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Powerhouse
Jul 17, 2007, 11:58 PM
Compiled List, just to make it easier to go through...So without further ado...

iPhone Cases
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AB Sutton (http://www.absutton.com/iphone_menu.php)
Belkin (http://www.belkin.com/ipod/iphone/)
BoxWave (http://www.boxwave.com/products/easyfinder/buy-best-apple-iphone-accessories_2661.htm)
Case-Mate (http://www.case-mate.com/phones/apple)
Contourdesign (http://www.contourcase.com/)
Crystal Icing Swarovski Crystals (http://www.crystalicing.com/products.asp?cat=81)
DLO (http://dlo.com/store/MiniStoreiPhone_Stor.tpl?command=showpage&cart=)
ezGear (http://www.ezgear.com/)
Fortte (http://www.iphonevoyager.com/scr/index.php)
Gizmoskin (http://www.gizmoskin.com/prd.php/iphone)
Griffin (http://www.griffintechnology.com/devices/iphone/)
iNcase (http://goincase.com/products/)
iNcipio (http://www.myincipio.com/category/0_apple_iphone_cases_accessories/)
iQase (http://www.iqase.com/)
iStyles (http://www.istyles.com/what-rocks-iphone-c-27_361.html)
Louis Vuitton (http://www.slashgear.com/louis-vuitton-iphone-cases-176265.php)
Macally (http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ProductNews.asp)
Marware (http://www.marware.com/PRODUCTS/iPhone-Cases)
Miniot Wooden Case (http://www.miniot.com/miniot/index.htm)
Nutshell (http://tuff-as-nuts.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=496&HS=1)
Orbino (http://www.orbino.com/store/index.php)
Pacific Design (http://www.pacificdesignstore.com/servlet/Categories?category=iPhone)
PacificRim (http://www.pacrimtechnologies.com/)
Piel Frama (http://www.pielframa.com/cases_iphone.htm)
PocketSolutions (http://www.thepocketsolution.com/)
Prima (http://www.primacases.com/store/index.asp?DEPARTMENT_ID=287)
Proporta (http://www.proporta.com/F02/PPF02P05.php?t_id=595&t_mode=cat&type=36)
Radtech (http://www.radtech.us/Products/iPhoneCases.aspx)
Sena (http://www.senacases.com/Brands/Apple-iPhone-Cases)
Speck (http://www.speckproducts.com/index.html)
Vaja (http://www.vajacases.com/home/home_en.html)
Waterfield (http://www.sfbags.com/products/iphone/iphone.htm)
XSkin (http://www.xskn.com/default.aspx?m=Products&sid=255&cid=1)
XtremeMac (http://www.xtrememac.com/)
Zuluworks (http://zuluworks.com/prod/smallcases/smallcases_main.htm)

I'm sure I haven't gotten them all, but this is a pretty good starting list (with many cases people probably weren't aware of. If you have other links, please add them as well.



amalone87
Jul 18, 2007, 09:19 AM
Wow!!! Wonderful list...Keep adding to it if you find anymore.

boss1
Jul 18, 2007, 10:06 AM
nice list! I thought Waterfield went out of business half a decade ago? I guess they're back in business.


EDIT: I forgot to mention Waterfield SF bags are amazing. I had their bag for a 1st gen titanium powerbook. The bag is still in great condition after all the use and outlived the laptop.

DrVest
Jul 18, 2007, 11:34 AM
Very nice work.

Forgot www.iskin.com

HkyGrL2
Jul 18, 2007, 12:31 PM
xtrememac.com (which you mentioned) has a new case out. Well, I don't think it's on sale yet. But it covers all of the phone like I had hoped. Wish it came in all black though :( Only the front is black and the back is grey.boooo

dante@sisna.com
Jul 20, 2007, 12:13 PM
This is exactly the sort of list I was trying to find for iPhone Cases.

Thanks for your efforts on this.

Dante

HkyGrL2
Jul 20, 2007, 02:01 PM
timbuk2 has an accessory for ipods/cameras that's perfect for the iphone.
I connected it to my metro messenger. It's super soft inside and has enough room if you cover the phone.
http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/accessories/accessory-case

mcoyne
Jul 20, 2007, 04:08 PM
That would be extremely useful. There are just too many cases to choose from. And so many of them get bad reviews on various websites it makes it nearly impossible to make an informed decision. One comprehensive list reviewing the cases would be a major boon to iPhone owners.

