The Rokbed v3 case is made from injection molded polycarbonate material. It is a two piece system, meaning you slide your dive into 3/4’s of the case and then place the bottom clip over the remaining 1/4 of your device. It slicks into place and isÂ securelyÂ held in place with a release tab on the rear of the case. Like any other case it offers cut outs for your volume controls, power button, cameraÂ lens, flash and speaker. It would be pretty pointless to cover those. Your Galaxy S III slides in easily, but fits perfectly inside and only covers the silver outer lining of your device. None of that information will make you run out and buy one though, but the remaining aspects will sure make you consider it.
What we liked about the Rokbed v3 case
Obviously I liked how easy it was to get my Galaxy S III inside the case. Wasn’t rocket science and I didn’t have to bend anything to flex it over the S III. I also like that it doesn’t take over more of the front of the device surface than isÂ necessaryÂ to hold your S IIIÂ securelyÂ in place. While I really like the RMS system, the magnet kit is quite a bit more handy and useful in my daily life. After all, there is metal everywhere in our lives. The case looks pretty sweet. With a kind of industrial look to it. While I don’t have any of theÂ accessoriesÂ shown above, I can already see my self buying at least the Lil’Rok and the Rokmeister. How can you wrong with a bottle opener on your phone?
What we didn’t like about the Rokbed v3 case
There always has to be something that I don’t like. While the Rokbed v3 case is pretty damn amazing, there were three slight annoyances. None of them would push me so far as to remove the case and call it a day though. First issue, the cut outs for the volume and power button are not make for fat fingers. I had to press the power button twice on occasion because I didn’t actually hit the button. Slight annoyance, but that was only during the first few days. After that I learned how to hit the button with ease. The second issue is more comical and entertaining really. If the back of the device isÂ facingÂ the outside of your pocket rather than your leg while walking you have the potential to have toÂ stick to metal as you walk by if you are close enough. I can’t tell you how many times my pocket swung out and stuck to the dryer and the car. Also, if you have anythingÂ metallicÂ in your pocket with your phone, chances are it will stick to it. Plenty of times my lighter has come out attached to my phone. Kind of handy really. Again though, not so much an issue as it is funny. There really isn’t anything Rokform could do about that, it is a magnet. The final conflict comes from using the magnet kit on a metal surface. No, your phone isn’t going to fall of. It sticks quite well and is very solid. However, I have noticed that if it is stuck on to metal and you attempt to put it in portrait mode, the device will slowly spin down. The magnet location is so low on the case that it is top heavy. I would imagine you might not have that issue wit the Lil’Rok accessory as I have noticed that if you stick the case to a magnet, it doesn’t move at all. It could have been the nature of the smooth surfaces found in the kitchen too.
Design – 4.5/5
Protection – 4/5
Usefulness – 5/5
Price – 4/5
Overall – 4.37
If you find your self switching out cases so you can have a belt clip for work, or the right mount for the car and bike and wishing you could just slap your device to the sides of things without thinking about it, the Rokbed v3 Galaxy S III case is the ticket. It looks sweet and comes in black, a clear aqua blue and clear shock pink. Â You get everything you need with the purchase of the case, including one RMS system,Â MagnetÂ Kit and a screen protector. All for just $45. That is pretty darn good price for how simple the case can make your life. This really is more of system for your phone than just another case. You can see all the accessories, watch a few more videos and place an order directly through Rokform.com. Of course you can save a little cash and snag one from the Amazon links below.