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Gigahurtz
Jul 10, 2007, 10:16 PM
So i'm going crazy trying to find the right case. I don't want anything to big - prefer something sleek but protects my phone as i'm very nervous about dropping it. I love the look of the phone without a case (as we all do) but would still prefer to have a full case.

Please post your favorite case along with why you like it and a link.

I'm looking to purchase in the next day - perhaps we can turn this into a sticky as i'm sure i'm not the only one pondering this.



Sobe
Jul 10, 2007, 10:22 PM
this is probably more an "accessories" post, but here's the one I ordered:

iPhone Strada Case (Black Calfskin) (http://www.orbino.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=206)

http://www.orbino.com/store/product_thumb.php?img=images/8701_stradablack.jpg&w=360&h=238

I like it because mostly there seem to be 2 types of cases: 1) cases that protect your phone when you carry it (and you need to take the phone out and 2) cases that you leave on all the time.

The ones that you leave on all the time I just didn't like because they seem to destroy the aesthetics of the iPhone.

The ones you just carry the phone in I didn't like because I wanted some protection in case I dropped it.

This Orbino case seemed like the perfect trade off between aesthetics and protection.

I also ordered a set of crystal film from apple to protect the screen because I am not sure I like Orbino's screen protection.

sWaltuo
Jul 10, 2007, 10:28 PM
i have a vaja case ordered .. and I must say that I am very excited about it coming in! The three choices all look beautiful! Check them out at www.vajacases.com ... But when I am using it I am debating buying an InvisibleShield .. just waiting for the reviews!

ecks618
Jul 10, 2007, 10:38 PM
I am currently using this:

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/ES89018/detail/iphoneleatherfolioblack1.jpg

I like it because the iphone fits snugly inside with no movement at all, and it seems like i wont fall out even if the flap is open which is important because the velco of the flap isnt the best, you have to press down to make it stay in place.
But what I really want is the Iskin Revo:

http://www.mobilewhack.com/iSkin_Revo-iphone-case.jpg

mcdj
Jul 10, 2007, 10:39 PM
I'm all for reinventing yourself, but the Vaja iPhone cases look like recycled bowling shoes to me. They have none of the sleekness their prior designs have had.

Piel Frama FTW.

taberrr
Jul 10, 2007, 10:39 PM
this is probably more an "accessories" post, but here's the one I ordered:

iPhone Strada Case (Black Calfskin) (http://www.orbino.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=206)
...


Calf skin? Yikes.

sblasl
Jul 10, 2007, 10:47 PM
I am waiting for Vaja to release the i-Volution for the iPhone. It is hands down the best case IMHO. I have one for my Treo 650. It is gorgeous and truly a classic.

The iPhone and Vaja cases are in a class by themselves. Vaja obviously had to wait until the iPhone was released before they could finalize the actual i-Volution case due to it's precise glove like fit.

I picked up a leather CaseMate at the AT&T store when I bought my iPhone on the 29th. I wanted something to protect it until I can order the Vaja i-Volution.

The CaseMate is OK, but when you see it next to my Treo's i-Volution there is no comparison.

Sobe
Jul 10, 2007, 11:20 PM
Sorry, but ... does that say Calf Skin? I don't think - in a million years - that I would want a dead baby cow's skin surrounding my cell phone. That is just... talk about inhumane... wow. :( Why not hire a slave to carry it around for you while you're at it?

Luckily it was a cow not a person, so there's no problem with being inhumane.

Do me a favor, spare me the anthropomorphisms and I promise not to share my recipe for Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana.

Offspring992
Jul 10, 2007, 11:29 PM
Does anyone here have this?

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=1BAA76D6&nplm=TN563LL/A

kqwik78
Jul 10, 2007, 11:51 PM
Does anyone here have this?

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=1BAA76D6&nplm=TN563LL/A

Yes, I currently have that case along with a shieldzone screen protector.

Great combo IMHO.

jecapaga
Jul 11, 2007, 12:14 AM
Does anyone here have this?

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=1BAA76D6&nplm=TN563LL/A

Have the same case and love it. Adds the extra grip I wanted on the beautiful but slippery iphone.

siurpeeman
Jul 11, 2007, 12:19 AM
I am currently using this:

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/ES89018/detail/iphoneleatherfolioblack1.jpg


i have that one, only brown. i like it, but i'm thinking i should have gotten the black. :0

Goldenbear
Jul 11, 2007, 01:49 AM
Sorry, but ... does that say Calf Skin? I don't think - in a million years - that I would want a dead baby cow's skin surrounding my cell phone. That is just... talk about inhumane... wow. :( Why not hire a slave to carry it around for you while you're at it?

Unless you're a hard-core vegan, I find statements like this a bit bizarre.

mullman
Jul 11, 2007, 06:57 AM
Sorry, but ... does that say Calf Skin? I don't think - in a million years - that I would want a dead baby cow's skin surrounding my cell phone. That is just... talk about inhumane... wow. :( Why not hire a slave to carry it around for you while you're at it?

Are your shoes and belt made out of plastic?

Regardless, good 'slave' idea, I'll post on craigslist and see if I can find one. :D


iPhone owner seeking slave to carry my said phone around.
No pay or benefits other than carrying my phone.

taberrr
Jul 11, 2007, 08:52 AM
I realize my point of view is not the majority here, and I'm sure you all think you're pretty funny. Just sharing my opinion, which is pretty much what forums are for. I'm not a hardcore vegan, I'm just not ignorant. Anyway, have fun!

Sobe
Jul 11, 2007, 08:58 AM
I realize my point of view is not the majority here, and I'm sure you all think you're pretty funny. Just sharing my opinion, which is pretty much what forums are for. I'm not a hardcore vegan, I'm just not ignorant. Anyway, have fun!

I do make a mean vegetarian curry if you're interested....

padmasana
Jul 11, 2007, 09:07 AM
I do make a mean vegetarian curry if you're interested....

and you can always wrap the iPhone in a chapati or a roti, or pita bread for that matter.

wongulous
Jul 11, 2007, 09:08 AM
I wouldn't buy leather either.

And I don't wear leather shoes or belt, except for my work-provided that I am forced to wear.

And the InCase rubber sounded promising, especially compared to crappy silicone cases that I've used on iPods on and off over the years (without much satisfaction), but then the reviews of them getting stretched out started to roll in... ugh.

All I really want is to protect the CHROME! Why did Apple have to make it so curvy and on the edges where it's at risk!? :)

taberrr
Jul 11, 2007, 09:12 AM
And the InCase rubber sounded promising, especially compared to crappy silicone cases that I've used on iPods on and off over the years (without much satisfaction), but then the reviews of them getting stretched out started to roll in... ugh.

All I really want is to protect the CHROME! Why did Apple have to make it so curvy and on the edges where it's at risk!? :)

Anyway yeah, back on topic - I know! I got the jam jacket when I picked up my phone, it's perfect except for the stupid headphone winder thing on the back. They should make one without it. The incase one looks cool, but they don't cover the chrome right? At least the jam jacket one covers the chrome.

padmasana
Jul 11, 2007, 09:17 AM
I'm a vegetarian and i also shy away from leather, but I got to admit, I still like its smell.
I ended up going for a cheap-o case from eBay. I wanted something very thin and am still not sure if I will use it or not. Both my iPhone and the case are in a race from the Far East to see which one will arrive here the slowest.

Here's the case:
http://cgi.ebay.com/FOR-iPHONE-APPLE-BLACK-SILICONE-CASE-HOLSTER-Black_W0QQitemZ220129291706QQihZ012QQcategoryZ15036QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

JonboyDC
Jul 11, 2007, 04:05 PM
I am waiting for Vaja to release the i-Volution for the iPhone. It is hands down the best case IMHO. I have one for my Treo 650. It is gorgeous and truly a classic.
If you follow the link to the Vaja site, you'll see that they have released the iVolution for the iPhone. And I have to agree with mcdj, I don't think it measures up to their previous cases. The site says that there are still more models to come, and I'm still hopeful that they'll release something that I like -- but the three models they have so far have not been it.

loudestnoise
Jul 11, 2007, 06:35 PM
I still love my iQase SiDE (http://iqase.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1), but they are not for everyone

Gigahurtz
Jul 12, 2007, 09:39 PM
Still undecided... keep them coming!

David R
Jul 12, 2007, 09:43 PM
Does anyone here have this?

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=1BAA76D6&nplm=TN563LL/A

I have the black one. Expensive for what it is (a 5 cent piece of rubber) but it fits the iPhone perfectly, you can access all features with the case on and it provides pretty good protection. It's the best case in my opinion out of all the ones I checked out.

beate
Jul 13, 2007, 03:26 AM
Ordered Speck holdster (waiting)
Ordered PielFarma wallet (waiting)
In the meantime I've been using an old Sony pda case made by The Pouch.
It's growing on me. Has a place for the earbuds even. Case is a bit oversized.
Just went to their site and they have one now for the iPhone. So now I'm three for three. Glad the Vaja doesn't have what I want yet.
http://www.thepouch.com/iphone.html

Good for Vegans too! (I'm a Vegan myself but it's only in regards to food as of yet but thanks for that little push on my guilt button)

Avatar74
Jul 13, 2007, 09:44 AM
http://goincase.com/products/images/CL59019/detail/iphoneprotectiveblack1.jpg

I use this one from InCase (http://goincase.com/products/detail/protective-cover-cl59030).

I like it because it's thick enough to protect the edges and back, covers the edges and back completely (with the exception of the camera lens and vibrate switch), but thin enough to still fit the phone in your pocket. I've come to hate clip cases because the phone is more likely to get snagged or fall off... and showing off your gadgets makes you look like a tool.

I also like how grippy it is, which is especially nice when doing two-thumb typing and/or holding in landscape mode.

whawhat
Jul 13, 2007, 09:55 AM
had the griffin snap in (not enough protection) and incase folio in black (too bulky, velcro not strong enough). finally got the griffin elan holster and it's perfect:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=DD5719D7&nplm=TN556LL/A

iforaneye
Jul 18, 2007, 12:53 PM
had the invisible plastic case which looked okay but sucked as far as protection and wasnt extremely snug. Now have the incase rubber deally and LOVE IT! It has great grip and decent protection. Best bet for me. I also added the clear screen protector which was a bitch to put on, but I love the peace of mind it gives me.

tkidBOSTON
Jul 18, 2007, 01:00 PM
I want to find a case similar to those little slip things that the current iPods ship with. Just something I can put my iPhone in if I don't plan on using it for a while and don't want to have to worry about keeping keys or change in my pocket with it.

Anyone know what I'm talking about and if something similar is available for the iPhone?

ukneeq
Jul 18, 2007, 01:01 PM
http://goincase.com/products/images/CL59019/detail/iphoneprotectiveblack1.jpg

I use this one from InCase (http://goincase.com/products/detail/protective-cover-cl59030).

I like it because it's thick enough to protect the edges and back, covers the edges and back completely (with the exception of the camera lens and vibrate switch), but thin enough to still fit the phone in your pocket. I've come to hate clip cases because the phone is more likely to get snagged or fall off... and showing off your gadgets makes you look like a tool.

I also like how grippy it is, which is especially nice when doing two-thumb typing and/or holding in landscape mode.


I also chose this one and am very happy with it. The grip really gives it a nice touch!

lilnyc
Jul 18, 2007, 01:07 PM
I have the clear Belkin case w/a screen cover.

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=374513#

I experienced my 1st iPhone drop (desk-to-office carpet) and all is well.

I like the stand that props it up. But after seeing the Vaja, I want one because it's elegant.

http://www.vajacases.com/home/home_en.html

However, the Vaja leaves parts unprotected, so I would need a full Invisible shield protector.

http://www.shieldzone.com/item_description/APLIPHONE.html

lilnyc
Jul 18, 2007, 01:13 PM
had the invisible plastic case which looked okay but sucked as far as protection and wasnt extremely snug.

The Belkin? My clear Belkin feels and looks okay to me, but it slid right off of my desk, onto the floor because of it's lack of texture. I guess it wanted to go skiing, but it gave me a heart attack.

MovieCutter
Jul 18, 2007, 01:22 PM
I also chose this one and am very happy with it. The grip really gives it a nice touch!

How easily can this slide in and out of your pocket though...?

lavrishevo
Jul 18, 2007, 01:35 PM
This is the case I am currently using....LOL not even designed for the iPhone but is working great. No one has a case for the iPhone here in PR and many do not ship here. Ah well happy with this leather case. I think it is originally for a Treo... I wonder how the iPhone feels living in a Treo case....hahahaha:D

nfocus design
Jul 18, 2007, 02:13 PM
[QUOTE=ecks618;3902806]I am currently using this:

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/ES89018/detail/iphoneleatherfolioblack1.jpg

I have this one too and I love it.

