Incipio NGP is perfect. Plus a front screen protector if necessary. Also easy to take off and on if you wish to go naked. From time to time. Doesn't lose shape at all.
Otter box is overkill. And you will wonder why you spent the money on a thin device with it on.
NGP is basic rubber, you might as well buy an eBay case or run with switcheasy who uses better material.
Otterbox is thick no doubt, but for someone who needs pure protection (which is obviously a lot of people) it's the way to go.
Not everyone needs the thinness of the phone or bought the phone due to how thin it is.
Nope. NGP is a polymer. A specially formulated polymer far better than the ebay junk.
But rubber or polymer both are commonly used for shock absorption.
For 95% of people otterbox is pure overkill. Maybe if you are outdoors in construction. It simply looks and feels ridiculous for most however. NGP will protect for most situations.
It's all the same stuff, if you do your research you can find a similar case to the NGP on eBay, which is an ugly case to begin with.
It does sound like SwitchEasy uses a similar material, but it is thinner and holds a better look but still provides protection.
So 5% of people make otterbox one of the top case companies across all portable electronic devices?
This is too easy. Child's play.
Thin is not important but ugly is?Otterbox is ugly.
Incipio NGP is same as others?Same as switcheasy ?
Okay, then just get the NGP then.
Walk around and look. Otterbox is not the most popular case. nor NGP.
You don't like Incipio NGP. Fine. It's an answer to the OP. But OP shouldn't be steered to an extreme. NGP-like case is a good case for protection.
Look OP, you started a case fanboy thread.
Nope. NGP is a polymer, Next Generation Polymer. A specially formulated polymer far better than the ebay junk.
I have the Griffin Survivor and I hate it. Can you guys recommend any really good screen protectors?
NGP is just a marketing term used by Incipio. The NGP as well as the Switcheasy, and ebay cases are all made of Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU).
Currently all rubber Phone cases are made of one of two materials: Silicone or TPU.
I personally would recommend the switcheasy Vulcan as it includes port covers and screen protector and is much cheaper than the Incipio NGP.
PowerSupport and SGP
I really like these:http://www.sgpstore.com/index.php/c...ne-4-4s-case-neo-hybrid-2s-pastel-series.html
But why are they so expensive for a bumper type case?
Yes NPG is a TPU case. No dispute. But not all TPU is the same. Some are glossy and soft. NGP is denser, stiffer, matte finish. Also thicker.
Silicone is another beast.
Never tried Switcheasy. If you say its the same properties, I believe you.
But that is not the point. Otterbox is overkill (defender) for most. That was the point. And not all synthetic 'rubber' cases are the same.
So NGP or Vulcan. BTW, the price is the same. List $19.95 only difference is little plugs are missing.
You must be in denial.
There is literally no point in getting the NGP case, it is much uglier than the SwitchEasy.
Otterbox has 4 different cases, so your generalization is ignorant. Most people don't use the defender to begin with...
They also have an "impact" series that is a skin wrap like the NGP/SwitchEasy cases... however it provides better shock absorption.
Yeah the "only" differences are those plugs... and the extra screen guard.
Actually, they look the same. Speakeasy Vulcan looks nice.
You are way off topic man.
Anyhow, I never seen the Vulcan, but here is a macrumors thread on NGP vs SwitchEasy Vulcan with a poll. 50/50 % split.
One comment from the thread, post #2:
Winner IMO is NGP."
So not all TPU is the same.