Avoid this Spigen case if you want drop protection!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by wildonrio, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. wildonrio, Sep 23, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014

    wildonrio macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
    This case is sexy and fits snugly and wonderfully and seems to be the perfect case...until you take a look at the design and realize that it does NOT protect the top and bottom part of the phone! Those parts remain vulnerable when dropped. This unfortunately IMO makes the case virtually worthless for practical use.

    This angle helps you see the problem.


  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    ...in other words, do your homework and research a product before you buy it? Just b/c the top isn't covered doesn't mean the case is worthless. Is that really worth such a sensationalist thread? Gracious....
  3. RByers8252 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Those cases are not going to do much for a drop. They're meant for keeping it from getting scratched and a better grip. Don't drop your $1,000 phone people.
  4. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chandler, AZ/Chicago, IL
    I have a Spigen case coming today in the mail. I got a different model than the one you got but I'm hoping mine doesn't have this problem. I bought the Air Skin.
  5. joshkhaos1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2014
    Not happy with the Neo Hybrid I got. The volume buttons on the case dont line up right and I end up turning the device down when I'm trying to turn it up. So I ended up getting an Apple case.
  6. noekozz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2010
    Should have done research before purchasing the case. Not worth making a thread over your mistake.
  7. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    Already ordered this but it's only temporary until my wallet case comes in.
  8. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX

    I actually prefer cases like this with the bottom open. I use the 30 pin to Lightning adapter in my car so I need the bottom to be open.

    I buy AppleCare+ in case of drops. The case is just to prevent the back of the phone from getting scratched.
  9. jev425 macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    I have the air skin. Hate to break it to you but the bottom is uncovered the rest is covered but...the case is so thin(advertised as .4mm thin) that any drop will more than likely still dent the phone. This case is really only good for people that want a naked phone but won't scratch it laying it on a table and it adds a little grip than just the phone itself
  10. xLoGiK1 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2014
    Let's be real, phone could still crack and get damaged no matter what case. Unless you're using an otter box
  11. Thrifty1, Sep 23, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014

    Thrifty1 macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2009
  12. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2008
    I bought a clear case from Spigen on amazon and I love it. It completely covers all sides.
  13. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    People keep posting links to items on Amazon and I can never open the links directly. Just takes me to the home page.. Have to search via the product code every time..
  14. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    I had a Spigen case once. Never again. I stick with Otterbox and Otterbox only.
  15. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Pick a good case that will protect your device from scratches, falls, and bending....;)
  16. SalvadorO macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2014
    I think it looks like a pretty nice case, really like how it gives extra access to the mini stereo jack. I picked up the Apple Leather along with my iPhone 6 mostly to deal with the protruding camera but also for the added grip. I was concerned that the large plug on my Shure earbuds wouldn't work but surprisingly it does.
  17. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Got this case on my 6 plus. The back of the case does petrud slightly meaning there is some protection if you drop it. However the case is not really meant as a case to offer that. However it looks good and will prevent scratches.
  18. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Those are minimalist cases much like the Apple sleeves.

    It's for people who would like to prevent simple scratching on the back surface of the phone when laying it down on a table.
  19. wildonrio thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
  20. malochico1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2012
    i dont understand some people...

    they want the world thinnest case but expect full protection.

    Then they buy the biggest case which will help actually protect your phone but complain that its too big and wish it was thinner.
  21. SalvadorO macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2014
    Yes and it's biggest benefit is allowing for the phone to be laid flat on any surface even with the camera lens as it is.
  22. wildonrio thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
    I hadn't realized that people buy cases that they don't expect to protect all sides from drops. I changed the title of the post.
  23. hakjak macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
    So people should avoid the  leather case too? That has open bottom. Just seems like a strange topic to list ONE case that doesn't protect all sides of the phone...there are soooo many cases like these.
  24. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
  25. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    It looks like it comes with two different options .. get the Crystal Clear for a hard case that's see-through (and probably nice and slippery), or the Soft Clear for a more rubbery, easier to grip case. None of these are going to do much other than stop scratches on the back and sides but I think most people would know that going in after looking at the pics and reading the description.

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