MyJelleo
Jul 18, 2007, 02:18 PM
i have that one, only brown. i like it, but i'm thinking i should have gotten the black. :0

Once you go black, you never go back. I've had the problem of trying to figure out what case to use for my iphone for a while. I finally decided on not using a case at all. I'll definitely have a carrying pouch like the one you have, but I've realized that with all my electronic devices, I typically try to keep them pristine for a set period of time (a few months), then after that, I don't care any more.

I think the same will go for the iphone. I'll definitely not want to scratch it for the first few months, but after that, I really doubt that I'll care any more. I'll probably end up just throwing it about like I do my mighty mouse.

lilnyc
Jul 18, 2007, 02:23 PM
Once you go black, you never go back.

ROTFL!!!! My saying is once you go Mac, you never go back. :D

That's the deal with the Vaja. I can't decide which color, but the black case sure looks pretty.

aricher
Jul 18, 2007, 02:25 PM
this is probably more an "accessories" post, but here's the one I ordered:

iPhone Strada Case (Black Calfskin) (http://www.orbino.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=206)

http://www.orbino.com/store/product_thumb.php?img=images/8701_stradablack.jpg&w=360&h=238

Have you received your Orbino yet? I ordered mine on Monday and their email said that they will be shipping from Italy on July 23.

ukneeq
Jul 18, 2007, 02:35 PM
How easily can this slide in and out of your pocket though...?

I actually haven't had a problem getting it in and out of my pockets. I even have some carpenter jeans that have the side pockets down the legs that it fits into. I can usually just grab the iPhone by the sides and with the grip from the case pull it right out.

Yankees 4 Life
Jul 18, 2007, 03:52 PM
http://goincase.com/products/images/CL59019/detail/iphoneprotectiveblack1.jpg

I use this one from InCase (http://goincase.com/products/detail/protective-cover-cl59030).

I like it because it's thick enough to protect the edges and back, covers the edges and back completely (with the exception of the camera lens and vibrate switch), but thin enough to still fit the phone in your pocket. I've come to hate clip cases because the phone is more likely to get snagged or fall off... and showing off your gadgets makes you look like a tool.

I also like how grippy it is, which is especially nice when doing two-thumb typing and/or holding in landscape mode.

i have this same case, but it stretched really easily....

aricher
Jul 18, 2007, 04:06 PM
I went to the iPod bar at my local Apple Store last weekend to exchange a bad battery iPhone. The Genius there said that he would not recommend a rubber case for the iPhone. He said that it can trap heat and moisture both of which could be the death of the phone. He said the only cases he and his co-workers are recommending are leather or neoprene cases that can breathe.

Sobe
Jul 18, 2007, 04:35 PM
Have you received your Orbino yet? I ordered mine on Monday and their email said that they will be shipping from Italy on July 23.

They quoted me a ship date of July 20, but I ordered mine back on the 10th.

jecapaga
Jul 18, 2007, 05:54 PM
i have this same case, but it stretched really easily....

until it stretched out and scratched the crap out of the bezel.

sirnick4
Jul 18, 2007, 08:09 PM
until it stretched out and scratched the crap out of the bezel.

I have that case as well (for a week) but it has not done that (yet). I'm really looking forward to revo from iSkin. I'll probably end up getting that one for my iPhone.

dadsp33k
Jul 18, 2007, 08:22 PM
i use:
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ipod/review/griffin-technology-elan-snap-in-for-iphone/

http://www.ilounge.com/assets/images/reviews_griffin/elansnapiniphone/6.jpg

http://www.ilounge.com/assets/images/reviews_griffin/elansnapiniphone/3-1.jpg

http://www.ilounge.com/assets/images/reviews_griffin/elansnapiniphone/4.jpg

aricher
Jul 18, 2007, 08:27 PM
I had the Griffin Elan Hoster for 2 days and the returned it. I didn't like how high the clip sat on the back - it kept jabbing into my side when I would sit down. Didn't like that the clip wasn't removable either. Waiting patiently for my Orbino now.

ukneeq
Jul 19, 2007, 09:55 AM
i have this same case, but it stretched really easily....

How long did it take to stretch? I've had mine for 2 weeks with no problems.

roland.g
Jul 19, 2007, 10:57 AM
I had the Griffin Elan Hoster for 2 days and the returned it. I didn't like how high the clip sat on the back - it kept jabbing into my side when I would sit down. Didn't like that the clip wasn't removable either. Waiting patiently for my Orbino now.

I too had the Elan Snap-In holster for a week and it dug into me. I liked rotating the phone 90 degrees landscape with my belt, and even put a felt furniture pad on the back of the clip, but it still dug in. Great case still and it fits securely.

But I have found what I consider to be THE BEST SOLUTION.

1. www.bestskinsever.com this skin is $9.99 shipped, tacky/grippy so that the phone is less slippery, and wraps all the chrome too (that is the curved chrome, doesn't cover the tiny flat sliver on the front around the screen). Do yourself a favor and get this, better than the Invisivle Sheild.

2. I don't care for the tackier bestskinsever on the screen, so I continued using my www.powersupportusa.com Crystal Film Set which is available at Apple stores for $14.95 and keeps the same feel and look to the screen. Really except for the home button and ear speaker holes, you cannot tell it's there.

3. Lastly, the case. Forget the holsters. And once you have the Bestskinsever, you don't need a Speck or Incase rubber anything. Get yourself a foofpod. www.foofshop.com These cases are handmade in Australia, price is about $21-24 shipped (after $AUD to $USD conversion) and are excellent. Took about a week to arrive. They have great corduory and Japanese cottons, and Irish tweeds. Slip the iPhone in, top first, speaker out so you can hear it ring, and slide it in your pocket.

Museanima
Jul 27, 2007, 05:56 PM
Can anyone recommend a case that can store the ear buds also? I know there is that molded one, but I would like to find a horizontal pouch that is nice looking and can store the ear buds with the iphone.

aPhone
Jul 27, 2007, 09:22 PM
Um if it makes anyone feel better, I went to a workshop where a guy dropped his iPhone on purpose, kicked it across a floor and repeated this process with onlookers wincing and cringing. These things are rugged and the inside is stable. When he picked it up it had no scratches and the screen is tempered glass... So if you really want a case go ahead, the only thing I'd really worry about is that paint chipping to be honest. Anyways, I just thought I'd let everyone in on that and hopefully it doesn't influence you too much :D.

jecapaga
Jul 27, 2007, 10:19 PM
Um if it makes anyone feel better, I went to a workshop where a guy dropped his iPhone on purpose, kicked it across a floor and repeated this process with onlookers wincing and cringing. These things are rugged and the inside is stable. When he picked it up it had no scratches and the screen is tempered glass... So if you really want a case go ahead, the only thing I'd really worry about is that paint chipping to be honest. Anyways, I just thought I'd let everyone in on that and hopefully it doesn't influence you too much :D.

what kind of workshop is that ya say?

103734
Jul 27, 2007, 10:33 PM
Sorry, but ... does that say Calf Skin? I don't think - in a million years - that I would want a dead baby cow's skin surrounding my cell phone. That is just... talk about inhumane... wow. :( Why not hire a slave to carry it around for you while you're at it?


I have a custom made case made from baby cow leather and covered in kitten fur, I have my name spelt on it made from elephant tusks and they are secured to my case using sloth fur. The edges are made from rhino skin because it is very though. It is then soaked in puppy tears for no reason.

I like it :D

alexplore11
Jul 27, 2007, 10:43 PM
-I recently switched from the clear Contour case to the "full body" Shield Zone wrap thingy and it is sooooo awesome.
-I have no idea how it stays on but it literally IS SCRATCH PROOF. It just won't scratch.
-Use it alone to show off the sleek iPhone, or buy it along with something else for extra protection. Either way, it is simply 100% worth the money and makes your iPhone look beautiful.
-Take an hour to install it carefully and correctly and you will be shocked. BUY ONE!
-Get one here!

http://www.shieldzone.com/images/coverage2/APLIPHONE.jpg

Giies
Jul 27, 2007, 10:54 PM
i'm thinking either this http://www.iskin.com/revo/ or http://goincase.com/products/detail/protective-cover-cl59030

or any of you guy have any suggestion, i'm a girl so i need something look more like a girl would carry and not too bulky, something thin.

jecapaga
Jul 27, 2007, 11:13 PM
i'm thinking either this http://www.iskin.com/revo/ or http://goincase.com/products/detail/protective-cover-cl59030

or any of you guy have any suggestion, i'm a girl so i need something look more like a girl would carry and not too bulky, something thin.

don't get the incase one. it stretches out and scratches the chrome. search for it on here and you'll see. I have it so I can say this for certain.

CD3660
Jul 28, 2007, 11:28 PM
-I recently switched from the clear Contour case to the "full body" Shield Zone wrap thingy and it is sooooo awesome.
-I have no idea how it stays on but it literally IS SCRATCH PROOF. It just won't scratch.
-Use it alone to show off the sleek iPhone, or buy it along with something else for extra protection. Either way, it is simply 100% worth the money and makes your iPhone look beautiful.
-Take an hour to install it carefully and correctly and you will be shocked. BUY ONE!
-Get one here!

http://www.shieldzone.com/images/coverage2/APLIPHONE.jpg

Are these as easy to put on as the manufacturer's video demonstration (using an iPod) suggests?

http://www.shieldzone.com/movie/index.html

rollingstart
Jul 29, 2007, 12:04 AM
Um if it makes anyone feel better, I went to a workshop where a guy dropped his iPhone on purpose, kicked it across a floor and repeated this process with onlookers wincing and cringing. These things are rugged and the inside is stable. When he picked it up it had no scratches and the screen is tempered glass... So if you really want a case go ahead, the only thing I'd really worry about is that paint chipping to be honest. Anyways, I just thought I'd let everyone in on that and hopefully it doesn't influence you too much :D.


I absolutely guarantee you if you took that phone and gave the bezel a good look you would see it scratched to he**. There's no way an iPhone can take a beating like that and come away flawless. :rolleyes:

don't get the incase one. it stretches out and scratches the chrome. search for it on here and you'll see. I have it so I can say this for certain.

Also recommend against InCase -- you have to clean it regularly to kep the dust particles from scratching up the bezel -- however after you take it off and put it back on 10 times the case is all stretched out and doesn't even fit anymore. A horrible product at $3, much less $30.

carman63
Jul 29, 2007, 07:31 AM
I ordered the Sena ultra slim pouch (http://www.senacases.com/Brands/Apple-iPhone-Cases/ULTRASLIM-POUCH) and am considering a Vaja Urbano sometime in the future.

rollingstart
Jul 29, 2007, 08:15 AM
I ordered the Sena ultra slim pouch (http://www.senacases.com/Brands/Apple-iPhone-Cases/ULTRASLIM-POUCH) and am considering a Vaja Urbano sometime in the future.

Thank you very much for the link! I just preordered one as well :p

The Sena is the perfect kind of case imo. The iPhone looks so good naked --why wrap it up in cheap rubber or even leather on a permanent basis? A nice thin pouch is all you need for when you have to throw it in your pocket or a bag for protection.

Holsters are also not a good idea imo - why have a $600 phone hanging out there like that, waiting to be stolen?

I'd say a simple pouch combined with a screen protector is all you really need.

Roller
Jul 29, 2007, 08:34 AM
But after seeing the Vaja, I want one because it's elegant.

http://www.vajacases.com/home/home_en.html

However, the Vaja leaves parts unprotected, so I would need a full Invisible shield protector.

I'm looking for a case that fully protects the iPhone when it's closed, opens quickly to let me access the screen and buttons, and works in a shirt pocket or on a belt clip.

From what I've seen, there's no case that does all that... yet. The iSkin looks great, but you have to use the snap on VISOR to protect the screen from impact, which is inconvenient. There's also no belt clip option.

I'm hoping that Vaja releases an iPhone case that functions just like their PDA cases. I have a six year old Vaja PDA case that's slightly padded, so it offers some protection for the inevitable drop. Vaja says that they're working on more iPhone cases, but won't say when they'll be ready.

Noumenon
Jul 29, 2007, 09:41 AM
http://www.thebestthings.com/cases/graphics/amabilia_curvedselect_so5423b.jpg

Goldenbear
Jul 29, 2007, 01:05 PM
http://www.thebestthings.com/cases/graphics/amabilia_curvedselect_so5423b.jpg
:D

I received my Invisible Shield (just the back) over a week ago, but I still haven't put I on. I just don't see the point anymore.

morg0052
Jul 29, 2007, 01:14 PM
I have an incase one as well, and it has stretched out a lot. the only thing that is nice about it is that the iphone is not as slippery with it on. Has anyone tried one of those iskin cases, do they stretch out? Also, will the apple store take back the incase because it stretches out so much?

