Belkin View Case for iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by yaymath, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. yaymath macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2011
    I'm thinking about getting this case in black. It looks like it will protect the iPhone and at the same time will not cover its beautiful back.

    What do you guys think of it? How easily do you think it will be to remove it? And should I order it now in case it is sold out once the iPhone 5 is out, or should I wait to see what others will say of this case?
  2. scotigno macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2012
    i really like this case too. i can show off the new back of the black/slate.
  3. NutFlush920 macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2011
    I too am on the verge of ordering this case but, so many people say a case is not necessary with the iPhone 5. What to do? Lol
  4. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2012
    How would anyone know if a case is necessary or not?

    Besides, if you think you may drop your phone then a case is absolutely necessary, at least if you care about preventing damage.
  5. yaymath thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2011
  6. NutFlush920 macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2011
    Perhaps. I guess for me, I have always used a case on my iPhones so why not with the iPhone 5? The black one looks bad ass and love the way it looks without a case. I do however, want to keep my phone in mint condition so will likely buy this case as it will have little impact on look and feel of the iPhone 5.
  7. NutFlush920 macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2011
    I broke down and preordered this case. Expected delivery is 10/03 with my free 2 day prime shipping. If I decide I don't need/want it I'll cancel my order. iPhone will be here like a week and a half before, on Friday. :)
  8. RustyRooy macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2012
  9. sydia21 macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2010
    Washington, DC
    I have 2 sitting in my amazon cart as we speak. I really like it but also like to see my cases in person. The pink one looks really nice. Please post reviews when you get yours.
  10. mmaarrio macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2012
  11. iPhonePlaya macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2007
  12. dwreck macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2006
    I had one of these (for my 4)for about a month. The plastic back scratched really easily and looked terrible very quickly. Maybe the materials for this version have been upgraded.
  13. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  14. yaymath thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2011
    I've done a little research about polycarbonate and I've found this on Wikipedia (

    This now makes me think whether I want to risk it and try this case or wait and see what people think about it…
  15. mobutt macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    I will tell you right now unless it has a coating it'll look really poopy really quick. That's why when going for clear cases I tend to go for frost variations. You could still see the design although not perfectly but it won't scratch.
  16. yaymath thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2011
    Can you coat it yourself?
  17. ashley1496 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    I had a version of the Vue for my iPhone 4. It does scratch easily. I had some in the first week. Also, it collected tons of dust and particles inside the case (between phone and case) that lead to the back of my perfectly pristine phone to be scratched. It took awhile, but it happened.

    I really do want a see through case--but I'm kinda freaked after my last situation...
  18. CatsTide macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
    Verizon has something very similar. I ordered one,should get it tomorrow.
  19. yaymath thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2011
    I've just thought that, because this case is clear, we can put a piece of paper between it and iPhone. For example, if the iPhone's back ever bores you, not that I ever should, you can print your own design on a piece on this paper, cut it appropriately, and put it in the case. You can have as many of those as you wish and just use whichever one you feel like
  20. twylie macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    Picked one of these along with the Speck Hard Candy @ BB today. I prefer the Belkin as it's a slimmer design and has a matte finish to it. Seems to be decent quality and has an excellent fit. I had an iFrogz Luxe Lean thin hard shell for my 4S and prefer this case to that one.
  21. JoshObra macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I went to three Best Buys in the South Bay area and none of the Belkin View (Black) were none to be found..

    Also, how much was it on your BB? It's $13.99 on the official website but I think I saw it was $19.99 at BB but no stock.
  22. twylie macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    My bad - it's not the View, it's the Grip Candy Sheer I picked up. I think it was $20 or $25, but it's exactly what I was looking for. Very slim, light, one piece, and soft/flexible to minimize scratching. All ports are easily accessed, but the silent switch it a bit tough to reach, but still usable. Very slight lip on the front side to help with any face down falls or setting it on a flat surface.

    I also picked up the Speck Hard Candy, but will be returning it today. It's thicker and slicker due to the hard shell.
  23. FlashFlux macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    I just received this in the mail (I ordered on the 22nd from Belkin's website) - I have to say I went off on a trusting limb and paid the $37 for this half case and I have to say I'm EXTREMELY pleased with it!! It fits SO FREAKIN WELL and looks GREAT!

    I got the Black/Clear back one and you can still see the beautiful design of the iPhone 5 yet the sides and back are protected, and I have an invisible screen on the front (plus the side bumpers have a lip to cover it falling on it's screen flat wise)

    I definitely recommend it to someone who wants a VERY SLIM, NON SILICON (no sticking to jeans when trying to get out), nice fit case which will protect the phone without having to be so cautious about every time you set it down.

  24. c0venant macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    sounds like a nice case. What about dust and lint, is it collecting any? and watermarks on the back?

    does it look drop resistant?

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