Clear Cases

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by GrecoISU, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. GrecoISU macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2011
    I'm going to be getting a 6 plus and I'd like to get a clear case but one thing has me concerned. Dust. How do they do keeping dust out from under it? I know all of the cases I've had get dust accumulated under the case somehow. A solid case hides that, a clear case... Not so much.

    What are your experiences?
  2. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2012
    It's very hard. Few cases are really air tight. You just have to sort of put up with it and clean every now and then. I don't like how dust gets in around the edges of where the case meets the phone too. But, short of using just a skin, I don't think there's any way around it.
  3. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    I always have a ritual every other day to take my phone out of the case and clean the inside and so forth.
  4. juliehrobak macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2014
    I dont have the 6 plus, but I'm using an amCase bumper case that is clear. It's pretty cool for the price. I'm content.

    Reviews:Great case. The thickness is perfect. Very lightweight. Good, solid materials. Build quality is great. Seems like it will be durable, with no stretching. Openings align perfectly. Nice grip. This case is a keeper. I highly recommend it.

    Excellent case, fits perfectly. I don't have a screen protector yet. So I will see how it fits after. But great case so far!

    Amazingly nice case for the price. Remarkably fast delivery. Very much appreciated.
  5. MikeeV9 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2011
    My friend has this clear case and LOVES it:
  6. alau0115, Oct 3, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014

    alau0115 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2009
    Markham, ON, Canada
    In the past, I have been using coloured cases but I switched to Spigen Ultra Hybrid with clear back and sides for iPhone 5s. Couldn't be happier because my preference is to see the design of the phone and there is usually less bulk associated with any clear cases.

    Again for the dirt accumulation, it depends on what kind of environment the phone is being used.

    Generally, if you have the habit of cleaning the screen and the exterior of the case daily or a few times a week, I don't see a substantial amount of dust being trapped between the phone and the case. Putting the phone in a pouch or sleeve would help the dust control as well which I have been doing. YMMV

    But in addition to dirt accumulation, there may be some downsides of using clear case depending on the case design. Some involve

    1. Scratches and wear on the case are more visible unless the back of the case has some scratch-resistant coating such as some cases from Spigen, Power Support, etc.

    2. If the sides of the case is also clear, there is a chance of discolouration. (Yellowing is a non problem for high quality clear case as UV coat is added). Each person has different chemistry. You may see the side of the case becomes yellowish, greenish, etc.

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