Good Slim protective case for Iphone 3g

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  1. honda237 macrumors newbie

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    I have the iphone 3g and had a griffin case on it and it scratched the back of my phone really bad. So I took it off and I am now looking for a very slim case that is protective and won't scratch the back of my phone. i like how the phone is with out the case but I am kind of clumsy so I don't want to break my phone. I would also like to get it in black. Any suggestions would be nice.
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    Nick
     
  2. 3gbuff macrumors member

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    I like the Incipio Feather and the Contour Flick. Both are slim and help keep scratches off your phone. Both also come in black. Problem is if you say youre clumsy, those cases arent made for shocks due to dropping. Youre better off with something a bit more drop resistant like a thick silicone or rubber. The Otterbox comes to mind.
     
  3. honda237 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess clumsy was not the best word but I am looking for something that add a little protection against a drop when it happens. I gotten use to how slim the phone is compared to my old nextel yellow brick looking flip phone so i don't drop it really anymore. I was just looking for something that added a little protection.
     
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  5. honda237 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How does a incase slider fit with a screen protector on? How does the case protect against drops? This case does not scratch the back of the phone right?
     
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  7. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    I just got the Incase Slider two days ago(White) and I have the Power Support screen protector on and it fit together great!
     
  8. honda237 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It doesn't scratch the back of the phone after a while?
     
  9. asuandy macrumors member

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    It shouldn't if you're careful and keep a cleaning schedule. Once a week I take mine off and use canned air to clean out the dust/dirt and then I wipe off my phone with a microfiber before putting the case back on. It will most likely scratch your chrome however. IMO its impossible to not get scratches on the chrome with most cases.
     
  10. kicko macrumors 65816

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    your going to have a hard time finnding a balance between slim and protection. You said you clumsy so i would lean more towards better protection then slim looks. The most recommended case would be the incase slider. I have not had one but from other posts its a love hate relationship. Some love it while others cant get it off (mainly white model) and report scratching on the back.

    I had a feather and loved it but it left the bottom pretty exposed. I am not a clumsy person myself but i do live as much as protectionas i can get. I am rocking a speck candy shell right now. It does add bulk but i can live with it, however i think in your case(no pun) its a nice suggestion its offers really great protection and will not scratch your phone.
     
  11. honda237 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you guys think about the capsule rebel? It seems like a good case and it seems like it would not scratch the back of the phone because i heard read alot about people complaining that the slider scratch the phone.
     
  12. asuandy macrumors member

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    You should check out "itsmemorphious'" Youtube channel for case reviews. He has reviews for most major cases out there and for a ton of Mac gear in general. He reviewed the Capsule Rebel in a 2 part video. The links are below...

    Capsuule Rebel Review Part 1

    Capsule Rebel Review Part 2
     
  13. Dakotafan macrumors 6502

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    yes it does....I honestly don't care because I never have it off...new iphones will be dirt cheap in 6-9 months anyways
     
  14. slapppy macrumors 65816

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    It will scratch the chrome bezel after awhile.
     
  15. honda237 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will probably get the capsule rebel artic, I think it looks pretty cool. I not to worried about the chrome bezel because it is already scratch from my griffin wave case. Thanks for all the helpful information
     
  16. Tate macrumors member

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    Just to let you lnow, I got the arctic it looks really cool.
     
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  18. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    Incase slider for me too. Great case and fairly slim
     
  19. machacker macrumors regular

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    I went through this search recently and ended up spending a lot of money needlessly. The Innocase II is fantastic. However it covered up the bezel and I liked looking at that part of the phone. So I also got a moshi iGlaze 3g. Best case ever. It shows the bezel, doesn't scratch the phone and has great protection for the back. Even has a cut out for apple logo. Which I love. It adds almost no bulk, but adds great protection. I recommend. :D
     
  20. mrXniick macrumors member

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    I bought the switcheasy neo, did not like the loose fit and returned it. I then moved on to the gunmetal incase slider, and while it is a well made case, I just did not like the bulk it added.

    I now have the incipio feather and love it.
     
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    I second that!:)
     
  22. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    I know this threads like a month old now, but just wanted to give my 2 cents on the Incase Slider for those worried about it fitting with a screen protector and scratching and stuff.

    a WHILE back i bought an Incase Slider (Black matte) for my iPhone 3G, it seemed to be extremely tight and it was impossible to get a screen shield on without it bubbling up. So i gave up on it, cuz i wanted my anti glare on my iPhone..

    Just yesterday i went to Best Buy and all my twitter-er's told me to try one again. So i bought the white glossy this time. Apparently they have made the inside a little bit wider (you can't tell by just looking at it) so that it doesn't really seem to touch your screen protector, and its 100X easier to take the case off and put it back on.

    Now it is my only case, props to Incase for improving it.
     
  23. fam0usfam1ly macrumors newbie

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    go slider! i jus dropped my iphone lastnite. it was on my lap when i got out of the car. and fell to the street. the case stood up pretty good. its knicked and scratched now cuz of the fall. but better the case than my phone.
     
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