Best silicone/rubber case for 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by legaleye3000, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    What's a good silicone/rubber case for the iPhone 3G? Thanks
  2. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
  3. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    Liquor Store.

    What about the inCase silicon one?
  4. TonyL08 macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    I got and am still using the white Power Support silicone case. Seems decent enough, though could fit a bit tighter. If I'm holding the phone by the sides and press the sleep button, sometimes it slides around a bit.

    It's perfect for what I wanted it for though. Gives a better grip and adds some traction for when I lay it down so it won't try to slide around.
  5. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    i have the power support silicon jacket (off of apples site)

    I love it. Was just what i was looking for (protection without sacrificing too much of the shape/adding thickness).

    I have not dropped it with it on yet since then. So, not sure how effective it will be but, i have piece of mind. Comes with a couple of the crystal screen protectors as well.

    EDIT: I agree with tony^^ it does slide a little. But is not too big of a problem if any at all.
  6. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2008
  7. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Jun 2, 2008
  8. MacToddB macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    I'm a big fan of OtterBox... I have a waterproof case (Armor series) for my 1st gen iPhone, plus ruggedized cases (Defender series) for that 1st gen and 2 more (one white, one pink with proceeds to fight breast cancer) for the 3G I just bought at BestBuy on Saturday.

    But they recently introduced smaller rubber/silicon cases (Impact series) like you're probably looking for, for the 3G. I have one of those, too (Full disclosure, I write for iPhone Life magazine, so they gave me a ton of stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show) But despite the freebies, they truly are the most rugged cases out there. Even the new slim case has air pockets on all 4 corners to protect against drops as that's the likely point of impact. Check it out at I also have a couple of photos up at (Rock of Gibraltar and Island of Atlantis, Bahamas).

    I have Speck cases too (again, full disclosure, they also gave me a bunch of freebies) and they are quite stylish. I've only had my 3G for a couple of days, so I haven't settled on any one yet. But if you are afraid of drops, OtterBox is worth considering.
  9. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    Yesterday I got my Incipio Feather for the 3G. It's terrific. It replaces a cozip case, which is also nice. Neither is silicon, but both add "grippiness" to the phone.

    Edit: For the benefit of those who come later, I withdraw this recommendation. The original post was written on March 3. The case failed today (March 20). The strip that protects the chrome above the volume and silence switches broke away. I am not a rough user.
  10. Jess.H macrumors member


    Jan 17, 2009
    Agreed, I've been very happy with mine as well; excellent quality.
  11. neesh0 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
  12. icewing macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    St Louis
    I bought the incase the day I got the phone, 8-31-08. After several months it started "splitting" from the face up to the earphone jack hole. I contacted incase, sending them a photo, and they sent me a free replacement.

    When you first get this case, the outside feels kind of smooth and "plasticy" and hard. After a few days it gets a pleasant tackiness that gives you a secure feeling when holding it in your hand.

    I really like it and hope the new one doesn't start ripping...had it for 3 months so far...
  13. rarity macrumors regular


    Sep 27, 2008
  14. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Silicone cases = Ugly

    All cases = Unnecessary

    Hip holsters = AWESOME!
  15. jrm27 macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Are there any silicon cases that have a removeable "plug" for the connector dock?
  16. johnmcalp macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2009

    I have had the Speck Toughskin for both the 2G and 3G, and would have to admit that they are the best by far at protecting either model.

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