Best iPhone Case

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Martron, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Martron macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    I'm sure this has been discussed to death, but I'm a new iPhone user and am wondering what people think. I noticed a lot of cases are pretty bulky and even cover the volume buttons, but I'm looking for something that is fairly open in terms of access to everything. Any suggestions?
  2. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    Fairly open isn't at all what the Otterbox Defender is. however, you have access to everything with ease and can pretty much spray your phone off the table onto the ground with a garden hose and not worry about it.
  3. Anthony81586 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    I have the mophie juice pack air...thing is tits
  4. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    Otterbox commuter case...enough protection and access; yet not too bulky.
  5. modelbehaviour macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
    I have the incipio feather case and I love it, I wanted something that didn't add any bulk to the phone and it's perfect for that. Comes in some great colours/finishes too.
  6. juan370Z macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2010
    i own the mophie juice pack plus red that case is boss
  7. Metal Dice macrumors regular

    Metal Dice

    Jun 3, 2009
    I prefer not to use cases, however I do have a favorite. For good protection and decent looks I would suggest the
    Speck Pixelskin HD.
  8. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I keep going back to CAZE.
    Great, extremely light weight case. Barely know it's even there.
  9. ToddH macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2010
    Central Tx
  10. schizbomb macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011
    This + 1 bajillion

    Amazing case.
  11. destroyboredom macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2002
    Washington, DC.
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    I use the Casemate "barely there" case and love it.
  12. Martron thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    Thanks, lots of options. Does anyone have any opinions on the Contour Hardcase or Incase Slide? I like that both of those don't cover the volume buttons and that they have a small lip on the front to protect falling on the glass. Are there any others that are similar?
  13. Anthony81586 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    Before the juice pack I had the 12 south bookbook. It was cool and functional but the juice pack to me just looks better and I never worry about my battery
  14. FACADE macrumors newbie


    Feb 1, 2010
  15. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    I loved my Mophie, but I ended up getting the first one replaced because it broke the thin portion of the case that is on the front of the phone along the volume controls. AT&T Store was cool and replaced it. however, the replacement eventually did the same thing.

    I'm done with them until they reinforce the design.
  16. Anthony81586 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    Which did u get? Apple did a slight redesign of it, which differs from the "closed-top" version. So far mine is top notch,mi havent had it long tho
  17. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    Sounds like the Incipio Feather is something right up your alley, very open case.
  18. Qman89 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2011
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    I think that the best case is the tough case by case mate and you could just cut out the volume buttons but I don't know why you would want to its very responsive
  19. sgrrsh26 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2009
  20. koigirl macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm a Case-aholic

    I'm a Case-aholic and my favorites are the Speck Candyshell cases and CaseMate tough cases. Good double-layer protection with fairly low-profile, slim casing and lots of nice colors/designs to choose from. Combine one of these with a Power Support screen protector and you're fairly safe if you drop your phone (I have lots of experience!).:eek:
  21. rellimie macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2010
  22. cybertek macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2011
    I like the Case-Mate POP 1.0.

    It is similar to the Speck Candyshell but a bit thinner and lighter. Also has grippy sides.
  23. appleisgod macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2008
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    The incase slider is the case I've used on all my iPhones since the 3G. It's by far the best case out there.
  24. VydorScope macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2011

    Just got mine today at Best Buy. MUCH thinner/nicer then Otter Box, but access to the power port is tight. The official Apple cable works, but my 3rd party cable does not fit.

    Aslo their case blocks the light sensor on the 4s so you have to turn of auto-dim. They have a plan to fix that and will send out an free upgrade to the fixed case when its ready upon request.
  25. Alisstar macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    I'm currently using a Burton Speck case similar to this one. The only difference is the pattern in the back, which is black and white. The case is "fitted" which makes the phone feel like it's encased tightly in it. It also has a soft back that makes it feel as if it was made out of cloth.

    I've looked and looked on different sites, but can't seem to find it. Perhaps the pattern has been discontinued.

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