Best iPhone 5 case to get immediately at Best Buy?

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  1. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. ichavis macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. D-Back macrumors member

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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.
     
  5. Rob9874 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  6. faiz23 macrumors 6502

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    otter box commuter, speck candy shell, or belkin grip candy
     
  7. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

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    Bestbuy is a waste of time and has complete **** selection. Just order online.
     
  8. CH34P3T macrumors regular

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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
     
  9. iAi macrumors 6502

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    This.
     
  10. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  11. jbromer macrumors 6502a

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  13. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    The Rocketfish case with the black band and frosted clear back.
     
  14. irulan macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  15. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I picked up an Otterbox Defender when I picked up my 5 today and I love it!
     
  16. Firesign3394 macrumors regular

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    Why don't you actually walk into a store and see before you make negative claims. They have the biggest selection I have seen of any store. Take your cynicism somewhere else.
     
  17. illomatic3 macrumors newbie

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    got any pics of how this looks?
     
  18. SmittS macrumors regular

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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.
     
  19. illomatic3 macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  20. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I just purchased the same case and it has this exact same problem.
     
  21. neworleans-7 macrumors regular

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    I have the black case-mate artistry wood case and two rocketfish tpu cases. All are pretty decent to me.
     
  22. mytran80 macrumors regular

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    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
     
  23. enzo thecat macrumors 6502

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    Same here! I bought the clear one. LOVE IT!!
     

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