Best thin iPhone 3GS case?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Slav2009, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Slav2009 macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Hi guys sorry if this has been done before but I just can't find a difinitive answer out there..

    I need a thin iPhone 3GS case that stands out among the rest.

    Incipio Feather looks great but I keep hearing the matte finish peels off right away or after a few weeks, and that it scratches the back of the phone.

    Switcheasy Nude I hear "creaks" and scratches instantly ruining the look of the case, like hundreds of scratches just by putting it in your pocket.

    THere are others I've looked at but they all seem to have downfalls. They either scratch the phone or don't fit properly or scratch like crazy.

    I would love some proper recommendations from people who have owned these thin cases.

  2. prokrastinator macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    I had a black Incipio Feather and i loved that case for my 3GS. I used it for 10 months and only the corners were slightly scuffed up - the rest of the case held up really well with hardly any scratches. Also, it did not scratch the back of my phone whatsoever. I sold my 3GS in anticipation of the iPhone 4 and the Feather kept it in mint condition.

    I've seen teh white ones, and they get quite dirty - plus, if you have a black 3GS, it makes the white look off-colour. Anyway, i highly recommend the black Feather.
  3. Slav2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    decided to try the feather, already has a few scuffs so we'll see
  4. thetonyclifton macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2006
    Belfast - UK
    The feather I really liked but the coloured versions did get grubby after a while.

    When it came out I preferred the Switcheasy nude and used that until the iPhone4 came out - so it was my favorite.

    All those types of case (hardshell) will scratch the bezel at some point - even the uber popular incase sliders - it is not so much the cases as the accumulation of dirt underneath them.
  5. RedCloud75013 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    definitely go for the feather. Low profile, thin, stylish...
  6. Blaenk macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2009
  7. Claude626 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    I recommend this case:

    I have it on my iPhone 3G. It may appear to be thick in the image, but it's actually very thin. Much thinner than my SwitchEasy Rebel Serpent case I use before. The inner side of the case has a felt fabric layer to help protect your phone's inner surface. The Apple logo round window has a thin clear plastic protection; not an open window.
  8. Slav2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Thanks mate but I really dislike the cases with the cutout for the logo, soooo tacky. Liking the feather so far it feels great
  9. Karnivore macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
  10. ludawg23 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
    Was about to post this, excellent case.

    They have them at your local Apple store as well.
  11. Karnivore macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    Bought mine last October and it still looks brand new. Also, IIRC it came with a free screen protector which is an excellent bonus.

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