complements the minimalistic look of the Nexus 7. Also, the pale green is a subtle cyan, it changes colour in different light, sometimes it's blue, sometimes green. It is gorgeous. It also has the most unusual feel of any plastic I've ever handled. Like a dry, hard, peach, in your hand. I would think this could actually be seen as a safety feature, you are constantly aware of this in your hand, so maybe less likely to fumble it. Given these limitations I would highly recommend this case. It gives adequate protection to all four corners of your phone, and is elegant and beautiful to handle. I can't stop touching it :-)
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Google Nexus 5
18th March 2014
A thing of beauty, but...
I bought this on a late night whim, along with an expensive leather flip case, for my brand new Nexus 5. I've got the Pale Green colour and it is a wonderfully subtle shade, sort of semi cyan. Also the material, and general finish is first class. It is aptly named "Touch". I've never felt such a nice finish on a plastic, it's like a peach. So the colour, and great matt finish, look realy cool, and I've got it on the phone right now. However, it doesn't really offer a great deal of protection. All four corners are encased, but the entire top and bottom front/side of the phone are unprotected. In the event of a drop the phone could easily hit on the front or bottom front edges. Also, just keeping it in the pocket with keys etc could cause scratches in these areas. It came with a regular stick on screen protector, which I haven't tried yet. I really can't stop looking at it and picking it up. The leather case I also bought looks great, and offers all round protection, but the Capdase is gorgeous, this will end in tears :-)
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- Provides tough snap-on protection
- Offers the minimum amount of bulk to your handset
- Comes with a screen protector for your Nexus 5
- Fully use your phone whilst in the case
- Made for Google Nexus 5
Provides tough snap-on protection
Made from a toughened injection moulded plastic, the Capdase Karapace provides excellent protective coverage for your Google Nexus 5. This Capdase case effortlessly protects against light impacts and cosmetic damage. The soft interior is moulded seamlessly with the textured finish plastic and outer shell for added shielding. The raised front side also keeps your screen clear from possible damage if placed or dropped face down onto a surface.
Offers the minimum amount of bulk to your handset
Custom made for the Google Nexus 5, the shell is tough and ultra thin. This allows the shell to follow the sleek contours of the handset therefore adding hardly any bulk at all to your phone.
Comes with a screen protector for your Nexus 5
The Capdase Karapace Touch Case comes with a screen protector for your Nexus 5, so you get full body protection for your device with this product.
Fully use your phone whilst in the case
Designed with cut outs for all of the ports and features, the hard case allows full functionality of your Nexus 5 whilst it is protected. Additionally, the added feature of the notification cut out slot, allows the call/message notification light to be seen through the reverse of the shell.
Made for Google Nexus 5
This case is designed specifically for the Google Nexus 5, so it offers a perfect fit. It also features cut-outs for all the ports and features, so you can access the full functionality of your phone without taking it out of the case.
What's In the Box?
- 1 x Capdase Karapace Touch Jacket
- 1 x Screen protector