That case is not real CF. Here is another similar case but this seller actually provides the real details of the product:
Case Cover for Samsung Memoir Cell Phone Carbon Fiber - eBay (item 400103622751 end time Mar-16-10 21:32:53 PDT)
Both of these cases are "carbon fiber" but it is the vinyl carbon fiber which is basically a sticker that they put on the case.
Compatibility:Samsung Memoir T929 Condition:NEW!Quality:High Quality Material:Made of high quality, super durable and strong Plastic
- <LI class=desctiptionli>Easy to install
- Just snaps to or around phone.
- No tools needed.
- <LI class=desctiptionli>Protects phone from drops and bumps <LI class=desctiptionli>Light weight and durable <LI class=desctiptionli>Does not block any features or ports <LI class=desctiptionli>Will make your phone unique!
- Don't get bored of your phone. Just give is a new look!
- Be the envy of all your friends and family with a great looking phone
I took a doping and fabrics class in college, so I've made cf and kevlar aircraft parts......this is what u call plastic.....I hope u really don't think its real.
if you do I can make one and paint it yellow and say its 24k gold
But your question was not really necessary. I would have thought it would be a "given" that only dry construction would work for this application. Ever watch a downhill race? 90 mph+ over jumps, berms and unbelievably rough terrain. The swing arm on a downhill bike (or even your average mountain bike) is subjected to very extreme torture - incredibly hard impacts (though mostly torsional as the shocks absorb the brunt of the initial impact) huge amounts of flex to say nothing about the temperature extremes (racing 90 degree ambient Baja this week and 25 degree ambient Rockies next week).
Wet construction may be fine (and so much easier on the wallet) for your Droid cover, or the parts on a bike for your average weekend rider rolling through a park like setting in mild climate California towns - but would never hold up to real racing. So yea - this is constructed of Dry Carbon Fiber!
Lives are at stake here - so no air bubbles allowed (like you will find in wet lay-ups) and the much higher strength of a vacuum dry mold is a definite requirement. Pre-preg only - and they use CNC to cut up the molds for the ultimate in perfection! I have some vacuum bags that I use for making up wood radius components in my cabinet shop - but my vacuum setup pales in comparison to what these guys use! You'd love to see the vacuum molds they use for these things! Some of the factory boys are even getting some of the Sandwiched Carbon Fiber swing arms with titanium cores. Talk about expensive! Wow!
Okay - scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how'd I test? Go easy here - remember - I'm just a woodworking country boy! mikey
Well I've received mine and have been using it for 2-3 days now. Looks and feels great and the keypad slides with no problem.
The issue is not whether it's real CF. As I ststed in the post it probably (now I see definitely) can't be. I can say that its sturdier, "hardier", with a better feel, a better look, and a snugger fit that the black one I had which took one for the team and cracked after the Droid was dropped. It protected the phone which is what I bought it for.
It's not CF. I get it. But again I submit: "who cares"? You could say CF wouldn't crack. I saw someone selling a real CF case for something like $65 on this forum. Assuming that I drop it 20 times (which is very unlikely) and the cases crack half those times I can replace them every time and still have money left over for a couple of coffees at Starbucks! Besides, by then I'll be using my "Droid II" by then.
Last edited by Audiophobe; 02-28-2010 at 06:51 AM.
Thanks for bringing me up to speed!
I'll have to pay close attention to the (car interior cameras) on today's Nascar Cup race - see if there's any CF encased Droids clamped inside on their dashboard mike