Noumenon
Jul 29, 2007, 02:26 PM
I have the incase rubber as well. If and when it stretches out to the point that it effect usability, ...rather than ditching it, i will attempt to shrink it via an oven. It is molded with a Thermoplastic elastomer, so maybe heating it to its vicant softening point and letting it cooling slowly will shrink it.

isaacc7
Jul 29, 2007, 06:36 PM
Can't believe that no one has mentioned http://hideapod.com/.

Isaac

DaftUnion
Jul 29, 2007, 06:54 PM
Does anyone here have this?

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=1BAA76D6&nplm=TN563LL/A

That's what I have on my iPhone along with a Power Support Crystal film on the screen. Great combo!

One thing about the Incase though as a word of advice...once you put the thing on the iPhone if you get it, don't ever take it off. The top left part stretches out if you do...BUT...it's perfectly fine and won't do that if you don't take it off after you put it on.

DVNIEL
Jul 29, 2007, 07:56 PM
Marware Sidwinder @ Apple Store (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=4A54E393&nplm=TN772LL/A)

I finally found a combination I'm content with. I have covered my iPhone with a BestSkinsEver kit, and its adds a great tactile feeling to the iPhone. I do not like adding bulk to my iPhone, I've always been a fan holsters. One of my fears of using a holster though was it slipping out of my hand and taking a nasty fall to the concrete.

The Marware Sidewinder is the best holster that I've purchased for my iPhone, and I've tried them all. Marware is greatly known for their durable belt clips, which I have the great ability of breaking for accidently sitting down wrong; I no longer have to worry about that because the nub portion that sits in the belt clip is not cheaply put on. It rotates 360 degrees, and it feels best for me when it is horizontal. The entire case has a great rubber feeling, so you get the sturdiness as well as added grip to the unit. The phone can be either taken out of the holster easily, or you can unclip it from the belt clip and use it while it is seated. The case holds on the phone tightly, but smoothly moves from under the holster clip with assistance.

You can also face the iPhone inwards to add more protection to the screen, which I always do. Another feature that I love about this holster is the retracting cord management slider. As you can see in the pictures, you can also hold your Apple Bluetooth Earpiece in a groove that specified for just that purpose. I don't use this feature too often, but I do use it when I'm expecting a call, and amazingly, it does a great job of holding onto the earpiece. It has not slipped out, but I do occasionally check it and make sure its placed back into a tight position.

If I ever want to watch movies while sitting down a table, you simply clip it to the beltclip upside down, and it'll act as a horizontal stand for the iPhone. Whenever I take out the phone from the holster, the added grip from the BSE ensures that it won't slip out from my hand that easily.

I do not use this when I'm working out though, I use the InCase sport armband with optional handstrap.


I am very happy with my setup

kellen
Jul 29, 2007, 09:14 PM
I have a custom made case made from baby cow leather and covered in kitten fur, I have my name spelt on it made from elephant tusks and they are secured to my case using sloth fur. The edges are made from rhino skin because it is very though. It is then soaked in puppy tears for no reason.

I like it :D

They were out of that one when I ordered, so I went with the case made out of puppy and kitty nose leather. So soft!

nmamur
Jul 30, 2007, 12:21 AM
lol...puppy tears!!!!!!

horation
Jul 31, 2007, 05:10 PM
Can't believe that no one has mentioned http://hideapod.com/.

Isaac

Wow, this is hands down the best anti-theft device I have ever seen!

ctakim
Jul 31, 2007, 08:50 PM
Can't believe that no one has mentioned http://hideapod.com/.

Isaac

This is too funny! Especially the user comments!:D

dreamteam
Aug 1, 2007, 01:08 AM
I have the black one. Expensive for what it is (a 5 cent piece of rubber) but it fits the iPhone perfectly, you can access all features with the case on and it provides pretty good protection. It's the best case in my opinion out of all the ones I checked out.

i have been using this case for about 3 weeks now. I thought it was a great case until the rubber started to stretch and it's no longer skin tight. Other than that, it's everything i was looking for in a case.

iBookG4user
Aug 1, 2007, 01:15 AM
Right now I'm using the one that came with my 60GB iPod Video, it works pretty good. It covers most of the phone and I just take the phone out of the case when I need to use it or sync it.

thechidz
Aug 1, 2007, 01:24 AM
i have been using this case for about 3 weeks now. I thought it was a great case until the rubber started to stretch and it's no longer skin tight. Other than that, it's everything i was looking for in a case.


The incase rubber cases DO stretch and DO scratch the metal part of your iphone.

I just received my bestskinsever package and will be putting that on this weekend. I also have about 3 or 4 cases that I use, I will take pics and post a more extensive review later.

If it matters, I am more concerned with compacting my carry out items so I have concentrated on wallet cases and am hoping that combining my BSE with a great case will give me a perfect combination.

So far will not recommend the rubber incase or the nupocket wallet.

:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:

joekix
Aug 1, 2007, 01:26 AM
Right now I'm using the one that came with my 60GB iPod Video, it works pretty good. It covers most of the phone and I just take the phone out of the case when I need to use it or sync it.

i'm using it too and at first it was just going to be temporarily, but then i realized it's pretty nice.

thechidz
Aug 1, 2007, 01:28 AM
i'm using it too and at first it was just going to be temporarily, but then i realized it's pretty nice.

yeah it does work, seems like the same material as the iphone cleaning cloth.

I need more functionality though

morg0052
Aug 2, 2007, 11:25 AM
Anyone know when the iskin revo is going to be at the at&t store or apple store?

Joshua8o8
Aug 3, 2007, 04:27 AM
i just dont understand how some people think some of these cases look good on thier iphone. I just dont understand...

CD3660
Aug 3, 2007, 04:40 AM
Nor me, some absolutely ruin the appearance of what is a beautifully designed device.

There again, all this is a very personal thing.

beate
Aug 3, 2007, 02:50 PM
Can't believe that no one has mentioned http://hideapod.com/.

Isaac

Try to buy one - That's almost as entertaining as reading the user comments.

lonnielove
Aug 3, 2007, 03:08 PM
Unless you're a hard-core vegan, I find statements like this a bit bizarre.
Also its not a baby cow, its a calf.

thechidz
Aug 3, 2007, 04:02 PM
I received my igone mobile case, the wallet one that looks similar to the piel frama. It looks very nice and has a classy look to it, but the freakin credit cards dont fit:p

No way to carry keys either, so...


nupocket with video ipod sleeve works great if i need to carry everything in one thing

igonemobile is a nice alternative to the expense of piel frama, and works for classier occasions, but carries minimal wallet stuff...


pics to come soon....:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:: apple:

askripko
Aug 3, 2007, 06:35 PM
For those who wishes to underline their individuality and to express their own world through iPhone or just to look stylishly; web-portal of all possible gadget modings Decalgirl.com suggests you to pump over your phone.

Each skin comes with a special access code printed on the packaging that will allow you to get a free matching wallpaper to complete the new look!

Read more HERE (http://iphonews.ifastnet.com/index.php/2007/08/03/huge-gallery-of-apple-iphone-stylish-skins/)

MarkMS
Aug 3, 2007, 06:41 PM
For those who wishes to underline their individuality and to express their own world through iPhone or just to look stylishly; web-portal of all possible gadget modings Decalgirl.com suggests you to pump over your phone.

Each skin comes with a special access code printed on the packaging that will allow you to get a free matching wallpaper to complete the new look!

Read more HERE (http://iphonews.ifastnet.com/index.php/2007/08/03/huge-gallery-of-apple-iphone-stylish-skins/)


That's pretty neat!! This is my favorite one ... Just in time for Leopard. http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/4,7172.htm

This one too ... reminds me of the iPod. http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/4,7190.htm

djejrejk
Aug 4, 2007, 12:44 PM
http://foofshop.com/

Foof is making iPhone covers. I purchased one for my MBP and I love it. Very durable and it looks nice too.

Vegeta-san
Aug 4, 2007, 07:59 PM
Marware Sidwinder @ Apple Store (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=4A54E393&nplm=TN772LL/A)

I finally found a combination I'm content with. I have covered my iPhone with a BestSkinsEver kit, and its adds a great tactile feeling to the iPhone. I do not like adding bulk to my iPhone, I've always been a fan holsters. One of my fears of using a holster though was it slipping out of my hand and taking a nasty fall to the concrete.

The Marware Sidewinder is the best holster that I've purchased for my iPhone, and I've tried them all. Marware is greatly known for their durable belt clips, which I have the great ability of breaking for accidently sitting down wrong; I no longer have to worry about that because the nub portion that sits in the belt clip is not cheaply put on. It rotates 360 degrees, and it feels best for me when it is horizontal. The entire case has a great rubber feeling, so you get the sturdiness as well as added grip to the unit. The phone can be either taken out of the holster easily, or you can unclip it from the belt clip and use it while it is seated. The case holds on the phone tightly, but smoothly moves from under the holster clip with assistance.

You can also face the iPhone inwards to add more protection to the screen, which I always do. Another feature that I love about this holster is the retracting cord management slider. As you can see in the pictures, you can also hold your Apple Bluetooth Earpiece in a groove that specified for just that purpose. I don't use this feature too often, but I do use it when I'm expecting a call, and amazingly, it does a great job of holding onto the earpiece. It has not slipped out, but I do occasionally check it and make sure its placed back into a tight position.

If I ever want to watch movies while sitting down a table, you simply clip it to the beltclip upside down, and it'll act as a horizontal stand for the iPhone. Whenever I take out the phone from the holster, the added grip from the BSE ensures that it won't slip out from my hand that easily.

I do not use this when I'm working out though, I use the InCase sport armband with optional handstrap.


I am very happy with my setup

Awesome pics man! Definently made me consider getting a Sidewinder....BUT, from what I've read about it, when it's clipped to your waist, it tends to stick out a bit too far....So, could you please take and post a profile picture (pic from the side with the iPhone in the Sidewinder)? Thanks!

blakesail
Aug 4, 2007, 08:19 PM
[QUOTE=ecks618;3902806]I am currently using this:

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/ES89018/detail/iphoneleatherfolioblack1.jpg

That's the one I'm using as well. It works well on my hip, but mostly it's just a great all-around fit and excellent protection for the phone.

TurboSC
Aug 4, 2007, 08:34 PM
BestSkinsEver is probably the best case I've found, I had an incase black rubber one, but that one stretches easily.

thechidz
Aug 5, 2007, 07:47 AM
BestSkinsEver is probably the best case I've found, I had an incase black rubber one, but that one stretches easily.

Yeah ive pretty much scrapped my incase rubber scratchup thingy. Im pretty good right now with my igonemobile wallet case for when I only need my phone, ID, 1 CC and a 20 spot for good measure (although im very curious about the piel frama wallet cases, anyone get one yet?) and my nupocket wallet case, with which I can carry EVERYTHING, phone with ipod video sleeve over it, CC's, ID, cash, keys change etc.

I also use the best skins ever, which is nice.

All together I like my setup:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:

eastview
Aug 5, 2007, 07:49 AM
I am really liking the ultra slim pouch by sena because I like the look of the naked phone itself but want some protection when I am carrying it (seeing that it already survived two falls with some scratches on the back I don't want it looking like i threw it down a waterfall after two years). The sena case looks great but I can't decide between white of black. Any suggestions?

ToddW
Aug 5, 2007, 08:52 AM
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I'm using the leather casemate that u can get at the att store. I like how it protects the whole iPhone.

stankyfish
Aug 6, 2007, 10:45 AM
How long did it take to stretch? I've had mine for 2 weeks with no problems.

Mine took about 2 weeks to stretch out, and now almost slides out too easily. The shiny bezel is all scratched up now. I loved the case when I first got it -- it was very snug -- now I'm looking to replace it. $30 for two weeks of use and scratches to the bezel -- I wouldn't recommend this case.

irun5k
Aug 6, 2007, 08:05 PM
[QUOTE=ecks618;3902806]I am currently using this:

That's the one I'm using as well. It works well on my hip, but mostly it's just a great all-around fit and excellent protection for the phone.

I just ordered the Marware equivalent. Will be very similar I think. I like this style case because it offers good protection but when you actually USE the phone you can use the phone without it being covered in silicone, arcylic, etc. The phone is so solid and nice looking that I'd hate for it to be surrounded in silicone. Of course, I'm sure for the way some people use their phones, a case like that makes sense.

This is totally different from my nano, which is all wrapped up in an iSkin duo with belt clip. Two different use cases. (no pun intended!) My nano goes to the gym frequently so i never really want it exposed to sweat and other elements.