HkyGrL2
Jul 20, 2007, 04:28 PM
I've tried the following:

:mad:iSpeck dual pack (pink and clear) Awful! Thin and cheap material. Doesn't fit iPhone at all.

:rolleyes:incase black rubber case. Aesthetically pleasing and feels good. But attracts dirt and dust like crazy and scratches up chrome which defeats the purpose of "protecting" the phone.

:DTimbuk2 Accessory Case. Love it so far...

Tailwind
Jul 20, 2007, 04:45 PM
The best iPhone case I've found is the AT&T branded leather holster for the Samsung Blackjack, $35 with tax.

It's a black leather full holster with magnetic clasp end flap and rotating detent belt clip. The clasp holds firm and seems resistant to opening when my arm or a package brushes the case.

Find this at AT&T (still probably says Cingular) stores.

LH

roland.g
Jul 20, 2007, 05:39 PM
gotta add www.foofshop.com to the list. Great soft cases.
and www.bestskinsever.com as well. Fantastic and cheap full body skin.
Lastly, www.powersupportusa.com who makes the Crystal Film set and Crystal Jacket Set. The film is great.

I use the Film set, along with the Bestskinsever for the back and chrome, and a foofpod to carry it in my pocket, though with the skin I may not need my foof. It adds padding so that is always a nice benefit.

HkyGrL2
Jul 20, 2007, 07:20 PM
OMG
I am soooo getting this. http://www.colorwarepc.com/products/select_iPhone.aspx#Tab
lol Oh wait, nevermind. You either have to send in your iPhone to have it customized or buy an iphone through them and have them customize it. Still cool though!

http://www.colorwarepc.com/_inventoryImages/images/iPhone/iPhone_gallery.jpg

ctakim
Jul 20, 2007, 10:03 PM
Great resource. Thanks so much for doing this!:)

lilnyc
Jul 21, 2007, 05:15 PM
Thank you for sharing. After shopping locally and searching through all of your provided links, I think I'm gonna take the Vaja plunge.

The Belkin clear case scratched my metal, and I think some of the cases are just a little too rugged for such the precious iPhone. It's probably wise (for me) to only have it in a soft case of some sort. Good thing I also have a leather pouch on the side :)

DaveClarkOne
Jul 22, 2007, 11:01 AM
I've looked at most of these cases; they suck.

Littlebit
Jul 22, 2007, 12:08 PM
Been lurking since late June and plan to buy my iPhone in early September, when our current cell phone contract (T-Mobile) ends. The kind of case I'll get for it is VERY important to me so I've been focusing on this thread, and similar ones, to let me know what's out there, what others' experiences have been, etc. Powerhouse, thank-you for compiling them...it makes it a LOT easier!

DaveClarkOne, can you be more specific in saying why you think they suck? Have you experienced using the cases, or at least seen them in person or are you just going by appearances on a computer screen? You can start a new thread if you want...I don't mean to hijack this one, which I think is supposed to be more information than opinion. Don't get me wrong; I think your message was brutally honest and very well thought-out. But, knowing that one man's suck is another man's solution, it makes it easier for the rest of us to pick and choose the "perfect" case if you could give us something to back up your opinion of why "they suck." Thanks!

meagain
Jul 22, 2007, 03:29 PM
I've tried the following:

:rolleyes:incase black rubber case. Aesthetically pleasing and feels good. But attracts dirt and dust like crazy and scratches up chrome which defeats the purpose of "protecting" the phone..

Hmm... How could the rubber scratch the chrome (assuming you mean bezel)... We bought one and it really fits snugly. I can't really see how scratching can happen with it??

HkyGrL2
Jul 22, 2007, 08:21 PM
Hmm... How could the rubber scratch the chrome (assuming you mean bezel)... We bought one and it really fits snugly. I can't really see how scratching can happen with it??


Well, like I said. It attracts a lot of dust and dirt. Directions say to clean it out often and when you take the case off, the collected dirts ends up scratching it. When I first bought it, I really really liked it. I didn't start having problems until after 2 weeks! Here is a thread full of complaints on it. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=327110

lovemyiphone
Jul 22, 2007, 09:41 PM
I have the nupocket case that slips in your belt or pants. Also has a zip closure pocket for your headphones and a place to put some cash and credit cards.
http://www.nupocket.com/iphonecase.html
I also have the iphone in a http://www.radtech.us/Products/iPhoneCases.aspx and it slips into the nupocket and will not slide out.

