New slim back cover

In Austria we already plan a #rimswapping event! :wink:

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I think rim swapping and module exchanges could become a real trend in 2017.
Also a very romantic thing to do with Valentins day <3

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Organ donation gets a new meaning… :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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Nice idea and really great for big places with many FP users - not really practical for anyone living outside of Europe’s capitals, though… :sob:

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I have a question for who already has a new slim cover: does it feel as solid and protective as the old one?
The new cover looks great and less bulky than the old one, however something I like of the old one is that it really substitutes a protective case.
Would you say the same of the slim cover?
I’m thinking about getting one, but I do not want to trade protection for design!

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Just love the new ‘Slim Cases’ and made some pics of them… free for use, of course.
My ‘test’ is available here: https://www.warmekueche.at/2017/01/10/hurray-die-neuen-fair-cases-sind-da/

Best wishes from a proud Fairphone-User from Austria - Fairphone rockz! :heart_eyes:

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Thank you very much, especially for the regular case blue vs. slim case turquoise comparison. :slight_smile: Und das Leckerste hast Du ja bis zum Schluss hier aufgehoben :wink:
(And the tastiest you saved for last)

It’s my pleasure… :wink:
Comparison pics are sometimes handy…
And… haha… I think you mean the recipes? If so, thanks a lot. :blush:
Have been doing the warmekueche.at for 13 years now and still collecting.
Best wishes/Liebe Grüße
Wolfgang

In this case I was referring to the final picture :angel: Looks like it was a chrome letters on a classic Chrysler (like the ones they still drive in Cuba).

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Yup… The letters were done absolutely professional.
And it is so important to gain attraction to others… To spread the thought!

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Thank you very much! The pictures are very helpful and appealing!

What about the everyday experience? Does the new cover feel as solid and protective as the old one?

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…why not in black?..
:disappointed:

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My personal feeling: the surface is ‘rougher’ than the old one, that was more slick. So the grip is better for me. I can’t tell about the protectivness (thank god haven’t dropped it yet :slight_smile: )
But generally speaking the Fairphone looks and feels much more elegant with the new case. Love it! :slight_smile:

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“rougher” is a good the description, comparing the old cover with the new one.

I would say the old covers might protect the phone a little bit better, because 2 cover parts from the new one have more possible places where water or dirt can enter.
I have not dropped my FP2 (with the new cover) but I think its still a good protection.

And (in my opinion) my FP2 looks less bulky and much more elegant with the new cover. I guess that it is just a matter of time until new colors will be available. Even it would be very heavy I would vote for a metall backcover as the FP1 had :wink:

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Hi Douwe,

to combine the coverparts as you can mix other things would be great. But I totally understand your logistics manager that it is getting more complicated if you start selling the parts seperatly :wink:

Regarding the covers I have some more ideas:

  • outdoor and waterresistant (if that is possible) version*
  • “retro” version - metal backcover as FP1 had
  • “art” and charity version (as I wrote you)

EDIT: * the first design of the FP2 cover is the outdoor version to me :wink:

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A metal cover would be gorgeous albeit I think, that the production is of course more complicated and therefore the price might be noticably higher due to the production quantity…
But I would definately buy it. :slight_smile:

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Thanks for the pics of comparison.
Can anybody provide some images of comparison for the coral color?
I fear to get something too pink stuff with this, but I am not sure about this…

I cannot provide any photos of my own and haven’t seen the coral red cover with my own eyes yet, but this article (that was included in a Fairphone newsletter as well) includes some very high resolution pictures.

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Thank you for the feedbacks so far!
I have one more small question: I use a glass screen protector, any issue with the slim case and a glass screen protector?
I think it is unlikely (the screen protector is really thin so it should not affect the case), but I would be curious to hear your experiences.

Metal back covers are possible on a phone, but it must be designed from the beginning, so not for FP2. the antennas for the cellular, wifi and gps wouldn’t allow it.

The FP1 was a 3g phone, so a lot easier to implement the antennas with a metal battery door.

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