Benjamindaines
Aug 6, 2007, 08:35 PM
Im using a Bellin Slim-Fit case. Im on my iphone right now so I cant get you a link but look on Belkin's website.

drewfus
Aug 6, 2007, 10:34 PM
I've been using my iSkin Revo for about a week-ish now, and I love it. It doesn't appear to have the same stretching problems that the InCase leather one has, and the visor is really handy so the screen doesn't come into contact with anything bad if it's somehow in my pocket with other stuff.

greyhouse
Aug 8, 2007, 04:47 PM
I've been using my iSkin Revo for about a week-ish now, and I love it. It doesn't appear to have the same stretching problems that the InCase leather one has, and the visor is really handy so the screen doesn't come into contact with anything bad if it's somehow in my pocket with other stuff.

Does the iPhone fit into the dock with the iSkin Revo on?

Gandhi
Aug 8, 2007, 06:10 PM
Wife and I use the Oakley-branded sunglass cloth cases (http://www.sunglasshut.com/sghus.cfm?dir=templates&page=productpage&sitecategory=sunglasses&nproductid=103687) and they work great (link is to generic brand).

http://www.sunglasshut.com/media/images/Eyewear/248638_b.jpg

Works great if all you wanna do is protect your iPhone when not in use. It is slim enough to slip in to my pant pocket, or put it in my wife's small purse as well.

suimpreza16
Aug 8, 2007, 08:06 PM
I also would NOT recommend the incase rubber case. I had mine for less than a week..scratched up the chrome while my b/f with no case still had no scratches. I was very P-Oed about this... still trying to find the best case, but that is definitely not it.

jt2ga65
Aug 8, 2007, 09:02 PM
I still love my iQase SiDE (http://iqase.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1), but they are not for everyone

I have a similar one for my Moto RAZR, and absolutely love it. When I picked up the iPhone, all they had at the Apple store would be what I'd call skins, not something that really clipped to my belt and protected the face of the phone. Most of them seemed obsessed displaying the iphone facec outward and upright, and not covering it at all.

I ended up with the one case that seemed like it would at least offer good protection, this one:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=DD5719D7&nplm=TN556LL/A

It at least offers protection, and can be worn with the iphone sideways, which is much more comfortable. After a month of daily use, though, the elastic is a little loose, and I'm starting to worry that in another month the iphone will easily slip out.

I might be getting a new one like this instead, and use my existing case as a pocket case when I just run somewhere quickly, instead of being at work with my pockets full.

-jt2

ciscokidd
Aug 9, 2007, 07:17 PM
i just received my iSkin Revo (nighthawk) today and it is pretty nice.. the 'visor' is not very purposeful if you put the privacy protective cover on the screen.. ive only had it on a few hrs so far but its pretty nice.. very snug and doesn't make it feel any bigger/heavier than it already is. i still have a bubble or 2 under my privacy cover that i need to work out but so far so good! i've already been lucky to survive 2 iPhone drops... both were from knee height though (got 1 or 2 dings on the back, and a tiiiny scratch on the glass :( ) anyway this new cover covers up all the dings!

eastview
Aug 11, 2007, 08:52 PM
Anybody who ordered the Sena Ultraslim, has it shipped yet? I ordered mine on the 7th and I still have not recieved word that it has shipped.

hellodon
Aug 12, 2007, 12:50 AM
Looks like LRG has one coming out...seems okay I guess.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6X_2r9rgVcg

tycheerme99@yah
Aug 12, 2007, 01:33 AM
Sorry, but ... does that say Calf Skin? I don't think - in a million years - that I would want a dead baby cow's skin surrounding my cell phone. That is just... talk about inhumane... wow. :( Why not hire a slave to carry it around for you while you're at it?


SWEET! that slave thing sounds good

drater
Aug 12, 2007, 05:38 AM
Looks like LRG has one coming out...seems okay I guess.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6X_2r9rgVcg

Hahahahahahahaha, that was hilarious! "Swagarific"? hahahahaha! that case looks ugly and the "demo" (if you can call it that...yo) its more like a comedy than anything.

Benjamindaines
Aug 12, 2007, 10:32 AM
I've been using this for the past couple of days...

http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/8157/img0057ua7.jpg

Amblinman
Aug 12, 2007, 10:34 AM
As someone new to the iPhone, I have a question for your folks:

Why the need for a case with something that's designed specifically to fit into your pocket? Also, I'm sure you've all seen the PC World stress test. So - what am I missing?

(I'm sincerely interested, not condemning anyone for using a case. For all I know, *I* should go get a case too.)

luis138
Aug 12, 2007, 11:08 AM
I've been using this for the past couple of days...

http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/8157/img0057ua7.jpg

I couldn't help but laugh when I saw your post. I also use Oakley software bags for everything. My digital camera, my PSP, my Nintendo DS. Those things are so convenient and free. That is the best part.

b1NARY73
Aug 12, 2007, 11:32 AM
I couldn't help but laugh when I saw your post. I also use Oakley software bags for everything. My digital camera, my PSP, my Nintendo DS. Those things are so convenient and free. That is the best part.

How are they free? I have several pairs of Oakley's....and a pouch for each one.:D

CD3660
Aug 12, 2007, 11:35 AM
Why the need for a case with something that's designed specifically to fit into your pocket? Also, I'm sure you've all seen the PC World stress test. So - what am I missing?


Whatever the impression given by that test, in reality (as countless posts on this forum testify) the iPhone is susceptible to scratches, particularly on areas other than the screen.

luis138
Aug 12, 2007, 12:00 PM
How are they free? I have several pairs of Oakley's....and a pouch for each one.:D

Well, here in the Los Angeles area we have at least 3 Oakley stores. You just walk in and ask them for a bag, tell them you need one. They ususally give you two or three.

Luis

Amblinman
Aug 12, 2007, 12:19 PM
Whatever the impression given by that test, in reality (as countless posts on this forum testify) the iPhone is susceptible to scratches, particularly on areas other than the screen.

Would you say putting it in the pocket of a jacket or slacks with nothing else in that pocket would be safe? I mainly work from home, so I don't travel with it as much as others do.

CD3660
Aug 12, 2007, 02:28 PM
Yes.

MacMan33
Aug 12, 2007, 03:45 PM
this is probably more an "accessories" post, but here's the one I ordered:

iPhone Strada Case (Black Calfskin) (http://www.orbino.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=206)

http://www.orbino.com/store/product_thumb.php?img=images/8701_stradablack.jpg&w=360&h=238

I like it because mostly there seem to be 2 types of cases: 1) cases that protect your phone when you carry it (and you need to take the phone out and 2) cases that you leave on all the time.

The ones that you leave on all the time I just didn't like because they seem to destroy the aesthetics of the iPhone.

The ones you just carry the phone in I didn't like because I wanted some protection in case I dropped it.

This Orbino case seemed like the perfect trade off between aesthetics and protection.

I also ordered a set of crystal film from apple to protect the screen because I am not sure I like Orbino's screen protection.
I ordered the Mac Book case from them, can you post pictures of your actual phone in this case. What do you think about the case and it use with the iphone? thanks

Ahheck01
Sep 5, 2007, 02:47 PM
After reading this entire thread, I still don't feel like I have a good idea of the best cover. that one rubberish one that covers the side and all the back looks best to me, but apparently it scratches it... anything with the same function that doesn't need to be taken off to dock it?

-Evan

Wyvernspirit
Sep 5, 2007, 03:38 PM
After reading this entire thread, I still don't feel like I have a good idea of the best cover. that one rubberish one that covers the side and all the back looks best to me, but apparently it scratches it... anything with the same function that doesn't need to be taken off to dock it?

-Evan

I haver the incase rubber case on my phone and have no visible scratches on the part of the phone covered by it. It does get a little stretched out if you take it on and off, so I have stopped using the the dock. I do think I will continue to look for a case, but I have not found one I like better yet. But you should decide on the case that works the way you want for the reasons you want it, including possibly not using a case. I want something that will help protect the phone from falls. A rubber case seems to be the best choice for this and has saved the phone on two occasions. YOur milage may vary.

Out...

iansilv
Sep 13, 2007, 07:54 PM
Sorry, but ... does that say Calf Skin? I don't think - in a million years - that I would want a dead baby cow's skin surrounding my cell phone. That is just... talk about inhumane... wow. :( Why not hire a slave to carry it around for you while you're at it?

Where can you buy a slave? I thought they were outlawed?!? :)

hotsauce
Sep 14, 2007, 01:24 AM
Hahahahahahahaha, that was hilarious! "Swagarific"? hahahahaha! that case looks ugly and the "demo" (if you can call it that...yo) its more like a comedy than anything.

It has openings on the back that will let you attach to your belt horizontally. How fat do you have to be in order for that to be comfortable on your side?

hotsauce
Sep 14, 2007, 01:26 AM
I haver the incase rubber case on my phone and have no visible scratches on the part of the phone covered by it. It does get a little stretched out if you take it on and off, so I have stopped using the the dock. I do think I will continue to look for a case, but I have not found one I like better yet. But you should decide on the case that works the way you want for the reasons you want it, including possibly not using a case. I want something that will help protect the phone from falls. A rubber case seems to be the best choice for this and has saved the phone on two occasions. YOur milage may vary.

Out...

I'll bet that you have scratches now. Check. Check now!

michaelsaxon
Sep 14, 2007, 08:01 AM
I also have the inCase rubber case and it stretches whether or not you take it in or out to sync. I've taken it off a total of four times to clean out dust inside of it which will scratch the phone and mine is stretched at least a quarter of an inch at this point.

I wrote inCase's customer service last weekend asking if they would replace it with a better design or refund my money, but they have not yet written me back.

As it stands, I don't recommend it. I'm also disappointed in their lack of reply.

thestaton
Sep 14, 2007, 11:04 AM
I went with the best skin ever for the body per the recommendations in this thread.
http://www.bestskinsever.com/servlet/StoreFront

and for the screen I went with the Power Support Crystal Film Set for iPhone.
http://www.powersupportusa.com/products/iphone_filmset.php

it was 5 dollars cheaper than buying from Apple.

both should arrive next week so until then I'll continue to baby the body of the phone. so far it's got a little black mark and the only place it's been is my pocket.

raghauler
Sep 14, 2007, 11:14 AM
Not to protect the phone so much as to not scratch wood tables surfaces around the house (bedside table, kitchen table etc). With my Malware cover I can place the phone face side up or down without having to worry about the phone's glass surface or scratching the table.

CWallace
Sep 14, 2007, 11:28 AM
I am quite partial to my Griffin Elan Snap-in Case for iPhone, however folks report the clip is not very robust and snaps easily (haven't had the problem myself, but I don't keep my phone on my belt all that much).

woland8816
Sep 14, 2007, 12:07 PM
I'll bet that you have scratches now. Check. Check now!


I have this InCase rubber case, and sure enough, after reading this, I took it off and:

SCRATCHES!

Unbeleivable!

You pay $30 bucks for something that ruins your phone!

I threw it in the trash and ordered a Vaja case:

vajacases.com

It's nearly $100 bucks so it better do the trick -- at least you can custmize it.

ImNoSuperMan
Sep 14, 2007, 06:45 PM
iSkin Revo (http://www.iskin.com/revo/index.tpl?cart=11898111757311559) looked like the best of everything out there except that it`ll need to be taken off when connecting to iPhone dock. I might still go for it. But one thing is still missing. I dont have an iPhone yet. Anyone coming back home to India?:)

BTW no one mentioned it but I think iPod socks might also work well for an iphone instead of bulky leather cases. I put a lot of things in my pockets(office/home/car keys etc). So I`ll never put an iPhone naked in my jeans pocket.

EDIT: Has anyone got iSkin Revo? Does it make iPhone bulky? Also does it look ok enough to brace an iPhone?

thestaton
Sep 17, 2007, 04:21 PM
Just wanted to say that mybestskinever came in today and it's amazing. I'm two hours post install and I'm still tweaking any minor bubbles and getting the flaps perfect but this is well worth the 10 dollars. it really makes the back of the iPhone shine. Unless you really look at it hard and get up close you can't even tell it's installed.

I'm not sure where they ship from but I bought it on friday morning and it arrived today in KY.

I'm still waiting on my Power Support Crystal Film Set for the screen to come in.

nimbleslick
Sep 17, 2007, 05:21 PM
I started off with the rubber incase, but it ended up stretching so badly, that for the past couple of weeks I have been carrying it around with no case.

I am happy to report however that Contour Design just came out with a new iPhone case modeled after my favorite iPod case, the Showcase. I've had one of these on my 5.5G iPod for quite awhile and it is the best case I have used. I've never had stray particles find their way into the housing, it's never broken, it's taken more then it's share of falls and it remains intact. The clear plastic scratched a little bit, but it was never an issue when the screen was on.

