Cheapest, best iPhone 4 case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by adamt56, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. adamt56 macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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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. ;)
     
  3. adamt56 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sure they are. I need the __cheapest case__ for the lowest possible price. It's a temporary case.
     
  4. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    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?
     
  6. macbookyi4 macrumors newbie

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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:
     
  7. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't even think i had a cell phone at 13... Let alone an iPhone.
     
  8. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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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. ;)
     
  9. mcdj macrumors G3

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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?
     
  10. adamt56 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't think that it is much to ask.
     
  11. Kentobentos macrumors member

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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
     
  12. mcdj macrumors G3

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    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.
     
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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
     
  15. bigtrip macrumors newbie

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    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.):)
     
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  17. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    This was my iPhone when I was 10 years old... And redial was a pain!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    WHat about an old shoe? It will do good if you drop it...


     
  19. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, gotta wait 3 weeks for it to arrive. But, it looks nice.
     
  20. msmith2112 macrumors 6502

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    Nah, it only took about a week for me to get mine.
     
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  23. drkash macrumors regular

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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 ;)
     
  24. livingonvideo13 macrumors regular

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    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.

    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. illutionz macrumors 65816

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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 :(
     

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