Best iPhone 5 Case if you can wait AND a case if you need one NOW!!!

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  1. xraytech, Sep 22, 2012
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    I agree, I've been rocking the pixelskin hd since day one on my iPhone 4.

    How does the rocket fish compare to the pixelskin? Is it a hard rubbery material like the pixelskin?
     
  3. SmittS macrumors regular

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    I also picked up the same case. I agree. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the case. I was expecting to use temporary, but I may keep it!
     
  4. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's the exact same material just without the waffle back. I may even return the Speck Case that I ordered, the Rocketfish is that good.
     
  5. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I have this case too. Very similar to the Pixelskin HD. I like it a lot.
     
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    $23 @ Best Buy
     
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    Thanks for the post! I ordered 2 cases from SGP in time for when I get my iPhone, but the stupid post office delayed the shipment.

    I was starting to get worried that if I did get the phone today it would have to go naked.
     
  9. jpiszcz macrumors regular

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    After reading this thread I headed directly to bestbuy and got this case, I also compared it to the speck, but the speck covers the speaker and microphone holes in the bottom (perforated), this is awesome, Rocketfish TPU, just like my good old Incipio NGP.

    Thanks so much for this post!
     
  10. bobright macrumors 601

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    That Speck Pixelskin back doesn't bother anybody?

    I'd feel like I was rubbing my hand over a tire when holding my phone.
     
  11. mytran80 macrumors regular

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    it use to be free from apple , kinda hate going back now and having to pay for it for my iPhone 5 lol
     
  12. captainamerica macrumors member

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    Thanks for this post, the Rocketfish Soft Shell is an amazing case. It's similar to the Belkin Essential 50, which was my favorite 4s case.
     
  13. tdaks macrumors newbie

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    Do you think it will be ok that the camera hole in the back shows more than just the glass and some of the metal backing?
     
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  15. drober30, Sep 22, 2012
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    Notice the Best Buy case says "New iPhone". They must of been guessing on the name and built the case on the leaked specs.

    I like the looks, will check it out tomorrow... Thanks!
     
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    Thanks OP, going to get that rocket fish case tomorrow
     
  17. zoiks66 macrumors newbie

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    I also just discovered and bought the Rocketfish case at Best Buy. If you were a fan of the Incipio NGP case, you'll love this Rocketfish case.

    The strange thing is that the black version of the Rocketfish case carried by my local Best Buy has a matte, semi-transparent back. It's just like the Smoke version of the Incipio NGP case for the iPhone 4 and 4S. I actually like this better as the Apple logo shows through the case.

    I can't recommend this case enough. I was a big fan of the Incipio NGP case with my iPhone 4S, and I love this Rocketfish case with my iPhone 5.
     
  18. EdwardSung macrumors regular

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    I also found a Belkin twin pack at Target (black and white cases) for $20 that is very similar to the Pixelskin -- same material, a pattern on the back (in this case, more of a ribbed pattern) and pretty much the same feel.
     
  19. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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    Got any pics?
     
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    Sounds great, because that was the Incipio case that I had on my 4S and I also liked that you could see the Apple logo through it. Only thing I didn't like about the Incipio was that it slightly polished the stainless steel band of my 4S in a few places. Worries me somewhat given that the iPhone 5's band is anodized.

    Still, I might go pick one of these up and see for myself...
     
  22. zoiks66 macrumors newbie

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    I don't have anything to take pics with unfortunately (not sure I can post pics anyways, since I just created a forum account). My case looks the same as the OP's pics- just with semi-transparent back, button covers, and lip that hangs over the screen instead of solid black.
     
  23. sedano06, Sep 22, 2012
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    After reading this thread I went and bought the case and I'm loving it
     
  24. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think it will be fine. I think they made it that way to minimize Flash Wash.
     
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