And why do we do that val because we’re reviewers, not influencers that’s right seriously? The last few weeks on my instagram feed, which is usually just filled with crossfit stuff, has been bombarded by quad, lock ads from influencers singing praises about the quad lock, and i out of like the dozen of ads that i’ve seen i’ve only seen one that showcased. What the quad lock was actually good for and then the other 12 ads were just showcasing the kodak in the worst possible way. But i’ll be honest with you, the quad lock case. This thing has gotten better over the years i’m: a reviewer, not an influencer. So i will say that it has gotten better, but is it worth it to be called one of the best cases for the iphone 12, like this guy said or for any iphone for that matter? Yes, what do you mean? Yes, well, yeah it’s, a good case. If you love over complicated and sometimes useless things, so in the next few minutes, val’s gon na talk about the design and the protection aaron’s going to talk about the functionality and he might rant roll the review. Now, when it comes to design other than the locking mechanism on the back, the quad lock is kind of a ho hum case it’s not going to offer as much protection as other products from mouse case to fire or even phone rebel. We’Ll elaborate on that. In a few minutes now with that being said, the aggressive overhang on the case will stop an iphone from popping out during a phase first drop, but you’re kind of stuck with only using one type of a screen protector.
For example, the exposed iphone face has a distance of about 68.3 millimeters. This full 3d screen protector from flowlab has a distance of 68.6 millimeters, so it’s just a smidge bigger but it’s not going to fit on the iphone 12 in a quad lock case. That is the only one that works is going to be a case friendly one. You know, for example, this flow lab screen protector that measures about 66.5 millimeters across the short edge. The front of the case doesn’t slide around easily, though the back with the raised hump for the lock will turn your iphone into a top. If you spin it fast enough, the case has a decent finish on. It has gotten better over time as the previous generations of qualia cases either felt too slick, or they showed scuffing really too easily. The back of the case looks like it may get scratched easily upon. You know first couple weeks, but it does go away after a while, which is kind of either case. Has some self healing features where the matte finish is just that good at hiding scratches regardless? This is one of the better scratch resistant products that we’ve used for the iphone 12.. The quad lock is a double layered, tpu and polycarbonate case compared to the other double layered cases. The quad lock doesn’t really stand out when it comes to protection like the otterbox or the yolo guardian. It has no protective features other than the case wrapping around the front edge of your phone, which will prevent the corners from popping off in the event of a face.
First drop compared to triple layer cases like the mouse or caystify. The quad lock definitely falls short mouse and case defy both have large corners raised edges and an extra tpe layer along the inside of the case that helps with impact absorption according to quadlock’s website. This case has an impact resistant design, but it doesn’t actually state any official drop rate and speaking of drops, this case is always slipping out of my hand and that’s, not just because i’m clumsy. The matte finish on this case is so slippery. Even with that loop sticking out of the back i’ve managed to drop my phone in this case way too many times if you’re looking for something that will never fall out of your hand, just go with the loopy that one also won’t cut your finger off. If you ever need to change the position of your hand, while your finger’s in the loop now, oddly enough in all the sponsored reviews, we saw every quad luck case looked like it was brand new, no minor, scratches. No fingerprinting, just pristine, like they’ve, never been used outside of that video or photo shoot, and we can tell you from experience. No quad luck case that gets used looks like that. Every single time you drop my phone. The last thing about design is that you can buy a weather poncho for your quad lock case, so you know that that’s cool when it comes to functionality as a case, the sleep power button is fairly easy to use, but the volume buttons are a little tough Overall, they feel a bit squishy and they take away from the button feel the edge height is consistent throughout the entire case, so you’ll still feel it.
When gesturing on your iphone, i had no issues with iphone access or camera access with the quad lock case and the iphone 12 in it. So, if you’re, finding these reviews useful, you can support us by buying all your things through our amazon links and you can support us through patreon and what else can they do? Give this video a thumbs up? Leave a comment subscribe to the channel, hit the notification bell so that every single time we come out with a new video making fun of i mean reviewing these products you get notified now. The strength of the quad lock product line is the locking mechanism, no it’s. Very, very strong, and out of my years and years and years and years and years and years and years years of reviewing products, i’ve seen a lot of mounting systems and products. But the quad lock is probably the best. The de facto king of mountable iphone cases because well they’ve been around the longest. When are you gon na rent in general? If you need to mount your iphone on a moving platform, well get the quad lock. The motorcycle mounts. Have a neat feature like you know: vibration dampening for image, stabilization and all the moving base mounts like bike moto and running have an extra locking mechanism to ensure that when you’re scooting a boat it doesn’t come off now for the desk and car life. All you have to do is twist the case on and off the mount to remove it.
