Sector 5 Begins Shipping Today!

by Matt on October 18, 2012

On September 21st, less than 4 weeks ago, Apple released the long awaited iPhone 5.

In the short time since, we’ve tested our prototype Sector 5, redesigned it to optimize signal strength, re-prototyped, retested, and gone into production.

Today the Sector 5 FE (First Edition) began shipping!

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Jay October 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Yehaa! Can’t wait for it’s arrival!

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Atlas October 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

sweet i do like the sector five for what I’ve seen so far but I’m wondering if you’ll make a vapor pro for iphone 5 if you do that would be amazing and i would buy it. Thank you.

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Aznee October 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

When can i start to purchase this sector 5?

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ecadmin October 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Did you sign up for the pre order?

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Aznee October 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Yes, at least more than 1 week ago. But I’m 1st time element buyer & just registered as a user yesterday.

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Aznee November 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Finally, placed my order today. Cant wait for end of this month. Anyway the iP5 has not been officially launch in my country yet..

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Charlie October 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I am soooo excited to hear the Sector 5 is finally shipping. I believe I put in for pre-order sometime around 9/21, when I got my iPhone 5. Can you verify you have me on your list? Any idea on when I’ll get the email to actually place my order (1 week, 1 month, ??? – Any clue?). I’ve been trying to be patient and I appreciate the regular ‘teaser’ updates, but just need confirmation I’m at least on the list somewhere.

BTW – I’ve been looking very hard for the best case out there and this appears to be it hands down. Been looking at iPhone 4S cases since many (like the Sector) aren’t available yet and still nothing compares. NICE WORK!!!

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Tony T. October 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Yay! Hopefully that means we’re moving up in line to order :D

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James October 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm

very exciting!

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Joey October 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

When can we get it if pre-order signed up?

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Ali October 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Im really waiting for buying this case
I dont know am i in the list or not?
Cant waiting anymore:(

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ecadmin October 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Did you sign up to pre order?

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david a October 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

i ordered my phone and my receipt says it will ship on the 18th why have i not received a shipping notice? seems kind of silly we we charged in full 3 weeks ago . usually companies charge when the item ships….

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david a October 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

UPDATE: got my tracking
thanks Element.

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Jeff October 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I HAD a ship date of TODAY and my order still says Processing.. Element atleast give us a update, why is my item delayed? And YES I did contact c.support and all she can give me is it may or may not be shipped today, why? You had my money for a long time now and no exact ship date. You call that customer service?

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Perplex October 19, 2012 at 3:10 am

Jeff chill out. They told me shipping will continue until monday. Sit tight.

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Mark October 19, 2012 at 8:07 am

Yes. This is my same situation.

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Andrew October 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I agree with Perplex – you should relax before blowing up in a public forum because your “ship date” was missed – and frankly I doubt they told you it would ship “ON” the 18th, they said shipping would “BEGIN” on the 18th – meaning some orders were shipped, some will ship another day. This doesn’t mean they decided to shut down and go fishing, and keep your money. I have been watching my order like a hawk, and never saw a “ship date” until mine was actually shipped out – and that happened today. They sent me the FedEx confirmation and tracking info. You will get yours soon – and it will be very much worth the wait.

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Justin D October 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Awwwwwyeaaaah!

Wait, my email said “Begins shipping November 1st” d’oh! X__X

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Idi October 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Hi Element,
When is my Sector 5 FE going to to be shipped?
I already sign up for the Sector 5 FE already…

Thanks & Regards.

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Hank Lee October 19, 2012 at 12:44 am

Hey i’d like to know when will my shipping time commence
i arrange in line about 26th sep and after that got this email

“Sector 5 List Member News
You’re on our Sector 5 reservation list and we want to keep you up to date with the latest news….”
did that mean i still need to wait for next shipping ?? thanks a lot!

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ecadmin October 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

You got to the party a little late, but your invitation will be coming soon.

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Ray October 19, 2012 at 1:04 am

Have’nt got my phone yet.. But I defo need this case ! Good work.

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Ray Carmino October 19, 2012 at 1:27 am

I recently purchased a Vapor Pro Elite – Nickel Brown Edition for my 4S. I can’t take that thing out of my pocket without someone racing over to check it out and compliement it. It really is the most incredible looking and made case out there.

My company recently provided me with an iphone 5 however, and Im in tears not having the Vapor Pro Elite – Nickel Brown Edition on it.

PLEASE, when will this case be available for the iphone 5?

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ecadmin October 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

Sorry, there’s no plans to bring the Vapor Pro to the iPhone 5. Please take a look at today’s blog post.

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SHO October 19, 2012 at 5:44 am

Is there a plan of products matching a white iPhone5?

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ecadmin October 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

Yes…

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Chris October 19, 2012 at 5:50 am

My goodness. Be patient!!! Hell, Apple stores don’t even have adaptors, car chargers, screen protectors OR CASES yet……They’ll get in when they get it. Not much we can do about that.

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JR October 19, 2012 at 6:09 am

I preordered and paid for overnight shipping. Invoice #[redacted]. Can you please confirm shipment?

Thank you.

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ecadmin October 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

As soon as your case is sent, a FedEx tracking number will be automatically emailed to you. Thanks for your order!