Here are the pics of the new iPhone case:
http://www.contourcase.com/_scripts/imgPopup.php?/_images/products/showcase_iphone_detail_lg2.jpg#
http://www.contourcase.com/_scripts/imgPopup.php?/_images/products/showcase_iphone_detail_lg5.jpg#
http://www.contourcase.com/_scripts/imgPopup.php?/_images/products/showcase_iphone_detail_lg1.jpg#
http://www.contourcase.com/_scripts/imgPopup.php?/_images/products/showcase_iphone_detail_lg6.jpg#
http://www.contourcase.com/_scripts/imgPopup.php?/_images/products/showcase_iphone_detail_lg7.jpg#

It adds a little bulk to the phone, but if you are going to be on the go, outdoors, whatever, it does a great job protecting. The rubber sides are good for griping as well. I should have mine by Wednesday, I'll let you know how it fits the phone.

B

ivi7
Sep 17, 2007, 05:23 PM
I am currently using this:

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/ES89018/detail/iphoneleatherfolioblack1.jpg

I like it because the iphone fits snugly inside with no movement at all, and it seems like i wont fall out even if the flap is open which is important because the velco of the flap isnt the best, you have to press down to make it stay in place.
But what I really want is the Iskin Revo:

http://www.mobilewhack.com/iSkin_Revo-iphone-case.jpg

I use this case too. Its great though pricey.

snook911
Sep 17, 2007, 05:33 PM
I have the iqase flip2 on pre order (suppose to ship today). I have the snap in kind right now but it dos'nt offer much protection. A couple of times my headphones got snagged on something and the iphone falls to the floor.:eek:
To much for my heart to take so I ordered this new case. Check it out and let me know whatyou think. Thanks:)

http://iqase.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=4

hotsauce
Sep 17, 2007, 07:32 PM
Best case ever? The Countour Showcase by miles. Everyday, I like it more than the day before. I shall name my first born Showcase. Check it out! :D

Littlebit
Sep 17, 2007, 08:58 PM
I got this (http://www.pielframa.net/pielframa_productos.asp?id=1782) Piel Frama case and love it to pieces. I've been using Piel Frama cases for years (going as far back as my Tungsten W PDA) and have always been EXTREMELY satisfied with them. They never wear out, stay clean-looking, etc. They're not cheap but you definitely get what you pay for.

killerPhoneWant
Sep 18, 2007, 11:43 AM
So i'm torn between these 3:

1) iSkin Revo
2) BestSkinsEver Total
3) Sena Ultra slim pouch

Clearly BestSkinsEver is the cheapest. Is it a pain to install?

thestaton
Sep 18, 2007, 01:55 PM
Just wanted to say that mybestskinever came in today and it's amazing. I'm two hours post install and I'm still tweaking any minor bubbles and getting the flaps perfect but this is well worth the 10 dollars. it really makes the back of the iPhone shine. Unless you really look at it hard and get up close you can't even tell it's installed.

I'm not sure where they ship from but I bought it on friday morning and it arrived today in KY.

I'm still waiting on my Power Support Crystal Film Set for the screen to come in.

Just wanted to add that the Power Support Crystal Film Set came in today and together with the best skin ever I really feel that my iPhone is now protected. I get to keep it nude and scratch free :)

I highly recommend both of these!

thestaton
Sep 18, 2007, 01:59 PM
So i'm torn between these 3:

1) iSkin Revo
2) BestSkinsEver Total
3) Sena Ultra slim pouch

Clearly BestSkinsEver is the cheapest. Is it a pain to install?

it's not to bad. I followed the directions to a tee and it went pretty smooth. over all I'm really happy with it, I did get just a little bit of dust but it's hardly noticeable and unless someone had the phone for a few days and looked it over they still might not find it. It's just I look at it non stop and once I found the little piece I can't stop starring at it even though it's on the back. hehe.

It took me about 2 hours from start to finish, the flaps where a little tough but like the directions say, once the solution evaporates it starts to bond. But it gives the phone some grip on smooth surfaces and it's defiantly going to keep it scratch free and in the nude!

I didn't use the screen protector, I went with the power support crystal film set which I'm extremely happy with.

pixlnet
Sep 18, 2007, 02:23 PM
The best case to get is the incase canvas. It doesnt bounce, it absorbs. There is a good bit of clearance for padding when setting the phone down on its face. Its really durable, fits well in the hand, and looks really sharp. The colors look great and its also a pretty different style case.

I wouldn't waste my time buying a plastic or rubber case. Seriously get the canvas.

Wyvernspirit
Sep 18, 2007, 06:04 PM
I'll bet that you have scratches now. Check. Check now!

Not really. But thinking of trying something else out, like one of the transparent stick on ones, then into the incase or some other rubber case.

Edit:

In fact I just ordered the BodyGuardz "case." Hopefully it will do the job I am hoping for as to protect the phone from scratches, now to find a way that will protect from falls that is nice, which may remain my InCase which shouldn't have any scratching issues with the BodyGuadz on it.

anamznazn
Sep 18, 2007, 06:26 PM
I've been looking around for a case awhile...but covering the phone up makes it look so...cheap?

hotsauce
Sep 18, 2007, 08:23 PM
Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3)

Best case ever? The Countour Showcase by miles. Everyday, I like it more than the day before. I shall name my first born Showcase. Check it out! :D

I retract my endorsement. I picked up an agent18 case today, last one I might add, and I can say unequivocally that this is the best ever. It kinda looks like the iPod Touch from the front. Very slick.

Wyvernspirit
Oct 4, 2007, 09:13 PM
Not really. But thinking of trying something else out, like one of the transparent stick on ones, then into the incase or some other rubber case.

Edit:

In fact I just ordered the BodyGuardz "case." Hopefully it will do the job I am hoping for as to protect the phone from scratches, now to find a way that will protect from falls that is nice, which may remain my InCase which shouldn't have any scratching issues with the BodyGuadz on it.

I had been using the BodyGuardz, and I really liked it. The first "back" Guard didn't go on so well, so I ended up tossing it and using the second one. Once I got it in place it worked well, allowed for the basic beauty of the device to show though. I still used the incase when I went to work (in a garage) but not anywhere else.

However I ended up pulling it off after my iPhone died in order to send it back for repairs. So I just ordered the BestSkinEver for half the price, but still have the "applicator" solution and squeegee card from the BodyGuardz, so that will help with the application process. This should allow me to compare the two when on the iPhone, though I may use the second front cover from the Guardz if it is clearer then the BSE like so reports I have read state.

wasimyaqoob
Oct 5, 2007, 04:07 AM
I think if you put a screen protector on the actual iPhone and then use the case from the iPod Video (5G) - This combination seems to work really work,

Well it does for me anyway!

ibanana
Oct 5, 2007, 08:34 AM
I went with the best skin ever for the body per the recommendations in this thread.
http://www.bestskinsever.com/servlet/StoreFront

and for the screen I went with the Power Support Crystal Film Set for iPhone.
http://www.powersupportusa.com/products/iphone_filmset.php

it was 5 dollars cheaper than buying from Apple.

both should arrive next week so until then I'll continue to baby the body of the phone. so far it's got a little black mark and the only place it's been is my pocket.



i definitely agree. that's the best i've seen so far. Not sure why you have not chosen the bestskinever for the front as well ?

PDE
Oct 5, 2007, 09:26 AM
I have the seidio rubberised case and think it's great. The fit and quality is not perfect, but the overall impression, feel and lack of bulk makes it very attractive. I used the powersupport screen protector, but felt that it took away some of the extreme clarity of the display. On the other hand it reduced fingerprints and smudges. I'm now using the brando screen protector and it's exactly like using the glass, including smudges and all!

EDit: seidio case is going back because of a tab that has pushed through to the outside of the case. I still like the case, but it's a pain to get off if you want to clean underneath. I picked up an Agent18 last night and it seems extremely solid, though not as nice-looking as the seidio.

ksmith80209
Oct 5, 2007, 11:15 AM
So i'm torn between these 3:

1) iSkin Revo
2) BestSkinsEver Total
3) Sena Ultra slim pouch

Clearly BestSkinsEver is the cheapest. Is it a pain to install?

Don't go with the Sena Ultra Slim if you are going to use the BestSkinsEver skins. The case (though really nice) is very tight even when the iPhone is "nekkid" - too tight when a skin is on.

Zer0
Oct 9, 2007, 09:59 AM
I ordered the Sena ultra slim pouch (http://www.senacases.com/Brands/Apple-iPhone-Cases/ULTRASLIM-POUCH) and am considering a Vaja Urbano sometime in the future.

Now that is something!!! I'm gonna get one too :cool:
Meanwhile... any feedbacks/opinions on this case??

Gryfon19
Oct 9, 2007, 11:35 AM
Don't go with the Sena Ultra Slim if you are going to use the BestSkinsEver skins. The case (though really nice) is very tight even when the iPhone is "nekkid" - too tight when a skin is on.

I'm always having that problem... ;)

ellsworth
Oct 9, 2007, 01:58 PM
I've been using this for the past couple of days...

http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/8157/img0057ua7.jpg

I use a blue Quiksilver one like this.... along with the Crystal Support screen and Best Skin ever.. best and cheapest combo yet!

jamesarm97
Oct 9, 2007, 02:03 PM
Anybody who ordered the Sena Ultraslim, has it shipped yet? I ordered mine on the 7th and I still have not recieved word that it has shipped.

I got mine about a month ago and love it. I primarily use it when I just have the phone laying around our when listening to music at work and have it setting on the desk. It is very snug and thin. I use the Belkin vertical clip case all other times. I like it more than the horizontal because it does not feel like the phone will just fall out of it.

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=374799

The Sena comes in a nice box with a nice pouch with a drawstring that is also handy to have. Kind of like the photo a few posts above this one.

- James

chr1s60
Oct 9, 2007, 02:06 PM
I have used two cases. My first case was the Signature leather case from Case-Mate. This was a very nice looking case, but somehow it managed to scratch the bottom of my phone. Along with that it also would sometimes catch on my pocket when I was pulling it out. It was nice because you could take the belt clip on and off without having a stump sticking out for the clip.
http://www.case-mate.com/phones/apple/iphonesignature

My new case is the Agent18 case. http://www.agent18.com/scripts/prodview2.asp?idproductpages=16
This case is awesome. it covers the entire back of the phone and the metal rim of the front. This is really nice because the metal rim is the easiest thing to scratch. It fits extremely snug and leaves no room for dirt to enter and scratch the phone. The snug fit also makes the case extremely sleek, it also comes with a dock attachment that allows it to dock in some speakers and other things, even with the case on. I have only dropped my phone once with this case, but it was about a 4 foot drop on a tile floor. Nothing happened to the phone.

Sileighty
Oct 16, 2007, 12:40 AM
im having trouble on deciding if the iskin revo is really worth the 40bucks, and can u use the case without the crappy visor thingy? also what about the bestskinever is that reasonable protection?

thomasfxlt
Oct 16, 2007, 05:44 PM
I've got the iSkin Revo. I bought it to replace the rubber inCase which stretched horribly. I really like the Revo. It picked up lint the first few days, but as the silicone surface oils diminish, it stays cleaner in your pocket. It fits tight and the controls surfaces are easy to find and work well.

The screen protector is a bit gimmicky. I use it if I have keys in my pocket or put the phone in my bag. It makes it a two hand operation to answer a call if you have it on. The side of the skin adjacent to the touchscreen is a bit flimsy. We'll see how it holds up and keeps it's shape. So far so good. The colored areas on the front are thick and you have to work a bit harder to make contact with touchscreen options that are close. You get used to it and it's not an issue.

I'd say they should kill the screen protector and sell it for $29.99, but I like it.

Sobe
Oct 16, 2007, 05:57 PM
My new case is the Agent18 case. http://www.agent18.com/scripts/prodview2.asp?idproductpages=16
This case is awesome...

Eco-friendly material with minimum carbon impact

Priceless.

CD3660
Oct 17, 2007, 12:49 AM
Priceless.
Yes, I thought that was naf as well!

Ipaqman
Oct 17, 2007, 12:51 AM
agent 18 best case hands down with the power support crystal film.

lislim
Dec 18, 2007, 10:59 PM
Best iPhone case is by CoverCase... They are called ToughCase which are hard leather cases with screen protector and belt clip.
http://www.covercase.com/uploadedfiles/real/731130660.jpg

Check it out at their website:

http://www.covercase.com/product_detail.php?pid=743

haoqfu
Dec 18, 2007, 11:13 PM
Redmaloo of course!!:D

www.redmaloo.de

iscripter
Dec 20, 2007, 09:32 AM
Here is one of my favorite cases.


There are more pics in the link to the thread below.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=4028819&postcount=5

comacnut
Dec 20, 2007, 04:38 PM
I have the one below. It has been mentioned that it leaves streaks or a film on the phone but I've had it for 5 months and have had no issues. The case provides a lot of protection with out being bulky. With my work and play I can be hard on phones so good protection is a must. I originally purchased the griffin case that the phone slides into but the large area the case left exposed left the phone open to damage.

