I need one case for protection, one for style.

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by esploded, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. esploded macrumors regular

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    I don't want anything aluminum.
    I am honestly completely overwhelmed with the amount of cases there are.
    I want something with good protection for going to school and using it in day to day life. I want another for going out, that is stylish.
    I am buying the iPhone 4S, black.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
  2. viewfly macrumors 65816

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    Protection: Incipio NGP translucent Mercury.

    Stylish: Incase Snap-On smoke. Or Sena ultra slim pouch.

    (Screen protector for front. Clear. )
     
  3. Joshitect macrumors member

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    Everyday I use the otterbox commuter. When I go to something nice I go caseless, but I have the Power Support front and back film on it.
     
  4. Minarets macrumors 6502

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    I'm really impressed with freshfiber cases for style. I haven't seen anything like them.

    They have 3d design all out of a woven material but it's still sturdy.
     
  5. cfairbank macrumors 6502

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    Second the Incipio NGP! I use this as my everyday case and for my rugged case I am using the Griffin Survivor.
     
  6. njgeek macrumors regular

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    Leather pouch or just screen protectors for style, defer to everyone else of day-to-day since I'm always NAKEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDD! :D
     
  7. gottalovit macrumors newbie

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    freshfiber cases - style with bounce

    the design allows maximum airflow, as well as literal bounce if dropped and simple but extremely effective protection on the front. i love mine - but i'm a design-a-holic. there are some good video reviews on the web, look for them.
     
  8. htownmade1984 macrumors regular

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    Otter Box Defender for Protection. I have it on mine now. I can't imagine what I would have to do to crack the phone with this thing on.
     
  9. esploded thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right now, I'm thinking...

    Protection: Otterbox Reflex (defender is too bulky for me), Incipio NGP, Speck Candyshell and the Magpul case.

    Style: Not sure yet :p.
     
  10. htownmade1984 macrumors regular

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    For Style Go Naked! Doesn't get anymore stylish than that!
     
  11. vaugha, Nov 9, 2011
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    vaugha macrumors regular

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    I was looking at lifeproof g2 earlier if that would interest you at all. There's a thread on it that you may check out.
     
  12. esploded thread starter macrumors regular

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    True, but I can't do that. I'm too paranoid I'll break it!!

    The lifeproof is nice, but out of my budget :(.
     
  13. hizzaah macrumors 6502

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    I like my balck Otterbox Commuter for everyday stuff, and go with a bumper for showing off.

    The Commuter is thin, smooth, but offers plenty of protection from drops.

    I like aluminum bumpers, but there are plenty of non-aluminum bumpers that'll class your iphone right up :)

    Don't forget a screen protector. I'm glad I've got one. SGP Ultra oleophobic. went on perfect and it's super clear. and a zagg back piece. little thicker since the camera seems to stick out a bit and the texture gives a bit of a grip to the phone
     
  14. Walse macrumors member

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    Protection: Reflex, Seidio Active
    ++ Protection: Griffin Survivor, Seidio Convert, Defender

    Stylish: Ozaki iCoat Success series (real cool and stylish)
     
  15. esploded thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I've narrowed my options:

    Protection:
    -Reflex
    -Commuter
    -NGP
    -Candyshell

    Style:
    -Trim
    -SGP Neo Hybrid
    -Incipio Step White
    -Casecrown Glider

    Help!
    (Man, I never would've expected to have a dilemma like this!)
     
  16. esploded thread starter macrumors regular

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  17. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    protection: Speck CandyShell

    stylish: Vapor Pro / Atomic Hybrid /e13ctron hybrid - nothing else comes close to those other than a naked iPhone
     
  18. Smelliot macrumors newbie

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    add one for stylish.

    Proud Concept upside down leather case. I got one for myself and one for my wife :)
    www.proudconcept.com
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. FlyHigh42 macrumors newbie

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    Those look nice.
    How much are they?
     
  21. Smelliot macrumors newbie

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    I got them for 59.99 USD. I can't find them anywhere so I decided to wrote to them from their web and got them with my FedEx acc.
     
  22. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    First how much protection are you looking for, what's the degree of protection you're wanting?
     
  23. madmaclove macrumors newbie

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    For a stylish one if you prefer a leather case you should check out mapicases. I highly recommend it. I use the one I have for business meetings or a night out.
     

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