Best IPhone cover?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by mistygail, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. mistygail macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    what is the best cover out there to protect the IPhone? I've been told Otterbox or Speck Candy Shell but am curious what others thing. What are the Pros and Cons of both?
  2. McBeats macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    this is gonna be a rather opinionated response, but...

    I've messed with a lot of my friends iphones, all different kinds of cases out there....

    My friend had the Otterbox Defender. It is the most solid case I had my hands on, it was also one of the ugliest, biggest cases as well. I personally would never get one.

    My other buddy has a Speck Candy Shell, and it was beautiful, still a tiny bit bulky but, overall not bad. Seems easy to pull it off and put back on (for those who want to dock their iphones or put them on windshield mounts, etc)

    If I was to choose over those two you suggested, I would go for the Speck.

    Frankly I'm going to probably go the cheap route (cuz im cheap :D), and get one of those Gel cases (NOT silicone) for 5 bucks on eBay. I have one for my ipod touch, and for only 6 bucks (included screen protector) it is DYNOMITE! Easily slips off when u need it to, but wont accidentally slip off ever.

    All I basically have to say is, you don't need to throw a lot of money in for some worthy protection. But, if you have the money, it couldn't hurt :)
  3. TheRealStig macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    Speck Candy Design Flaw

    Just stumbled upon your post. I really like the look of the Speck cases, and recently tried out the case for my ipod touch. It lasted just 2 weeks!! The case is too thin and flexible above the port and quickly splits. I suspect it will be the same for the iphone too.

    hope this helps.
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I use the Griffin Wave case on my original iPhone. Doesn't add much bulk and it makes the phone less slippery.
  5. itoddm macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2010
    North Carolina
    I've owned an iphone since the second day of release years ago. I have NEVER found the "perfect" case. In my honest opinion, every case has some slight flaw that kills the deal for me. Either the color is lame, the cover stretches over time and isn't tight, scratches the iphone itself, is way too expensive, or something like that.
  6. jefftroll macrumors member

    May 21, 2010
    Otterbox is an ugly case but probably could take a heavier impact.

    I used the speck candyshell on my 3gs and it was a great look+protection combo.
    My switcheasy rebel also provided a lot of protection and switcheasy includes tons of extras for the money unlike other cases.
  7. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    I had a black CandyShell for like two days before I returned it. I scratches LIKE HELL. I set it down on a soft, plush mat, and after it moving around a tiny bit, you could see TONS of swirl marks and light scratches. This is from a soft mat. I would hate to think what would happen if you wiped it on you jeans :eek:
  8. hardsc02 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Otterbox is indestructable

    I spend most of my hours at work outside. We farm, run cattle, sell building supplies, etc. The absolute best case I've ever owned as far as protecting the iphone is the Otterbox defender. No matter what I'm doing, I never have to worry about the phone breaking or hesitate about pulling it out to use during crucial moments of working cattle, even if it is pouring down rain and I'm covered in mud. This is the rough user's case.
    Now, I agree it is also the absolute ugliest case I have ever seen. So, in the evenings when it's time to go out for a few brews, just change the case and slip on the Otterbox commuter. Problem solved.
  9. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    A hard shell case is a reasonable decision for urban dwellers as well. Even if the work is not rough, the terrain could be. Hard concrete is everywhere, people are on the go, you could be bumped into while talking on the phone; you might need to put the phone between your face and shoulder to make a phone call to write notes. Not to mention, someone might ask, "quick, can I use your phone?" Last thing you want is for someone to drop it and then hand it back to you with "sorry about that, thanks for letting me use the phone."

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