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/CL59026/detail/iphoneleatherfolioolive1.jpg

BrenMyster
Dec 22, 2007, 11:07 AM
Has anyone tried these

http://www.seidioonline.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=1193


The hybrid looks interesting

dwigtshrute
Dec 26, 2007, 11:40 AM
I just ordered the Best Skins Ever thingy, thought this was funny on the order confirmation page:

Please be aware that almost all orders are shipped by First Class Mail in a business size envelope and will arrive in your mail box.

Try not to mistake this envelope for junk mail and throw it out. Yes, this happens!

Tell your mom, wife or girlfriend about Best Skins Ever before your order arrives. She thinks the word Skin means pr0n and she will throw it out before you ever see it. Yes, this happens too!

:p

dmdlnt
Dec 26, 2007, 10:05 PM
Okay, so here's what I want. Does such a thing exist? I'd like a case that still shows off the gorgeous phone and protects the screen when it is in use. I thought about a flip open case, but I think the flap would be annoying when I'm using it as a phone.

I'm a girl, so I like to just throw my phone in my purse. I'd like something that would protect it and be pretty, but not completely cover the screen. I'm currently using this and it bugs me that I have to take it out of the case every time I want to use it:

Belkin Slim-Fit
http://images.belkin.com/F8Z169/STD1_F8Z169.jpg

I have the Power Support Crystal Film on the front of my phone. Should I trust just that over my screen covering? I'm really nervous to do that. There are some really pretty cases out there, but I want it protected from all the junk in my purse.

cdubb213
Dec 27, 2007, 01:19 AM
agent 18 best case hands down with the power support crystal film.

Where can I purchase the Agent 18 with the support crystal film? How much?

Ebay, Apple store?

Thanks,

Kenny Wuuu
Dec 27, 2007, 02:49 PM
The agent 18 is so money. I love it. I haven't put on the screen cover yet. Does the cover affect how the touch screen works??

BrenMyster
Dec 27, 2007, 11:44 PM
Hey
is the agent 18 case solid plastic or more like A silicon cover?

sspin
Dec 28, 2007, 12:15 AM
I am really a case freak. I have tried several cases and have recently found a case that allows you to use your iPhone au natural, looks great and still gives some protection from dropping it. The name of the case is the ultraslim by Sena. http://www.senacases.com/Products/Apple-iPhone-Cases_3

CKtoph
Dec 28, 2007, 08:43 AM
The agent 18 is so money. I love it. I haven't put on the screen cover yet. Does the cover affect how the touch screen works??

The Agent18 case has actually been known to scratch the iPhone.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=393791

I'd stay away from them.

Clydefrog
Dec 28, 2007, 10:44 AM
I ordered one of these (Switcheasy Capsule) the other day, still waiting to receive it in the mail. I got it in the white, anyone using one of these?

http://www.switcheasy.com/iPhone.htm

yOyOYoo
Dec 28, 2007, 05:21 PM
I ordered one of these (Switcheasy Capsule) the other day, still waiting to receive it in the mail. I got it in the white, anyone using one of these?

http://www.switcheasy.com/iPhone.htm

I have one. I like it a lot. The screen protector I found to be useless. I think this is a much better case than the Agent 18.

Aries326
Dec 29, 2007, 02:43 AM
Wow, wish I had seen this forum and thread before purchasing my iphone case. Anyway, I like all the ones you guys recommend here.

I'm thinking of buying the iSkin Revo. It looks pretty good. Should I just go ahead and order it or should I just wait for this come in and see how it works out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320198996565&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=011


After seeing what you guys recommend. The above looks like a POS.

dinosaur1
Dec 29, 2007, 10:28 PM
here is the one I am getting by ArtWizz SeeJacket Crystal for my iPhone. still debating if I should get black or silver.....this one is top rated on ilounge.com also.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ipod/review/artwizz-seejacket-crystal-for-apple-iphone

cheekybobcat
Dec 30, 2007, 03:17 PM
and you can always wrap the iPhone in a chapati or a roti, or pita bread for that matter.

ahaha... probably the funniest thing ive seen today

mikelliott
Jan 12, 2008, 09:40 PM
I got a Case-Mate and love it.

adamk77
Jan 13, 2008, 08:24 AM
I really like http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WHK3V2/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

I use it with the clear crystal film, and the iPhone looks as good as naked.

TheotherJoseph
Jan 17, 2008, 05:15 PM
I ordered one of these (Switcheasy Capsule) the other day, still waiting to receive it in the mail. I got it in the white, anyone using one of these?

http://www.switcheasy.com/iPhone.htm

Those look great... Where did you place your order?

TheotherJoseph
Jan 17, 2008, 10:54 PM
I have one. I like it a lot. The screen protector I found to be useless. I think this is a much better case than the Agent 18.

How is the fit and finish? Can you see any of the chrome bezel from the front?

Could you please post some pics...

stockcerts
Jan 18, 2008, 03:07 PM
I do make a mean vegetarian curry if you're interested....

I'm interested! Share the recipe.

yOyOYoo
Jan 18, 2008, 08:07 PM
I really like http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WHK3V2/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

I use it with the clear crystal film, and the iPhone looks as good as naked.

This Cozip case is awesome!!!!! I bought it from Amazon. This is exactly the type of case that I've been looking for... for ME!

It protects the back and sides of the phone very well, leaves the very nice chrome look of the front of the phone untouched. The back is very grippy, more so than the Seidio Rubberized case, and there are no creaks or squeaks from the case, UNLIKE the seidio case. All in all, it's awesome! Slim, high quality feel, easy to put on and remove, does not scratch the phone...

I'm going to sell all of my other cases, the power support clear case, seidio slim clear case and rubberized case, and switch easy capsule... this is the only case I need!

TheQuestian
Jan 19, 2008, 07:24 PM
and you can always wrap the iPhone in a chapati or a roti, or pita bread for that matter.
This person is funny.

TheQuestian
Jan 19, 2008, 07:55 PM
I've been snooping around blogs and whatnot trying to get to the bottom of things. Which of these is the best idea?

I've seen several impressive videos and articles about the Otterbox Defender, but I wonder if it's not overkill [and maybe too bulky]. I am the type that doesn't like a lot of dings and scratches, so maybe it's not. I've heard some stuff about dirt getting inside of crystal cases and causing damage, but I don't think anyone denies that they are the most beautiful. The Contour Showcase seems to be a little bit of each, and I wonder if it is the best of both worlds or the worst. Finally, I'm intrigued by a case made by Cozip, a soft polycarbonate case, but it seems to only protect the back. Thoughts?

Any feedback would be great.

firemedicmark
Jan 19, 2008, 08:20 PM
iskin revo all the way

TheQuestian
Jan 19, 2008, 08:46 PM
iskin revo all the way
Thanks for the feedback. The iSkin was actually one of the first options I checked. However, the removable pieces and parts are a bit too much for me [the faceplate and rubber plugs]. I tend to lose movable parts. Appreciate the suggestion, tho.

TheQuestian
Jan 20, 2008, 01:14 PM
Yes.
However, it would not be safe if their were a hole in said pocket. Nor would I recommend using it, as the risk of dropping it does increase exponentially.

cmpatel
Jan 20, 2008, 06:27 PM
im using this case...its working perfectly for me and for under $2 im not complaining!!

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4258

scottsill
Jan 20, 2008, 07:04 PM
i got this one and it works really good. keeps it small, no belt clip.
http://www.myphonecase.net

SFStateStudent
Jan 22, 2008, 09:36 AM
yes, the InvisibleShield has found my iPhone after all these months. I started with a rubber/silicon MarWare case; then the Belkin Acrylic Clear Case and then saw the InvisibleShield demo (ZAGG.COM) at Macworld '08, SF and decided to take the plunge. Every time someone would trade their old case for a "free" InvisibleShield, the sales force would yell "Steve is going NAKED!" and the always present crowd would scream and cheer (Macworld '08 South Hall). The wait was the only difficult part, at about 90 minutes, since I was #10 in the line of iPhones to have the new InvisibleShield put on for me at their booth. I'm not sure I could have done such a great job as they did, but I felt the $20 price should include "installation" by a professional. I've gone NAKED, but I still find myself using my Belkin Acrylic Clear Case (during the viewing of videos), due to the InvisibleShield being thin enough to fit perfectly into my Belkin Acrylic Clear Case. Thanks ZAGG.COM for the awesome work and awesome NAKED shield! :cool:

jackoD
Jan 22, 2008, 03:33 PM
Hey guys, I just bought my iPhone and I'm inquiring about leather cases but I've heard that you can customized a case with name and I just can find any company that allows that......

Any suggestions will be much appreciated


Thanks in advance

ucfgrad93
Jan 22, 2008, 03:37 PM
Hey guys, I just bought my iPhone and I'm inquiring about leather cases but I've heard that you can customized a case with name and I just can find any company that allows that......

Any suggestions will be much appreciated


Thanks in advance

You can try Vaja (www.vajacases.com). They do allow customizing, however, they are expensive.

I hope this helps.

manc01
Jan 24, 2008, 08:19 PM
I have had an Invisible Shield, bestskinever but the best of them all is the BodyGuardz. It is scratch proof & has a better clearer finish than the other 2. You also get 2 skins in a pack. Check it out here http://www.bodyguardz.com/Apple_Phones_s/66.htm

CrockettGTO
Jan 24, 2008, 09:02 PM
I have been through 2 cases here in the last 2 months
Here is my "mini review" for what it's worth
1. Contour Clear Case with a Crystal Film on front:
http://www.contourcase.com/showcase/showcaseiphone/ and
http://www.powersupportusa.com/products/iphone_filmset.php
Pros: Protects the entire phone from impact, doesn't scratch any part of the phone, clear back so you are still able to see about 70% of the phone, nice holster that allows quick flip back to see who is calling, easy to insert and remove the phone, access to all of the ports, and speaker, belt clip/holster is included, rubberized feel to outside edge doesn't slip in your hands, clip rotates 360 degrees.

Cons: Bulky, heavy, traps dirt in between the front of the case and phone as well as the back, once it wears in the phone becomes a little loose in the case, clear plastic scratches easily, ear piece hole is a little too large.

2. SwitchEasy: Capsule and Vision Clip
http://www.switcheasy.com/iPhone.htm and
http://www.switcheasy.com/VisionClip.htm
Pros: Holds iPhone securely, protects entire phone, clicking mechanism holds top and bottom together, extras included (head phone mini connector, 3 total overlays 2 black and 1 red, small insert to protect sync connector) looks really good in white or black, easy to insert and remove, much slimmer and lighter weight than the contour, vision clip holster is comfortable not too large and has a window to see time, or who is calling (purchased separately)

Cons: Expensive, vision clip must be purchased separately, traps dirt, a little slippery, clip only rotates 180 degrees, lost the sync connector insert in 2 hours, clear overlay system is not without flaws; traps bubbles and small gap between the screen and the insert makes the touch surface feel awkward

I may try the Capsule removing their clear insert and replacing with the Crystal Film and see how that feels.

Most likely I will just order something from vajacases.com

CD3660
Jan 25, 2008, 03:15 AM
I have had an Invisible Shield, bestskinever but the best of them all is the BodyGuardz. It is scratch proof & has a better clearer finish than the other 2. You also get 2 skins in a pack. Check it out here http://www.bodyguardz.com/Apple_Phones_s/66.htm

It looks like an advantage that the back piece extends up the sides to the chrome bezel as opposed to having the extra (separate) fiddly bits of the other brands.

Getting two sets per pack is excellent too.

CKohkah
Jan 26, 2008, 07:05 AM
My Question is about the Qase Flip 2 or other such cases that use magnets.

Do the magnets have the ability to harm the iPhone over time?

Illinoisemakers
Jan 26, 2008, 01:45 PM
Anyone with the agent 18 black case have scratches or scuffs on the metal right under the home button? They almost look like watermarks or debris, but they won't seem to come off. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Thanks.

Superjanne
Jan 26, 2008, 05:10 PM
shall use case mate in pink.

terraforce
Jan 27, 2008, 03:45 AM
This is my flip-top case. I had to carefully cut two small sections in the bottom to uncover the speaker and mike grills. After cutting the sections I sealed the leather with black sealer and it looks as though it was "meant to be".

The case is genuine leather and very well made, and at $115 AU it should be.

DavoMrMac
Jan 29, 2008, 10:43 AM
I always like the Crystal type cases if I am am going to keep it encased all the time, or a slip-type case if I plan to enjoy the beauty of my iPod now and again... it is nice to hold it naked sometimes.

bosxe
Jan 29, 2008, 04:13 PM
:pI have a silicon, black, FOURTY DOLLAR, inCase (pictured); and I absolutely hate it.

http://goincase.com/products/images/CL59019/detail/iphoneprotectiveblack1.jpg

It stretched out almost imediately, and this happened after I had learned about its tendancy to stretch from simple "wear and tear".

