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Review: Scooch Wingman Case

Posted in Products with tags on April 8, 2021 by itnerd

The second of two cases for the iPhone 12 Pro that I got to look at this week from Scooch was the Scooch Wingman Case which is a transparent case with military drop protection. One thing that is unique about this case is that you can have a your choice of “ReStyle Inserts” to customize your case:

I got four “ReStyle Inserts” of the seven that are available and they look really cool. But you can also just go without one like I did:

Here you can see the back of my iPhone which has a DBrand skin on it. You will note in the middle of the case. That’s a kickstand that is extremely useful.

For starters it can be used as a kickstand in portrait and landscape mode. You can also use this kickstand to get a better grip on the phone, or use it in a car vent.

The kickstand is easy to remove which is important because you need to remove it to wirelessly charge your phone. It’s also replaceable should you break it and it is easy to deploy.

The sides have a very grippy texture which makes it really easy to hold the phone securely. That way you don’t have to test the drop protection with according to Scooch meets the military spec. What helps with that is the fat that the corners are designed to take an impact. The button are also easy to press with a great clicky feel to them as well. The case really has a good feel in the hand as well as it doesn’t feel bulky.

I use a screen protector on my phones and this case doesn’t interfere with the screen protector. Though I will admit that the screen protector cuts into the raised edge that this case has to make sure that the screen doesn’t touch a surface such as a table. You’ll also note that you get 360 degrees of protection with all the cutouts in the right places and in the right sizes.

The Scooch Wingman Case goes for $39 USD. If you want a transparent case that gives you options to allow you to express your style, drop protection and the ability to watch media in portrait or landscape mode, this case is definitely worth a look.

Review: Scooch Wingmate Hidden Wallet Case

Posted in Products with tags on April 7, 2021 by itnerd

I recently got a pair cases from Scooch that I am looking at this week. I am starting with the Scooch Wingmate Hdden Wallet Case which after using it for a few days, I would say that it is almost a perfect case. Let’s start with a look at the case:

The case is made of a pretty thick rubberized material that provides a healthy amount of protection. The camera is recessed so that the lenses are less likely to get damaged in a drop. Speaking of drops, Scooch says that this case is designed to meet military drop standards.

The sides are textured to ensure that the phone doesn’t slip out of your hands. I also must admit that the case really feels good in the hand and doesn’t feel bulky. The buttons have a very positive click to them as well.

As you can see here, you get protection on three sides as the bottom is exposed. The sides are raised so that the screen never touches a table for example. You’ll also notice that the screen protector on my phone doesn’t interfere with the case which is a good thing. It’s also a very tight fitting case. That means it isn’t coming off your phone if you drop it. At this point, it is clear that this is your typical case. But there are a couple extra party tricks.

The bottom quarter of the case can be opened to allow you to slide up to cars into it. And anything inside of this compartment isn’t going anywhere as the flap that allows you to open this compartment up locks into place. That way you can leave your wallet at home and go out with your ID and credit card. My wife pointed out that this is a really stealthy setup as nobody would ever know that you have that stuff on your person.

The other party trick is that you can use a ID or credit card to act as a kickstand. It works in portrait and landscape mode so that you can use the phone with no hands.

I should point out one more thing.

The circle inside the case is a magnet for Scooch’s Wingmount car mount and Wingmount accessory pack. That makes this case very versatile. I should also note that the corners have some sort of padding to protect your iPhone from shocks.

So it’s time to talk about the one thing that keeps this case from being perfect. Wireless charging. I have four wireless chargers in this house. It didn’t work with this one, or this one, or this one. It did work with this one. But only for a while as this case tends to make the phone hot which in turn shuts the charger down which presumably is meant to protect the phone and prevent your house from catching on fire. This is not uncommon for thicker phone cases that are meant to provide better than average drop protection. So while I like wireless charging, I would be willing to go back to wired charging to use this case if this was my daily driver. Speaking of wireless things, Apple Pay worked just fine.

I would likely use this case when I want to leave my wallet at home. For example, if I want to go for a training ride on my bike, I would slap on this case and slide in my ID and cards and go. Then switch back to another case when I get home. The reason why this use case appeals to me is due to the fact that this case has drop protection. That’s kind of important if you have a habit of whipping out your phone while on a ride like I do.

This Scooch Wingmate Hidden Wallet Case goes for $39 USD. If you want a case that protects your phone and provides a fair amount of extra functionality that is extremely useful. This case is worth a good hard look. Except for my challenges with wireless charging, I really liked this case and I will be using it frequently going forward.