Cheapest, best iPhone 4 case

adamt56

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Jul 16, 2010
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OK folks, I am looking for the cheapest, best case for my iPhone before my free Apple app case arrives.

So, what out there gives the best protection, fits and looks good - for cheap?
 

lorenwade

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Best and cheap are not compatible. Gonna have to pick one or the other. However, you can get a decent case for cheap or a great case for expensive. ;)
 

adamt56

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Best and cheap are not compatible. Gonna have to pick one or the other. However, you can get a decent case for cheap or a great case for expensive. ;)
Sure they are. I need the __cheapest case__ for the lowest possible price. It's a temporary case.
 

tdgrn

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Seriously, do you really expect somebody to tell you what to do with your money? How are we suppose to know what you need/want... How are we suppose to define Good / Cheap from your perspective. For some people, cheap is $2, some people have enough money to buy iphones out right all day long.

Secondly, if you DO expect that, then just send it to me.
Go to iLounge, look for cases. Problem solved.
 

lorenwade

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Sure they are. I need the __cheapest case__ for the lowest possible price. It's a temporary case.
There are tons of cheap cases. However, cheap and best are not friends. A good/great case could cost $30-$80. The cheapest case is $.99. I guess I don't understand, are you just look for a decent cheap case?
 

macbookyi4

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Jul 14, 2010
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Cheapest Case

im 13 and I have an iPhone 4 16gb and the best case I think is the belkin grip vue its 24.99 and its a really good case and affordable:apple:
 

sparrky

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Oct 23, 2008
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Check out eBay. Just narrow it down to US only so you don't have to wait 2 weeks to get it. There are plenty of cheap (and yes, also good) cases. They're all made in China, people. ;)
 

mcdj

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cheap by whose standards? 99.9% of cases out there are pretty inexpensive, especially compared to the cost of the phone. and best by whose standards? one person on this forum a while back was ecstatic over a $15 Rocketfish silicon case.

sorry mate, I know it will take 5-10 minutes of your precious time, but you're going to have to pour over a few pages here and decide for yourself. there are tons of reviews of cases of varying cost and quality.

why do people just waltz onto forums and think they can just have the community stop what they're doing to distill 50 pages of information for them instantly without lifting a finger?
 

adamt56

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cheap by whose standards? 99.9% of cases out there are pretty inexpensive, especially compared to the cost of the phone. and best by whose standards? one person on this forum a while back was ecstatic over a $15 Rocketfish silicon case.

sorry mate, I know it will take 5-10 minutes of your precious time, but you're going to have to pour over a few pages here and decide for yourself. there are tons of reviews of cases of varying cost and quality.

why do people just waltz onto forums and think they can just have the community stop what they're doing to distill 50 pages of information for them instantly without lifting a finger?
I don't think that it is much to ask.
 

Kentobentos

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I got a decent tpu case from handhelditems for 6.99. It's a hit or miss on quality at these prices, however
 

mcdj

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I don't think that it is much to ask.
lol ok. you win. the cheapest best case is the Incipio NGP. You can get one for $18 on eBay and it rocks. no joke.
 

bigtrip

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Jun 23, 2010
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I got my first iPhone at 10, (original), at 11 I got the 3GS and I'm 12 now and I have the iP4 :p
You guys make me feel old. When I was ten ALL phones were attached to a wall, I had a rich friend who had a computer (if you want to call it that), we got all of four channels on tv, and we walked to school (uphill both ways of course.):)
 

drkash

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Jul 19, 2010
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ebay cases

I'm in a similar boat - want a cheap case for a month or so until my free case from Apple arrives. But I also want something which is reasonable quality - not something which will make my iphone look cheap and tacky or cause scratches.

I've looked at this site and read some reviews. However there's loads on ebay - anyone got any of these?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Clear-Silicone-Case-Skin-Cover-Apple-iPhone-4-4G-/130411853475?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_MobilePhones_MobilePhonesCasesPouches&hash=item1e5d26f6a3

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ultra-Thin-Crystal-Clear-Case-Skin-Cover-iPhone-4-4G-/140425636147?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_MobilePhones_MobilePhonesCasesPouches&hash=item20b2052933

Looks like they've sold 800 so someone must have them and able to post a review ;)
 

livingonvideo13

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Jun 19, 2009
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OK folks, I am looking for the cheapest, best case for my iPhone before my free Apple app case arrives.

So, what out there gives the best protection, fits and looks good - for cheap?
Check out this case I bought for my iphone. Only runs about $6 shipped.

I thought I would get this one while iSkin releases their case for the ip4 but I am so happy with this case that I don't plan on getting the iSkin one now.



At first I bought a cheap 99cent case (including shipping from China!) and it was "ok". Kind of floppy around the edges but served its purpose. Took about 8 days to get.

 

illutionz

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Oct 2, 2007
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I want uh... Black Replicase... Just to make my iPhone looks original :rolleyes:
Don't seem they have this.
I found the same one for 3.99 and 6.99 from HK but I am hoping I can get one from the US for faster shipping :(