I had the iSkin Revo (pictured) prior to the inCase, and I returned it the next day; it was way too easy for lint to collect on the thing and it stretched out.

http://www.mobilewhack.com/iSkin_Revo-iphone-case.jpg

Before all of them I had the Marware Sport grip (pictured), but that seemed to be loosened just by putting it on, and returned that the same day.

http://www.iphonegold.org/pictures/sport-iphone-case.jpg

The one good thing I bought from the Apple store was the Crystal Clear (guess what) screen guard they had for sale; it was $15 and by some osmosis I layed it on perfectly on the first try, no bubbles what so ever.

http://www.hdaccessory.com/catalog/iphoneprotector.jpg

I am now looking for hard plastic cases, colours do not matter to me any more. The iSee Showcase looks ok.. but I am really looking for something that will remain snug around my iPhone. If you have a suggestion for a *snug* fitting, hard plastic case, let me hear it. It would also be awesome if there was some kind of padding between the case and the phone as well, cloth or what have you. (it doesn't need to cover the front of the phone, as I still have the crystal clear guard on it)

TheQuestian
Jan 30, 2008, 01:11 AM
I just wanted to toss my two cents in. I have been using the iSee for a few weeks, and I quite like it. Its strengths are mostly in its appearance and protection. It feels very good and snug around the phone, though it does loosen a bit with time (I like it even better now). I take it off nightly, though, because bits of dirt do get under the case, and prove to be annoying sometimes.

The plastic does scratch easily as well, but it does not take away from the phone's aesthetics, in my opinion.

Overall, I feel very comfortable when the phone is inside, and in some ways it actually makes the phone look better, I think. Hope this is helpful.

PatrickC
Feb 1, 2008, 04:41 PM
Anyone with the agent 18 black case have scratches or scuffs on the metal right under the home button? They almost look like watermarks or debris, but they won't seem to come off. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Thanks.

Yep, this happened to my phone as well with the Agent 18 eco case. I decided to "brush" the chrome bezel as described on another post here. The end result is great, and now all I have on the phone is an anti-glare PowerSupport film.

Taylor C
Feb 1, 2008, 09:05 PM
I've about had it with bulky cases that get gunk and dust stuck in them. I'm planning to pick up an Invisible Shield tomorrow but have some questions.

Firstly, from everyone I've talked to (including Scott Bourne from the Apple Phone Show at the podcast meetup this year) seems to love it and I haven't noticed anyone complaining about the edges coming up/getting lint in them, but is that an issue anyone has experienced?

Other than that I'm pretty excited to get mine and apply it.

xj322x
Feb 2, 2008, 07:21 PM
Just got my iPhone replaced today due to some issues, so I'm in the market for a new case.

For my old iPhone, I had the black inCase which was TERRIBLE. As mentioned, it stretched out within a few weeks and also dust would get in between the case and the phone and cause the silver lining to get all scratched. Made my phone look terrible.

In any case, I was looking at the vajas (www.vajacases.com). They look really cool despite their higher price. Does anyone know if there are any videos or demos on them? With such a high price, I feel like I would need to see/feel it in person before buying.

TheotherJoseph
Feb 2, 2008, 07:51 PM
I just ordered this case (http://www.seidioonline.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=936) tonight... I will post pics when I receive it

sbripple
Feb 3, 2008, 10:32 AM
Sorry, but ... does that say Calf Skin? I don't think - in a million years - that I would want a dead baby cow's skin surrounding my cell phone. That is just... talk about inhumane... wow. :( Why not hire a slave to carry it around for you while you're at it?

jeese ,thats what baby cows were bred to be,I-phone protective skins and veal of course mmmmmm.Baby cows skin is soo soft.Also a slave to carry it around would be waaayyyy cool.Is someone selling any of those?I would buy one.

kagharaht
Feb 3, 2008, 04:48 PM
I think this is the best case so far. Switcheasy Capsule for iPhone with the clip. The case goes face in on the clip and the clip has a Window so you can see who calls without removing it from the clip.

Comes with Universal dock adaptor, headphone adaptor, 3 screen covers ( but I use the PowerCrystal for now ). Seems like this case gives the best protection, wit the clip even more since the screen is protected. There are so many times I've walked down stairs or hall and accidentally banged into the railings or scraped the wall. I think this is a keeper.

http://www.switcheasy.com/home/index.htm

http://www.switcheasy.com/images/CapsuleiPhoneBanner.png

http://www.switcheasy.com/images/VisionClipPage/VC-Features.png

scott99
Feb 4, 2008, 12:26 PM
I think this is the best case so far. Switcheasy Capsule for iPhone with the clip. The case goes face in on the clip and the clip has a Window so you can see who calls without removing it from the clip.

Comes with Universal dock adaptor, headphone adaptor, 3 screen covers ( but I use the PowerCrystal for now ). Seems like this case gives the best protection, wit the clip even more since the screen is protected. There are so many times I've walked down stairs or hall and accidentally banged into the railings or scraped the wall. I think this is a keeper.

http://www.switcheasy.com/home/index.htm

http://www.switcheasy.com/images/CapsuleiPhoneBanner.png

http://www.switcheasy.com/images/VisionClipPage/VC-Features.png

This is a fine case, I really like it. A buddy of mine has it, and I ALMOST bought it with the clip, but then I discovered the Atrwizz SeeJacket Crystal. This is without a doubt my favorite case. They somehow figured out a way to make a crystal case, with a screen protector, and somehow you can still use the touchscreen. This is truly a technological wonder. I have a screen protector on my iPhone (I bought it at the Apple store), and this case, and somehow, even with two layers on top, is still easy to use. Sometimes a little bit more pressure is needed, but not much more. Simply amazing !!

http://www.artwizz.com/index.php?id=165&L=1

brn2ski00
Feb 4, 2008, 03:26 PM
I have this one, but it is going back. I like the feel of the leather, but I really want something slimmer and less "executive" looking. Its a really nice case, just not for me.

http://www.case-mate.com/phones/apple/iphonesignature

I ordered this one today:

http://www.seidioonline.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=834

Seido case is nice, protects the back and outer bezel very well. But I am OCD and it is just a touch loose fitting on the left side of the phone. Normal users probably would not be bothered by this, but it is certainly noticeable. I am going to keep it and would give it a 4 out of 5 star rating.

kevd00d
Feb 4, 2008, 07:03 PM
i have a black, silicone, incase that's stretched a bit...looking for a case that is similar but doesn't stretch...definitely something i can put in my pocket because i get paranoid that, with a case with a clip, it might fall out

CrockettGTO
Feb 4, 2008, 09:28 PM
Ok so my follow up review of the switcheasy capsule and vision clip (see post #137). I have had them both for 5 weeks now. The case is crap.
There is a huge bubbling effect between the protective overlay (really more like an insert) and the spring clip mechanism small slider button cracked in half after i kid you not no more than 10 uses. Getting in the car and caught the phone on the side of the seat while in the holster clip, and snapped the hinge pins that hold the clip piece on to the back of the holster.
50 bucks for both items and they are both broken in less than 6 weeks of use.
I ordered the Vaja Case. Should have done that from the start.

DAKnits
Feb 4, 2008, 11:40 PM
After a lot of research, I think I'm between the Contour Showcase and the ISkin Revo with belt clip holster, although neither completely fulfull my wishlist.

I ***really**** want a case that has:

1. a really protective shell because the phone will be dropped and gets a lot of abuse with my toddler. I've read that the silcone shells are the most protective, but I'm not sure this is true.

2. has a belt clip/holster option that is secure, that also serves as a video viewing stand -- this is a very important feature to me b/c my toddler watches podcasts frequently. Does anyone know if the ISkin Revo Holster can be used as a video viewing stand????

3. has some sort of hard protection for the front of the phone/screen, even if it's just turning the phone backwards in a holster

4. the ability to be taken on and off for docking without getting stretched out or ruining the phone with scuff marks

Does this exist???? Am I missing something?

Edited to ask: Any chance the Artwizz SeeJacket Crystal fits inside another case or holster? It would be great to have both the Artwizz acrylic case with the added benefit of an additional rubberized jacket/holster/leather case with a clip ... just dreaming.

Zeos
Feb 4, 2008, 11:51 PM
I just bought a Seidio case and holster. Very nice case. Slim, simple, and easy to use. The iPhone is very secure, but easy to remove from the holster. Plus, the iPhone can face inward so the screen doesn't catch corners. Before this one, I had a Showcase case and holster by Contour. Way too tight and clumsy. The Seidio is the best case by far.

anthonyiphone
Feb 5, 2008, 09:01 AM
click on the slide show to stop it and get a good look


http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii317/tonejiggs/

Ryan1524
Feb 6, 2008, 11:17 PM
DLO Slimcase. Tight fit, very reassuring, feels like the phone and case is one. The inside is lined with felt/suede. No scratches so far.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2399/2243795348_c74b284c88.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2238/2243003865_0a645f6b7d.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2117/2243795510_4506b0b51b.jpg

flickaup
Feb 6, 2008, 11:26 PM
Sorry for the cross post, but it was important to highlight problems with this case before it befalls others.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=375751 -- look for the Flickr pics.

applewaree
Feb 7, 2008, 10:18 AM
I am currently using this:

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/ES89018/detail/iphoneleatherfolioblack1.jpg

I like it because the iphone fits snugly inside with no movement at all, and it seems like i wont fall out even if the flap is open which is important because the velco of the flap isnt the best, you have to press down to make it stay in place.
But what I really want is the Iskin Revo:

http://www.mobilewhack.com/iSkin_Revo-iphone-case.jpg

I got the hard leather iphone case from CoverCase based on its top rates from ilounge and I must say it is exactly what the review said. It has a hard body with soft napa leather on it that comes with removable belt-clip and screen protector all for $20 .... you cant beat it.

http://www.covercase.com/category.php?cid=62&pcid=36&browseby=62

I highly recommended it....

applewaree
Feb 7, 2008, 10:21 AM
DLO Slimcase. Tight fit, very reassuring, feels like the phone and case is one. The inside is lined with felt/suede. No scratches so far.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2399/2243795348_c74b284c88.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2238/2243003865_0a645f6b7d.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2117/2243795510_4506b0b51b.jpg

I got the hard leather iphone toughcase from CoverCase based on its top rates from ilounge and I must say it is exactly what the review said. It has a hard body with soft napa leather on it that comes with removable belt-clip and screen protector all for $20 .... you cant beat it.

http://www.covercase.com/category.php?cid=62&pcid=36&browseby=62

I highly recommended it....

B.A.
Feb 7, 2008, 03:49 PM
I picked up a Power Support Crystal Jacket today. It comes with the case (clear obviously) which snaps together, a holster, and the Power Support Crystal Film. The best part is the film, it rocks (and I got it on right the first time!). The case is OK. Its a bit cheap feeling, but I can live with it, because I like the way it fits into the (pretty sturdy feeling) holster.

roland.g
Feb 7, 2008, 03:54 PM
I've been using the Powersupport Crystal Film for the screen along with the www.bestskinsever.com full body skin, but used the Crystal rather than theirs for the screen. It give total protection. Better than invisibleshield. Just the other day it was dropped on the concrete and snow getting out of my car.

Not a mark.

I bought a www.foofshop.com foofpod soft pouch when I got it but never use it. The phone goes in my pocket. I've had the phone since July with the skin on it and it looks like the day I bought it. Amazing. Don't have any need for a case with this skin.

lomillerin
Feb 7, 2008, 07:59 PM
DLO Slimcase. Tight fit, very reassuring, feels like the phone and case is one. The inside is lined with felt/suede. No scratches so far.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2399/2243795348_c74b284c88.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2238/2243003865_0a645f6b7d.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2117/2243795510_4506b0b51b.jpg

I like this case. Can you plug it into the charger without removing it and how much of the speakers are covered?

Ryan1524
Feb 7, 2008, 10:53 PM
The speakers aren't covered at all. And yes, you can plug in the dock cable while it's on. BUT the dock connector is tilted down by at most one degree.

PatrickC
Feb 7, 2008, 11:18 PM
With the DLO slimcase, is the screen protector permanently attached, or can I choose not to use it and keep my Crystal Film?

Ryan1524
Feb 8, 2008, 07:40 PM
The front side is open. They included a screen film in the box, but I already had one on. So I'm saving that for later.

