I'm going caseless...

Cod3rror

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I'm not sure if this forum is the right place for this thread or whether I should create it in the accessories section but anyways...

I'm using an Incase Slider case, a heavy case that adds bulk and width to the phone and covers the whole iPhone and I was thinking, it's not like I'm going to keep this iPhone forever, maximum two years, till Apple stops proving the updates for this model. And when the time to sell it comes, no one will pay more for it because it's in a good condition, at least that's how people here in Ireland are, if the technology is old, no one is willing to pay a bit more for a well kept product, so you'll sell it for the same price as other used iPhones.

So what's the point in having a case? A heavy case?

I'm either going caseless or will get a very light case like an Incipio Feather one.

Then of course there is the art of wabi sabi...



What's your reason and justification for having a case other than for protection?
 

heisenberg123

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Oct 31, 2010
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I'm not sure if this forum is the right place for this thread or whether I should create it in the accessories section but anyways...

I'm using an Incase Slider case, a heavy case that adds bulk and width to the phone and covers the whole iPhone and I was thinking, it's not like I'm going to keep this iPhone forever, maximum two years, till Apple stops proving the updates for this model. And when the time to sell it comes, no one will pay more for it because it's in a good condition, at least that's how people here in Ireland are, if the technology is old, no one is willing to pay a bit more for a well kept product, so you'll sell it for the same price as other used iPhones.

So what's the point in having a case? A heavy case?

I'm either going caseless or will get a very light case like an Incipio Feather one.

Then of course there is the art of wabi sabi...

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What's your reason and justification for having a case other than for protection?
i use a case with a leather back gives me great grip on the phone i find when its caseless, its slide threw my hands easily

but i do agree with you, i dont baby it to make it worth more, ill run this phone till its useless to anyone that get another phone
 

wordoflife

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Jul 6, 2009
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I switch between a case depending on my mood and/or what I'll be doing. For example, I'll go caseless on a normal day but if I am going to skateboard, then I'll just throw on a case.

At first, I got my case to avoid scratches , but you're going to get scratches anyways so no point.
 

0007776

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I use a case just to avoid scratches especially since my phone often ends up in the same pocket as my keys. I may get rid of the case eventually but for now it stays.
 

labman

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Jun 9, 2009
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lots of threads here about going naked polls etc.. I use a case for personality moods as well as some etc protection. Right now I'm rocking a Bruce Lee case. any way good luck. please keep us updated on this I will be subscribing to this thread and waiting to here more.
 

wikus

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Planet earth.
Cases on items that are supposed to be portable defeat the purpose. Nearly every case known is both ugly and fat.

Instead of people going out and making their devices look botched, companies like Apple could simply, you know, make a durable product?
 

Kyotoma

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For the normal day, I don't use a case. If I plan on being away from my home for more than a day or if I plan on being out in public for more than a few hours then I'll usually throw on a case or at least have it with me in case I want it.
 

Interstella5555

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Cases on items that are supposed to be portable defeat the purpose. Nearly every case known is both ugly and fat.

Instead of people going out and making their devices look botched, companies like Apple could simply, you know, make a durable product?
How so? How about people stop being so clumsy and dropping their stuff? I mean, there's an option for a plastic cup if you can't hold a glass one without breaking it, you can always just buy a cheaper cell phone that you can break (owned 2G, 3G, and 4, all dropped on everything from carpet to concrete with no breaks or noticeable damage).
 

wikus

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How so? How about people stop being so clumsy and dropping their stuff? I mean, there's an option for a plastic cup if you can't hold a glass one without breaking it, you can always just buy a cheaper cell phone that you can break (owned 2G, 3G, and 4, all dropped on everything from carpet to concrete with no breaks or noticeable damage).
Remember the days of Apple releasing iPods with their EasyScratch™ surface? Those days aren't exactly over.
 

0007776

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Cases on items that are supposed to be portable defeat the purpose. Nearly every case known is both ugly and fat.

Instead of people going out and making their devices look botched, companies like Apple could simply, you know, make a durable product?
It's durable enough without the case, a case can also let people customize their phone which would be more difficult to do if apple made a bigger more durable phone.
 

VSMacOne

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I love the combo of a thin case and Invisible Shield. And i just recently found the perfect case.. Pinlo Slice 3. Thinnest case on the market. Doesn't add much thickness at all, and offers protection from scratches, which is what I care most about. I've had it now for about a month, and no complaints at all.
 

Cod3rror

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I used that one for a while. I loved the size and feel of it, but eventually it started cracking in the corners. Also the clear is a downside cause you see every speck of dust that builds up under it.
That's a very good point regarding the clear cases and dust.
 

awadeee

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Jan 21, 2011
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How so? How about people stop being so clumsy and dropping their stuff? I mean, there's an option for a plastic cup if you can't hold a glass one without breaking it, you can always just buy a cheaper cell phone that you can break (owned 2G, 3G, and 4, all dropped on everything from carpet to concrete with no breaks or noticeable damage).
I've never seen you post anything nice. :p
 

Shrink

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Feb 26, 2011
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I like to use my phone naked, but want some protection from scratches, especially if I carry it in my pocket.

I use a Sena Ultraslim Case. It's a snug, leather pouch that adds ZERO BULK, IMO looks great, and protects the phone from scratches. It's velvet lined, so no scratching slipping it in and out of case.

It's very snug when you first use it, but after a few days of use, like any leather product, it stretches.

It provides some drop protection, but mostly allows you to use your phone naked with zero bulk protection.
 

mattdo93

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Oct 2, 2010
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I use naked at home, but when I go out to heavy places like amusement parks, beach, BBQ or w/e, I put an Incase Snap on my phone.
 

vebs

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Jun 24, 2010
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I'm using a casemate barely there case, it's about as minimal as you can get and has saved my phone on two occasions when I've dropped it on the pavement whilst a little under the influence.
 

Paulshaqz

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Sep 10, 2009
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I'm not sure if this forum is the right place for this thread or whether I should create it in the accessories section but anyways...

I'm using an Incase Slider case, a heavy case that adds bulk and width to the phone and covers the whole iPhone and I was thinking, it's not like I'm going to keep this iPhone forever, maximum two years, till Apple stops proving the updates for this model. And when the time to sell it comes, no one will pay more for it because it's in a good condition, at least that's how people here in Ireland are, if the technology is old, no one is willing to pay a bit more for a well kept product, so you'll sell it for the same price as other used iPhones.

So what's the point in having a case? A heavy case?

I'm either going caseless or will get a very light case like an Incipio Feather one.

Then of course there is the art of wabi sabi...

Image

What's your reason and justification for having a case other than for protection?
i went caseless and just added full body screen protection and i'm happy it's naked! lol
 
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