Best/Worst i4 case?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by 064629009, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. 064629009 macrumors member

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    I know there are tons of threads talking about cases, but I couldn't find one that answered my specific question. Yes, there are many cases for the i4 but is there some kind of consensus what brand makes the best cases, and what brand to stay away from?
     
  2. barachus macrumors regular

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    The Element Vapor is probably the answer to both questions :D
     
  3. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    I have yet to find the best case but I'm hoping it's the SGP Ultra Slider.

    Worst so far for me is:

    Belkin Micra
    Ivyskin Reception
    SwitchEasy Nude

    All feel cheaply made.
     
  4. falconeight Guest

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    Element for price and the threads, and the otterbox for turning a great looking phone in to a cheap looking piece cut out of an old rubber boot.
     
  5. glen e macrumors 68030

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    I've got about 9 cases...vapor coming

    Best is apple bumper with sgp films and skins

    Worst is the rest :belkin,agent 18,marware,scosche,ivy skin,ebay junk

    Incase snap and cimo case pretty good
     
  6. missygal Guest

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    I have a handful of cases. So far the Case Mate Gelli and Barely There are my fav.

    Don't care for the Incipio Feather or Rocketfish.
     
  7. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Worst? anything that's a one piece silicon case.

    Best? For me? Contour Showcase :D (Still freakin waiting for mine)
     
  8. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    Hahaha :D

    I do like the Apple bumper, the only case I actually like to be honest.
     
  9. jgu macrumors newbie

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  10. ipadder macrumors regular

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    For the price, I have to say the Replicase is the best :) The Element Vapor looks amazing though.
     
  11. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    Bumper is my favorite case because I am a minimalist. Worst case has to be that obnoxious otterbox defender case.
     
  12. nexedzero macrumors regular

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    so far i think the speck fitted is the best out there
     
  13. tkao2025 macrumors regular

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    So far I like the free Incase snap on case I got from the Apple program. Feels well made.

    I did also try the Belkin Shield Eclipse, but returned it right away. Case felt cheap and did not fit well.

    I'm now looking for a more "fashion" case.
     
  14. cymrulp macrumors member

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    BEST - Scosche bandEDGE
    WORST - Cygnett Snaps Duo
     
  15. css1323 macrumors regular

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    Good GOD, I feel utterly fooled. I knew initially that the case would be fragile, that's fine. But judging from the angle of the pics, I thought it would be a fully body case. Not some lousy snap-in!
     
  16. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    Atleast, you didn't strike out three times on cases that ended up being very similar to each other. :D
     
  17. glen e macrumors 68030

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    so true....
     
  18. thisiscrazy4 macrumors newbie

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  19. icecrystal23 macrumors 6502

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    For me, out of: Griffin Reveal, Speck Fitted, Speck GeoMetric, Incipio dermaSHOT, Belkin Grip Vue, and Incase Snap...

    Best: Incase Snap
    This case feels great and looks great on the phone.

    Worst: Speck Fitted
    This case is extremely difficult to remove. After taking it off just a few times, the front piece split in two. It's a bad desgin, IMO, if you can't take a case off easily.

    My 2nd favorite has actually been the Incipio dermaSHOT. It feels good, buttons are easy to press, and it offers decent drop protection.
     
  20. mavrick1903 macrumors member

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    Really like the Speck Candyshell so far. it's the newer one with the correct opening for the flash. At&t store.
     
  21. jiffy macrumors newbie

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    Griffin Reveal is my favorite due to its size and protective qualities.

    Incase Snap is junk in my opinion. The incase snap covers very little in comparison to the Griffin and doesn't seem to be very protective at all.
     
  22. css1323 macrumors regular

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  23. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    Amen to that brother :apple:
     
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  25. UltraZ33 macrumors 6502

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    The 2 best cases that I have:
    Belkin Vue (revised version)
    Griffin reveal etched (free from apple)

    Worse case:
    Incase slider (scratched up the corner of my phone)
    Apple bumper (returned the same day of iPhone 4 launch, nice minimalistic design, but offers no back protection and doesn't work with older iPod/iPhone USB cables)
     

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