Clear case over Gelaskins? Iphone 4

Gustariana

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Hola,

Wondering if anyone has found a slim clear case that will work well over Gelaskins. I love and have always used Gelaskins but have found that I need a bit more protection against my not-so-delicate handling of my iPhones..

I love the style of the gelaskins but want to add a bit more protection. I've been looking at the Switcheasy Nude but it seems it is so very slim that the phone may be forever stuck inside the case.

Anyway, if anyone has had any luck with this let me know.
 

Gustariana

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Thinking now that maybe a "clear" or white bumper may look good with the gelaskins... anyone seen clear bumpers?
 

Blueline29

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I've got a Belkin Grip Vue over top of my DecalGirl skin right now. It's totally clear on the sides and frosted on the back so there's no watermarking (still translucent, though). There is a company called Hand Held Items (I believe) in LA that has a totally clear TPU case that also works well, but it watermarks like crazy. If you've got a skin with a fairly busy design, it's impossible to see, but if there are areas that have solid color, you'll see the watermarks everywhere. Those are the only 2 clear ones I've tried; I hate clear hard plastic cases because they show scratches so much.
 

Gustariana

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I hadn't thought about watermarks, so thanks for the advise.. I just want to protect it while still showing the design...

I'll look into the ones you mentioned. Thanks!
 

Blueline29

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This is the one I got from Hand Held Items, in case you were wondering. The only thing I don't particularly care for on it is that is had cutouts for the buttons as opposed to covering the buttons. The plus is that the buttons (obviously) aren't hard to push--they can be EXTREMELY hard to push on the Belkin case (or at least they are on mine, particularly the sleep/wake button.) Oh, and there's no interference with the flash from either one.
 

Gustariana

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Looks like Agent18 has a clear "bumper" coming soon.. also saw the Scosche, which seem very nice except for the huge logo on the side.. I think I could deal with the Griffin Reveal if I could find it in White...

I kinda like the switcheasy but I don't know if the gelaskin will fit in there.. the fit would be super tight

I'll keep looking and reading reviews
 

chanerz

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i have sgp carbon back and power support front with case-mate barely there clear case. fits well!!!
 

reebs

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Looks like Agent18 has a clear "bumper" coming soon.. also saw the Scosche, which seem very nice except for the huge logo on the side.. I think I could deal with the Griffin Reveal if I could find it in White...

I kinda like the switcheasy but I don't know if the gelaskin will fit in there.. the fit would be super tight

I'll keep looking and reading reviews
The switcheasy nude will NOT work. Tried it with my Zagg IS (front and back) and it nearly pulled it off when removing the case. It also left bubbles on my IS when I finally was able to take it off. Probably will do the same to your gelaskin
 

Gustariana

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The switcheasy nude will NOT work. Tried it with my Zagg IS (front and back) and it nearly pulled it off when removing the case. It also left bubbles on my IS when I finally was able to take it off. Probably will do the same to your gelaskin
Buuu I kinda figured it would be a bad idea based on the comments here and the vids I've seen on utube. It seems to be a super tight fit.
 
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