In general, i like the locking system only because the design of the locking system hasn’t changed since several years i don’t think it’s actually ever changed, which means my armstrong from 2017 still works with the case that i bought in 2021.. Now i had the bike mountain for several years, but i gave that thing away because i just didn’t use it it’s, just that’s something to take into consideration because all these extra accessories cost money. So you really need to ask yourself: do you need this product? Like i can understand, going with the quad lock mount with a cheat charging head with a motorcycle as it’s one of the very few options that actually allows you to do that. But with my experience on my own, like not even road bike, like hybrid city bike, i really didn’t need to mount an iphone on my handlebar to figure out where i was going on. My daily commute like stuff like that. Just really doesn’t make any sense, but if you’re an office jockey having that extra strong connection between the case and whatever mount you’re using, is really just overkill and it’s, not like a nice overkill, it’s an annoying overkill, even in the car. The locking mechanism is annoying to use when compared to all the other case, mounted g mounted chargers that we’ve used we’ve gone through dozens of different magnet mounted car mounts over the last few years and we’ve really never had any problems with them coming off, while driving In the city and if you’re wondering how fast the qi charger head from quad lock is, do check out that car mount video as we compare it against 10 other brands, honestly out of all the products that we have are mountable.
The quad, lock is by far the most annoying to use for the average person like val you’re, not an average person i’m below average. Now one of the most popular accessories for the quad lock case is the phone ring. Slash stand. It has a 4.5 rating across a thousand plus reviews, which you know social credit. I guess makes it look like an incredible accessory, but it’s terrible now, if you want a tiny bit of extra functionality to add to the hole that’s in the back of your case. It’S an option but it’s terrible it’s like trying to make up your shortfall in terms of fat macros by drinking tequila that’s. What i do for several reasons. The first thing is that it’s small hanging, your iphone off the loop, starts to hurt after a couple minutes. Don’T believe me take your keys and type them to the back of your iphone and slip. Your key ring over your finger and tell me how that goes. The second reason is that the ring is just way too small. I don’t have very large fingers and it gets uncomfortable to get the ring past. The second knuckle. The third reason why the ring is terrible. Is that it’s hard to use your iphone with one hand there’s only one angle that allows you to do one handed usage and even then, you still have to deal with the metal slowly digging into your finger, which again hurts after a while, and the fourth reason Is that if you’re planning on using one of your overpriced mouse, then you have to remove the ring good thing? Quad lock included a little clip for you to like store this useless ring loop on something.
I guess honestly, if you’re looking for an alternative to the qual, lock office, life setup go with the mag back landing, faster charger, better loop and a better wallet in the case. Well, isn’t as tough but better loot means you’re not going to drop it as much now, despite the hum quad lock claims that you can use this case with a qi charger, but the thing is: if you decide to use the finger loop, which is probably the Most useful, technically the most useful accessory for you know normal people. You actually have to take it out and uh store it somehow on your dog, but if you remove it, then the qi charging works. So you know this is pretty awesome. I guess if you know, it’s not awesome at all like if you guys are wondering this is the logitech power. This is our go to uh three in one multi device wireless charger so check out that video it might work with. Oh, i got it sweet, so it does work. Oh no, it went away it’s, really finicky, with the mag safe you’re, better off just going with the big g charger. If you are planning on getting this quad lock case and a qi charger like this, is this just come on? What bothers me about this entire quad lock experience, and i guess the first thing is well just how much bloody costs it’s always very, very obscene. How much money these companies want to charge you for these accessories.
Like sure this case is only 30 but that’s kind of what gets you sucked into it, it’s only 30 dollars. So you know, maybe you can buy a 20 waterproof poncho followed by you know. An annoying 50 dollar desk stand this isn’t the dust and we didn’t want to waste any more money. But i would like to charge if i was to buy the desk stand some way right in the slowest way possible. So maybe i’ll add a 50 wireless charging head to it, but i also drive every single day so let’s throw in the 80 caramel, which is what this thing costs but i’m, pretty sure that moving the wireless charging head from this stupid thing from my desk. To my car is going to be annoying, so maybe i need to buy another 50 wireless charging head, but i’ve got an older car, which means i need to buy a cigarette adapter for another 20 dollars. Don’T forget about the phone loop, all right, the follow this thing. This is another 15 that’s. Well, as you guys have watched, is outright terrible. So you do all this you have to spend, or in order to get all this, you have to spend over 300 for a set of accessories, for the average person like val below average person like me, is below average in terms of usage. Now the kicker to this plus 300 dollar cash cow sunday – is that all the influencers who call like having their family and by family i mean people are paid to say that they’re in their family showcasing quality products and in this desk friendly office friendly product manner.
Like it just they make it look like it’s so useful. They showcase the stupid ring thing by shooting all these photos in like a really dark photo setting, and they show them that thing. It looks really really nice, but it doesn’t tell you that it can literally rip your fingers off your hand if you use it wrong. Oh yeah, it doesn’t show any wear and tear like look at this case. It’S gone through so much and the crazy thing crazy thing is that people buy into this it’s marketing. I get it because it looks pretty they’re going to drop the 300 on this entire gong show and at the end of the day, customer loses quad, lock wins the influencer mini wins. Well, damn all right! Well, that’s all we’ve got if you haven’t already make sure you hit subscribe, hit the notification bells bell bill questions comments, leave them down there. If you find what we do as reviewers, not influencers being sponsored by any stupid company, help us out by buying your buying. Your stuff, through our amazon links, best way to support us or you could use what Music patreon thanks for watching and the quad lock system is probably defacto Music. The last thing about design is that you can buy a weather poncho for your quad lock case.