A Layer Xiaomi Mi 9 TCiCPC Soft TPU Case was acquired in AliExpress TCICPC Official Store, for use with my Xiaomi Mi 9. She came in package with four other products via AliExpress Direct, as I have shown here in Skooter Blog.
Motivation and Choice
This is the third cover I get for my Xiaomi Mi 9. I usually spend a lot of time on the same phone, so it’s normal that the covers don’t last as long and need to be replaced. Check out the reviews of the first two here:
- soft TPU cover and glass film Full Coverage Nillkin for Xiaomi Mi 9, from 17/07/2019.
- Layer Xiaomi Mi 9 Nillkin Frosted Shield, from 08/02/2020.
I like the covers of Nillkin, but the first one became yellow with time, and the second one doesn't have as good protection for the front of the screen, besides being already biting.
Because of this, I decided to include the Layer Xiaomi Mi 9 TCiCPC Soft TPU Case in my application. With the Xiaomi Mi 9 having left the line Nillkin and several other manufacturers stopped making cover for it. I don't know what's up with these manufacturers who think that no one else will need a new cover after the phone goes out of line. So, TCiCPC was one of the few options available.
It is a transparent TPU case, with extra protection in the four corners, and protection that goes just above the screen level. The position of the buttons is embossed, and there is a “box” at the speaker output with holes directed forward. There is even extra protection at the rear for the cameras.
A Layer Xiaomi Mi 9 TCiCPC Soft TPU Case came in a zippered packaging zip-lock. It has a considerable thickness and seems to protect the phone well. The extra protection in the four corners looks very strong and is something I like. It also goes a little bit beyond the height of the screen, but practically at the height of the film. I believe it is enough to protect the screen and film in a fall.
The sides lack a little grip, they are smooth and do not help to hold the phone in your hands as safely as the covers that have a texture at the edges.
The sound output is interesting because it changes the direction of the output, avoiding the entry of dust and avoiding muffling the sound with your hand when holding the phone horizontally to play. That said, the sound gets a little more muffled that way. Nothing too worrying, but it is a noticeable difference.
The camera protection also left a little to be desired, it is taller than the lens set on the right (cell center), which prevents the lens from scraping when the cell phone is placed on some smooth furniture, for example. But, the left side of the protection (cell phone edge) is lower than the lens set, so there is a small chance of scraping the joint in a fall, for example. Furthermore, why did they write “Duo Camera” on the cover of a cell phone that has three lenses? Makes no sense…
Check out the photos and the video of the unboxing and tests from Layer Xiaomi Mi 9 TCiCPC Soft TPU Case:
These are the package tracking information with the Layer Xiaomi Mi 9 TCiCPC Soft TPU Case, obtained from the AliExpress system:
2020.09.25 13:34 (GMT-7): Delivery successful 2020.09.23 15:45 (GMT-7): Cleared customs 2020.09.21 10:37 (GMT-7): Accepted by Last Mile Carrier 2020.09.15 22:47 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin 2020.09.10 13:20 (GMT-7): Shipment accepted by airline 2020.09.09 18:40 (GMT-7): Shipment left country of origin warehouse 2020.09.09 18:39 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin warehouse 2020.09.05 11:26 (GMT-7): Shipment dispatched
And these are the information obtained on the site of the station:
25/09/2020 13:33 [REMOVED] / SP Object delivered to the recipient 25/09/2020 09:54 [REMOVED] / SP Object left for delivery to recipient 25/09/2020 03:25 INDAIATUBA / SP Objeto encaminhado de Unidade de Tratamento em INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution Unit in [REMOVED] / SP 23/09/2020 15:56 CURITIBA / PR Objeto encaminhado de Unidade de Distribuição em CURITIBA / PR for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP 23/09/2020 15:54 CURITIBA / PR Customs inspection completed 21/09/2020 10:54 CURITIBA / PR Objeto recebido pelos Correios do Brasil Informar nº do documento para a fiscalização e entrega do seu objeto. Click here My Imports 12/09/2020 15:47 SWEDEN / Objeto recebido na unidade de exportação no país de origem Informar nº do documento para a fiscalização e entrega do seu objeto. Click here My Imports 12/09/2020 15:25 SWEDEN / Objeto postado Informar nº do documento para a fiscalização e entrega do seu objeto. Click here My Imports
|Product Name:||Layer Xiaomi Mi 9 TCiCPC Soft TPU Case|
|Name Original:||Xiaomi Mi 9 9T Case Mi 9 T SE CC9 Case For Xiaomi Mi9 Funda Slim Transparent TPU Soft Back Cover For Mi9 SE Mi 9T Pro Coque Cade|
|Store:||AliExpress TCICPC Official Store|
|Current value:||R$ 24,22|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Type:||AliExpress Direct|
|Package Home Country:||China|
|Time in Transit:||20 days|
|Declared content:||Watchbands [along with the others 4 products]|
|Type Marked Content:||Other [along with the others 4 products]|
|Declared Value:||USD $9.93 [along with the others 4 products]|
A Layer Xiaomi Mi 9 TCiCPC Soft TPU Case it's not perfect, but it's reasonable. It has good fall protection and should see me for a while.. Because it is transparent TPU, é provável que fique amarelada e dura com o tempo, mas hoje em dia não há mais muitas opções de capa para Xiaomi Mi 9, unfortunately. Quando precisar de outra capa provavelmente comprarei essa da Xundd, se ela ainda estiver disponível.