Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by iPhonePlaya, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2007
    so i've decided i need to get a case
    i would of gotten one yesterday but i was so excited to get mine i just wanted to buy it and leave
    so what case do u think i should get
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    Gaithersburg, MD
    i got the DLO Jam Jacket, because it puts a nice silicone protector around it, but also has the integrated headphone winder on the back. it's all nice and compact. and it was one of the cheaper of the cases they had available, at $20.
  3. macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    In Palo Alto Store They Liked The Griffin Case Best

    Griffin has one that keeps it fully protected. There was a Case Geek Out at the Palo Alto Store where that one was their favorite choice. Elan Holster is the model.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    DLO Jam Jacket absolutely STINKS unless u really want to use the back piece for wrapping headphones. I have it and it makes the phone hard to hold and use. There is a nice one that looks the same on Apple's site that they might have at the store from incase which is the same thing without the back part which I will go and grab later today.
  5. macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    I got the Speck Skintight and will probably return it later this week... I'll write up a full review and why I hate it so much tonight or monday probably.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    from what the wallstreet journal said you really can not scratch the phone.
    I think you would not even need a case
  7. macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2006
    mine is scratched all over the chrome part, i have no idea how. I've been super careful with it. I'm thinking my pocket might have had sand or something in it... but I'm kinda bummed that my iPhone is no longer visually perfect
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2007
    Is the phone actually scratched, or does it just look greasy/fingerprinted? This thing is a grease/fingerprint magnet on the screen. That doesn't bother me too much though because the screen still works great.

    I've seen a number of reviews that have stated how tough the screen is, and luckily, in my experience, no scratches so far.
  9. macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    CAse-Mate Makes A Good iPhone case

    I tried the Speck and it is a disaster. The plastic is very cheap and does not hold shape. The clip is worthless and pops off easily. The Local Apple store said many people are returning them. I then tried the iSee case, but the phone pops out of the holster too easily. I finally got the Case-Mate leather case. It is like the old Vaja Treo cases and the clip is solid and rotates. It comes with a screen protector that fits nicely. I am waiting for the Case-Mate leather holster which will allow it to be carried face in for protection. My only criticism is that the phone hangs down without stops in different positions. Ratchet holds would have been nice. I would love to hear about other experiences as the new cases come out.
  10. macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2007
    What would be ideal (for me)

    is a silicon case that water-sealed the iPhone. If you think about it, the glass part of the screen can get wet. If you had a snug case that sealed around the outside of the screen and didn't have any breaks in it other than the rectangular space for the screen, it'd keep the iPhone nice and dry. That way when I capsize the sailboat, I can call for help :)
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    Belkin Acrylic case

    It's a clear case that goes around the outside of the phone. There are openings for the charger head sets and all the buttons. I also have the same type of case for my ipod and that works great as well, I had that for about a year and the case kept it in mint condition. The only down side to this case is that the screen is unprotected. Costed me $25 but I think it was well spent. Hope this helps.
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    I also purchased the Case-Mate case. The top leather strip on the front covers up my earpiece when the iPhone is pushed all the way down in the case, muffling some of the sound. Does yours have this problem too?
  13. macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003
    I'm also in the same 'case search boat'. truth is i'm being a little picky. so far i only like the Incipio Orion and the Black incase one. I went to go pick that up at the apple store today but they are all sold out. And the orion, i'm not sure about it not having an open face. Either way there doesn't seem to be a lot of options and i've been searching around online and not finding anyting. I like those two but i just don't love them. Plus everyone has that incase one now.

    This one was also interesting to me because it doubles as a wallet.

    just wondering if anyone came across something a little more obscure. a little different than the usual suspects, i've seen all those.
  14. macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2007
    Dallas, Texas
    Amazing how expensive these cases are. I know it's part of the business, but molded plastic or rubber for $30??
  15. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2007
  16. macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    I saw the black inCase one today...looks pretty cool -- I don't care about screen protection -- more interested in a better grip -- i find the iPhone to be a little slippery.

    Do these cases have an impact on the cell signal?
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
    Has anyone encountered a case that is extremely skin tight and holds true to the compact form of the iPhone? I bought the DLO silicone case, and it seems too bulky with the ear bud holster on the back..I'm looking for a silicone case that has little bulk, but wraps around the whole phone..Anyone?
  18. macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    I found a slim clear silicone case for $2.00. It covers the chrome (shiny plastic?) trim, and the areas around the earpiece and the home button. It features cutouts for the volume rocker and ring/silent switch on the side as well as a large cutout for the dock connector and speaker on the bottom. The sleep/wake/power button is covered with a thin layer of silicone, but still very easy to press down with the cover on.

    One quirky thing is that a ring in the silicone exists for the headphone jack, but mine was not cut out when it arrived. I remedied the situation by cutting around the ring with an Exacto knife.

    Case adds hardly any thickness (meaning less shock absorption than what something like the incase protective cover would offer) and the silicone is nice and smooth. Only $2 with free shipping, although it took mine about 2 weeks to arrive. I believe they also sell a solid black one on their site.
  19. fbx
    macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Hurry up with that review! I was about to lay out major bucks [!] for the skintight or some other Speck product.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    Madison, WI
  21. macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    I ordered the Piel Frama wallet in black - waiting... I think it will be good for when you want to carry only one thing (no wallet). I like that the credit card slots are covered so that only solid leather touches the screen. Hopefully it won't be exactly like pictured as no cutouts for the speakers on the bottom bothers me.

    Also ordered the Speck holster. Speck
    Anyone tried that? After reading negative comments re Speck, I'm getting worried. They are sold out so someone is using them. It looks secure and I like the "face-in" option.

    mashinhead, check out Vaja
    They make really nice cases - not much for iPhone yet but more coming.
  22. macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2007
    I already pre-ordered from Sena ( ).

    I have used their leather cases for my Treo and iPod for years--the fit is great, the leather is very high-quality. They're just very nicely made. I hope they ship soon!
  23. macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2006
  24. macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    Be careful when purchasing a full face case that it doesn't cover the proximity sensor above the ear hole.
  25. fbx
    macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Has anyone tried to cut the "headphone winder" off this case? To my eye it would be much better w/o the winder.

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