Clear TPU case help

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ref26, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. ref26 macrumors 6502a

    ref26

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    So I really like the idea of a clear TPU case-shows of the phone but doesn't get scratched up like clear hard plastic cases, plus more protection, and easy to get out of pocket unlike silicone. However, I ordered a cheap one from eBay and this is what it looks like:
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    Is there one that won't give that ugly effect? I was thinking maybe the Belkin Grip Vue since it's got the matte finish on the inside? Or maybe iSkin Solo? Any other recs? Thanks!
     
  2. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure that's watermarking. Do you have a wet install screen protector on the back? And I heard the grip vue is a pos so I wouldn't recommend that one.
     
  3. ref26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ref26

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    I have a back protector on but it's just a regular dry-install crystal clear one, not a wet-install rubbery type.
     
  4. oakie macrumors 6502

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    no, it's not "watermarking." that's from the TPU material unevenly coming in contact with the rear glass.


    OP: you can solve that by using a matte film on the rear glass to keep the TPU case from coming into contact and creating the contact patterns.
     
  5. techdude6693 macrumors 6502

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    If you want a good TPU case, get the Incipio NGP from Wal-Mart. its see-thru tpu, but its kind of a smokey color. That's the better option. If you don't like that one then the iSkin Solo will be fine
     
  6. kicko macrumors 65816

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    I bought one like that for a few bucks. This is exactly why they dont make 100% clear plastic cases. Most have some matte finish or coating to keep the transparent look without the marks.

    the problem with mine is that i dont believe there is enough space for the case to fit with a protector on the back.
     

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