XGear Nitrous Oxide Case Brings Carbon Fiber Protection to the iPhone

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The XGear Nitrous Oxide case for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS [$37.95 - iMore Store Link] is a carbon fiber bottom loading hard case that gives you triple layer protection along with a few extra goodies. For the full scoop, follow us after the break!

When it comes to cases, the amount of protection the case provides is the first thing that comes to mind. The Nitrous Oxide is constructed in 3 individual layers that provides phenomenal protection. You get a super soft interior lining surrounded by hard shell case that is wrapped in a layer of carbon fiber. That carbon fiber not only acts as good protection but also provides you with a pretty solid grip while holding your phone. As an extra little bonus, XGear also tosses in a clear screen protector along with a small microfiber cleaning cloth.

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As some of you already know, I am not a big fan of hard cases for the simple fact that many, not all, have a tendency to scratch the bezel of your iPhone and sometimes even the phones backing. With the soft interior lining provided you are guaranteed to not scratch your phone. Why all makers of hard cases do not regularly include a soft lining is beyond me.

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While the Nitrous Oxide is on your iPhone you have easy access to all of you buttons and ports. Some of you may even feel like it's too much open space, especially on the bottom, but in my testing I had zero problems with it. The only worry I had before testing was since the case is bottom loading, I was afraid that the phone would slip out if it happened to suffer a drop. However once the case was on, I was comfortable with the fact that my phone would not easily come out. So that's something that you should not be concerned about. Also, some of you may prefer the open bottom for an easy docking solution.

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Overall the XGear Nitrous Oxide Case for iPhone and iPhone 3GS is what it is, a hard case that offers good protection that does not add much size to your iPhone. While some of you may be turned off by the carbon fiber look and feel, others are sure to enjoy it and the Nitrous Oxide will most likely meet your requirements.

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Jeremy

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just_me#IM says:

Same reason you mention as to why you stay away from hard cases (no soft interior) is the same as me. I'm a car freak and love the c/f and I like this soft lining, may have to pick this up!

Dave says:

You may want to mention to your readers that this case is not in fact real carbon fiber. You mentioned that it is wrapped in real carbon fiber, but it is not. This is essentially a knock-off, or at least very similar to the Case-Mate carbon fiber leather series:
http://www.carbonfibergear.com/direct/case-mate-iphone-3g-3gs-carbon-fib...

Bobby says:

Yea, this is fake carbon fiber if you want a real hand made carbon fiber case that comes in different colors and pin stripes visit this website, Carbon fiber works.com. I think you be very pleased with the look and durability of the real carbon fiber:) If you have some questions about the carbon fiber or purchasing please contact me at Konaskater119@yahoo.com

IGenius says:

With all of the guesses as to how this case might protect the iPhone, where are the tests?
It seems simple enough to drop the phone on a hard floor a few dozen times to do a proper evaluation of the case's capabilities.

macgeardude says:

I like this case for the soft inner lining to keep my iPhone from getting scratch up and the grip is good, I don't think this is a knock off, they seem to do a lot of carbon fiber leather like cases. love my case.

alika80 says:

could i use this case even if i have ghost armor installed? i heard sometimes the case becomes too tight with the ghost armor, and may damage the phone.

Steven says:

Yea, this is not real carbon fiber, but it looks good and protects your iPhone very well. The phone fits snuggly in the case and is fully protective.

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