MathBard
Jul 22, 2007, 10:21 PM
When I bought my iPhone it was important to me to be able to store the headphones in the carrying case, but i wanted to clip it on my belt. My At&t store had nothing that did both. I initially decided to get the holder for the headphones and carry the phone in my pocket. So, I got the "Jam Jacket" case.
Later I was browzing at Office Depot. I found a case for a Trio I think and fit my iPhone IN THE JAM JACKET into the case and it fir like a glove. Voila I got both my desires met, and it has worked well for me for over a week so far.
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80223&stc=1&d=1185160739
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80222&stc=1&d=1185159823

GoCubsGo
Jul 22, 2007, 10:33 PM
Great list. I would never buy from iQase (http://www.iqase.com/) though because they fail to have any imagination with their site design. It looks so very familiar!

HkyGrL2
Jul 24, 2007, 10:46 PM
so I returned the incase and got the crystal jacket in exchange. I have had the jacket and yes, am noticing it becoming loose like some people have complained. Hopefully, it won't scratch the iphone? I'm keeping my fingers crossed. http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/images/smilies/ohnoes.gif
When I am out and about it easily fits in my timbuk2 accessory case. Here are the pictures.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/gmuhkygrl2/IMG_0482.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/gmuhkygrl2/IMG_0481.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/gmuhkygrl2/IMG_0479.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/gmuhkygrl2/IMG_0487.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/gmuhkygrl2/IMG_0483.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/gmuhkygrl2/IMG_0486.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/gmuhkygrl2/IMG_0492.jpg

macHombre
Jul 25, 2007, 02:14 PM
I got the incase leather folio:

http://goincase.com/products/detail/leather-folio-es89018

After a week, itt's holding up well. If you've got problems with those cases that have the belt clip in the middle like I do - the top of the belt clip on this case is at the top of the nylon flap. It's more comfortable for me, I don't like the case digging into my side because the clips orient the case too high. (You can read that as "I don't like being pinched on the spare tire by my cell phone".) :eek:

The Vaja cases look really nice even if they are a bit more expensive. Sometimes you really do get better value by spending more.

I attached a picture of the back of the incase leather folio to show the position of the clip.

thechidz
Jul 25, 2007, 08:28 PM
I ordered this one today...

http://www.igonemobile.com/products/html/73015338.html

songa
Jul 26, 2007, 11:12 AM
i posted this earlier but figured it was appropriate. so since we're compiling iphone accessory links...


http://www.accessorygeeks.com/apple-iphone-accessories.html


hope that helps!

MarkW19
Jul 26, 2007, 02:06 PM
I've been looking at all these cases, but can't seem to find the one I want.

Basically, I'll be carrying my iPhone around "naked" in my pocket 99% of the time. But, I want something to protect it when I go on holiday etc. so it can be thrown into a bag/protected from sand etc. Of course I'll look after it like it's a precious stone, but I do want some added protection - for peace of mind if nothing else.

Basically, I want a case - ideally a hard case - that will protect the WHOLE of the iPhone, inc. the screen (too many of these leave the screen open), but still leaving access for the volume buttons and headphone jack. The case should also have a belt-clip on the back, that doubles as a viewing stand (for watching movies on the plane etc. Ideally, you'd remove the front part of the case for watching movies, but I guess if it's a clear case then it's not a problem to keep it in the case for movie-watching (with the case acting as the stand).

So many are almost perfect - but I've not seen one yet with the above features, that also protects the screen.

Can anyone recommend me a case that will have these features?

Sobe
Jul 27, 2007, 09:00 PM
http://www.zcover.com/

horation
Jul 31, 2007, 05:13 PM
Basically, I'll be carrying my iPhone around "naked" in my pocket 99% of the time. But, I want something to protect it when I go on holiday etc. so it can be thrown into a bag/protected from sand etc. Of course I'll look after it like it's a precious stone, but I do want some added protection - for peace of mind if nothing else.

Basically, I want a case - ideally a hard case - that will protect the WHOLE of the iPhone, inc. the screen (too many of these leave the screen open), but still leaving access for the volume buttons and headphone jack. The case should also have a belt-clip on the back, that doubles as a viewing stand (for watching movies on the plane etc. Ideally, you'd remove the front part of the case for watching movies, but I guess if it's a clear case then it's not a problem to keep it in the case for movie-watching (with the case acting as the stand).