DAKnits
Feb 8, 2008, 11:22 PM
Anyone try the Gizmac Titan Clear Case? You can get it with or without a holster, but I'd get the holster so I'd have the option of clipping it on somewhere, plus it adds the extra protection for the face. It got a really good review, and looks really interesting. Gizmac just started making them in pink and smoke in addition to clear.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ipod/review/gizmac-titan-clear-for-iphone

I'm thinking about trying this one out. Which color do you like ... smoke or clear?

http://www.gizmac.com/Titan-Clear-iPhone/Titan-Clear-iPhone-Photo-Gallery/cleartitaniphonec5c8e8a.html

As an aside, do acrylic cases "heat up" the iphone as much as the rubber skins? I currently have a rubber skin on my iphone and while using the phone a lot today to internet surf, the phone got very warm/hot.

brn2ski00
Feb 9, 2008, 09:10 AM
Got my Seido SUPER SLIM RUBBERIZED HARD CASE FOR IPHONE yesterday and my first impressions are that it is the best case ever. Way better than that Case-Mate Signature Leather one I had before. This case definitely doesn't take away from the beauty that the iPhone is.

Check it out here:

http://www.seidioonline.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=834

Full phone protection (minus screen) and very slim, don't even feel it in your pocket.

terraforce
Feb 10, 2008, 02:11 AM
I sold the flip-top case that I recently purchased because I had the opportunity to see and touch a Vaja creation.

The Vaja certainly does full design justice to match the iPhone perfectly.

My case "pictured" should arrive in about three weeks.:cool:

CD3660
Feb 10, 2008, 08:09 AM
I sold the flip-top case that I recently purchased because I had the opportunity to see and touch a Vaja creation.

The Vaja certainly does full design justice to match the iPhone perfectly.

My case "pictured" should arrive in about three weeks.:cool:

Very nice!

It's very similar to the Vaja case I ordered on the 7th of January. Still no sign of it yet though (34 days later)! :(

You'd better put yourself into patient mode. :D

terraforce
Feb 10, 2008, 11:19 PM
Hope your Vaja case arrives very soon CD3660. 34 days is a hell of a long time to wait for a case like these, but I have read in other forums where people who have waited quite a while for their Vaja cases, have said after receiving them "the wait was well worth it."

As I said: I have had the opportunity to handle one of these cases, and believe me mate - they are really cool. :)

Cheers!

DAKnits
Feb 11, 2008, 01:39 AM
Got my Seido SUPER SLIM RUBBERIZED HARD CASE FOR IPHONE yesterday and my first impressions are that it is the best case ever. Way better than that Case-Mate Signature Leather one I had before. This case definitely doesn't take away from the beauty that the iPhone is.

Check it out here:

http://www.seidioonline.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=834

Full phone protection (minus screen) and very slim, don't even feel it in your pocket.

I was looking at this case ... but the new version, the Innocase, with the Holster.

http://www.seidioonline.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=950

I just want to know if the Holster clip can prop up the phone for video viewing. I wish more companies would include this information in their descriptions.

DAKnits
Feb 11, 2008, 01:41 AM
I just bought a Seidio case and holster. Very nice case. Slim, simple, and easy to use. The iPhone is very secure, but easy to remove from the holster. Plus, the iPhone can face inward so the screen doesn't catch corners. Before this one, I had a Showcase case and holster by Contour. Way too tight and clumsy. The Seidio is the best case by far.

Can the holster's clip be positioned to prop up the phone as a "viewing stand" to view videos? Thanks!

Edited to add: I spoke to Seidio's customer service, and the holster cannot be used to prop up the IPhone -- it will lay flat. Also, you can place the IPhone face out in the holster, however it won't be as secure as when it's face in, which is the way it was designed to be held.

CD3660
Feb 11, 2008, 02:37 AM
Hope your Vaja case arrives very soon CD3660. 34 days is a hell of a long time to wait for a case like these, but I have read in other forums where people who have waited quite a while for their Vaja cases, have said after receiving them "the wait was well worth it."

As I said: I have had the opportunity to handle one of these cases, and believe me mate - they are really cool. :)

Cheers!

Thanks. I'm sure it will be worth the wait but it is very frustrating especially as I am the sort of person who normally likes 'next day delivery'. :D

I'll post when it arrives so that people have some idea as to the current production runs at Vaja.

BranzLS
Feb 11, 2008, 04:31 PM
This is a fine case, I really like it. A buddy of mine has it, and I ALMOST bought it with the clip, but then I discovered the Atrwizz SeeJacket Crystal. This is without a doubt my favorite case. They somehow figured out a way to make a crystal case, with a screen protector, and somehow you can still use the touchscreen. This is truly a technological wonder. I have a screen protector on my iPhone (I bought it at the Apple store), and this case, and somehow, even with two layers on top, is still easy to use. Sometimes a little bit more pressure is needed, but not much more. Simply amazing !!

http://www.artwizz.com/index.php?id=165&L=1

I have the Artwizz SeeJacket Crystal as well. It has a great look but I constantly get air stuck between the case and the phone itself creating a decent size "bubble" of sorts.

Does this happen to you?

bosxe
Feb 11, 2008, 05:30 PM
Just an update, I got the Agent18 crsytal clear case, and my feelings are as follows: "eh".

I got it 2 days ago and I am already noticing the case loosening, this is the EXACT thing I tried to get away from when my inCase loosened. So far I have spent a grand total of $90 on cases that loosened up almost right away.

The quest for a snug, hard-plastic case continues. :cool:

myawn
Feb 11, 2008, 05:35 PM
I don't get this case.

http://www.switcheasy.com/images/VisionClipPage/VC-Features.png

They make a big deal about having a window in the holster so you can see who is calling. But the phone goes into the holster face inward.

Where does these people think my eyeballs are located? They ain't on my hip, I'm telling you that.

Chris Welch
Feb 11, 2008, 09:28 PM
Just an update, I got the Agent18 crsytal clear case, and my feelings are as follows: "eh".

I got it 2 days ago and I am already noticing the case loosening, this is the EXACT thing I tried to get away from when my inCase loosened. So far I have spent a grand total of $90 on cases that loosened up almost right away.

The quest for a snug, hard-plastic case continues. :cool:

Artwizz Crystal Jacket for iPhone.

drugs!
Feb 11, 2008, 10:06 PM
so after days of stressing what case to get (just ordered 16 gb iphone) i randomly came across this tonight

http://goincase.com/products/detail/slider-case-cl59031/1

http://http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2089/2251349159_a932045604.jpg

its apparently a brand new product... looks awesome and erik koston rocks it. i'll post up a review after a week or so of use

DAKnits
Feb 11, 2008, 10:37 PM
so after days of stressing what case to get (just ordered 16 gb iphone) i randomly came across this tonight

http://goincase.com/products/detail/slider-case-cl59031/1

http://http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2089/2251349159_a932045604.jpg

its apparently a brand new product... looks awesome and erik koston rocks it. i'll post up a review after a week or so of use

How does this case differ from the Seidio Innocase? It seems like it's the same case ... slide away bottom, thin hard shell with rubber, 1 mm thickness...

drugs!
Feb 12, 2008, 06:59 AM
i couldn't tell you.... i just randomly saw it on the website and ordered it up

BranzLS
Feb 12, 2008, 11:42 AM
i couldn't tell you.... i just randomly saw it on the website and ordered it up

Looks nice. Post your thoughts on it once you get it.

myphone
Feb 12, 2008, 01:22 PM
i couldn't tell you.... i just randomly saw it on the website and ordered it up

It looks really nice. Specially its scratch resist. I have a Crystal Jacket Set, I love it but it easily get scratch by just holding and wiping it and leaving some strange marks to its film. Now, I'm using Clear Agent 18 and Crystal Jacket holster. They are perfect combination.

Tell us what you think about Slider Case. Thank you drugs.

drugs!
Feb 12, 2008, 02:43 PM
thats the thing, i had a clear case on my touch before i unloaded it for the 16 gb iphone. It looked nice the first day and really crappy every day after.

This says its scratch resistant and looks like its some sort of polyurethane material. Incase makes really nice stuff and seems to stand behind their product. I'll post up an update sometime next week.

Clyde099
Feb 12, 2008, 06:52 PM
so after days of stressing what case to get (just ordered 16 gb iphone) i randomly came across this tonight

http://goincase.com/products/detail/slider-case-cl59031/1

http://http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2089/2251349159_a932045604.jpg

its apparently a brand new product... looks awesome and erik koston rocks it. i'll post up a review after a week or so of use

I've got my eyes on the white one. I wouldn't mind the black one either.
Can't wait to see reviews.

Has any one seen these in stores yet?

myphone
Feb 12, 2008, 11:28 PM
How does this case differ from the Seidio Innocase? It seems like it's the same case ... slide away bottom, thin hard shell with rubber, 1 mm thickness...

It's not glossy.

Clyde099
Feb 14, 2008, 12:46 PM
I called incase and they said the slider case wouldn't be available in Apple stores until April.

...I guess I'll have to order it directly from their website with their ridiculous $9 s&h charges.

Diatribe
Feb 14, 2008, 12:53 PM
I called incase and they said the slider case wouldn't be available in Apple stores until April.

...I guess I'll have to order it directly from their website with their ridiculous $9 s&h charges.

Is it shipping from them yet?

myphone
Feb 14, 2008, 01:10 PM
I called incase and they said the slider case wouldn't be available in Apple stores until April.

...I guess I'll have to order it directly from their website with their ridiculous $9 s&h charges.


I'm going to wait until the review comes out. I'm still enjoying my Frosted Clear Agent18 and Crystal Jacket's holster.

Clyde099
Feb 14, 2008, 03:15 PM
Is it shipping from them yet?

According to what I was told over the phone, yes.

I haven't received a shipping confirmation, though.

Diatribe
Feb 14, 2008, 03:55 PM
According to what I was told over the phone, yes.

I haven't received a shipping confirmation, though.

Thanks for the info, I'll give them a call.

bosxe
Feb 14, 2008, 04:04 PM
so after days of stressing what case to get (just ordered 16 gb iphone) i randomly came across this tonight

http://goincase.com/products/detail/slider-case-cl59031/1

http://http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2089/2251349159_a932045604.jpg

its apparently a brand new product... looks awesome and erik koston rocks it. i'll post up a review after a week or so of use

My experience with inCase has left a terrible taste in my mouth.

The black rubber case they make scratched, or "de-buffed" for a better word, the side aluminum right below the volume adjusters. It looks AWFUL, once I can get a picture of it I'll put it on here. Such a bummer.

Clyde099
Feb 14, 2008, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the info, I'll give them a call.

Let us know what they tell you!

denisu
Feb 15, 2008, 05:23 AM
I am a proud new owner of the iphone and I too am curious as to the best case. Does anyone know if the cover on the iphone retro dockable gets in the way of talking on the phone?

iSamurai
Feb 15, 2008, 08:14 AM
I've posted these pics in another post.

i've got a clear hard-plastic case over it that protects the iphone. the case is from griffin, it came with a case and a hard film, i bought it at singapore changi airport (there's an apple shop at terminal 3). ps. it's got a DFB sticker at the back http://images.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/smile.gif images from isight.

1 PROBLEM: it wont fit onto the dock anymore!!!


http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98853&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1201030444 (http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98853&d=1201030444) http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98854&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1201030444 (http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98854&d=1201030444)

scott99
Feb 15, 2008, 01:01 PM
I have the Artwizz SeeJacket Crystal as well. It has a great look but I constantly get air stuck between the case and the phone itself creating a decent size "bubble" of sorts.

Does this happen to you?

Sorry I haven't answered in a while. I do get air stuck, but usually when I'm cleaning the screen. I guess I am pressing hard, and thats when it seems almost like static cling. What I do is press the sides hard, and it seems to push the cling, or bubbles away, just a temporary inconvenience, love the case !!

Clyde099
Feb 15, 2008, 04:46 PM
The black incase slider case shows up at the apple store online.
It's estimated ship time is from 3-4 weeks.

I ordered from incase and received my shipping confirmation. Should have it here by wednesday.

mikelong622
Feb 16, 2008, 09:44 AM
http://goincase.com/products/images/CL59019/detail/iphoneprotectiveblack1.jpg

I use this one from InCase (http://goincase.com/products/detail/protective-cover-cl59030).

I like it because it's thick enough to protect the edges and back, covers the edges and back completely (with the exception of the camera lens and vibrate switch), but thin enough to still fit the phone in your pocket. I've come to hate clip cases because the phone is more likely to get snagged or fall off... and showing off your gadgets makes you look like a tool.

I also like how grippy it is, which is especially nice when doing two-thumb typing and/or holding in landscape mode.

This is the case I bought with my iPhone when I first got it. I really like the grippy-ness and how well it protects the iPhone, but I really dislike how hard it is to get it in and out of my pocket. Now I have the Agent 18 Eco-Friendly Case in black...only problem with that case is that after using the incase one for so long I got used to the grippy-ness and now feel like this new one is gonna slip right out of my fingers!!

I guess Mick was right...you can't always get what you want.