Best iPhone 5 case to get immediately at Best Buy?

Johnny Steps

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I'm pretty good at taking care of my phone. However with all the scuff talk I'm wondering, since I know ordering online will mean waiting to get a case and I want to protect the phone immediately, which case is best to get at Best Buy?

Should I focus on protecting the screen? I'm planning on getting the Black version.
 

erratikmind

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Apr 2, 2009
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I purchased a clear Rocketfish case at BB for temporary use on launch day. I've been using an Otter Box Defender since it has been delivered. However, when not outdoors (I hike everyday), I have used the Rocketfish.
 
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ichavis

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Jul 8, 2010
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I got one of the platinum series iphone 5 cases with the belt clip..they have a deal with a zagg screen protector for $49 or so...otherwise the case is the standard $34.99 price..its low profile, light, etc...works for me.
 
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D-Back

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I picked up this one at bestbuy the other day for $39.99:

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=6632253&pid=1218767477725

Features a 2 piece design so i can dock it if I ever find a dock, and has a built in kickstand.
 
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Rob9874

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I got the Rocketfish Soft Case (harder than I expected) at Best Buy on launch day, and love it. I meant for it to be a temporary case until I could get a Commuter, but I think I'm just going to keep this one. Thinner than the Commuter, good button response, good feel.
 
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CH34P3T

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Belkin Grip Candy Sheer

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&st=Grip+candy+sheer
 
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NovemberWhiskey

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Another vote for Belkin Candy Grip Sheer. Won't scratch your phone, fits well, and offers good scratch/scuff protection. I don't know about drops since it is just a TPU case.
 
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irulan

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Feb 2, 2010
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I also recommend the Belkin Grip Candy Sheer. I bought mine on launch day after shopping around, and I love it.
 
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SmittS

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Jun 23, 2010
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got any pics of how this looks?
I just got one today. Looks and feels nice, but the sleep/wake button doesn't work. It doesn't move and depending on how the case is placed on the phone, it will actually hold the button down. Hoping I just got a bad one, because it looks nice.
 
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illomatic3

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I just got one today. Looks and feels nice, but the sleep/wake button doesn't work. It doesn't move and depending on how the case is placed on the phone, it will actually hold the button down. Hoping I just got a bad one, because it looks nice.
cool thanks, and the back is clear/frosted? want to get it for my black ip5 but feel like it'll look weird on a black phone if it is frosted.
 
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djransom

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I just got one today. Looks and feels nice, but the sleep/wake button doesn't work. It doesn't move and depending on how the case is placed on the phone, it will actually hold the button down. Hoping I just got a bad one, because it looks nice.
I just purchased the same case and it has this exact same problem.
 
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neworleans-7

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May 18, 2008
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I have the black case-mate artistry wood case and two rocketfish tpu cases. All are pretty decent to me.
 
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mytran80

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Bestbuy is a waste of time and has complete **** selection. Just order online.
Best buy has the largest name brand iPhone 5 cases speck , agent18, incase, belkin,case mate ,otterbox , and more . You can't even find half of these sold and shipped by amazon , also loving best buys online price match policy in store
 
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enzo thecat

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Apr 7, 2010
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I got the Rocketfish Soft Case (harder than I expected) at Best Buy on launch day, and love it. I meant for it to be a temporary case until I could get a Commuter, but I think I'm just going to keep this one. Thinner than the Commuter, good button response, good feel.
Same here! I bought the clear one. LOVE IT!!
 
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