Can't figure out what case I want!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by NewGuyHere, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. NewGuyHere macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I have been looking so loooong for the case I want to get for my i5 white. First of all I obviously want good protection so I have been looking at Otterboxes. They seem nice, but how should I pick between the defender and commuter?

    ANother thing is, I will also want a light weight case that doesn't make the phone really bulky. I was thinking maybe a small bumper or something small like that. If you guys can help me out, I would appreciate it, thanks. Welcome all suggestions, keep the cases under 40 bucks also.
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    You think you're the only one? There's literally thousands of choices lol.
     
  3. NewGuyHere thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hahaha, That's so true. BUt when it comes down to the tough cases (otter boxes) it's a tough choice, because both are going to be pretty bulky, but one offers more protection (might be a bit of responsiveness lag) for just a little bit more money.
     
  4. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    lifecase is a good choice for great protection and keeping it slim...not sure if their i5 case is out yet tho
     
  5. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    You mean lifeproof?
     
  6. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    yeah that too lol
     
  7. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    lol. They're awesome, but add too much bulk for me.
     
  8. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    Don't get an otterbox. Defenders make the phone the size of a brick, and commuters for the 5 aren't as good as for the 4/4S, because they are bulkier than their previous model. The bulkiest I would go for a case would be the speck CandyShell, and it's only 1 mm thicker than my belkin grip candy sheer, which is my preferred case.

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  9. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    The choice is wide. I took a stand after my 4 and now stick to two manufacturers I know and trust.

    I buy a cheap case to tide me over until they get tooled up. My case is always a Stilgut Ultraslim leather...great quality, access all ports etc. My stands come from Just- Mobile, and that will be delivered tomorrow.

    The Stilgut is a really nice case, understated, high quality and will be available in the UK this week.

    Sticking to this policy means I don't wade through them all getting more and more :confused: for choice...:)
     
  10. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    You wouldn't believe how many people on this forum are from the triangle area.
     
  11. NewGuyHere thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't really need a life proof case, but I am a always on the go student and need some protection sometimes. (don't take that in other context). However, I feel that an otterbox would fit my style, and still have the accessibility and ease of use unlike the defender series. But my question now is for a smaller case when I am just at home or at a friends house when I am just 'chilling'. lol.
     
  12. NewGuyHere thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok well, I just realized there about 5000000000 of these cases. XD
     
  13. NewGuyHere thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont think I could stand using a case like that. It's so visually distracting.
     

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