#1 reason for choosing a case?

#1 reason to choose an iPhone case

  • Looks Good

    Votes: 36 27.3%
  • Protection

    Votes: 81 61.4%
  • Slim

    Votes: 11 8.3%
  • Additional Functions

    Votes: 4 3.0%

  • Total voters
    132
  • Poll closed .

Mcbee

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 7, 2011
20
0
LA, CA
Just curious what is the number one reason to choose an iPhone case??

For me, decent protection and must be good looking
 

rkeato1

macrumors regular
Oct 15, 2011
132
2
protection is my priority, but it has to jump off the shelf for me to want to buy it. I cased my 3gs, but the 4s is too good looking to settle for a case that doesn't do it justice.
 

xxBURT0Nxx

macrumors 68020
Jul 9, 2009
2,189
2
obviously protection is important, but i would never buy an otterbox because they make the phone twice as big as it needs to be, and infinitely uglier imho.
 

diane143

macrumors 6502a
Oct 25, 2008
526
7
obviously protection is important, but i would never buy an otterbox because they make the phone twice as big as it needs to be, and infinitely uglier imho.
Actually the Commuter isn't that bad, all things considered. Love the naked feel but I'd die if I broke it!
 

Leonard1818

macrumors 68020
Nov 15, 2011
2,459
401
^^ ya you're right, i was just referring to the original otterbox, since most consider it one of the most protective cases for iDevices.

I switch back and forth between no case and the Reveal Etch from Griffin

http://store.griffintechnology.com/iphone/iphone-4/reveal-etch-iphone4

I usually throw the case on on friday night to get me through the weekend. Don't tend to drop or break my phone during the work week! :p
I like the look of the reveal and the reveal etch. Have you ever dropped your phone using this case? How was the protection if so?
 

djransom

macrumors 68040
May 14, 2008
3,971
59
Chi-Town
Looks is important to me. I'm currently rockin the Incase Slider Pro and love it. I saw the new OB Defender yesterday in Best Buy and it looked a tad bit slimmer than usual.
 

duggram

macrumors 6502
Apr 17, 2008
375
11
I got a Boost case for my 4S. For me form does follow function. I got it for the 250% battery life. The fact that it looks drop-dead sexy, is slim and allows me to type like other cases can't are just extras factors.
 

xxBURT0Nxx

macrumors 68020
Jul 9, 2009
2,189
2
I like the look of the reveal and the reveal etch. Have you ever dropped your phone using this case? How was the protection if so?
oh ya, i've dropped it a million times. Had this case since launch day for the iPhone 4. The rubber at the top is starting to separate from the back piece, but it's barely noticeable and probably due more to the fact that i have a tendency to sometimes just play around with my phone and take the case on and off a million times. I usually drop my phone when i leave it in my lap in the car and then forget about it when i go to get out. iPhone has been dropped to asphalt too many times to count and doesn't have any problems. I really love how small this case is, doesn't add too much bulk to the iPhone! I'd recommend it.

The Elan Form is a 2 piece design similar to the Reveal... the front part snaps to the back case so it probably adds a little more protection for the screen but adds a little bit of bulk.

http://store.griffintechnology.com/iphone/iphone-4/elan-form-graphite-for-iphone-4

^^^ WOW!!! Just looked up the Boost Case, one of the better looking battery cases I have seen. Great price too. How much extra battery do you usually get out of that?
 

vaugha

macrumors 6502a
Nov 3, 2011
593
192
I'm pretty careful w/ my phones so a bumper + shields combo for the most part does the job. My taste is somewhere in b/w look and protection.
 

pooryou

macrumors 65816
Sep 28, 2007
1,309
35
NorCal
To me the phone always looks worse with a case. The only reason would be protection in my view.
 

Drunken Master

macrumors 65816
Jul 19, 2011
1,060
0
Protection.

A few days after I got my 4S, I found a few hairline scratches on the front and back. As annoying as the ugliness of the case is, those scratches drive me nuts too.

Mo' money, mo' problems.
 

HKUSP.40

macrumors regular
Nov 2, 2011
203
0
All of the above?

I want a case that is slim, looks great, and offers protection. Obviously there's some give and take with each category. But a case that has a little of everything is ideal for me.
 

Bigmacduck

macrumors regular
Feb 15, 2009
228
5
My number 1 reason in extended battery. I use the Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 4/4S. Very happy with it.
 

yourtoys7

macrumors 6502a
Sep 3, 2007
572
35
minimal protection, Magpul :) adds amazing grip, slim design. If going for dinner, I'm going naked.
 

GoTexans

macrumors newbie
Nov 17, 2011
25
0
I want something that is very thin and be able to protect the phone ...tpu is the best choice I guess
 
Jul 1, 2007
290
0
Indiana
I go by something that is slim, but also has lay on the table design. I don't drop my phone enough to worry about having a lot of protection (i.e. Otterbox).
 
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