Anybody here go caseless?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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  2. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Most every smartphone that I was concerned about scratching the back because of the material used I end up buying a case and I remove it fairly quickly thereafter. For example: Sony Xperia z3, almost all the iPhones, Note 5 and Edge Plus.
     
  3. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    My phones are naked 90% of the time. I keep cases in the car in case it seems like I'll be in a high risk situation to damage them, but most of the time I'm just lazy and leave them ceaseless any way. Never had a phone break, I even dropped an iPhone 5S from 15ft onto tile and it didn't break, just bent the frame which I then straitened.
     
  4. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    I never could feel quite relaxed using my phones naked, though of course they feel/look so much nicer when they are. But, at last I happened to find a case that comes close enough without being totally useless:

    http://www.amazon.de/Puro-IPC64703TR-UltraSlim-iPhone-6/dp/B00LM7MZX0

    I have this for my 6 Plus and honestly it almost even enhances the feel of the device. The texture is really perfect, gives more grip yet isn't rubbery-sticky, and it's suuuuper thin and light while offering *just* enough of a lip so that I can comfortably lay the phone upside down when needed (though I always avoid doing that). I've dropped my phone a few times wearing this case and no damage to either case nor phone.

    It's also tight enough that I don't get a bunch of crap stuck inside the case. My last case (clear TPU) actually damaged the phone slightly on the top antenna band because it held a grain of sand in there which gradually rubbed a mark into the phone :/

    LOVE this case, and hope I can find it again when the 7 comes out. It was a random find at MediaMarkt, haven't found a site for the maker. Seriously, this case is so elegant and gives a near-naked enough feel that my 6 Plus feels constantly new.
     
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Back case only when I'm out. My phone is naked when at home. I don't do the full case thing or otterboxes anymore, unless I plan to be in a rugged environment.

    Also, no screen protector neither.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Sadly no. I always end up using a case simply because i want to protect my investment and the resale value is important to me.
     
  7. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    I love going caseless, but I rarely do. I'm not sure if it's a compulsion, or just because I've got good cases.
     
  8. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    I have a carbon fiber Dbrand skin on my 6S+. Does that count as going caseless?
     
  9. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    4 iphones so far and always naked, for protection, when I am not using always a nice leather sleeve....at the moment iphone 6 and this:
    [​IMG]
     
  10. wproct macrumors 6502

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    I've used cellphones for years, but bought my first smart phone, a 5s, a little over a year ago, and I consider myself very careful with my phones. However, I've already dropped it twice, one of which I am absolutely certain would have done serious damage if I hadn't had it in a case. Yes I do enjoy taking the case off occasionally and admiring the naked phone, but there is no way that I will assume the added risk to my phone by routinely carrying it caseless. Guess that I'm just not very brave.
     
  11. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    Can you provide some pics showing the lip? I have had several .3 skin cases and none of them had any type of lip for lay on table. Thx.
     
  12. danny8200 macrumors 65816

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    I would if it wasn't for that damn protruding camera.
     
  13. d0hv macrumors regular

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    I'm always caseless. The best way to go. I can never comfortably use my phone with a case even the thinnest of cases add way too much bulk. The only cases worth putting on your device is the official black Apple leather case or one of those thin Spigen clear cases.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 24, 2016 ---
    I'm caseless 100% of the time, dude the camera won't scratch. Just go caseless it's amazing.
     
  14. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah case-less is where it's at. If I drop it and it really breaks, I guess I'll just buy a new one!
     
  15. d0hv macrumors regular

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    I've always been caseless and never cracked or broke a phone.
     
  16. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    Same
     
  17. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    With the iPhone 6 and the rounded edges, the phone just begs for something to be put on it. The phone is really slippery. So at the end of the day, the phone feel more comfortable to hold with at least a minimal case on just to make it feel good in the hand.
     
  18. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    You folks fondlin' your stark nekkid iPhones are just askin' for trouble.

    Seriously, I stayed caseless until the iPhone 4. That sucker was made of glass, fore and aft. There was no way I was going to carry that in my fumbling fingers without a little protection. My iPhone 6+ is wrapped in an inexpensive Incipio case, and is thus far unscathed and unscarred.
     
  19. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    I use a sock similar to the iPod socks that were so famous and have been doing it for years, and my iPhone 4S looks almost as new. The reason for the sock is that there are often keys or trouser buttons in pockets, but otherwise I would prefer having it naked.
     
  20. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    My iPhone 4 was the first phone I used in a case full time, but it wasn't because I was scared of breaking it, it was because that was the only way I could reliably make and receive phone calls because of antenna gate.

    My 4S on the other hand was rocked naked. I just hate the way cases feel on my phones, it makes them bulkier, it makes them not fit my docks, crud builds up along the gaps, and the lip around the screen bothers me.
     
  21. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

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    I really hate using cases. It simply takes away the real reason Apple designs such beautiful iPhones. The look and feel is just ruined by it. I just use bumpers and when my paranoia lessens, I remove the back and front shields. Even with these on the iPhone looks naked and still gives me that metal tactile feel of luxury.
     

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  22. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's a great looking bumper. For myself, I am absolutely finished putting anything metal or composite metal on my iPhone. Even going back to the iPhone 4S all the way up to the 6/S, anytime anything metal is put on the phone, one of the radios (BT/Wifi/Celluar) are affected. YMMV but every claim of "doesn't affect signal" I have proven false. Perhaps it's because I live and work in a major metropolitan city where wireless interference is profound and ubiquitous. Heck, even with a thin case like Evutec S shell or even the Caudabe Veil, I can walk by a certain blocks and have the BT signal break up and then go back to normal when I leave the immediate area.
     
  23. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

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    I have done extensive Filed Testing with this one. At my worst signals, this is what I get

    Naked: Inside Office Breakroom -101 fluctuates different times to - 102
    With Bumper: Inside Office Breakroom - 102 fluctuates to -101 back and forth

    Naked Living Room lol yeah I know: -113 around midnight fluctuates to -114
    With Bumper: -114 fluctuates to -113 back and forth
     
  24. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I just got thru reading the K11 thread. It looks like several people have already confirmed what I already knew based on my experience with other metal bumpers/cases.
     
  25. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

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    YMV. For me that test is about 1000 times better than all the metal cases I've tested. Typically I lose 10 to 20 db with those. With K11 its just -1 or -2 db at most. The Bars or Dots are a ridiculous way of measuring signals. Either way you decide, no other full bumper metal cases can do 100% no signal loss. This one is the closest that can achieve that goal as closest as possible.
     

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