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Hector Peredo October 19, 2012 at 8:07 am

I signed up 2 weeks ago and still waiting. I’m wandering when will I get an email telling I can order?

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Daniel October 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

Please confirm I’m on the list, I first signed up the day after the iPhone 5 launched and have since signed up a few other times. The reason being is that I never received any confirmation or any follow up email that other members who signed up seemed to be receiving. Not asking for what place I’m in, just if I am even on the list at all!!

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ecadmin October 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

A successful subscription will load the home page – if it doesn’t go through, you’ll get a page with an error. Attempting to sign up multiple times will not change anything about your original subscription and you will only have one entry in the queue.

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David D October 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

I can’t wait for this case. Really enjoyed my Vapor Pro Black Ops for my iPhone 4. My iPhone 5 feels naked right now, am resisting temptation to get a lesser case. Anyway to let me know an eta until I can order? I didn’t receive any confirmation when I signed up 2 weeks ago.

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ecadmin October 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

You were really late to the party…. but invitations are going out faster and faster. Coming soon, don’t worry.

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David D October 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

Cool, looking forward to it. Thanks for the info.

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JT October 19, 2012 at 9:23 am

Signed up for preorder on the day it was allowed, but have not recieved an order email, Please advise..

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ecadmin October 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

Actually, you didn’t – 9/25 was not that early. Don’t fret, it’s coming soon.

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Chris October 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

bwahahaha

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Sabrina October 19, 2012 at 9:25 am

Are you able to say where customers are in the queue?

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ecadmin October 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

Actually, no. Please see today’s blog post for more info.

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Joe Zickel October 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I’m not even using my phone. I’ve hidden it where no man could find it … In my kids’ room! I registered like 2 years ago. I have no idea where I am on the list. I check my email every 30 seconds. But … The coin is ready!! So let’s go!!! :-)

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Joe Zickel October 19, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Just want to check notify.

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bignoodle October 20, 2012 at 6:24 am

I put myself on the pre-order list, but after submission, I was redirected back to the element case homepage. No indication that request was received, nor did I receive a confirmation email.

Is there any way to know for sure my sign-up request was received?

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ecadmin October 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

That means that you’re on… Otherwise you would have gotten an error.

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T-jay Johnson October 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

So much want!

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T-jay Johnson October 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Waiting my order form patently for this beauty.

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Ralph Francisco October 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

When will the white be coming out ?

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ecadmin October 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

We’re not so sure that we’ll be able to do a white case with the Sector 5. The precision fit between the many small parts may not work well with the powder coated finish required for white because of the thickness of the finish.

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Ralph Francisco October 23, 2012 at 5:20 am

Yes I did the preorder about 3 weeks after the phone came out

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ecadmin October 25, 2012 at 11:11 am

You were pretty accurate with your assessment that you’ve been on the list since 3 weeks after the phone came out – I’ll give you a status update since it will allow others to gauge where they are, too.

You’re next in line… ;)

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nikko October 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

Received my Sector 5 yesterday!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks Element Team!!!

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Francisco Quiles October 26, 2012 at 1:54 am

FINALLY got my order e-mail…….ordered!! mine should be shipping by November 15

Thanks!!!!!

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Dwayne Howard October 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

Francisco,

Would you mind sharing with us when you signed up on the preorder list?

Thanks!

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Ryan Malabanan October 29, 2012 at 8:33 am

Received my FE Sector 5 today! Awesome the best case ever!

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Joe October 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Wooooohoooo! Just ordered the case. So pumped.

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Patrick Murphy October 30, 2012 at 6:31 am

How does this process work? I signed up for the pre-order several weeks ago and assume that at some point an email will be sent to me with payment instructions, billing/delivery address etc.? Am I correct in my assumptions?

I have to say this case is the ONLY case semi-on-the-market ;) that is as handsome as the phone itself. From the looks of it, its worth every dollar and will certainly draw attention and flattering comments.

I look forward to hearing from you!

P. Murphy

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ecadmin October 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

Yes, you are correct! Your order invitation will link you to a page on our web store where you place your order. It will also let you know what date you should expect your order to ship out.

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Rich R October 31, 2012 at 2:23 am

Think I signed up around 4 weeks ago…. Still nothing! Hopefully I’m soon!

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Collin_C October 31, 2012 at 6:36 am

Just ordered my Sector 5 and can’t wait for November 16. Overnight shipping like a boss.

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rndaddy November 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

placed my order yesterday. hoping for an earlier ship date ;-) Heloooooooooooooo :-)

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henrique margarido November 6, 2012 at 12:43 pm

i already ordered mine yesterday , and the deadline was 26 novenber..let´s see…

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Sam Burroughs November 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I received the pre order email yet when i go to place my pre order it says that they are sold out? Please let me know what i can do to get my order in. My phone is naked!

Thanks,
Sam Burroughs

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ecadmin November 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm

It sounds like the allocated inventory sold out before you got to the web site. But, since you’re on the list we definitely can put together an order for you. Please contact Customer Support and someone will help you out. Thanks!

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Finley McGregor December 28, 2012 at 4:42 am

http://www.YouTube.com/ElementCasemyiPhone
I absolutely love this new case! I had the vapor for the iPhone 4! This case is even better than a the vapor which couldn’t be improved on! Amazing product! Well done designers!

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