I work outdoors in extremely rugged situations. If I ever want to take my iPhone with me, I too need a rigid, hard case that also keeps out dust, sand, etc. Cant seem to find one. I might have to look for an old glasses case or cigar box and line it with a sponge myself!

beate
Jul 31, 2007, 08:36 PM
I work outdoors in extremely rugged situations. If I ever want to take my iPhone with me, I too need a rigid, hard case that also keeps out dust, sand, etc. Cant seem to find one. I might have to look for an old glasses case or cigar box and line it with a sponge myself!

Might work

http://www.marware.com/PRODUCTS/iPhone-Cases/Quick-Vue-for-iPhone;jsessionid=0a0008421f430c8d59bfc4e84564b06c8e8eab2bf3f1.e3eSc38LcheTe34Pa38Ta38Mb350

ctakim
Jul 31, 2007, 09:00 PM
I got the Case-Mate Signature because it is similar to my iPod case from Vaja. I don't like the half-shell ivolution case for the iPhone that Vaja is currently selling, although I hope they come out with more options later. My initial impressions of the Case-Mate are that is a decent case. One issue that someone raised was the edge of the case interfering with typing P and Q, but I'm happy to say that is not a problem for me. My fingers do touch the edge when typing these letters, but they don't intrude or make it difficult. The screw/clip add on doesn't seem rugged enough for me so I'm using a belt holster for the whole phone plus case. I'm a bit paranoid for a free swinging exposed face of the phone to be clipped by plastic on my belt.

Oh and I probably won't use the screen cover as the optical glass is very scratch resistant as is.

For now, I'm happy although I may still eye the iSkin Revo, too.:)

MarkW19
Aug 1, 2007, 02:07 PM
Might work

http://www.marware.com/PRODUCTS/iPhone-Cases/Quick-Vue-for-iPhone;jsessionid=0a0008421f430c8d59bfc4e84564b06c8e8eab2bf3f1.e3eSc38LcheTe34Pa38Ta38Mb350

That's ALMOST perfect for me, and I could live without access to the volume buttons...IF the belt clip also doubled as a viewing stand, which it doesn't look like it does.

Grrr.

jlwilliams
Aug 2, 2007, 10:17 PM
Im still waiting for the right case to get. Im torn between the sena or the vaja case. Anyone with a preference on those two. For anyone else that doesnt have a case yet, ive been using an Oakley sunglass bag for my phone. It protects the phone and you can use it to clean the glass.

Lenow
Aug 16, 2007, 08:11 PM
Im still waiting for the right case to get. Im torn between the sena or the vaja case. Anyone with a preference on those two. For anyone else that doesnt have a case yet, ive been using an Oakley sunglass bag for my phone. It protects the phone and you can use it to clean the glass.

I went through four cases, from Speck Skin (phone falls out), iCase (phone slips out), CaseMate (belt clip breaks off) Mobi (ratchet clip too loose) and now waiting for the Vaja ivolution. My significant other ordered the Sena because she wanted a flip over cover and won't use a belt clip. I thought the SEna was nice, but too thick with the cover. I have had Vaja cases for all my prior PDAs and their stuff is top quality with belt clips that don't come off and don't detach. I am curious to see how their new rivet clip works, but it appears to be the next evolution of strong and flexible clips. Good luck.

atavision
Aug 20, 2007, 03:51 PM
I skimmed thru these postings, but didn't find any reference to iSkin.
They make an awesome silicone rubber skin that really fits. It comes
in a variety of colour trims and also includes a protective visor and
privacy screen (press on film thingy). So far it has worked great for
me, maybe some of you folks might like to check it out. www.iskin.com

billywhitelegs
Aug 20, 2007, 10:34 PM
I got the one from Pocket Solutions. I love it! Just grab and pull out. The clip is solid and the holder does NOT move once put on. I was real leary of anything that "turned". Especially when it doesn't have a flap cover. This is safe and has very easy access!

http://www.thepocketsolution.com/PSI-00012.html

DavoMrMac
Nov 15, 2007, 02:56 PM
Compiled List, just to make it easier to go through...So without further ado...

