Clear smoke thin iPhone 5 case?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by gbill2004, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. gbill2004, Oct 21, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012

    gbill2004 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    #1
    I'm looking for the best smoke/clear case for black iPhone 5. I don't like the clear ones on the black which is why I want "smoke" clear. I want to be able to see the entire back of the phone, including the Apple logo. Something thin as well. Any recommendations appreciated as well as pictures :)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. NewYorkRanger macrumors regular

    NewYorkRanger

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
  3. gbill2004 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    #3
    I mean I'd like to be able to see the entire back of the phone, including the logo. Smoked clear.
     
  4. Giuly, Oct 21, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014

    Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #4
  5. gbill2004 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    #5
    Thanks! Is the Amazon TPU one thin?
     
  6. iEnvy macrumors 65816

    iEnvy

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Location:
    DFW
    #6
    search "iphone 5 tpu cases" on ebay. It should be one of the first results. its exactly what you're looking for.
     
  7. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #7
    It might not be the thinnest, but it's by no means thick. :)
     
  8. gbill2004 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    #8
    Amazon one is 0.4 inches thick. I see some are 0.2 inches. I'd like something like that, smoked/clear...
     
  9. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #9
    The problem with that is that the iPhone is 0.3" thick. The Amazon case just adds 0.05" on the top and bottom to it.
     
  10. gbill2004 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    #10
    Hmmmm...the one claiming to be 0.2 inches must be false then.
     
  11. iEnvy macrumors 65816

    iEnvy

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Location:
    DFW
    #11
    ebay

    Another

    Another
     
  12. ixodes macrumors 601

    ixodes

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Location:
    Pacific Coast, USA
    #12
    I've seen the 0.1 size, but it was a bit flexible.
     
  13. gbill2004 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    #13
    Any experience from anyone on the quality of these cases on eBay?
     
  14. iEnvy macrumors 65816

    iEnvy

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Location:
    DFW
    #15
    Tbh, its a hit or miss, but usually a hit. My girlfriend got a case on eBay and I was totally blown away by the quality. Fitment was superb and really thin. I'll take some pictures in comparison with a naked iPhone 5 once I see her again.

    Others who got the thin "desmay" ebay cases have said the quality are decent. Bumpers from ebay have generally gotten positive reviews.
     
  15. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #17
    I find it a little too dark, you don't really recognize the iPhone design through it.
     
  16. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    #18
    If you want a thin case, your best bet is to find a polycarbonate case of some sort. TPU cases will inherently be thicker than polycarbonate. The thinnest cases are almost always polycarbonate.
     
  17. dabbler macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    #19
    The trouble I have found with nearly all of the super thin case's is no top-side or bottom-side protection. I have one that covers left right and top though - but its so thin, it falls off!

    So far, Poetic Atmosphere eBay rip off seems the best - same as Poetic Atmosphere, but no lip, hence thinner.
     

Share This Page