Best clear 3GS case?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by JamesHP, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. JamesHP macrumors regular

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    Mentioned in another thread that I'm getting a black 3GS in a couple of weeks, so I'm looking for a case. I like the original design of the iPhone so I'd prefer a clear case and one that doesn't add too much bulk to the phone. I'm generally quite careful but a bit of shock protection would be a bonus but not absolutely necessary; maybe just for minor bumps. The main reason I'm getting one is to keep the back from scratching. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. V4705 macrumors 6502

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    maybe case-mate barely-there clear, not a lot of drop protection but looks fine.

    i think clear plastic cases looking really good only on white iphones, on a black it's always make a strange dark-gray for me.

    that might help you: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=781999
    in the end i ordered agent18 clearshield, but it's too big.
     
  3. lsatblu macrumors newbie

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    Switheasy nude. I'm using the black version but the clear version should be the closest thing you can get to a naked phone.
     
  4. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Agent18 clearshield i a good choice, you can also get 15% off with "A18Nir"
     
  5. kicko macrumors 65816

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    I agree with that, i wanted to try the clear nude on my black phone. It does mention it has a UV coating that protects from scratches but honestly how well does that work? I always wanted to try a clear case but that scratch so easy and look like junk in 5min or less.

    Then again were protecting the phone so if your not a typical OCD iphone user then that would be the best choice.
     
  6. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I used my clear Switcheasy Nude for less than a day and it already had scratches on it. I ended up sending it back because of that, the fact that it was a fingerprint magnet and because it was too slippery. I also noticed that it was a lint magnet as well so it was a no-brainer for me to send it back. I will say that I loved the way it added virtually no bulk to the phone and how clear it was (when there weren't fingerprints all over it of course;)).
     
  7. kicko macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the feedback. I was going to buy one for kicks.
     
  8. GXT macrumors newbie

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    All of the plastic cases scratch easily...

    but that is certainly better than scratches on the back of you iPhone.

    I've had mine for over 18 months, it looks a bit worn but the scratches are very fine and basically just dull the surface. The back of my iPhone looks like the day I bought it.

    The hard plastic seems to hold up better. Mine is an inCase.
     
  9. JamesHP thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice. I've been looking around and tbh I agree, the black phone isn't looking good with the clear cases. Think I'll get the switcheasy vulcan black, still vaguely seethrough but looks fine.
     
  10. Poat84 macrumors 6502

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