Best thin case WITHOUT front protection

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by fanfong, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. fanfong macrumors newbie

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    Last thin case I had with iphone 4 had just enough coverage for the side metal. It felt really good because the corners feel rounded and smaller. I never put the phone face down so don't need the frontal protection.

    What clear thin cases do you guys recommend? Switcheasy nude? I bought a KaysCase but the raised edges are annoying as hell. Looking for a cover that's flush around the side and don't extend beyond the glass.
     
  2. chrizg macrumors newbie

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  3. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I just received my Moshi iGlaze case and I love how minimal it is. Almost feels like there isn't a case on the phone at all.

    Feels great in my hands and looks great too :D

    It comes with a skin for the back to protect against scratches from dust getting in between the case and the phone.

    I bought the black case, but the link is to the "XT" or clear version.

    http://www.moshimonde.com/product/iglaze-xt-for-iphone-5.aspx
     
  4. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on the same boat as you OP. I need a minimal case with NO front lip. It annoys the living hell out of me.

    DO NOT "check out the incipio feather"! it has enough of a raised lip to get on your nerves. I bought one, and its collecting dust now.

    I was told in a similar thread i made, that there is a case at target by Best Case that has no lip, and is very minimal. I haven't had a chance to see it yet though.

    The SPIGEN ultra thin air also looks very nice, but i don't like that it has that writing on the side, and that its doesnt have that soft touch grippy coating.

    I'll probably buy one anyways thought.

    Post here if you buy something!
     
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  6. djinn macrumors 68000

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    So far I've tried the Desmay (www.desmay.com) case, the SPIGen (listed above), and for quick protection I got the Rocketfish from best buy. All offering the thin form factor. For grins I'm even testing the Ultra Crystal Mix by SPIgen.

    The Desmay one is very thin but feels cheap. The product is made out of cheap plastic and the bottom looks it was cut out by a 4 yr.

    The SPIGen one has a professional feel to it but feels too thick to my liking.

    The Rocketfish, well.. that was for quick protection since not many cases were on the market.

    I have used Incipio cases in the past and loved them.

    I really like the basic scratch protection the SPIGen has to offer giving me the natural feel of the phone. As for any drop protection, zero! But I did get applecare+

    Just my input.
     
  7. merc070809 macrumors newbie

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    Otterlife

    OTTERBOX is the best phone case ever made, anyone who disagrees is just not intelligent enough to realize how wrong they are....
     
  8. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Does Otterbox make a thin case? Last I checked they were all big and bulky.
     
  9. merc070809 macrumors newbie

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    nope only big and bulky ones but that should be all you need if you need something else than the iphone 5 just isnt right for you....
     
  10. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Whatever floats your boat. ;)
     
  11. merc070809 macrumors newbie

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    NOOOOO i dont have a boat to float :((((((
     
  12. MacLadybug macrumors 6502a

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    try Zoogue

    I bought the same case for my iPhone 4 when it was free (they only charged shipping). It's thin, light and I think has a nicer feel than the Incipio Feather. I pre-ordered the case for the "5" when they were offering it for free and got about 6 of them for $17.00.... just waiting on them to ship.

    http://www.zoogue.com/iphone-5-social-pro-cases/
     
  13. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    The noot case on amazon/eBay is perfect for you.
     
  14. hkfan24 macrumors regular

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    Agreed. As much protection as the Otterbox cases provide, they are just too bulky for my tastes. The overall bulkiness kills it for me. I love the slim profile of my i5.
     
  15. orange42 macrumors 6502a

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    Elago S5 from Amazon. I got the dark grey with the soft feeling (it's a hard case with matte paint). I love it so far. It's not bulky and you can't feel it when sliding across because it doesn't go over the screen. Perfect peace of mind case.
     
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  17. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    People that need cases like the otterbox should not be allowed to have nice things at all.
     
  18. merc070809 macrumors newbie

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    excuse me? take that back right now you little....
     
  19. skippymac macrumors 6502a

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  20. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Is this a joke? Seriously? You guys want to take such a beautifully thin and perfect phone and you want to turn it into an ugly, bulky brick.:rolleyes:
     
  21. fanfong thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I ended up getting a switcheasy nude and really like it. It comes right up to the height of the screen without any noticeable lip, and the fit is very good. Only complaint I have is the edges are not as rounded as I would like, but overall it fits the bill. Buttons etc all work fine.
     
  22. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    I currently use the Speck Fab shell. It really hugs the phone and has a cloth design on back and sides. This is mine: it also comes in black/gray.
     

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  23. merc070809 macrumors newbie

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    you guys don't make any sense, if u drop the phone and it lands on the front your screen is going to end up cracked, you need a case with a screen protector!! so do me a favor and list the top three cases with screen protectors built in to the case such as the otterbox and lifeproof...1...2...3..GO!!!

    :cool::apple::cool:
     
  24. fanfong thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Go start your own thread. I haven't dropped mine in 4 years so no need for ugly boxes that turns the slim phone into a brick.
     

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