Desmay Slight 0.33mm iphone cover

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by DaGrandMastah, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

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    Someone else in the forums posted it but I can't remember what thread to give proper credit for finding this.

    This case looks awesome for those just looking for scratch protection. I love the black since it basically helps keep the look. Anyone have one for the 4s?

    http://www.desmay.com/products/the-slight-0-35mm-iphone
     
  2. bobright macrumors 601

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    I take it these won't fit with a body skin?

    They are nice though
     
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  4. eddiec312 macrumors 6502

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    There should be no reason why not. The case doesn't even have a lip (IP4&S) and the new one for the IP5 will probably be the same.
     
  5. green94 macrumors regular

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    I have one, and while it currently is pretty beat up (tearing at a few corners), it has done the job for me. By far the best feature is it's ability to sit in the iPhone Dock without having to remove the case. It is razor thin and won't protect against drops, but will protect the back of your phone without you knowing it is even there.
     
  6. jpcarro macrumors 6502

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    I tried one on my 4S. A little too little protection for me. Went back to Incipio Feather and Incase Snap.
     
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  8. Daves0024 macrumors member

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    Already is....check out their website




     
  9. parrot5 macrumors 6502

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    Check out the Pinlo Slice as well. Matte finish. I had one on my 4, but after a drop it will crack. If anyone would order both and do a comparison that'd be great lol.....
     
  10. LittleGwen macrumors 6502

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    ahhhh~ thanks. instead of clicking on home, I clicked the products page --> iPhone 5 and didnt find anything there. my mistake :p
     
  11. DaGrandMastah thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone know of any other cases that are this thin? i really like how the black is transparent so it can keep the look of the iphone.
     
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    Why would people want a case that doesn't even have a lip (like the Feather) to keep the screen safe if face down?
     
  14. krick macrumors regular

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    FWIW, the Desmay is made of polypropylene while the Caze is made of Grilamid TR-90 (polyamide). The Grilamid TR-90 formulation of polyamide, which is the stuff that most sport sunglasses are made of, is generally more durable and flexible than pp, but I have no idea what pp formulation is being used on the Desmay or how it compares. I can say, however, that the Caze ThinEdge bumper that I've had on my iP4, also made of TR-90, has been the most durable case I've ever used, and by quite some margin. My phone has been dropped from 8-10 feet onto rough concrete, repeatedly dropped and skidded from lower heights on streets, driveways, brick walkways etc. and fired at 10 mph into sheetrock, and while the bumper does, of course, show many signs of wear and tear, it hasn't cracked, loosened or otherwise degraded in any substantive manner. All that being said, the ThinEdge is, despite its name, considerable thicker than the Zero 5 so I wouldn't expect the same durability out of the Zero 5, but I would still expect it to be more durable than an average pp case of the same thickness.
     
  15. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Why would people want to put their phone face down?
     
  16. jpcarro, Sep 18, 2012
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    I never put my phone face down either, but the lip on the Feather has saved me a few times during those rare drops.

    Edit: btw, one drop on asphalt (Incipio Feather) and one drop on linoleum (Incase Snap)...both times landing face down, no damage to phone either time.
     
  17. bobright macrumors 601

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    I'm guessing he's saying if it's dropped face down, with a small thin case like these though you probably won't get much drop protection regardless unless a short fall on linoleum

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    I asked earlier but no reply since you seem to be knowledgeable on the different materials of these cases, do you think by any chance one of them would be flexible enough to fit a body skin underneath?
     
  18. jpcarro macrumors 6502

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    When I tried the Desmay, it was somewhat flexible, but I couldn't get it over body skin. Even without body skin, it was very tight.
     
  19. bobright macrumors 601

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    That sucks well the search continues, thanks for clarifying...
     
  20. krick macrumors regular

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    Doubt it - hard cases materials such as these have very little elasticity or plasticity (as distinguished from flexibility), which means that if the case fits tightly (which snap cases need to in order for them to stay put), you probably aren't going to be able to fit a skin underneath.
     
  21. bobright macrumors 601

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    Any cases that aren't bulky that you think just might fit?

    It is always a tough task finding one but like to keep my phone in the best condition as I can for resale value since I sell and upgrade every year. I've had bad past experiences with cases and dirt getting stuck between causing scratches.
     
  22. krick macrumors regular

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    Some thin non-snap type hard cases might work, and I would imagine that most TPU cases would be fine over a skin because of their inherent elasticity. As far as the hard cases go, you'll just have to wait for reviews to come in or do trial and error yourself. Bear in mind also that there will be unit to unit variations because of less than ideal mfg tolerances so it's a distinct possibility that if you bought 3 of the exact same case, 1 or 2 might fit while the other one(s) don't.
     
  23. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    You guys are saying it's already out for the iPhone 5? It just says "coming soon" on their site. :confused:
     
  24. Daves0024 macrumors member

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    That's weird. I ordered from the, the other day and already received a shipping confirmation.
     
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