Flick Contour Case vs. Incase Slider

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ballnluv23, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. ballnluv23 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone have the Flick Contour case? I'm looking at making a purchase on one of these two cases, and was wondering if you all can provide some insight to which one is better! They look awfully similar in style to me; the only cons I've heard of the Incase Slider (black/matte) is that:

    A. If fits "too" tightly, causing a screen protector to bubble.

    B. Is does damage to the actual back of the iphone (scratches, wears off the finish, etc).

    Contour case: http://www.contourcase.com/flick/flickiphone3g/#

    Incase slider: http://goincase.com/products/detail/slider-case-cl59055
     
  2. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

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    Another case you may want to look into is the seidio innocase II....

    I know I know I push this case in almost every thread but it is the real deal.... It is the ONLY case besides the otterbox defender that my fresh replacement iPhone has been in for the last month 1/2... there are a few small knicks on hte chrome but for the back of my phone is 100% flawless....


    As for the Incase slider bubbling screen protectors... any slider style case will do that if the screen protector is not fitted properly...

    http://www.seidioonline.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=2374
     
  3. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

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    slider is built better for sure, has more protection for sure, looks better with all the cool colors to chose from. Slider Wins!
     
  4. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    I vote slider because I believe it will last longer
     
  5. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    check out itsmemorphious on youtube, he has lots of great reviews of iphone cases, including the two cases you are considering.

    i personally have a matte black incase slider and love it.
     
  6. Shadow Moses macrumors newbie

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    I have had the Contour Flick on my phone for about 2.5 months. I have actually dropped my phone twice since getting the case (after having never dropped the the 3G or original iPhone before having a case), and the case has proved to serve its purpose just fine. No marks/knicks on the phone or case itself.

    The only issue I have with it is on the back there is a little rubber piece that works as the "hinge" for opening the case. I have the white version, and this bit of rubber soaks up dirt and grime, and has gotten very dingy (and gross) looking.
     
  7. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    I agree completely. The Seidio Innocase II is very NICE. It is much slimmer than the incase slider. It also adds a nice grippy soft rubber feel to it. It also leaves a nice opening to show off the "apple" logo on the back of the phone.

    The incase slider is just a thick clunky case that has slippery plastic. Nothing exciting about that except it comes in different colors and styles.
     
  8. ratbatblue macrumors 6502

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    I have owned both. I had the Flick only briefly and returned it. I found it flimsy and cheap-feeling when compared to the Slider; I couldn't get over feeling like that rubber hinge would never last.

    I owned and loved the glossy and matte black Slider versions with the original iPhone and I have the matte black one for my 3G. Tried the gunmetal for a few minutes and found it very nice, but too slippery. For the sake of beating the ol' dead horse, my experience with the Slider has been that it WILL scratch the bezel, or allow it to be scratched by trapping grit, but I haven't had any of the ones I've owned do any damage to the back of the phone. Finally, only one of the Sliders I've owned has caused my Power Support anti-glare screen protector to bubble, and that was because I didn't get that one on the screen micrometer-straight. I've been able to rub out the little bubble I got as a result, but it reappears periodically just to p*** me off. The primary vulnerability is at the corners; if you're good or lucky enough to get one of these film protectors on perfectly straight and even, the Slider shouldn't bother it. Good luck widdat.
     
  9. Merlosso macrumors 6502

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    I have the Incase Slider and love it. I tried a few different screen protectors until I found one that fit well. You just have to be patient and re-adjust it until it's perfect. The Power Support Anti-Glare protector is what I'm using right now. It fits great and doesn't smudge but I don't really care for the frosted look.
     
  10. sofakng macrumors regular

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    How much bigger is the slider than the flick?

    I'm been using a Flick (in black) for about 3 days and my only complaint is that its very, very slippery. I used to have an Incipio Gel case (eg. silicone?) but it attracted TONS of lint from my pocket.

    I'm now thinking about switching to an invisibleshield (for the back) and using a Power Support or SDG front.

    I really wish the Flick wasn't so slippery though and I would try the Slider but I'm pretty sure it's much bigger than the Flick :(
     

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