iPhone Cases
--------------------

AB Sutton (http://www.absutton.com/iphone_menu.php)
Belkin (http://www.belkin.com/ipod/iphone/)
BoxWave (http://www.boxwave.com/products/easyfinder/buy-best-apple-iphone-accessories_2661.htm)
Case-Mate (http://www.case-mate.com/phones/apple)
Contourdesign (http://www.contourcase.com/)
Crystal Icing Swarovski Crystals (http://www.crystalicing.com/products.asp?cat=81)
DLO (http://dlo.com/store/MiniStoreiPhone_Stor.tpl?command=showpage&cart=)
ezGear (http://www.ezgear.com/)
Fortte (http://www.iphonevoyager.com/scr/index.php)
Gizmoskin (http://www.gizmoskin.com/prd.php/iphone)
Griffin (http://www.griffintechnology.com/devices/iphone/)
iNcase (http://goincase.com/products/)
iNcipio (http://www.myincipio.com/category/0_apple_iphone_cases_accessories/)
iQase (http://www.iqase.com/)
iStyles (http://www.istyles.com/what-rocks-iphone-c-27_361.html)
Louis Vuitton (http://www.slashgear.com/louis-vuitton-iphone-cases-176265.php)
Macally (http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ProductNews.asp)
Marware (http://www.marware.com/PRODUCTS/iPhone-Cases)
Miniot Wooden Case (http://www.miniot.com/miniot/index.htm)
Nutshell (http://tuff-as-nuts.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=496&HS=1)
Orbino (http://www.orbino.com/store/index.php)
Pacific Design (http://www.pacificdesignstore.com/servlet/Categories?category=iPhone)
PacificRim (http://www.pacrimtechnologies.com/)
Piel Frama (http://www.pielframa.com/cases_iphone.htm)
PocketSolutions (http://www.thepocketsolution.com/)
Prima (http://www.primacases.com/store/index.asp?DEPARTMENT_ID=287)
Proporta (http://www.proporta.com/F02/PPF02P05.php?t_id=595&t_mode=cat&type=36)
Radtech (http://www.radtech.us/Products/iPhoneCases.aspx)
Sena (http://www.senacases.com/Brands/Apple-iPhone-Cases)
Speck (http://www.speckproducts.com/index.html)
Vaja (http://www.vajacases.com/home/home_en.html)
Waterfield (http://www.sfbags.com/products/iphone/iphone.htm)
XSkin (http://www.xskn.com/default.aspx?m=Products&sid=255&cid=1)
XtremeMac (http://www.xtrememac.com/)
Zuluworks (http://zuluworks.com/prod/smallcases/smallcases_main.htm)

I'm sure I haven't gotten them all, but this is a pretty good starting list (with many cases people probably weren't aware of. If you have other links, please add them as well.

http://www.geekpouch.co.uk/
http://www.seidioonline.com/

Drumjim85
Nov 15, 2007, 02:59 PM
Great list. I would never buy from iQase (http://www.iqase.com/) though because they fail to have any imagination with their site design. It looks so very familiar!

so you would rather buy a bad product from a great looking website than a great product from a bad looking website? ... and not that its really bad, just not interesting? .... wow...

DavoMrMac
Nov 20, 2007, 02:14 PM
Yes, the iQase site is a bit of a letdown, but the cases look OK and may well be worth a look.

slabwax
Nov 21, 2007, 11:29 AM
Matias http://matias.ca/armor/iphone/index.php

samuraikiss
Nov 22, 2007, 12:43 AM
Besides cases, there are a variety of screen protectors available for the iPhone:

PowerSupport (http://www.powersupportusa.com/)
InvisibleSHIELD (http://www.shieldzone.com/)
BestSkinsEver (http://www.bestskinsever.com/)

ralphwolfe
Aug 16, 2013, 03:56 PM
Fortte is great.
I have purchased a few cases from them, as I get new phones. I recently orderred a custom leather case/holster from Fortte. It was a special order, made large enough to hold my phone in an Incipio DualPro hardshell case. I orderred patent leather black, not knowing that patent leather is very very shiny. I was very disappointed when I got it. Even though Fortte has a no return policy on custom cases, they were very understanding of my problem, and replaced my case with a plain black case, at no cost to me. Their customer service and high quality cases will keep me buying Fortte products.

Di4mondz
Aug 17, 2013, 01:43 AM
Fortte is great.
I have purchased a few cases from them, as I get new phones. I recently orderred a custom leather case/holster from Fortte. It was a special order, made large enough to hold my phone in an Incipio DualPro hardshell case. I orderred patent leather black, not knowing that patent leather is very very shiny. I was very disappointed when I got it. Even though Fortte has a no return policy on custom cases, they were very understanding of my problem, and replaced my case with a plain black case, at no cost to me. Their customer service and high quality cases will keep me buying Fortte products.

Wow did you just really revive a 6 year old thread?

ro7and-1988
Aug 22, 2013, 05:18 AM
I have used this website before http://www.proporta.co.uk/ really good and cheap compared to other links.. worth a look :D:)


p.s. they have a SALE at the moment too :eek: