Best Everyday Case?

ValentinoV

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Jan 5, 2012
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Hi everyone, I finally bought an iphone 4s, my last apple product was the ipod classic 160 gb back in 2007, for that I had a contourcase which imo is the best ipod case ever made. For the gym I am planning to use the survivor, so I am looking for an everyday case that is not too thick, I already eliminated the defender (b/c the dock connector won't stay closed), the lifeproof case (b/c it can be opened up to only 50 times). I'm looking at the commuter, the candyshell, and the mighty vault. I tend to drop my phone, and would like something that provides an ample amount of protection.

If I go with a case that doesn't come with a screen protector, I'll prob use it in conjunction with a moshi AG.

Also carbon fibre cases seem to look so good, but do they provide any protection (shock absorption)?

PLEASE help me narrow down the choice, there are too many options!


Thank you all in advance for any suggestions!

Or if possible could someone list cases by degree of protection?
 

chobie

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Nov 9, 2010
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The Otterbox reflex. It's not as bulky as the defender but still provides good protection.

For slimmer choices, the Speck Pixelskin HD and Switcheasy Eclipse provides good protection. The Candyshell is good to but shows a lot of scratches. There's a matte version which is the Satin that you might also consider.
 

ValentinoV

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thanks i will look into those, does the candyshell have good drop protection?
 

Ayemerica

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The Otterbox reflex. It's not as bulky as the defender but still provides good protection.

For slimmer choices, the Speck Pixelskin HD and Switcheasy Eclipse provides good protection. The Candyshell is good to but shows a lot of scratches. There's a matte version which is the Satin that you might also consider.
I use the Reflex it's great.
 

KentuckyHouse

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whsbuss

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Otterbox Commuter (4s/4). Protects the dock connector from dust/dirt and is less bulky than the defender.
 

ValentinoV

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Jan 5, 2012
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thank you all for your responses!

quick add on question does anyone have experience with any of the element carbon fibre cases?

I am settled on either the candyshell or an element carbon fibre case,

thanks in advance :)
 

ValentinoV

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I bought the vapor ion, but returned it b/c it was incompatible with the moshi visor ag, i bought the speck candyshell flip and it worked perfectly!

Now onto mounts, I like the look of the exogear universal, but was wondering if there is anything that is more sturdier/less prone to vibrations, proclip is out of my price range, therefore any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

maliu

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The Lifeproof case IS an every day case it's not made to take on and off and once you put it on you won't want to take it off. Don't let the "50" scare you. I take mine off once a month or so just to inspect. At the rate I'm going I'll have to replace the back in 4 years (the clips on the back wear with opening). It weighs about an ounce and is tough!
 

DashSatan

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I just got ballistic sg case and I must say I think it's the best drop protection case I've ever seen. Lint magnet but it seems to be wearing off.
 

djransom

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The Otterbox reflex. It's not as bulky as the defender but still provides good protection.

For slimmer choices, the Speck Pixelskin HD and Switcheasy Eclipse provides good protection. The Candyshell is good to but shows a lot of scratches. There's a matte version which is the Satin that you might also consider.
Glad to hear this. I have a Reflex on the way to me.
 

walmartmartyr

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I thought that the magpul's were hands down the best case out there! Especially for the price
 

Catcher

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Iluv Gelato for me. Fairly slim, good fit, doesn't bend out at the volume switches like the Magpul, easy to take off if needed, good port openings, nice looking and reasonably priced.