Best Thin/Minimalist Clear Case?

gadgetfreaky

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Oct 28, 2007
1,260
427
Seems like we've got offerings from Totallee and Spigen.

Any conensus on the best- minimalist clear case?
 

TheKDub

macrumors member
Oct 30, 2008
85
37
My Totallee came in today. If it’s the same quality as the past it will be perfect!
I'm getting the midnight green, first time I've deviated from the black/space grey.
Did you get the frosted or the transparent from Totallee? I'm looking for a super thin case to prevent scratches and I almost never drop my phone so I don't need any drop protection.

I like the style of the frosted as it looks even thinner than the transparent, but I don't know if the colors will show through the frosted enough!
 

GrumpyMom

macrumors G3
Sep 11, 2014
8,409
11,696
My Caudabe Lucid Clear just arrived for my 11 Pro. It seems a little thinner than the one on my current iPhone XR. My XR one has been good with drop protection and not letting any grit inside. I’m not sure how this new one will do for drop protection because it feels a bit thinner and more flexible to me. My Xr’s Caudabe is a real hard shell.

It’s pretty optically clear so I think you will be able to see the sides and back panel well enough. I know I can with my yellow XR. I’m not completely sure how it will do with darker colors though. Sometimes there’s a lot of reflection off of the clear cases against a dark phone that ends up obscuring the colors.

You’re going to be dealing with some smudges and fingerprints. I haven’t accumulated very many scratches or scuffs, which is really impressive given the life my phone deals with in a purse.

It’s as close to a caseless look and feel as I’ve managed to get after trying a lot of cases. But of course every year the new cases often are a little different.
 
  • Like
Reactions: CoriG

robrobrobro

macrumors member
Nov 14, 2018
58
40
My Caudabe Lucid Clear just arrived for my 11 Pro. It seems a little thinner than the one on my current iPhone XR. My XR one has been good with drop protection and not letting any grit inside. I’m not sure how this new one will do for drop protection because it feels a bit thinner and more flexible to me. My Xr’s Caudabe is a real hard shell.

It’s pretty optically clear so I think you will be able to see the sides and back panel well enough. I know I can with my yellow XR. I’m not completely sure how it will do with darker colors though. Sometimes there’s a lot of reflection off of the clear cases against a dark phone that ends up obscuring the colors.

You’re going to be dealing with some smudges and fingerprints. I haven’t accumulated very many scratches or scuffs, which is really impressive given the life my phone deals with in a purse.

It’s as close to a caseless look and feel as I’ve managed to get after trying a lot of cases. But of course every year the new cases often are a little different.
I agree, Caudabe lucid Clear is probably the best clear case IMO. Still shows smudges, but i think that’s inevitable. It doesn’t have the icky “gummy” feel many do.

Has anyone tried the Peel Clear case?? I often wonder about it. It appears to be only .35mm thin like their others (similar to the Caudabe Veil or Totallee). So that’d make it even thinner than say the Lucid Clear or one of the many TPU cases out there. I’m really interested to see if anyone’s tried it.